On October 28, Billboard held the first THE-K Billboard Awards which focused on all the achievements made by prominent K-pop artists on the Billboard charts. Winners were announced in three categories including Best Artist, Global Artist and Hot Rookie. From global band BTS to Newsines, the music award became special after recognizing talent.
Who is the Billboard Award winner?
The Top Artist award went to all-time favorites BTS and TOMORROW X together while Global Artist went to BTS and IVE and Hot Rookie went to NewJeans, ENHYPEN, IVE and Kep1er. Awards are given based on achievements on the Billboard Hot 100, 200 and Global 200.
BTS is a South Korean septet boy band formed in 2010 consisting of members Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook. Originally a hip-hop group, their musical style has evolved to encompass a wide range of styles.
On the other hand, Ive is a South Korean girl group formed by Starship Entertainment. The group consists of six members: Eugene, Geul, Rei, Wonyoung, Liz, and Lee Seo. They debuted with a solo album on December 1, 2021 eleven. Kep1er is a South Korean girl group formed through the Mnet reality survival competition show Girls Planet 999. It consists of nine members: Kim Chaehyun, Huening Baheeh, Choi Yujin, Kim Daeyoung, Seo Yungeun, Kang Yesio, Hikaru Ezaki, Mashiro Sakamoto, and Shen Xiaoting.
New award show launched to promote and highlight “amazing achievements of K-POP artists based on Billboard charts”. Billboard president Mike Vann explained how the awards show was seen as a way to “support artists around the world.”
“The music business is one of the most dynamic, exciting, and fast-growing sectors in the world today. And no brand embodies that better than Billboard. Since its founding in 1894, Billboard has showcased the most popular artists, albums, songs, and on its flagship charts. tour. The Billboard charts remain the gold standard for tracking music consumption and performance and the ultimate authority on music data for the industry and its fans,” Koriabu quoted Mike as saying.