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Asia Star Awards: Stray Kids win

SEOUL (ANN/THE KOREA HERALD) – In a resounding triumph that echoed across the pulsating heart of the K-pop scene, Stray Kids emerged victorious at the prestigious Asia Star Entertainer Awards 2024. 

The electrifying event, hosted at the illustrious K-Arena Yokohama in Japan, witnessed the crowning of these dynamic performers with the coveted grand prize, marking a milestone moment in their illustrious career. 

Spearheaded by Newsen and @star1 magazine, the Asia Star Entertainer Awards heralded a new era in recognizing excellence within the entertainment industry, showcasing the unrivalled talent and global impact of Asia’s brightest stars.

“We enjoy singing and performing on stage these days. We are thankful for being able to positively influence our fans. We will never forget this feeling and continue to march forward,” said member Lee Know after receiving the award onstage. Lee also hinted at a new release this year.

The group also took home the album of the year award for their third LP “5-Star” and the best group award.

Stray Kids win the grand prize at ASEA 2024, at the K-Arena Yokohama in Japan on Wednesday. PHOTO: ANN/THE KOREA HERALD SOURCE

The K-pop group to win the most awards was TXT, which won four awards, including artist of the year, the platinum award, global K-pop leader and best performance (group).

“We will continue to do our best to keep improving. Thank you for this precious award. We made a comeback on April 1 and we are so happy that MOA (fandom name) likes our new release. We are looking forward to our dome tour in Japan in May,” the TXT members.

The award for best new artist went to the rookies NCT Wish, TWS and Zerobaseone.

“We want to thank our Neo Production team, SM staff, producer BoA and our fans. We hope to continue enjoying what we do and to stay close to our fans for many years to come,” said NCT Wish.

The accomplishment comes just 50 days after the group’s debut in Korea.

“This is all thanks to 42 (fandom name). Before our debut, we dreamed of giving joy to those having a dull day, but today we get to be the ones receiving such joy. This is our first rookie award,” said TWS.

TWS debuted on January 22 with its first mini album, “Sparkling Blue,” led by “Plot Twist,” which took the local music charts by storm.

Zerobaseone sold more than 2 million copies of its debut album, “Youth in the Shade,” and wrote history by becoming the first K-pop act to become a million-seller on the day of its debut.