2023 Billboard Music Awards Kpop Highlights: Jungkook’s Win, Stray Kids’ First BBMA, NewJeans’ Performance and More

There have been a lot of firsts at the latest edition of the international annual music ceremony held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, USA, and to relay all those feats from the Hallyu scene, we’ve got the 2023 Billboard Music Awards Kpop highlights covered for you!

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From new winning categories being announced this year to honour Korean artists and their contributions to the musical globe, to some of them even taking charge of the stage for the first time to wow their fans on the global platform, the BBMAs have been a sporting and sweet memory for the audience. We’ve listed below the fours massive wins recorded by these stars, in addition to the names of all those stars who graced the event taking place on 20 November 2023 at 6:30 am IST. This year’s showcase saw Morgan Wallen and Taylor Swift record new records for the history books.

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Jungkook BBMAs Win

With Top Global K-pop Song being introduced as a new winning category at this year’s event, BTS’ Jungkook documented the first-ever victory for this title by taking home the trophy for his song, Seven ft Latto. This song is featured on his debut solo album Golden. Alongside him, FIFTY FIFTY’s Cupid, Jimin’s Like Crazy, NewJeans Ditto and OMG were also nominated in the same category.

Stray Kids Billboard Music Awards 2023 Highlights

Stray Kids BBMAs Win

Taking away their first BBMA at the 2023 edition of the music awards event, Stray Kids members Bang Chan, Lee Know, Changbin, Hyunjin, Han, Felix, Seungmin, and I.N. stepped up big-time and clinched the Top K-pop Album Award for their third Korean studio album, 5-Star. other nominations for this category included, BTS Jimin’s FACE, NewJeans 2nd Ep Get Up, TOMORROW X TOGETHER’s The Name Chapter: TEMPTATION, and TWICE’s READY TO BE: 12th Mini Album.

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The JYP Entertainment octet left the fans starstruck with their performance of title tracks, S-Class and LALALALA, songs from their album 5-Star and Rock-Star respectively.

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NewJeans Billboard Music Awards 2023 Highlights

NewJeans BBMAs Win

Minji, Hanni, Danielle, Haerin, and Hyein now make for the first 4th generation K-pop girl group to clinch a win at the BBMAs as the girls won the trophy for the Top Global K-pop Artist, after being nominated fellow K-pop names like BTS’ Jimin, TWICE, Stray Kids and TOMORROW X TOGETHER.

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In addition to the group winning the big honour, the quintet also took to the stage to debut as performers at the international event. They performed OMG from their 2022 self-titled EP and Super Shy from their second mini album, Get Up (2023).

In another news, the HYBE Labels girl group also performed their latest song, GODS, at the League of Legends Worlds 2023 Finals Opening Ceremony.

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BLACKPINK Billboard Highlights

Introduced as a new awarding category, the Top K-pop Touring Artist title was conquered by BLACKPINK, against fellow nominees, BTS’ Suga and TWICE.

Congratulations to all the Billboard Music Awards 2023 winners and performers!

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