TTA Reveals 30 Final Nominees for ‘Best K-pop Artist’ in 1st Half of 2023 + How to Vote

Who are the K-pop artists that shone best in the first half of 2023? Ahead of the annual Top Ten Awards (TTA), 30 final nominees were selected to fight and secure their seats!

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From BTS to Kang Daniel, IU and Stray Kids, who is the best K-pop artist in the first half of 2023?

On September 16, The organizer and media outlet TenAsia revealed the final nominees for their annual Top Ten Awards (TTA) held twice a year to selected K-pop groups that embodied the title “best global artist.”

In particular, TTA nominees were selected by both K-pop fans and Ten Asia reports while the final result was based on the voting conducted among K-pop fandoms from 10 countries.

TTA Reveals 30 Final Nominees for 'Best K-pop Artist' in 1st Half of 2023 + How to Vote

(Photo : BTS, EXO, TWICE, Jisoo (Kpop Wiki))

The selection of candidates is divided into the first and second rounds.

The first screening was based on the top 30 individuals and groups from the Idol Champ application’s ACHAM Chart who were active in the first half of 2023.

The second process was held by considering Ten Asia reporters’ recommendations among active singers in the first half of 2023.

As a result, here are the 30 finalists:

TTA Reveals 30 Final Nominees for 'Best K-pop Artist' in 1st Half of 2023 + How to Vote

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TTA Reveals 30 Final Nominees for ‘Best K-pop Artist’ in 1st Half of 2023 + How to Vote

  • Kang Daniel
  • BTS
  • Stray Kids
  • Taeyang (BIGBANG)
  • PENTAGON
  • IU
  • SEVENTEEN
  • ATEEZ
  • TOMORROW X TOGETHER
  • MONSTA X
TTA Reveals 30 Final Nominees for 'Best K-pop Artist' in 1st Half of 2023 + How to Vote

(Photo : TTA website)
TTA Reveals 30 Final Nominees for ‘Best K-pop Artist’ in 1st Half of 2023 + How to Vote

  • (G)I-DLE
  • EXO
  • Dreamcatcher
  • ENHYPEN
  • BTOB
  • SHINee
  • TWICE
  • Jisoo (BLACKPINK)
  • TAN
  • Super Junior
TTA Reveals 30 Final Nominees for 'Best K-pop Artist' in 1st Half of 2023 + How to Vote

(Photo : TTA website)
TTA Reveals 30 Final Nominees for ‘Best K-pop Artist’ in 1st Half of 2023 + How to Vote

  • ASTRO
  • Ha Sung Woon
  • Park Ji Hoon
  • Kim Jae Hwan
  • Hwang Minhyun
  • ZEROBASEONE (ZB1)
  • DKZ
  • NCT Dream
  • MAMAMOO
  • GOT7

Here’s How To Vote for the 10th Top Ten Awards

TTA Reveals 30 Final Nominees for 'Best K-pop Artist' in 1st Half of 2023 + How to Vote

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TTA Reveals 30 Final Nominees for ‘Best K-pop Artist’ in 1st Half of 2023 + How to Vote

On August 18, the 10th TTA site was opened. The pre-voting for Celeb Champion took place from August 18 to August 28, while the preliminary voting was held from August 29 to September 11.

The runoff is currently happening which started on September 13 and will end on September 26. The final announcement of the winners will be held on September 27.

As mentioned, the vote will be held in 10 countries, including Korea, the U.S., China, Japan, the U.K., Indonesia, Thailand, Mexico, Malaysia and the Philippines.

TTA Reveals 30 Final Nominees for 'Best K-pop Artist' in 1st Half of 2023 + How to Vote

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TTA Reveals 30 Final Nominees for ‘Best K-pop Artist’ in 1st Half of 2023 + How to Vote

In order to vote, go to TTA’s official site (click HERE) and free voting rights will be provided upon signing up and once per day.

Voting is possible 100 times per user each day and more voting rights can be obtained through coupon registration, in-app payment and by watching advertisements.

Preliminaries will be held for each country, and the top 10 idols who won in each country will advance to the final round and be selected as the “Best Global Artist of the First Half of 2023.”