2023 Billboard Music Awards Winners for K-Pop Categories

Published November 20, 2023

The 2023 Billboard Music Awards celebrated its winners on November 19, local time, recognizing the year's successes within the music industry. The event was significant for the K-pop genre as it introduced four new categories specifically dedicated to Korean pop music, which included Top Global K-Pop Artist, Top K-Pop Album, Top Global K-Pop Song, and Top K-Pop Touring Artist. The selection of winners was based on the artists' performance in the year-end Billboard charts, covering a tracking period from November 4, 2022, to October 12, 2023.

Winners of the New K-Pop Categories

NewJeans emerged as the winner of the Top Global K-Pop Artist category. Their gratitude was clear when Hanni commented, 'Being nominated alongside such incredible artists is an honor, and we are thankful for the chance to perform at the Billboard Music Awards.' Minji added, 'This will always remind us of the love and support from our fans, BUNNIES. We promise to work hard every day for them.'

Stray Kids claimed the Top K-Pop Album award for their work '5-STAR.' Bang Chan expressed his appreciation to their fans, STAY, 'Without your love and support, we wouldn't be here.' Changbin also chimed in, 'This amazing award is thanks to STAY's love, and it motivates us to continue improving our music.'

BTS's Jungkook won the Top Global K-Pop Song with his hit, 'Seven' featuring Latto. He struggled to find the words to express his appreciation, stating, 'Thank you ARMY and everyone who has loved this song. Your support made this award possible.'

Lastly, BLACKPINK took the award for Top K-Pop Touring Artist, making it a night to remember for the girl group and their devoted fans around the world.

The excitement of these wins was echoed on social media as the official Billboard Music Awards Twitter account posted celebratory messages and pictures for each winner.

Congratulations are in order to all the K-pop stars that shone at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards!

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