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BTS, SEVENTEEN, more bag awards on 1st night of 2023 MAMA Awards
BTS, SEVENTEEN, more bag awards on 1st night of 2023 MAMA Awards
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BTS, SEVENTEEN, more bag awards on 1st night of 2023 MAMA Awards
by Ada Pelonia29 November 2023
Photos courtesy of CJ ENM; BTS, SEVENTEEN/Facebook

BTS bagged the highest honor, Samsung Galaxy Worldwide Icon of the Year, on the first night of 2023 MAMA Awards, the major annual year-end K-pop awards ceremony, held at Tokyo Dome on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

This marked the group’s sixth year winning the grand prize.

Despite the group failing to attend the ceremony due to members fulfilling their mandatory military duties, BTS’ Jungkook sent a video message to thank ARMY (the group’s fandom name).

"We, once again, won the Worldwide Icon of the Year. It's our sixth time. We're really grateful and thankful to our ARMY for sending us such unchanging love," the team's youngest member Jungkook said.

"We're very sad that we cannot meet together, but we know we'll soon meet as our biggest selves, right? We hope you will stay healthy and happy until then," he added.

Meanwhile, Worldwide Fans’ Choice (Bonsang) award was conferred to ATEEZ, BTS, ENHYPEN, Lim Young Woong, NCT DREAM, SEVENTEEN, Stray Kids, TWICE, TXT, ZEROBASEONE.

Here are more K-pop acts who won awards in respective categories.

  • Favorite New Artist: RIIZE, ZEROBASEONE

  • Inspiring Achievement: TVXQ

  • Galaxy Neo Flip Artist: TREASURE

  • Favorite Asian Girl Group: Kep1er

  • Favorite Asian Boy Group: INI

  • Favorite International Artist: Yoshiki

The second night of the 2023 MAMA Awards will showcase the performances from ATEEZ, NiziU, RIIZE, ZEROBASEONE, BOYNEXTDOOR, EL7ZUP, (G)I-DLE, Le Sserafim, and SEVENTEEN.

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