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2022 Asia Artist Awards announces that 1 international group of boys and 1 virtual artist will participate in the ceremony

Two more artists will take part in the Asia Artist Awards (AAA) 2022, which will take place in Japan later this year. Read on to know who they are.

2022 Asia Artist Awards announces that 1 international group of boys and 1 virtual artist will participate in the ceremony

On October 27, at the Asia Artist Awards 2022, it was announced via news services that the nine-member international boyband & TEAM and the three-member virtual group SAGONG_EE_HO would take part in the upcoming awards ceremony, which is scheduled for December.

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2022 Asia Artist Awards announces that 1 international group of boys and 1 virtual artist will participate in the ceremony

& TEAM is the first group of idols founded by HYBE Labels Japan. The act was formed as part of the audition program “& AUDITION -The Howling-“, which was broadcast from July to September this year. Out of 15 contestants, nine of them were selected for the debut, namely K, Nicholas, EJ, Taki, Fuma, Jo, Maki, Yuma and Harua.

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& TEAM is in fact a multinational group of boys as its members are of different nationalities. Nicholas is Taiwanese, EJ is Korean and Maki is Japanese-German. The other members are Japanese.

and the TEAM

(Photo: Twitter: @andTEAMofficial)
2022 Asia Artist Awards announces that 1 international group of boys and 1 virtual artist will participate in the ceremony

In the press release, HYBE introduced & TEAM as HYBE Labels to Japan’s “First Global Boyband”. Member K shared: “I’d say our ultimate goal is to reach a global audience and be on the Billboard like BTS.

The name “& TEAM” was personally given by Bang Si Hyuk (CEO of HYBE) and it is said to mean “a band that connects with fans around the world through music and stage”.

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and the TEAM

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2022 Asia Artist Awards announces that 1 international group of boys and 1 virtual artist will participate in the ceremony

The nine-member international global boys group is set to debut on December 7. This means the Asia Artist Awards 2022 will be the first award ceremony they will attend after their debut.

Meanwhile, SAGONG_EE_HO is the first virtual artist to be involved in the history of AAA. The group consisting of Oreer.C, Xoony and Itaewon Park debuted in June. It is a virtual group created to represent the MZ generation in the metaverse era.

SAGONG_EE_HO

(Photo: Instagram: @sagong_ee_ho_official)
2022 Asia Artist Awards announces that 1 international group of boys and 1 virtual artist will participate in the ceremony

After their debut song “WAKE UP”, SAGONG_EE_HO returned for the first time on October 11 with the release of the new song “CIRCUS DA”. Reportedly, they will present a virtual opening at AAA 2022, which has not been seen at previous awards ceremonies.

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SAGONG_EE_HO

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2022 Asia Artist Awards announces that 1 international group of boys and 1 virtual artist will participate in the ceremony

The Asia Artist Awards 2022 will be held offline for the first time in three years at the Nihongaishi Hall in Nagoya, Japan on December 13, with Leeteuk and Jang Wonyoung collaborating as MCs as they did last year.

On December 14, in the same place, for the first time in history, the gala show “2022 AAA AFTER STAGE” will take place. Vocalist and actor Hwang Minhyun and member Yabuki Nako, former member of IZ * ONE, will co-host the event.

Asia Artist Awards 2022 Composition of the participating artists

After the first lineup of artists was revealed on October 7, AAA 2022 announced the second line-up on October 14. The list includes PENTAGON, TEMPEST, KARD, Choi Yena, NMIXX and NiziU.

STORM

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2022 Asia Artist Awards announces that 1 international group of boys and 1 virtual artist will participate in the ceremony

Then, on October 21, the third line-up came out, with WJSN CHOCOME, CRAVITY, LIGHTSUM, VERIVERY, TRENDZ, Alexa, KINGDOM, TFN, Lapillus, Billlie and ATBO on the list.

Lodgement

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2022 Asia Artist Awards announces that 1 international group of boys and 1 virtual artist will participate in the ceremony

Which artists are you looking forward to at the Asia Artist Awards 2022?

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With a script by Maria Scott

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