“Circle Chart Music Awards” STAYC Wins ‘New Icon of the Year’: “Thanks to the SWITH… Grateful and Love You”

2024 01 11

The group STAYC (Sumin, Sieun, ISA, Seeun, Yoon and J) reaffirmed their global popularity by being selected as the ‘New Icon of the Year’ at the ‘Circle Chart Music Awards 2023’ held at BEXCO in Busan on the 10th.

Firstly, ISA expressed her gratitude, saying, “I’m happy to receive the ‘New Icon of the Year’ award in my hometown, Busan, and to perform on stage. I’m also thankful for member Sieun’s active role as an MC.” She continued, “STAYC has been raised beautifully and properly, so I want to thank each member’s parents, and above all, I’m most grateful to the SWITH (fan club).” Sieun also shared the honor of the award, expressing her joy and thanking the global fans eloquently in English.

Following the award ceremony, STAYC enriched the event with performances of the third mini-album ‘TEENFRESH’ tracks ‘Not Like You’ and the title track ‘Bubble.’

On stage with ‘Not Like You,’ the six members delivered a trendy sound with intense 808 bass and Afro rhythms, creating a bold mood transition from black and white to color while conveying a confident message. The performance of ‘Bubble’ continued to infuse festival vibes with powerful TEENFRESH energy, providing an enjoyable experience for the audience.

On this day, member Sieun took on the role of MC, coordinating well with SUPER JUNIOR’s Leeteuk and ZEROBASEONE’s Matthew. Sieun, with a visual resembling a princess, attracted attention not only for her appearance but also for her flawless English conversational skills, connecting with global K-pop fans and showcasing her shining presence.

Prior to this, STAYC won the main prize at the ’33rd Seoul Music Awards’ and the Digital Song Award at the ’38th Golden Disc Awards.’ Selected as the ‘New Icon of the Year’ at the ‘Circle Chart Music Awards 2023,’ STAYC started the new year with a joyful beginning, having achieved all the honors at the music award ceremonies in 2024.

Meanwhile, STAYC is scheduled to continue their first world tour ‘TEENFRESH’ in various regions across Asia, including Taipei, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Warsaw, in Europe.

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