MAMA was first held in 1999 and was broadcast on Mnet, then started spreading to countries overseas in 2010 and 2017. Let’s find out more information about the Mnet Asian Music Awards in this Channel-Korea article below!

MAMA 2016 in Hong Kong

In 2016, the Mnet Asian Music Awards that are by CJ E&M took place outside South Korea, specifically at the Asia World-Expo in Hong Kong. The nominees were announced on October 28, 2016, in the MAMA Nomination Special Live Broadcast.  The broadcast was made internationally in South Korea, Japan, the United States, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. For MAMA 2016, EXO was a clear frontrunner on the awards. But this MAMA 2016 edition became the lowest-rated show the awards had ever had.  

MAMA 2017 in Ho Chi Minh

In 2017, the Mnet Asian Music Awards took place in Vietnam, Japan, and Hong Kong, from November 25 to December 1, 2017. This time, MAMA had the theme “Coexistence,” and it was the first time the event was spread over three locations. The nominations were announced on October 19, 2017, on the MAMA Nomination Special Live Broadcast. Here are all the winners on this MAMA 2017 edition in Vietnam. Best Asian Artist Indonesia : Agnez Mo Thailand : Lula Singapura : Aisyah Aziz Vietnam : Toc Tien Best of Next : Wanna One Worldwide Favorite Artist : SEVENTEEN

MAMA 2017 in Yokohama

The second part of the Mnet Asian Music Awards 2017 was held at Yokohama Arena, Japan. This become part of MAMA 2017 in Japan after the first day of MAMA in Vietnam. Some significant things happened in Japan, especially the special tribute to BoA, until controversy after the music awards finished. Here are the winners from MAMA 2017 in Yokohama, Japan: Best New Female Artist : PRISTIN Best New Male Artist: Wanna One Best Asian Style in Japan: EXO-CBX Inspired Achievement: Akimoto Yasushi Best of Next: Chungha Best Dance Performance Female Group: Signal – TWICE Best Concert Performer: MONSTA X Discovery of the Year: NU’EST W Mwave Global Fans Choice: EXO Best Male Artist: Zico Best Dance Performance Male Group: SEVENTEEN Qoo10’s Song of the Year: Signal – TWICE

MAMA 2017 in Hong Kong

The last segment of the Mnet Asian Music Awards 2017 was held on December 1 in Hong Kong, after the events in Vietnam and Japan. There were some interesting collaboration on the MAMA stage in Hong Kong, including Taemin Shinee and Sunmi. They even released a beautiful song and choreography. There was also a collaboration between Monsta X, Jackson of GOT7 and Vernon from Seventeen, which was a hip-hop number. Here are the winners from the Hong Kong MAMA edition: Best Hip Hop and Urban Music: Heize Best Band Performance: Hyukoh Best Music Video: BTS’s “Spring Day” Best Collaboration: Dynamic Duo X Chen Style in Music: Sunmi Best Vocal Performance Female Solo: Heize’s “You, Clouds, Rain” Best Dance Performance Solo: Taemin’s “Move” Best Vocal Performance Group: Bolbbalgan4 New Asian Artist: NCT 127 Best Female Group: Red Velvet Best Asian Style in Hong Kong: BTS Best OST: Ailee World Performer: GOT7 Best Asian Artist Mandarin: Karen Mok Best Male Group: Wanna One Qoo10’s Artist of the Year: BTS Qoo10’s Album of the Year: EXO

MAMA 2018 in Seoul

In 2018, the Mnet Asian Music Awards ceremony was broken into three events again, on December 10, December 12, and December 14 in South Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong respectively. This edition of the awards was first broadcast online via YouTube. The first day of the event took place in Dongdaemun Design Plaza Art in Seoul, with the theme: 10th annual MAMA: Challenge, Passion, Dream of MAMA.” This first section of MAMA 2018 was held in South Korea again, after nine years taking place overseas and also in three countries. Some of the idols who attended were The Boyz, Stray Kids, (G)I-Dle, IzOne, Wanna One, Marion Jola, and many others. Here is the full list of the winners of MAMA 2018, below! Best New Asian Artist: The Toys (Thailand), Orange (Vietnam), Dean Ting (Mandarin), Marion Jola (Indonesia), Hiragana Keyakizaka46 (Japan) Best Engineer: LalellmaNino, Java Finger Best Composer: Dean (under name Deanfluenza), highhopes (Dean’s “Instagram”) Best Producer: Pdogg Best Choreographer: Son Sung Deuk (BTS’s “IDOL”) Best Art Director: MU:E (BTS’s “Fake Love”) Best Executive Producer: Bang Shi Hyuk Best Video Director: LO Ging-zim Best of Next: (G)I-DLE Best New Artist (Male): Stray Kids Best New Artist (Female): IZONE DDP Best Trend: Wanna One

MAMA 2018 in Saitama

MAMA 2018 next segment was held at Saitama Super Arena in Japan on December 12. The stage was very interesting, with the venue decorated by LEDs and lamps arranged above. When the K-pop stars were performing, they looked like they were having a solo concert that seemed built only for the fans, including Stray Kids, IZ*ONE, and BTS. So cool! For this year, there was the main award called Worldwide Icon of the Year, which was won by BTS under Big Hit Entertainment. BTS received the most awards on this Fans Choice in Japan 2018. Moreover, there were also other special stages from Monta X and GOT7, who collaborated with BIGBANG. Here is the summary of the MAMA 2018 winners in Saitama: Worldwide Icon of The Year: BTS Worldwide Fans Choice Top 10: TWICE, MONSTA X, NCT 127, NY’EST W, Wanna One, Black Pink, GOT7, MAMAMOO, Seventeen, BTS Favorite Music Video: BTS Favorite Vocal Artist : MAMAMOO Favorite Male Dance Artist: TWICE Favorite Female Dance Artist Japan: Bullet Train MAMA Style in Music Awards: MONSTA X

MAMA 2018 in Hong Kong

The third and final segment of MAMA 2018 was held in Hong Kong on December 14. In this segment, there were three Daesang awards given. They were for Album of the Year, which was BTS “lOVE Yourself: Tear,” Artist of The Year, which also went to BTS, and TWICE took Song of The Year for “What Is Love?” Here are the winners from MAMA 2018 in Hong Kong: “I Seoul U” Appreciation Plaque (given during red carpet): BTS Best Unit: Wanna One Triple Position Best Vocal Performance Solo: Heize Best OST: SEVENTEEN – “A-TEEN” New Asian Artist: IZ*ONE Mwave Global Choice: BTS Best Dance Performance Female Group: TWICE TikTok Most Popular Artist: GOT7 Best Hip Hop & Urban Music: Zico – “Soulmate” (featuring IU) Best Band Performance: Hyukoh – “Love Ya!” Inspiration Award: Janet Jackson Best Asian Style: BTS Discovery of the Year: MOMOLAND Best Male Artist: Roy Kim Best Dance Performance Solo: Chungha TikTok Best Music Video: BTS’s “IDOL” Best Vocal Performance Group: iKON Best Asian Artist: Peck Palitchoke (Thailand), Afgan (Indonesia), Huong Tram (Vietnam), Da Pump (Japan), JJ Lin (Mandarin) Best Female Group: TWICE Best Dance Performance Male Group: SEVENTEEN Best Female Artist: Sunmi Best Male Group: Wanna One Album of the Year: BTS – “Love Yourself: Tear” Song of the Year: TWICE – “What Is Love?” Artist of the Year: BTS

MAMA 2019 in Nagoya

MAMA 2019 took place on December 4 at the Nagoya Dome in Nagoya, Japan. This become the 21st event in the show’s history. MAMA 2019 had the theme “The NEXT DIMENSION: MUSIC.” Park Bo-gum become the host for the award ceremony for the third consecutive year in the Japanese editions of MAMA 2017 and MAMA 2018. Here are the winners at MAMA 2019 in Nagoya: Artist of the Year (daesang) :BTS Song of the Year (daesang): BTS – Boy With Luv Album of the Year (daesang): BTS – Map of the Soul: Persona Worldwide Icon of the Year (daesang): BTS Best New Male Artist: TXT Best New Female Artist: ITZY Best Male Artist: Baekhyun Best Female Artist :Chungha Best Male Group: BTS Best Female Group: TWICE Best Dance Performance Male Group: BTS – Boy With Luv Best Dance Performance Female Group: TWICE – FANCY Best Dance Performance Solo: Chungha – Gotta Go Best Vocal Performance Group: BOL4 – Bom Best Vocal Performance Solo: Taeyeon – Four Seasons Best Music Video: BTS feat. Halsey – Boy with Luv Best Band Performance: JANNABI – For Lovers Who Hesitate Best Hip Hop & Urban Music: Heize – SHE’S FINE Best OST: Gummy – Remember Me (Hotel Del Luna) Best Collaboration: Lee Sora feat Suga – Song Request Best Asian Artist Japan: Aimyon Best Asian Artist Mandarin: Li Ronghao Best Asian Artist Thailand: NONT TANONT Best Asian Artist Indonesia: ANDMESH KAMALENG Best Asian Artist Vietnam: Hoang Thuy Linh Favorite Dance Performance: GOT7 Favorite Vocal Performance: MAMAMOO World Performer: MONSTA X Breakthrough Achievement: SEVENTEEN That’s all about the Mnet Asian Music Award winners from 2016 until 2019. Don’t forget to give your comments and share your thoughts below!

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