Mnet Asian Music Awards (commonly abbreviated as MAMA) is one of the major K-pop music awarding ceremonies held annually by CJ E&M Music and Live, involving the participation of some of the most well-known actors and idols. As one of the most important events in the South Korean music industry, it has been attended by many popular and most successful K-pop singers such as Lee Hyori, 2NE1, 2PM, BoA, TVXQ, Super Junior, Big Bang, Girls' Generation, Sistar, Brown Eyed Girls, IU, Ailee, Miss A, Infinite, Exo (band), Beast (South Korean band), Shinee and other musically active artistes in South Korea. History [edit ]
The Awards began in 1999 under the name "M.net KM Music Festival" (MKMF) till 2008.
In 2009, the Awards was renamed to "M.net Asian Music Awards" (
MAMA). This marked a change in concept and the way they will handle how people may vote for which artistes win the awards. The 2009 MAMA was broadcast live in China, Japan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia through Channel V International. The special main event is the "Global Artist Award". In addition, a trot award is added to the genre along with other pop music awards.
For the first time, the 2010
M.net Asian Music Festival was held outside of South Korea. For the 12th annual event, it was held at the Venetian Resort Macao in Macao, China and aired live in many countries. BoA won the "Best Female Solo Award" but was not present to accept the award due to S.M. Entertainment's (BoA's music agency) controversies with Mnet Media. The award presentation was not broadcast. In addition, CNBLUE who won "Best New Male Group Award", 2AM, who won "Best Vocal Performance by a Group", and 2AM's Jo Kwon and Ga-In, who won "Best Collaboration" were also not broadcast due to attendance. [2 ]
In 2011, the Mnet Asian Music Awards took place in the
Singapore Indoor Stadium and had performances from famous international artists such as apl.de.ap and will.i.am from The Black Eyed Peas, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Kumi Koda and Jane Zhang. The MAMAs is co-hosted by Singapore broadcaster [3 ] MediaCorp. [4 ] Controversies [edit ] 2009: Boycott [edit ]
S.M. Entertainment and Inwoo Production boycotted the 2009 MAMA event on 21 November, hence none of their artists attended the event. Inwoo Production representing trot singers Jang Yoon-jeong and Park Hyun-bin, announced the boycott and questioned the fairness of the awards ceremony. S.M. Entertainment stated that they have reservation regarding the standard of fairness and criteria used in their selections, citing that Girls' Generation had topped a music chart for nine consecutive weeks but was never placed first place on their show and only debut on their charts a month after the album was released. They also asked that their artists be removed from a mobile poll which requires participants to pay a fee in order to vote saying they "do not want to see fans suffer any damage from the poll which has commercial intentions". [5 ] SS501 from DSP Media, Son Dam-bi and After School from Pledis Entertainment also did not attend the award ceremony but cited scheduling conflicts rather than boycott. [6 ] [7 ] 2010: Non-attendance [edit ]
Rain, MBLAQ, 2AM, Beast, T-ara, Davichi [8 ] 4Minute, Kara, Super Junior, Girls' Generation, [9 ] Wheesung, BoA, After School, Son Dam-bi, [10 ] Lee Hyori, CNBLUE, [11 ] G.NA, and Rainbow who were all nominated did not attend the 2010 MAMA event in Macau, the first time it was held overseas. Many cited scheduling conflicts and that the live broadcast of MAMA on November 28 clashed with the live weekly broadcast of SBS's music show . Core Contents Media stated that T-ara and Davichi will not be attending due to scheduling conflicts. FNC announced that CN Blue will not attend due to individual activities despite being nominated for "Rookie of the Year", "Best Band Performance" and the " Inkigayo Shilla Duty Free Asian Wave" award. Jung Yong-hwa of CN Blue is also one of the three MCs for Inkigayo and member Kang Min Hyuk will be taking part in a SBS upcoming drama. [12 ] J. Tune Entertainment and Pledis Entertainment also stated that their artists would not be attending. Broadcasting [edit ]
The show is broadcast live in thirteen countries across Asia. In South Korea and Japan, it is broadcast on
Mnet. Other TV channels that have broadcast the show include STAR World, Channel M (Southeast Asia), Channel V, Music On! TV ( Japan), 8TV (Malaysia), MediaCorp Channel U ( Singapore), Indosiar ( Indonesia), Myx ( Philippines), MY TV ( Cambodia), Mnet America ( United States), NRK ( Norway) and SBS ( Australia). The show is also broadcast online from Mnet's website in South Korea, Sohu in China, YouTube Live and Allkpop for the rest of the world. [13 ] Host venues [edit ]
Year Date City Venue Host Ref M.net KM Music Festival (MKMF) 1999 Saturday, November 27 Seoul, South Korea Little Angels Arts Center Choi Hal Li [14 ] 2000 Friday, November 24 Cha Tae-hyun and Kim Hyun-joo 2001 Friday, November 23 Cha Tae-hyun and Song Hye-kyo 2002 Friday, November 29 Shin Dong-yup and Kim Jung-eun 2003 Thursday, November 27 Kyung Hee University Cha Tae-hyun and Sung Yu-ri 2004 Saturday, December 4 Shin Dong-yup and Kim Jung-eun 2005 Sunday, November 27 Olympic Gymnastics Arena Shin Dong-yup and Kim Ah-joong 2006 Saturday, November 25 Shin Dong-yup and Kim Ok-bin 2007 Saturday, November 17 Seoul Olympic Stadium Shin Dong-yup and Lee Da-hae 2008 Saturday, November 15 Rain Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) 2009 Saturday, November 21 Seoul, South Korea Seoul Olympic Stadium [15 ] 2010 Sunday, November 28 Macau, China CotaiArena, The Venetian Macao [16 ] 2011 Tuesday, November 29 Singapore, Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium [17 ] 2012 Friday, November 30 Hong Kong Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre [18 ] 2013 Friday, November 22 AsiaWorld–Arena [19 ] Award categories [edit ]
Grand awards [edit ] Album of the Year (올해의 앨범상) Song of the Year (올해의 노래상) Artist of the Year (올해의 가수상) Singer awards [edit ] Best Male Solo (남자 가수상) Best Female Solo (여자 가수상) Best Male Group (남자 그룹상) Best Female Group (여자 그룹상) Best Mixed Group (not awarded in 2010) Best New Male/Female Group/Solo (신인상 (남자/여자)) Genre-specific awards [edit ] Best Male Solo Dance Performance (베스트 댄스 퍼포먼스 (남자 솔로)) Best Female Solo Dance Performance (베스트 댄스 퍼포먼스 (여자 솔로)) Best Male Group Dance Performance (베스트 댄스 퍼포먼스 (남자 그룹)) Best Female Group Dance Performance (베스트 댄스 퍼포먼스 (여자 그룹)) Best Male Solo Vocal Performance (베스트 보컬 퍼포먼스 (남자 솔로)) Best Female Solo Vocal Performance (베스트 보컬 퍼포먼스 (여자 솔로)) Best Group Vocal Performance (베스트 보컬 퍼포먼스 (그룹)) Best Band Performance (베스트 밴드 퍼포먼스) Best Rap Performance (베스트 랩 퍼포먼스) Special awards [edit ] Best Collaboration (베스트 콜라보레이션) Best Digital Single (베스트 디지털 싱글) Best OST (베스트 OST) (not awarded only in 2010) Global Awards [edit ] Best Global Group – Male Best Global Group – Female Next Generation Global Star – Female Next Generation Global Star – Male Other awards [edit ] Best International Artist (베스트 인터내셔널 아티스트상) Best Asian Artist (베스트 아시아 아티스트상) Best Music Video (뮤직비디오 작품상) Asia New Artist (아시아 뉴 아티스트상) Performance Award (공연상) Discovery of the Year (올해의 발견) Style in Music (스타일 인 뮤직) Defunct Awards [edit ] Best Asian Male Group (베스트 아시아 남자 그룹상) Best Pop Artist (베스트 팝 아티스트상) Producer Award(프로듀서상) Music Video Director Award(뮤직비디오 감독상) Choreographer Award (안무상) Adult Music Award(성인 음악상) Music Video of the Year (최우수 작품상) Best Popular Music Video (최고 인기 뮤직비디오 상) Ballad award (not awarded since 2010) R&B award (not awarded since 2010) House & electronic award (not awarded since 2010) Trot award (not awarded since 2010) Indie award Style Award (스타일상) Shilla Duty Free Asian Wave Award (신라면세점 Asian Wave상) Grand Prizes (Daesang) [edit ]
From 1999 to 2005 the Grand Prizes had two awards: Music Video of the Year and Best Popular Music Video. In 2006, the categories were changed to Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Artist of the Year.
Album of the Year [edit ] Song of the Year [edit ] Artist of the Year [edit ] Music Video of the Year [edit ] Best Popular Music Video [edit ] Singer awards [edit ] Best Male/Female Solo [edit ] Best Male/Female/Mixed Group [edit ] Best New Male/Female Solo [edit ] Best New Male/Female Group [edit ] Global award [edit ] Best Global Group – Male/Female [edit ] Next Generation Global Star – Male/Female [edit ] Genre-specific awards [edit ] Dance [edit ] Vocal [edit ] Band [edit ]
This award was introduced at the 12th annual award ceremony. The title of this award is "Best Band Performance".
Rap/Hip hop [edit ] Rock [edit ] Ballad [edit ] R&B [edit ] Indie [edit ]
Bout Year Artist Song 1st 1999 No Brain "청춘 98" 2nd 2000 Crying Nut "Circus Magic" 3rd 2001 Crying Nut "Deep in the Night" 4th 2002 Trans Fixion "Come Back to Me" House & electronic [edit ] Trot [edit ] Special awards [edit ] Best Collaboration [edit ]
This award was introduced at the 12th annual award ceremony. The title of this award is "Best Collaboration".
Best Digital single [edit ] Best OST [edit ] Style in Music [edit ] Discovery of the Year [edit ]
Bout Year Artist 10th 2008 Galaxy Express 12th 2010 10 cm 15th 2013 Baechigi Music video awards [edit ] Best Music Video award [edit ] Music Video Acting award [edit ] Music Video Director award [edit ]
Bout Year Recipient Song 1st 1999 Hong Jong-ho "I Yah!" 4th 2002 Cha Eun-taek "If We Can Part Even Though We Love" 7th 2005 Seo Hyun-seung "Goodbye Luv", "Wipe My Tears and Put On Makeup", etc. 10th 2008 Jang Jae-hyuk "Nobody", "10 Out of 10", etc. 11th 2009 Hong Won-gi "Juliet", "Morning Snow", etc. 12th 2010 Seo Hyun-seung " Can't Nobody" & " Clap Your Hands" Popularity awards [edit ] Mobile Popularity award [edit ] Netizen Popularity award [edit ] International awards [edit ] Overseas Viewer's award [edit ]
M and Shin Hye Sung, both members of Shinhwa left the MKMF event right before broadcasting. [29 ] Asia New Artist award [edit ] International Artist award [edit ] Music producer awards [edit ] Lyricist award [edit ] Composer award [edit ] Arrangement award [edit ]
Bout Year Arranger Song 10th 2008 Tablo "One" 11th 2009 Shinsadong Tiger " Muzik" Choice awards [edit ] Judges' Choice award [edit ] Mnet PD's Choice award [edit ] Performer Awards [edit ] World Wide Performer [edit ]
Bout Year Award Title Artist(s) 14th 2012 Guardian Angel Worldwide Performer Big Bang 15th 2013 Sony MDR World Wide Performer Infinite Concert Performer [edit ]
Bout Year Award Title Artist(s) 15th 2013 Best Concert Performer Lee Seung-chul Other awards [edit ]
Bout Year Award Title Artist(s) 1st 1999 Director Award H.O.T. 2nd 2000 M.net Japan Viewer's Choice Award Click-B 3rd 2001 Asian Viewer's Request Award NRG 4th 2002 뮤직비디오 파이오니아상 Lee Seung-hwan 6th 2004 Blue Award Moon Hee-joon 6th 2004 Best Asia Pop Artist Award F4 6th 2004 Best Asia Rock Artist Award Gackt 6th 2004 Best Asia Hip Hop Artist Award M-Flo 7th 2005 Filming Award Park Sung-il 7th 2005 Editing Award Song Geol 7th 2005 Special Effects Award X NINE 7th 2005 기획상 Samsung Anycall 7th 2005 Best Video Performer Award Psy 8th 2006 Mnet.com Award TVXQ 8th 2006 Best Asia Rock Artist Award W-inds 9th 2007 Mnet.com Award F.T. Island 9th 2007 MKMF Tribute Award In Sooni 10th 2008 10th Year Anniversary Remember Award H.O.T 10th 2008 Auction Style Award TVXQ 10th 2008 Mnet Music Portal Award Big Bang 11th 2009 Hall of Fame Award Shim Soo-bong 11th 2009 Best Asia Star Award TVXQ 11th 2009 World Best Performance Award Lady Gaga 11th 2009 Asia Recommended Award (Japan) AKB48 11th 2009 Asia Recommended Award (China) Lollipop 11th 2009 CGV Popularity Award Super Junior 11th 2009 Mnet Music Portal Award 2NE1 11th 2009 Best Asian Songwriter Award Park Jin-young 12th 2010 The Shilla Duty Free Asian Wave Award 2PM 12th 2010 Best Asian Artist Award Zhang Jie 12th 2010 Best Asian Male Group Award Chemistry 12th 2010 Best Asia Pop Award Perfume 12th 2010 Producer Award Psy 12th 2010 Choreographer Award Kim Hwa-young 12th 2010 Style Award Yang Seung-ho 12th 2010 Performance Award Jisan Valley Rock Festival 2010 12th 2010 Adult Music Award Tae Jin-ah 13th 2011 Singapore's Choice Award Super Junior [20 ] 13th 2011 Hottest Asian Artist Award Koda Kumi 13th 2011 Best New Asian Solo Artist Vision Wei Chen 13th 2011 Best Asian Artist Jane Zhang 14th 2012 Best Asian Artist Award Leehom Wang, My Tam, AKB48, Taufik Batisah, Li Yuchun, Sarah Geronimo, Agnes Monica 14th 2012 Best New Artist TimeZ, Natthew 14th 2012 TVB Choice Award Joey Yung 14th 2012 Best LINE Award Super Junior 15th 2013 Red Carpet Special Prize Lee Jung-hyun 15th 2013 Music Makes One Global Ambassador Award Stevie Wonder 15th 2013 Best Asian Artist Award Derrick Hoh (Singapore), Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (Japan), Aaron Kwok (China), Thu Minh (Vietnam), ToR+ Saksit (Thailand), SM*SH (Indonesia) Most winners [edit ]
The current holders who have won the most awards are
Super Junior with 16 awards, 3 of them being grand awards and after TVXQ with 14. They are followed by 2NE1 with 11 awards, 4 of them being grand awards. Then Shinhwa, Big Bang, G-Dragon with 8 awards, thereafter Psy and BoA with 7 awards. Notes [edit ] ^ Titled as "Best Solo Artist" ^ a b Titled as "Best Group" ^ Titled as "Best New Solo Artist" ^ a b c d e f g Titled as "Best New Group" ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Titled as "Best Hip Hop Award" ^ a b Titled as "Best Rap Performance" ^ a b Titled as "Best Ballad/R&B Award" ^ Titled as "Best R&B Soul Award" ^ Titled as "Digital Popularity Award" ^ a b Titled as "Digital Song Award" ^ a b Titled as "Mnet Plus Mobile Popularity Award" ^ Titled as "Gmarket Netizen Popularity Award" ^ Titled as "YEPP Netizen Popularity Award" ^ Titled as "Auction Netizen Popularity Award" ^ a b Titled as "Professional Judges Special" References [edit ] ^ "Mnet's MKMF goes into history" Asiae. 20 October 2009. Retrieved 2012-04-17 ^ Seung Gyun, Han. (2010-11-29). "MAMA "보아-女가수상, 씨엔블루-男신인상 등 추후 전달. "" TV Daily (in Korean) . Retrieved 2011-01-03. ^ Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg to perform at 2011 ‘MAMA’ ^ Mnet Asian awards heads to Singapore ^ Kim, Jessica (3 November 2009). "SM singers boycott Mnet music award". Asiae . Retrieved 26 April 2012. ^ Park, Kun-ouc (4 November 2009). "DSP plays down MAMA boycott rumor". Asiae . Retrieved 26 April 2012. ^ Lynn, Kim (9 November 2009). "Son Dambi, After School also not attending Mnet awards". Asiae . Retrieved 26 April 2012. ^ Geon-wook, Park. (2010-11-16). ". 'MAMA' 연말시상식 맞아? 비·티아라·엠블랙·다비치도 불참" ['MAMA' year-end awards, right? Rain, T-ara, MBLAQ, Davichi will be absent] Nate News (in Korean) . Retrieved 2011-01-03. ^ Ji-hyun, Kim. (2010-11-15). "비, 스케줄로 '2010 MAMA' 불참 '정말 반쪽 시상식?. '" Nate News (in Korean) . Retrieved 2011-01-03. ^ Ji-hyun, Kim. (2010-10-28). "애프터스쿨-손담비 'MAMA' 불참 "일정 맞지 않아서. "" [After School-Son Dambi absent from 'MAMA', "schedule did not allow"] Naver News (in Korean) . Retrieved 2011-01-03. ^ Uhn-hyeok, Lee. (2010-11-12). "씨엔블루, 3개부문 후보 불구 2010 MAMA 불참" [CN Blue, nominated in 3 areas, will be absent at the 2010 MAMA]. Newsen (in Korean) . Retrieved 2011-01-03. ^ Status post, 2010-11-14. CUBEENTOFFICIAL. Retrieved 2010-01-03. ^ "International Live Broadcasting Time Notice". 2010 Mnet Asian Music Awards. Mnet Media Corp. November 12, 2010 . Retrieved February 26, 2011. ^ "MAMA History". 2010 Mnet Asian Music Awards. Mnet Media Group . Retrieved February 11, 2011. ^ Ji-Eun, Choi (25 November 2009). "2009 MAMA: Mama, where is my other half?". Asiae . Retrieved 26 April 2012. ^ Wee, Geun-woo (November 29, 2010). "2010 Mnet Asia Music Awards (MAMA): Live in Macao". 10Asia. 10Asia . Retrieved February 26, 2011. ^ Oh, MiJung "Mnet Asian Music Awards Heads to Singapore" Mnet News. 2 November 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-01 ^ "′2012 MAMA′ to Take Place in Hong Kong on November 30". Mwave. 15 October 2012 . Retrieved 2 August 2013. ^ "′The '2013 MAMA' to be held in Hong Kong for the 2nd consecutive year". Allkpop. 17 September 2012 . Retrieved 17 September 2013. ^ a b c 2012 MAMA ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w Winners – 2012 MAMA ^ Ji-Hun, Kang. (2007-11-17). "빅뱅 '올해의 노래'-슈주 '올해의 가수'…MKMF '아이돌 천하'(종합)". My Daily (in Korean) . Retrieved 2011-01-03. ^ a b c 2012 MAMA ^ 2012 MAMA ^ "2011 MAMA Award Winner". 2011Mnet Asian Music Award. Mnet Media Corp . Retrieved November 30, 2011. ^ "씨엔블루 2011 MAMA 밴드 퍼포먼스상 ‘아이돌 밴드 지존’". Nate (in Korean) . Retrieved November 30, 2011. ^ Yeon-ji, Kim. (2007-11-17). "SG워너비, MKMF 'R&B 솔' 음악상 수상" [SG Wannabe, MKMF "R&B Soul" Music Award Winner]. Star News (in Korean) . Retrieved 2011-01-01. ^ Titled as "YEPP Digital Popularity Award" ^ Yeon-ji, Kim. (2007-11-17). "이민우-신혜성, MKMF 행사직전 "불참"(종합)" [Lee Min Woo-Shin Hye Sung, leaves MKMF event]. Star News (in Korean) . Retrieved 2011-01-03. External links [edit ]