Mnet Asian Music Awards

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Mnet Asian Music Awards
Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) 2013.png
Mnet Asian Music Awards logo for 2013
Awarded forOutstanding achievements in the music industry
CountrySouth Korea
Presented byCJ E&M Pictures (Mnet)
First awardedNovember 27, 1999
Official websiteMnet Asian Music Awards
Television coverage
NetworkMnet and other international networks
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Mnet Asian Music Awards
Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) 2013.png
Mnet Asian Music Awards logo for 2013
Awarded forOutstanding achievements in the music industry
CountrySouth Korea
Presented byCJ E&M Pictures (Mnet)
First awardedNovember 27, 1999
Official websiteMnet Asian Music Awards
Television coverage
NetworkMnet and other international networks

The 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.


The Awards began in 1999 under the name " KM Music Festival" (MKMF) till 2008.[1]

In 2009, the Awards was renamed to " 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 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 and from The Black Eyed Peas, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Kumi Koda and Jane Zhang.[3] The MAMAs is co-hosted by Singapore broadcaster MediaCorp.[4]


2009: Boycott[edit]

In 2009, 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]

In 2010, 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 Inkigayo. 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 "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.


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]

YearDateCityVenueHostRef KM Music Festival (MKMF)
1999Saturday, November 27Seoul, South KoreaLittle Angels Arts CenterChoi Hal Li[14]
2000Friday, November 24Cha Tae-hyun and Kim Hyun-joo
2001Friday, November 23Cha Tae-hyun and Song Hye-kyo
2002Friday, November 29Shin Dong-yup and Kim Jung-eun
2003Thursday, November 27Kyung Hee UniversityCha Tae-hyun and Sung Yu-ri
2004Saturday, December 4Shin Dong-yup and Kim Jung-eun
2005Sunday, November 27Olympic Gymnastics ArenaShin Dong-yup and Kim Ah-joong
2006Saturday, November 25Shin Dong-yup and Kim Ok-bin
2007Saturday, November 17Seoul Olympic StadiumShin Dong-yup and Lee Da-hae
2008Saturday, November 15Rain
Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA)
2009Saturday, November 21Seoul, South KoreaSeoul Olympic Stadium[15]
2010Sunday, November 28Macau, ChinaCotaiArena, The Venetian Macao[16]
2011Tuesday, November 29Singapore, SingaporeSingapore Indoor Stadium[17]
2012Friday, November 30Hong KongHong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre[18]
2013Friday, November 22AsiaWorld–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]

8th2006SG WannabeThe 3rd Masterpiece
9th2007Epik HighRemapping the Human Soul
12th20102NE1To Anyone
13th2011Super Junior[20]Mr. Simple
14th2012Super Junior[21]Sexy, Free & Single

Song of the Year[edit]

8th2006SG Wannabe"Partner for Life"
9th2007Big Bang"Lies"[22]
10th2008Wonder Girls"Nobody"
11th20092NE1"I Don't Care"
12th2010Miss A"Bad Girl Good Girl"
13th20112NE1"I Am the Best"
14th2012Psy[21]"Gangnam Style"
15th2013Cho Yong-pil"Bounce"

Artist of the Year[edit]

9th2007Super Junior[23]
10th2008Big Bang
13th2011Girls' Generation
14th2012Big Bang[21]

Music Video of the Year[edit]

1st1999Lee Seung-hwan"A Request"
2nd2000Jo Sungmo"Do You Know"
3rd2001Wax"Fix My Makeup"
4th2002Jo PD"My Style"
5th2003Big Mama"Break Away"
6th2004BoA"My Name"
7th2005Drunken Tiger"All Marginalized, Left Foot Forward Hanbo!"

Best Popular Music Video[edit]

1st1999H.O.T."I Yah!"
2nd2000H.O.T."Outside Castle"
4th2002BoA"No. 1"
5th2003Lee Hyori"10 Minutes"
6th2004Rain"It's Raining"
7th2005TVXQ"Rising Sun"

Singer awards[edit]

Best Male/Female Solo[edit]

BoutYearMale ArtistSongFemale ArtistSong
1st1999Lee Seung-hwan"A Request"Uhm Jung-hwa"Don't Know"
2nd2000Shin Seung-hun"The Unwritten Legend"Park Ji-yoon"Coming of Age Ceremony"
3rd2001Kangta"Polaris"Kim Hyun-jung"You Who Left"
4th2002Sung Si-kyung"We Make a Good Pair"Jang Na-ra[note 1]"Sweet Dream"
5th2003Wheesung"With Me"Lee Soo-young"Solitary"
6th2004Seven"Passion"Lee Soo-young"Whistle to Me"
7th2005Kim Jong-kook"Standstill"BoA"Girls on Top"
8th2006Rain"I'm Coming"Baek Ji-young"I Won't Love"
9th2007Lee Seung-gi"White Lie"Ivy"Sonata of Temptation"
10th2008Seo Taiji"Moai"Lee Hyori"U-Go-Girl"
11th2009Tiger JK"Monster"Baek Ji-young"Like Being Hit by a Bullet"
12th2010Taeyang"I Need a Girl"BoA"Hurricane Venus"
13th2011Kim Hyun-joong"Break Down"Baek Ji-young"Ordinariness"
14th2012G-Dragon[21]"Crayon"IU[21]"You and I"
15th2013G-Dragon"Crooked"Lee Hyori"Bad Girls"

Best Male/Female/Mixed Group[edit]

BoutYearMale GroupSongFemale GroupSongMixed GroupSong
1st1999H.O.T.[note 2]"I Yah!"
2nd2000g.o.d."Love and Remember"Fin.K.L"Now"S#arp"Great!"
3rd2001Shinhwa"Wild Eyes"S.E.S."Just In Love"Koyote"Paran"
4th2002Shinhwa"Perfect Man"S.E.S."U"Jadu"We Need to Talk"
5th2003Shinhwa"Your Wedding"Jewelry"I Really Like You"Koyote"Emergency"
6th2004Shinhwa"Angel"Sugar"Secret"Koyote"Disco King"
7th2005SG Wannabe"Crime and Punishment"Jewelry"Superstar"Koyote"1, 2, 3, 4"
8th2006TVXQ[note 2]"'O'-Jung.Ban.Hap."
9th2007Big Bang"Lies"SeeYa"Love Greeting"Clazziquai"Lover Boy"
10th2008Big Bang"Haru Haru"Wonder Girls"Nobody"
11th20092PM"Again & Again"Brown Eyed Girls"Abracadabra"8Eight"Without a Heart"
12th20102PM"I'll Be Back"2NE1"Can't Nobody"
13th2011Super Junior[20]"Mr. Simple"Girls' Generation"The Boys"
14th2012Big Bang[21]"Fantastic Baby"Sistar[21]"Alone"
15th2013Infinite"Man In Love"Girls' Generation"I Got a Boy"

Best New Male/Female Solo[edit]

BoutYearMale ArtistSongFemale ArtistSong
1st1999Lee Jung-hyun[note 3]"Come"
2nd2000Choi Jin-young (SKY)"Forever"BoA"ID; Peace B"
3rd2001Sung Si-kyung"Like the First Time"Wax"Oppa"
4th2002Rain"Bad Guy"Youme"Love Is Always Thirsty"
5th2003Seven"Come Back to Me"Maya"Azalea"
6th2004Lee Seung-gi"Because You're My Girl"Chunja"Women with Beautiful Mind"
7th2005Lim Jeong-hee"Music is My Life"
8th2006Zhang Liyin"Timeless" (ft. Xiah Junsu)
9th2007Younha"Password 486"
13th2011Huh Gak"Hello"
15th2013Roy Kim"Love Love Love"

Best New Male/Female Group[edit]

BoutYearMale ArtistSongFemale ArtistSong
1st1999Team[note 4]"Farewell"
2nd2000Chakra[note 4]"Han"
3rd2001Brown Eyes[note 4]"Already One Year"
4th2002Black Beat[note 4]"In The Sky"
5th2003Big Mama[note 4]"Break Away"
6th2004TVXQ[note 4]"Hug"
7th2005SS501[note 4]"Warning"
8th2006Super Junior[24]"U"
9th2007FT Island"Love Sick"Wonder Girls"Irony"
10th2008Shinee"Replay"Davichi"I Love You Even Though I Hate You"
11th2009Supreme Team"Supermagic"2NE1"I Don't Care"
12th2010CNBLUE"I'm a Loner"Miss A"Bad Girl Good Girl"
13th2011A Pink"I Don't Know"
14th2012Busker Busker[21]"Cherry Blossom Ending"
15th2013Crayon Pop"Bar Bar Bar"

Global award[edit]

Best Global Group – Male/Female[edit]

BoutYearMale GroupSongFemale GroupSong
14th2012Super Junior[21]"Sexy, Free & Single"Kara[21]"Pandora"

Next Generation Global Star – Male/Female[edit]

15th2013A Pink"NoNoNo"

Genre-specific awards[edit]


BoutYearMale SoloSongFemale SoloSongMale GroupSongFemale GroupSong
1st1999Lee Jung-hyun"Come"
3rd2001Yoo Seungjun"Wow"
4th2002BoA"No. 1"
5th2003BoA"Atlantis Princess"
6th2004Shinhwa"Brand New"
8th2006SS501"Snow Prince"
9th2007The Grace"One More Time, OK?"
10th2008Lee Hyori"U-Go-Girl"
12th2010Rain"Love Song"2PM"I'll Be Back"Miss A"Bad Girl Good Girl"
13th2011Hyuna"Bubble Pop!"Beast"Fiction"Miss A"Good-bye Baby"
14th2012Psy[21]"Gangnam Style"Shinee[21]"Sherlock"f(x)[21]"Electric Shock"
15th2013G-Dragon"Crooked"CL"The Baddest Female"Shinee"Dream Girl"Sistar"Give It To Me"


BoutYearMale SoloSongFemale SoloSongGroupSong
12th2010Gummy"Because You're a Man"2AM"Can't Let You Go Even If I Die"
13th2011IU"Good Day"2NE1"Lonely"
14th2012K.Will[21]"I Need You"Davichi[21]"Will Think of You"
15th2013Lee Seung-gi"Return"Ailee"U&I"


This award was introduced at the 12th annual award ceremony. The title of this award is "Best Band Performance".

12th2010Hot Potato"Confession"
14th2012Busker Busker[21]"Cherry Blossom Ending"
15th2013Busker Busker"Love, At First"

Rap/Hip hop[edit]

1st1999Honey Family[note 5]"Man's Story – My Way"
2nd2000DJ DOC[note 5]"D.O.C Blues"
3rd2001Drunken Tiger[note 5]"Good Life"
4th2002Leessang[note 5]"Rush" (ft. Jung-in)
5th2003Kim Jin-pyo[note 5]"With a Dogged Spirit"
6th2004Jo PD[note 5]"Friend" (ft. In Sooni)
7th2005Epik High[note 5]"Fly" (ft. Amin. J)
8th2006MC Mong[note 5]"Ice Cream"
9th2007Epik High[note 5]"Fan"
10th2008Epik High[note 5]"One" (ft. Ji Sun)
11th2009Leessang[note 5]"Can't Breakup Girl, Can't Breakaway Boy"(ft. Jung-in)
12th2010DJ DOC[note 6]"I'm This Kind of Person"
13th2011Leessang[note 6]"Turned Off the TV" (ft. Yoon Mirae, Kwon Jung Yeol)
14th2012Epik High[21]"UP" (ft. Park Bom)
15th2013Dynamic Duo"BAAAM" (ft. Muzie of UV)


2nd2000Seo Taiji"Ultramania"
4th2002YB"Love Two"
5th2003Cherry Filter"Flying Duck"
6th2004Seo Taiji"Live Wire"
8th2006Buzz"You Don't Know Man"
9th2007Cherry Filter"Feel It"
10th2008Nell"기억을 걷는 시간"
11th2009Boohwal"생각이 나"


1st1999Jo Sungmo"For Your Soul"
2nd2000Jo Sungmo"Do You Know"
3rd2001Kim Gun-mo"I'm Sorry"
4th2002Lee Soo-young"Lalala"
5th2003Jo Sungmo"Piano"
6th2004Shin Seung-hun"When That Day Comes"
7th2005Shin Hye-sung"Same Thought"
8th2006Lee Seung-gi"Hard to Say"
9th2007Yangpa"Love... What Is It"
10th2008Brown Eyes[note 7]"Don't Go Don't Go"
11th2009Kim Tae-woo[note 7]"Love Rain"


2nd2000Jinju"Are You Going"
3rd2001Park Jin-young"I Have a Girlfriend"
4th2002Lena Park"In Dreams"
5th2003Fly To The Sky"Missing You"
6th2004Wheesung"Incurable Illness"
7th2005Wheesung"Goodbye Luv"
8th2006Fly To The Sky"Like a Man"
9th2007SG Wannabe[note 8][27]"Arirang"


1st1999No Brain"청춘 98"
2nd2000Crying Nut"Circus Magic"
3rd2001Crying Nut"Deep in the Night"
4th2002Trans Fixion"Come Back to Me"

House & electronic[edit]

9th2007Clazziquai"Lover Boy"
10th2008Jewelry"One More Time"
11th2009Brown Eyed Girls"Abracadabra"


11th2009Hong Jin-young"Love's Battery"

Special awards[edit]

Best Collaboration[edit]

This award was introduced at the 12th annual award ceremony. The title of this award is "Best Collaboration".

12th2010Ga-in & Jo Kwon"We Fell in Love"
14th2012Hyuna & Hyun-seung[21]"Trouble Maker"

Best Digital single[edit]

7th2005MC Mong[28]"Invincible"
8th2006SG Wannabe[note 9]"Partner for Life"
10th2008Big Bang[note 10]"Haru Haru"
11th2009Baek Ji-young[note 10]"Like Being Hit by a Bullet"
12th2010Park Bom"You and I"

Best OST[edit]

6th2004Jo Sungmo"By Your Side"Lovers in Paris
7th2005Clazziquai"She Is"My Lovely Sam Soon
11th2008Kim Jong Wook"Going Against Fate"East of Eden
12th2009SS501"Because I'm Stupid"Boys Over Flower
13th2011Baek Ji-young"That Woman"Secret Garden
14th2012Seo In-guk & Jung Eun-ji[21]"All For You"Reply 1997
15th2013Yoon Mi-rae"Touch Love"Master's Sun

Style in Music[edit]

13th2011Seo In-young

Discovery of the Year[edit]

10th2008Galaxy Express
12th201010 cm

Music video awards[edit]

Best Music Video award[edit]

9th2007Dynamic Duo"출첵"
10th2008Wonder Girls"Nobody"
12th20102NE1"Can't Nobody"
13th2011Big Bang"Love Song"
14th2012Psy[21]"Gangnam Style"
15th2013G-Dragon"Coup D'Etat"

Music Video Acting award[edit]

7th2005Ryoo Seung-bum"I'm Not Laughing" M/V by Leessang
8th2006Lee Jun-ki"Grace" M/V by Lee Soo-youngKim Ji-soo"That Man That Woman" M/V by Vibe
9th2007Jung Il-woo"오죽했으면" M/V by Goodbye Sadness 구정현
Baek Sung-hyun

Music Video Director award[edit]

1st1999Hong Jong-ho"I Yah!"
4th2002Cha Eun-taek"If We Can Part Even Though We Love"
7th2005Seo Hyun-seung"Goodbye Luv", "Wipe My Tears and Put On Makeup", etc.
10th2008Jang Jae-hyuk"Nobody", "10 Out of 10", etc.
11th2009Hong Won-gi"Juliet", "Morning Snow", etc.
12th2010Seo Hyun-seung"Can't Nobody" & "Clap Your Hands"

Popularity awards[edit]

Mobile Popularity award[edit]

4th2002Jang Na-ra"Sweet Dream"
5th2003Rain"How to Avoid the Sun"
6th2004Gummy"Memory Loss"
7th2005TVXQ[note 11]"Rising Sun"
8th2006TVXQ[note 11]"'O'-Jung.Ban.Hap."
9th2007Super Junior[23]"Don't Don"
11th2009Super Junior"Sorry, Sorry"

Netizen Popularity award[edit]

4th2002Moon Hee-joon"아낌없이 주는 나무"
5th2003Shinhwa"Your Wedding"
7th2005Moon Hee-joon[note 12]"기억이란 작은 마을"
8th2006Shinhwa[note 13]"Once in a Lifetime"
9th2007Super Junior[23]"Don't Don"
10th2008TVXQ[note 14]"Mirotic"

International awards[edit]

Overseas Viewer's award[edit]

In 2007, M and Shin Hye Sung, both members of Shinhwa left the MKMF event right before broadcasting.[29]

6th2004Shinhwa"Brand New"
11th2009Super Junior"Sorry, Sorry"

Asia New Artist award[edit]

10th2008Khalil Fong
12th2010i Me

International Artist award[edit]

1st1999Ricky Martin
5th2003Linkin Park
7th2005The Black Eyed Peas
8th2006The Pussycat Dolls
11th2009The Pussycat Dolls
12th2010Far East Movement

Music producer awards[edit]

Lyricist award[edit]

10th2008Kim Dong-ryul"Let's Start Again"
11th2009Park Seon-ju"Love Him" by Bobby Kim

Composer award[edit]

10th2008Kim Jong-wan (Nell)"기억을 걷는 시간"
11th2009Teddy"Fire" & " I Don't Care"

Arrangement award[edit]

11th2009Shinsadong Tiger"Muzik"

Choice awards[edit]

Judges' Choice award[edit]

2nd2000Tae Jin-ah"사랑은 아무나 하나"
3rd2001No Brain[note 15]해변으로 가요
4th2002Shin Seung-hun[note 15]사랑해도 헤어질 수 있다면...
6th2004Kim Yoon-ah야상곡
7th2005Jo PD나의 옛날 이야기

Mnet PD's Choice award[edit]

10th2008Shin Seung-hun

Performer Awards[edit]

World Wide Performer[edit]

BoutYearAward TitleArtist(s)
14th2012Guardian Angel Worldwide PerformerBig Bang
15th2013Sony MDR World Wide PerformerInfinite

Concert Performer[edit]

BoutYearAward TitleArtist(s)
15th2013Best Concert PerformerLee Seung-chul

Other awards[edit]

BoutYearAward TitleArtist(s)
1st1999Director AwardH.O.T. Japan Viewer's Choice AwardClick-B
3rd2001Asian Viewer's Request AwardNRG
4th2002뮤직비디오 파이오니아상Lee Seung-hwan
6th2004Blue AwardMoon Hee-joon
6th2004Best Asia Pop Artist AwardF4
6th2004Best Asia Rock Artist AwardGackt
6th2004Best Asia Hip Hop Artist AwardM-Flo
7th2005Filming AwardPark Sung-il
7th2005Editing AwardSong Geol
7th2005Special Effects AwardX NINE
7th2005기획상Samsung Anycall
7th2005Best Video Performer AwardPsy AwardTVXQ
8th2006Best Asia Rock Artist AwardW-inds AwardF.T. Island
9th2007MKMF Tribute AwardIn Sooni
10th200810th Year Anniversary Remember AwardH.O.T
10th2008Auction Style AwardTVXQ
10th2008Mnet Music Portal AwardBig Bang
11th2009Hall of Fame AwardShim Soo-bong
11th2009Best Asia Star AwardTVXQ
11th2009World Best Performance AwardLady Gaga
11th2009Asia Recommended Award (Japan)AKB48
11th2009Asia Recommended Award (China)Lollipop
11th2009CGV Popularity AwardSuper Junior
11th2009Mnet Music Portal Award2NE1
11th2009Best Asian Songwriter AwardPark Jin-young
12th2010The Shilla Duty Free Asian Wave Award2PM
12th2010Best Asian Artist AwardZhang Jie
12th2010Best Asian Male Group AwardChemistry
12th2010Best Asia Pop AwardPerfume
12th2010Producer AwardPsy
12th2010Choreographer AwardKim Hwa-young
12th2010Style AwardYang Seung-ho
12th2010Performance AwardJisan Valley Rock Festival 2010
12th2010Adult Music AwardTae Jin-ah
13th2011Singapore's Choice AwardSuper Junior[20]
13th2011Hottest Asian Artist AwardKoda Kumi
13th2011Best New Asian Solo ArtistVision Wei Chen
13th2011Best Asian ArtistJane Zhang
14th2012Best Asian Artist AwardLeehom Wang, My Tam, AKB48, Taufik Batisah, Li Yuchun, Sarah Geronimo, Agnes Monica
14th2012Best New ArtistTimeZ, Natthew
14th2012TVB Choice AwardJoey Yung
14th2012Best LINE AwardSuper Junior
15th2013Red Carpet Special PrizeLee Jung-hyun
15th2013Music Makes One Global Ambassador AwardStevie Wonder
15th2013Best Asian Artist AwardDerrick 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.

Total awardsArtist
16Super Junior
Big Bang


  1. ^ Titled as "Best Solo Artist"
  2. ^ a b Titled as "Best Group"
  3. ^ Titled as "Best New Solo Artist"
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Titled as "Best New Group"
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Titled as "Best Hip Hop Award"
  6. ^ a b Titled as "Best Rap Performance"
  7. ^ a b Titled as "Best Ballad/R&B Award"
  8. ^ Titled as "Best R&B Soul Award"
  9. ^ Titled as "Digital Popularity Award"
  10. ^ a b Titled as "Digital Song Award"
  11. ^ a b Titled as "Mnet Plus Mobile Popularity Award"
  12. ^ Titled as "Gmarket Netizen Popularity Award"
  13. ^ Titled as "YEPP Netizen Popularity Award"
  14. ^ Titled as "Auction Netizen Popularity Award"
  15. ^ a b Titled as "Professional Judges Special"


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