The Mnet Asian Music Awards, also known as the MAMAs, took place on December 2nd, 2016 at the Hong Kong AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong. This was a very special and wonderful night for K-POP artists as well as fans as they achievements of many artists were celebrated and rewarded. Besides the awards, the performances at the 2016 MAMAs were phenomenal, as expected from this award show.
The night started off with the red carpet where artists walked in and and took their picture. You can see some of these pictures in the Pictures section in the menu bar. On the red carpet, there were also performances by NCT Dream, I.O.I, and SF9, who are all rookie groups from this year. During the 4-hour ceremony many artists performed spectacular performances and there were many great collaborations on stage as well. With unforgettable performances by EXO, BTS, TWICE, TAEMIN, TAEYEON, and many more, the show was definitely pleasing to everyone that watched. Besides that, there were many amazing collaborations at the MAMAs as well. Winner of the Best Dance Performance Group, GFRIEND, collaborated with the World Performer Award winners SEVENTEEN , for a special performance. ERIC NAM and American Superstar TIMBALAND also collaborated on the MAMA stage and performed their song “Body.” R&B stars in k-pop, CRUSH, DEAN, and ZICO, also performed together with their song “Bermuda Triangle.” There was also a special performance from American rapper Wiz Khalifa who performed his hits “Young, Wild and Free” and “See You Again.”
It was an emotional and special night for the artists who won awards at this year’s MAMAs. Tears came to the Best New Artist winners, NCT 127 and I.O.I, as this award can only be won once in your life. Other winners from this night include Taeyeon, Zico, GOT7, BLACKPINK, CNBLUE, Taemin, Ailee, Seventeen, Gfriend, and many more. But it was especially emotional for the winners of the daesangs (main awards – song of the year, album of the year, and artist of the year). The song of the year award was given to TWICE for their hit song “Cheer Up.” This song became incredibly viral and famous for its catchy tune and cute performance. TWICE also came home with the Best Female Artist award. The Album of the Year award went to EXO, who made history by being the first artist to win this award for 4 consecutive years. EXO also went home with the most awards of the night, which included the Best Male Artist award. But the main award, the Artist of the Year award went to BTS, who were very emotional while receiving this award. This is the first time BTS recieved this award and so it brought tears to the eyes of the members as well as all their fans around the world. Congratulations to all the winners of the 2016 MAMAs, they deserved all the awards that they won.
To see videos from this night, go to the Videos section in the menu bar!