Every K-pop fan was hooked to the screens yesterday ad the Mnet Asian Music Awards 2019 kicked off.
It was a single day event that took place on December 4 at the Nagoya Dome in Japan, unlike last year where it was dubbed the MAMA week. Perhaps that's why fans might sense a lack of splendour but none the less the award ceremony was decently wrapped up.
The Mnet Asian Music Awards are considered the biggest award shows in Asia, highlighting all the achievements and quality in Asian music, especially K-pop, which has made it's name around the globe.
Fans may have missed the presence of SM Entertainment & YG Entertainment artists but the event was still full of amazing performances. Rookie groups such as ITZY, Ateez, Oneus & TXT had their stages along with the veterans of the industry like, BTS, Twice, Monsta X, Got7, & Mamamoo to name a few.
Singer Dua Lipa, who took home the award for International Favorite Artist also performed with Hwasa of Mamamoo.
BTS took home awards for all the categories they were nominated in which included, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Artist of the Year. One of their awards was also announced by Jimmy Fallon, justifying their award for Worldwide Icon of the Year.
Ateez and UNINE gave us a performance on the red carpet event which thankfully really put us all in the MAMA spirit. Here are the most notable moments.
While the night was eventful, it is rather strange that none of the K-pop celebrities that have passed away in the last two months were mentioned at the ceremony. While there was no tribute, there was also no conversation on cyber bullying or mental health, which seems extremely crucial at this point, especially when Kang Daniel opted out of performing due to the very same issues. However there may be a possibility that this be addressed next year.
Here is everyone that took home the awards at MAMA 2019;
Artist of the Year: BTS
Album of the Year: BTS’s Map of the Soul: Persona
Song of the Year: BTS’s 'Boy With Luv'
Worldwide Icon of the Year: BTS
Best Male Group: BTS
Best Female Group: TWICE
Best Male Artist: EXO’s Baekhyun
Best Female Artist: Chungha
Best New Male Artist: TXT
Best New Female Artist: ITZY
World Performance: MONSTA X
Best Vocal Performance Solo: Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon
Best Dance Performance Solo: Chungha
Best Hip Hop & Urban Music: Heize’s 'She’s Fine'
Best Band Performance: Jannabi
Best Collaboration: Lee Sora’s 'Song Request' (featuring BTS’ Suga)
Favorite Vocal Performance: MAMAMOO
Favorite Dance Performance: GOT7
Qoo10 Favorite Female Artist: TWICE
Qoo10 Favorite Male Artist: BTS
Best Music Video: BTS’s 'Boy With Luv'
Best Vocal Performance Group: Bol4
Best OST: Gummy - 'Remember Me' ('Hotel Del Luna')
Best Dance Performance Male Group: BTS
Best Dance Performance Female Group: TWICE
International Favorite Artist: Dua Lipa
Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10: BTS, GOT7, SEVENTEEN, TXT, TWICE, ATEEZ, MONSTA X, BLACKPINK, EXO, X1
Best New Asian Artist: WayV
Breakthrough Achievement: SEVENTEEN
Best Executive Producer of the Year: Bang Shi Hyuk
Best Producer of the Year: Starr Chen, Howe Chen, RAZOR
Best Composer of the Year: PDOGG
Best Engineer of the Year: Kwon Nam Woo
Best Video Director of the Year: Lumpens
Best Choreographer of the Year: Kiel Tutin
Best Art Director of the Year: Yuni Yoshida