Check out the ‘2021 MAMA’ Winners!

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World’s No.1 K-pop Music Awards Ceremony ‘2021 Mnet ASIAN MUSIC AWARDS (2021 MAMA)’ successfully wraps up the breakthrough year of K-pop with spectacular stages.

This year’s MAMA presented to the global audience jaw-dropping stages of aespa, ATEEZ, Brave Girls, ENHYPEN, INI, ITZY, JANNABI, JO1, NCT 127, NCT DREAM, Stray Kids, and TOMORROW X TOGETHER and special performances by Ed Sheeran and Wanna One.

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2021 MAMA’s first female host, Lee Hyori, opened the show which was followed by the opening performance ‘BlooM The Sound’ by the fourth generation idols: HYUNJIN of Stray Kids, WOOYOUNG of ATEEZ, YEJI of ITZY, YEONJUN of TOMORROW X TOGETHER, KARINA of aespa and HEESEUNG of ENHYPEN.

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The ceremony also featured special performances and collaborations that can be seen only at MAMA, including:
– Ed Sheeran performing a special mash-up of “Bad Habits” and “shivers”,
– the 10th Anniversary Celebration of Show Me the Money,
– ITZY X Squid Game actor HEO SUNG TAE collaboration,
– special Wanna One reunion that was put together as a present for fans,
– host Lee Hyori performing with Street Woman Fighter crews.

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From NCT Dream’s performance of “Hot Sauce” – a stage that was designed to visualize their song both offline and through AR to aespa’s performance of “Next Level” and “Savage” that incorporated several AR elements including a special appearance by the members’ avatars – 2021 MAMA did not disappoint on the advanced state-of-the-art technology.

BTS once again took home four of the main awards tonight, sweeping ‘Artist of the Year’, ‘Song of the Year’, ‘Album of the Year’, ‘Worldwide Icon of the Year’. Below is BTS’s acceptance speech:

“We were honored with a precious award at 2021 MAMA. Thank you very much. For all of those who had difficult times this year, to share strength and comfort, we tried new things in making music and we worked very hard. Thank you for empathizing with our heartful music and enjoying them with us. and gained enormous love this year, we will share this honor with everyone who worked hard to make great music and performances with us. And most of all, we think this is the award given to both us and all Armies who’ve been showing so much love toward our music. We believe many in the world had difficult times in 2021. But we hope we all can believe that greater hope is on its way, little by little. We will work harder so our music can be your peace of mind and comfort in difficult times. We will continue to make music and performances that many can enjoy together. It is the end of the year already, we hope all of you can shake off all the year’s regrets and have a wonderful year-end. Once again, thank you 2021 MAMA and Army for the great honor. Only a few days are left for 2021, have a happy year-end with BTS’s music.”

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Meanwhile, 2021 MAMA stayed true to this year’s concept: MAKE SOME NOISE: MAMA incorporated ‘roar’s and official shoutouts from global fans into the actual performance.

2021 MAMA WINNERS

<PART 1>

CategoryWinner

TikTok Album of the Year

BTS <Be>

Best New Male Artist

ENHYPEN 

Best New Female Artist

aespa 

Best Dance Performance Female Group

aespa <Next Level>

Best Band Performance

JANNABI

Best Hip Hop & Urban Music

ASH ISLAND <MELODY>

Best OST

CHO JUNG SEOK <Like You – HOSPITAL PLAYLIST(Season 2)>

 

Korean Tourism Organization Breakout Artist

Brave Girls

Favorite Asian Artist

INI

<PART 2>

CategoryWinner

TikTok Worldwide Icon of the Year

BTS

Worldwide Fans’ Choice TOP 10

(in the order of presentation)

Stray Kids

NCT DREAM

NCT 127

ENHYPEN

TOMORROW X TOGETHER

BTS

LISA

SEVENTEEN

TREASURE

TWICE

Favorite International Artist

Ed Sheeran

(in order of presentation)

Best Asian Artist Japan

Best Asian Artist Mandarin

Best Asian Artist Thailand

Best Asian Artist Indonesia

Best Asian Artist Vietnam

 

JO1

Accusefive

Tilly Birds

Anneth

Quân A.P

(in order of presentation)

Best New Asian Artist Japan

Best Asian Artist Mandarin

Best Asian Artist Thailand

Best Asian Artist Indonesia

Best Asian Artist Vietnam

 

ADO

Anson Lo

SPRIVE X GUYGEEGEE

Lyodra

Hoàng Duyên

<Part 3>

CategoryWinner

TikTok Song of the Year

BTS <Butter>

TikTok Artist of the Year

BTS

TikTok Favorite Moment

BTS

Best Male Group

BTS

Best Female Group

TWICE

Best Male Artist

BAEKHYUN

Best Female Artist

IU 

Best Dance Performance Solo

Rosé <On The Ground>

Best Dance Performance Male Group

BTS <Butter>

Best Vocal Performance

IU <Celebrity>

Best Collaboration

AKMU <NAKKA (with IU)>

Professional Categories (in order of presentation)

Best Executive Producer of the Year

Best Producer of the Year

Best Composer of the Year

Best Engineer of the Year

Best Video Director of the Year

Best Choreographer of the Year

Best Art Director of the Year

 

Bang Si-Hyuk

TEDDY

YOO YOUNG JIN

Gu Jong Pil, Kwon Nam Woo

Lumpens

LEEJUNG LEE

MU:E

 

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