2023 MAMA AWARDS Returns This Year To Japan!

2023 MAMA AWARDS is Headed to Tokyo Dome on November 28 and 29  

K-POP’s biggest awards show will also be live streamed worldwide

CJ ENM announced today this year’s dates and location for “2023 MAMA AWARDS”: the World’s No.1 K-POP awards will be held at Tokyo Dome, Japan from November 28 to 29. 

Boasting a 24-year legacy, MAMA AWARDS has been at the forefront of K-POP’s expansion by hosting the ceremony across Asia, including Macao, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Japan. The awards show further cements its status as K-POP’s biggest night as this year it invites fans to Tokyo Dome, one of the most prestigious venues in Japan with a capacity of 50,000. 

2023 MAMA AWARDS will center around the concept of “ONE I BORN” which symbolizes “I” and “MAMA,” each holding infinite possibilities, coming together to create positive energy, and becoming a perfect “ONE”. The ceremony has always acted as a bridge between global fans, carrying on the message of “Music Makes ONE,” and this year’s concept stays true to that mission. 2023 MAMA AWARDS is set to bring disruptive performances that visualize the notion of a boundless “I,” stages that express the true color of the artists as well as interactive arrangements that connect everyone through K-POP. Fans can check out this year’s concept on the teaser page of the Mnet Plus app. 

Joon-beom Sim, Head of Music Entertainment at CJ ENM said, “MAMA AWARDS is a ceremony that acknowledges the most outstanding K-POP artists as chosen by global fans, and it will continue to serve as a platform where countless music fans can engage and unite as one, transcending regions, backgrounds, and generations. We aim to spread the value of our statement ‘Music Makes ONE’ by embodying spectacular potential, boundless imagination, and positive energy.”

More information will follow in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for details on the artist lineup and more content leading up to the awards show.


Presented by leading entertainment company CJ ENM, MAMA AWARDS is the World’s No.1 K-POP Awards, acclaimed by fans around the world for its gigantic performances and elaborate stage production, which has introduced Korea’s top-notch production abilities to global audiences. Each year MAMA AWARDS attracts the biggest artists in music from Asia, like BTS, TWICE, MONSTA X, ITZY, and GOT7, as well as worldwide superstars including Janet Jackson, Snoop Dogg, and Dua Lipa. MAMA’s legacy began in 1999, as the Mnet Music Video Daesang, then later became the Mnet KM Music Festival (MKMF), sparking the growth of the Korean music industry. In 2009, MKMF was renamed the Mnet ASIAN MUSIC AWARDS and in 2022 it rebranded into MAMA AWARDS in alignment with its ambition to expand globally and position itself as the World’s No.1 K-POP Awards. In 2010, the massive award show began touring Asia each year, starting in Macau and Singapore. MAMA AWARDS has been held in Hong Kong since 2012, highlighting the event’s pan-Asian popularity. Starting with 2018, the ceremony expanded its previously one-day event to span across multiple Asian countries to promote exchanges between different Asian music markets. Not only has MAMA AWARDS become a significant year-end music awards ceremony, but it has also blossomed into an extravagant international music event packed with groundbreaking performances.

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