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Mnet Asian Music Awards
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Awarded for

Outstanding achievements in the K-Pop and Asian music industry.

Country of origin

South Korea, Singapore, Japan, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Macau

Presented by

CJ E&M (Mnet)

First awarded

1999

Most recent award winners

Artist of the Year: BTS
Song of the Year: "Butter" by BTS
Album of the Year: Be by BTS
Worldwide Icon of the Year: BTS

Networks

Mnet and various CJ E&M networks


The Mnet Asian Music Awards (abbreviated as MAMA) is a major South Korean music awards ceremony presented annually by entertainment company CJ E&M. The majority of prizes are awarded to K-pop artists, though some prizes are awarded to other Asian artists. The awards ceremony was first held in Seoul in 1999 and aired on Mnet. The MAMAs has been held outside of South Korea between 2010 to 2017 and 2019 and airs internationally.

Ceremonies[]

Year Date Venue(s) Host(s) Most awards
1999 November 27 Little Angels Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea Choi Hal-li H.O.T. (2)
2000 November 24 Cha Tae-hyun and Kim Hyun-joo Jo Sungmo (2)
2001 November 23 Cha Tae-hyun and Song Hye-kyo Wax (2)
2002 November 29 Shin Dong-yup and Kim Jung-eun BoA (2)
2003 November 27 Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea Cha Tae-hyun and Sung Yu-ri Big Mama (2)
2004 December 4 Shin Dong-yup and Kim Jung-eun Shinhwa (2)
2005 November 27 Olympic Gymnastics Arena, Seoul, South Korea Shin Dong-yup and Kim Ah-joong TVXQ (3)
2006 November 25 Shin Dong-yup and Kim Ok-bin TVXQ and SG Wannabe (2 each)
2007 November 17 Seoul Sports Complex, Seoul, South Korea Shin Dong-yup and Lee Da-hae Big Bang, Epik High and Clazziquai (2 each)
2008 November 15 Rain Wonder Girls (3)
2009 November 21 Tiger JK 2NE1 (3)
2010 November 28 Cotai Arena, The Venetian Macao, Macau none 2NE1 (4)
2011 November 29 Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore Lee Byung-hun Super Junior, Girls' Generation, 2NE1 and Baek Ji-young (2 each)
2012 November 30 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong Song Joong-ki Psy (4)
2013 November 22 AsiaWorld–Arena, Hong Kong Lee Seung-gi G-Dragon (4)
2014 December 3 Song Seung-heon Exo (4)
2015 December 2 Psy Big Bang and Exo (4 each)
2016 December 2 Lee Byung-hun Exo (3)
2017 November 25 Hoa Binh Theatre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Thu Minh BTS and Wanna One (3 each)
November 29 Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Japan Park Bo-gum
November 30 W Hong Kong, Hong Kong none
December 1 AsiaWorld–Arena, Hong Kong Song Joong-ki
2018 December 10 Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul, South Korea Jung Hae-in BTS (9)
December 12 Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan Park Bo-gum
December 14 AsiaWorld–Arena, Hong Kong Song Joong-ki
2019 December 4 Nagoya Dome, Nagoya, Japan Park Bo-gum
2020 December 6 CJ ENM Contents World, Paju, South Korea Song Joong-ki
2021 December 11 Lee Hyori

Broadcasters[]

Country Broadcaster(s) Year(s)
South Korea Mnet 1999-2021
O'live 2012-2013, 2016-2020
tvN Show (formerly XTM from 2012 to 2018 and XtvN from 2018 to 2020) 2012-2013, 2016-2021
tvN STORY (formerly OnStyle from 2012 to 2019) 2012-2013, 2016-2019, 2021
tvN 2012-2013
KM, StoryOn 2012-2013
TVING 2019-2021
Worldwide YouTube 2018-2021
Mwave 2019-2020
V Live 2018
Southeast Asia tvN Asia (formerly Channel M from 2012-2016) 2010-2021
Channel V Asia 2009-2010
Star World 2010
Sub-Saharan Africa tvN Asia (through DStv) 2020-2021
Cambodia MyTV 2010, 2012-2016, 2019
iflix 2017
China Zhejiang Satellite TV 2009
SMG, Channel V Mainland China 2010
Youku 2013
iQIYI 2015
Finland Fox 2013
France Dramapassion 2016
Hong Kong TVB 2010, 2012-2013
ViuTV, ViuTVsix 2017-2021
tvN Asia 2017-2021
JOOX 2020-2021
viu.tv 2020-2021
Now Drama 2021
Indonesia Indosiar 2013, 2016-2021
Vidio 2016-2021
JOOX 2017-2021
Japan Mnet Japan 2000-2021
Music On! TV 2010-2012
Mnet Smart 2016-2021
VideoPass 2017-2019
Yahoo Gyao 2016
au Smart Pass 2020-2021
Laos iflix 2017
Macau ViuTV, ViuTVsix, viu.tv, Now Drama 2021
Malaysia 8TV 2013
Tonton 2016, 2021
JOOX 2017-2021
Maldives tvN Asia 2020-2021
Myanmar iflix 2017
JOOX 2019-2021
Philippines Myx 2012-2013, 2015-2019
Studio 23 2012-2013
KBO 2017-2018
iflix 2017
Smart GigaFest 2020-2020
GigaPlay 2021
Singapore Channel U 2010, 2013
meWATCH (formerly Toggle from 2018-2019) 2018-2021
Sri Lanka iflix 2016-2017
tvN Asia 2019-2021
Taiwan Dong Feng 2010
MTV Mandarin 2015-2016
tvN Asia 22016-2020
KKTV 2016-2017
ETTODAY 2018-2019
FET friDay Video 2020-2021
FET friDay Music 2020
FET Mobile Circle 2021
Thailand Bang Channel 2010-2013
GMM 25 2014-2015
iflix 2016
JOOX 2017-2021
United States Mnet America 2012-2013, 2016-2019
Kcon.tv 2016-2019
KCON USA 2020-2021
Vietnam YAN TV 2010
tvBlue 2017
FPT Play HD 2019, 2021
FPT TV, Foxy 2020-2021
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