The annual Mnet Asian Music Awards ceremony, organized by CJ E&M, through its music channel Mnet, took place at the Nagoya Dome in Japan this Wednesday.
The red carpet and main ceremony were broadcast worldwide via Mnet, SNS and other international networks, and was hosted for the third time since 2017 by well-known actor Park Bo Gum.
BTS Creates History Again
Kpop phenomenon BTS created history again, becoming the first artist to win all four daesangs (grand prizes in different categories): the boys collected awards for Album of the Year, Worldwide Icon of the Year, Song of the Year, and Artist of the Year. Along with Best Male Group, Qoo10 Favorite Male Artist, Best Music Video, Best Dance Performance Male Group, and Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10, they took 9 awards this year.
Among other winners were Twice, who took Best Female Group award, TXT as Best New Male Artist, and Itzy as Best New Female Artist. The World Performer award went to Monsta X, Twice got the Best Dance Performance - Female Group award. Best solo male and female artists were Baekhyun of EXO and Chungha of I.O.I., repectively.
Full list of winners can be seen here.
BTS closed the ceremony with a spectacular performance, including VCR, that left the fans of the group ecstatic.
#BTSMAMA2019 #BTSDaesangAllKill #BTSMAMASWEEP— J🌸 (@KimTaeyeon_8939) 5 December 2019
You have created history once again today! We are all so proud of you! You are truly one of a kind! Every single one of you have created a legacy! Thank you Bts! I will love you forever 💖 pic.twitter.com/k4KktAAKpE
Army (official name of fandom) were especially impressed with V and Jimin duo performance:
Vmin: I breathe while looking at you, I got you , inside those pitch black lights . pic.twitter.com/X80upUm2wa— Sarah🕊 (@swarriahk_) 4 December 2019
Another memorable performance trended worldwide as Seventeen member Wonwoo had a stunning look during the band’s performance “Fear”.
During the intro he hit with a dark vampire look, brought what appeared to be a white rose up to his face and then began to sing, startling the audience by eating the rose.
The band that evening took the “Breakthrough Achievement” award.
Wow #WONWOO and #SEVENTEEN are still on worldwide trends. Now I see why Ww’s hair has to be so unique. Because he got very important roles in this year’s event. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻🐋 good job! pic.twitter.com/0FBxpP9nP5— 𝐻𝑒𝒶𝓋𝑒𝓃 (@kikanim) 4 December 2019
Twice girl group, who won four awards this year on the back of their hit song “Fancy”, the lead single from the group's seventh EP “Fancy You”.
GOT7 boy band amazed the audience with a compilation performance with their title tracks “Eclipse” and “You Calling My Name” from their ninth and tenth mini albums “Spinning Top: Between Security & Insecurity” and “You Call My name”, which were released earlier this year.
How to Become a Meme
A collaboration song between Hwasa, from female band Mamamoo, and J.Y. Park, who is not only a well-known producer and founder of JYP Entertainment but also a successful singer, hit its climax with the woman sitting on the knee of her actual male boss. The performance was so impressive for one of the members of GOT7 - a 'boy band' under the same agency as Mamamoo, JYP Entertaiment -that Jackson Wang's shocked face became a meme shortly after the ceremony.
[#2019MAMA ]— tvN (@tvN_Asia) 4 December 2019
*when dad gets a little too excited*
JACKSON WE GOT YOU.
⭐️Subtitled Repeat of the full show will be on tvN Asia on 11 Dec 13:15 (GMT+8)⭐️#MAMAMOO #HWASA #JYP #GOT7 #JacksonWang pic.twitter.com/UGAAyDmq4I
After the ceremony JYP shared a picture of Jackson on his Instagram, and asked in both Korean and English languages if he did something wrong.
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Jackson replied on his own Instagram, mentioning JYP, and saying that he was just speechless because of the outfit.
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I was just speechless when the plastic pants made it’s entrance. I promise I promise It’s not you 😐 @asiansoul_jyp I got #FEVER After the performance 😏 . 那个塑料袋裤子出场之后我就有点惊讶而已，保证 保证 不是你 不是你 😐 您表演后我有点 FEVER 😏 . 그 비닐봉투 바지 등장 하고나서 좀 놀랬던거 뿐이에요. 장담하는데 형 아니에요 😐 무대 보고나서 대기실 가서 좀 FEVER 있는것같애요. 😏 . #JYP #JYPark #plasticbagpants #비닐봉투바지 #FEVER #塑料袋裤子
MAMA is all over the award every year and this year was no exception. GOT7 fans were outraged by the mistreatment of the band when their performance video was deleted from the Mnet’s YouTube channel, though Jackson’s meme reaction and their performance continued trending on Korean search website Naver and worldwide.
I can't understand this mistreatment like how can meet delete got 7 performance video?? All other idols videos are there?#mnet— Gotbangtan are my idols (@Prithvirani2) December 4, 2019
After the SNS were flooded with angry comments, Mnet re-uploaded the video, a day later than other groups. But fans still demand an apology and explanation from Mnet.
GOT 7 AND EXO ARE FREAKIN LEGENDS AND THEY ARE THE REASON OF ME LIKING KPOP TODAY AND YET THEY ARE BEING TREAT LIKE SHIT #EXOLsCalloutMNET #MnetApologiseToEXO #MNET_GIVE_GOT7_VIDEO #MNETapologizeToGOT7— Nana_BeepBeep (@NBeepbeep) December 5, 2019
Even though one of the biggest K-Pop fandoms – EXO-Ls – have boycotted the ceremony since 2018 for the ceremony’s stance toward their favourite group, MAMA somehow managed to displease EXO fans all over again.
On a video teaser released before the award ceremony organisers put a huge red cross on EXO performing the song titled ‘MAMA’, the same was as the event; but fans of the boy band and other fandoms was furious that the incident involved a group that did not even attend the show this year.
Im not an exo-l but u don't have to put an ❌ on exo's mama like that especially that song is more relevant that the mnet mama though. The amount of disrespect here pic.twitter.com/jp5yKMrgOn— ELF in CARATland 💎✨| suju sebong 🌻 (@yamarie_suju) December 4, 2019
The teaser was later deleted from Mnet’s official SNS without any explanation.
The Mnet Asian Music Awards (abbreviated as MAMA) is a major South Korean music awards ceremony presented every year by CJ E&M since 1999.