The newly rebranded MAMA Awards 2022 (formerly known as Mnet Asian Music Awards) ended the month of November with a lot of surprises.
The 2022 MAMA Awards was held for two days at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka, Japan on November 29-30. The first chapter (Day 1) was hosted by singer Jeon Somi, while the second chapter (Day 2) was hosted by actor Park Bogum.
RED CARPET (Chapters 1 & 2)
The first day of the 2022 MAMA Awards was filled with K-Idols taking on the Red Carpet with their stylish outfits. Ahn Hyun Mo, Nam Yoon Su, and Gabee hosted the red carpet premiere introducing the following performing artists and presenters: DKZ, Lee Jung, LE SSERAFIM, NMIXX, Kep1er, Kwak Yoon Gy, JO1, Kang Han Na, Imada Mio, FORESTELLA, BIBI, Hyolyn, Lee Jae Wook, Pak Se Ri, Park Sung Hoon, TOMORROW X TOGETHER, Park Sung Hoon, Joo Jong Hyuk, Street Man Fighter, KARA, Kang Daniel, Stray Kids, and MC Jeon Somi.
The second day was filled with more stars taking on the Red Carpet with Ahn Hyun Mo, Nam Yoon Su, and Aiki hosting the red carpet and introducing the following performing artists and presenters: NewJeans, Kim Hae Jun, Lee Eun Ji, TEMPEST, Ahn So Hee, INI, ITZY, IVE, Yeo Jin Goo, Jaurim, Moon Ga Young, NiziU, Woo Do Hwan, Han Sun Hwa, Monika, ENHYPEN, Hwang Min Hyun, Kim So Hyun, Lim Young Woong, (G)I-DLE, Zico, Sakaguchi Kentaro, Kim Yuna, Jung Woo SungHwang Jung Min, J-Hope, J-Hope, and MC Park Bogum.
The 2022 MAMA Awards was filled with spectacular performances, collaboration stages, and more surprises from the performing lineup of artists.
Chapter 1 includes performances from KARA, Stray Kids, TXT, LE SSERAFIM, IVE, NewJeans, NMIXX, Kep1er, Kang Daniel, Hyolyn, DKZ, Street Man Fighter, BIBI, Leejung Lee, FORESTELLA, and JO1.
One of the most notable stages came from the collaboration of five monster rookies: NewJeans, LE SSEAFIM, NMIXX, Kep1er, and IVE. It’s a collab to remember as they all came together and split up into special units to cover each other’s debut songs. Here’s why this is a collaboration to remember:
Another notable stage on the first day was the return of the legendary girl group KARA. They reunited at the MAMA stage to give you nostalgia with a medley of their smash hits including their much-awaited comeback with “WHEN I MOVE”.
The night ended with a great stage performance from Stray Kids as they perform the MAMA version of “Venom” and “Maniac”.
Chapter 2 gave us more performances and collaboration stages from BTS’s J-Hope, ITZY, ENHYPEN, (G)I-DLE, IVE, TREASURE, NewJeans, Zico, NiziU, Im Young Woong, INI, TEMPEST, Jung Jae Il, Tiger JK, 3RACHA (Stray Kids’ Bang Chan, Changbin, Han), “Street Man Fighter,” and Jaurim.
One of the main highlights of the night came from (G)I-DLE with their performances of “My Bag” (which also showed the strong rap skills of Jeon Soyeon) and “TOMBOY” with Jaurim as part of their collaboration stage. Jaurim also performed “Twenty Five, Twenty One” and “Boxing Helena” with (G)I-DLE’s Miyeon and Minnie:
Can’t get enough of this viral track from Street Man Fighter and Zico? Watch this performance from the MAMA stage!
Also, IVE’s stage performance with not one, not two, but all three of their title tracks since their debut a year ago including the SONG OF THE YEAR, “LOVE DIVE”.
And last but not the least, the performance of the MOST POPULAR MALE ARTIST and member of the MAMA Platinum awardee BTS in this year’s MAMA Awards, none other than j-hope!
K-pop rookie girl group IVE won their second Daesang (Grand Prize) in their career at this year’s MAMA Awards with their hit track “LOVE DIVE” (released in April 2022) as the Song of the Year. They are now the third rookie group to win a Daesang and a rookie award at MAMA in the same year. They also won Favorite Artist, Best New Artist, and Best Dance Performance (Female Group) for a total of 4 awards.
While BTS won 4 Daesangs this year including Record of the Year for their Anthology album “Proof”, Yogibo Worldwide Icon of the Year (for the fifth time), KakaoBank Everyone’s Star Award, Worldwide Fans’ Choice, and the special award called “MAMA Platinum” for creating “a global cultural phenomenon beyond K-pop”. The MAMA Platinum Award recognizes BTS’s MAMA achievements in all four Daesang (Grand Prize) categories, including Worldwide Icon of the Year, Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year over the years.
Lastly, a new award “Favorite New Artist” was introduced and was given to four different groups: IVE, NMIXX, LE SSERAFIM, and Kep1er.
Here are your 2022 MAMA Awards winners:
Worldwide Fans’ Choice (BONSANG):
BLACKPINK, BTS, ENHYPEN, GOT7, NCT DREAM, PSY, SEVENTEEN, Stray Kids, TREASURE, TXT
Favorite New Artist: IVE, LE SSERAFIM, NMIXX, Kep1er
Yogibo Chill Artist: Stray Kids
Favorite Asian Artist: JO1
Best Music Video: BLACKPINK (“Pink Venom”)
Best Male Group: BTS
Best Female Group: BLACKPINK
Best New Artist (Male): Xdinary Heroes
Best New Artist (Female): IVE
Favorite Girl Group: (G)I-DLE
The Most Popular Group: Stray Kids
The Most Popular Male Artist: BTS’s J-Hope
Best Male Artist: Im Young Woong
Best Female Artist: TWICE’s Nayeon
Best Collaboration: PSY’s “That That” [prod. & feat. SUGA of BTS]
Best Dance Performance (Solo): PSY’s “That That” [prod. & feat. SUGA of BTS]
Best Dance Performance (Male Group): SEVENTEEN’s “HOT”
Best Dance Performance (Female Group): IVE’s “LOVE DIVE”
Best Vocal Performance (Group): BIGBANG’s “Still Life”
Best Vocal Performance (Solo): Girls’ Generation Taeyeon’s “INVU”
Best Band Performance: Xdinary Heroes (“Happy Death Day”)
Best Hip Hop & Urban Music: Jay Park’s “GANADARA” Ft. IU
Best OST: MeloMance “Love, Maybe” from “A Business Proposal” OST
Breakout Producer: Min Hee Jin
Global Music Trend Leader: Zico
Inspiring Achievement: Jaurim
DAESANG (GRAND PRIZES):
Yogibo Worldwide Icon of the Year: BTS
MAMA Platinum: BTS
Artist of the Year: BTS
Album of the Year: “Proof” by BTS
Song of the Year: IVE “LOVE DIVE”
Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s MAMA Awards! -HallyuLife.com
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