Big Bang's G-Dragon & 2NE1's CL Start Off 2013 MAMA On A Winning Note
By Adrienne Stanley | November 22, 2013 09:06 AM EST
Within the first hour of the four hour 2013 MAMA ceremony Big Bang's leader G-Dragon received the Nissan Juke Best Music Video Award and 2NE1's CL was the winner of the Best Dance Performance-Female Solo Award. During the Red Carpet, many artists expressed excitement for the comeback stages of Big Bang, TOP's solo stage, as well as 2NE1. G-Dragon also received the award for Best Male Artist, which was given to him by America's very own living Barbie, Paris Hilton. G-Dragon thanked YG Family and his fans, VIP for the win. Audiences were treated to humorous expressions and plenty of aegyo from G-Dragon, as well as his group mate Seungri.
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MAMA 2013 opened with performances by Jaurim, Jay Park, and Lee Ha Neul with the Enter the Dragon stage. It was a fusion of rock and hip hop that was very well received by the audience.
Other performance highlights included a very sexy stage by Trouble Maker of Now. Audiences went wild for HyunA's sensual dance and a very passionate kiss at the end of the stage. Big Bang's G-Dragon and Seungri were particularly funny throughout this performance showing approval for the artists.
INFINITE delivered a very powerful rendition of BTD which segued into Destiny. The group highlighted their trademark synchronization, as well as their rap skills throughout their performance. It is obvious that the group has gained a lot of skill from their world tour.
2NE1 closed out the first hour of MAMA, beginning with their performance of Lonely which led to the live stage of their new ballad Missing You.
Other winners in the first hour of the award included Sistar's win for Best Dance Performance-Female Group and Crayon Pop for Best New Female Artist. The Discovery of the Year award was given to BaechiGi and Best Asian Artist China was awarded to Aaron Kwok.
With the performances and awards just beginning, it is obvious that there will be many more surprises to come. 2013 MAMA is definitely a reflection of the worldwide votes and the 2 billion plus worldwide viewers. With broadcasts and live streams held throughout the world, 2013 MAMA has proven to be an event for true music fans.
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