Mnet Responds to Reports of 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards Being Held in Hong Kong This Year

2020 Mnet Asian Music Awards
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Mnet has released a statement regarding the 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards.

It was reported by Korean media outlet, Ilgan Sports, that CJ ENM (Mnet) is openly discussing the possibility of holding this year's Mnet Asian Music Awards in Hong Kong this coming December. 

Keep on reading to know more.

Mnet Responds to Reports of 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards Being Held in Hong Kong This Year 

Regarding the reports, Mnet has told Newsen on July 20 that the venue for the Mnet Asian Music Awards has not yet been decided.

In addition, they are selecting a venue that is the most safe, as the safety of their artists and staff are their top priority.

Last year, Mnet held the 2020 Mnet Asian Music Awards in a non-face-to-face manner to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Mnet Asian Music Awards MAMA
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2017 Mnet Asian Music Awards in Japan

Instead, various cutting-edge technologies were introduced to produce the show, such as volumetric display, a new technology that decorated the stage with augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and extended reality (XR). 

Meanwhile, other information regarding this year's Mnet Asian Music Awards has not yet been given except that it will be held in December.

What is the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA)?

The Mnet Asian Music Awards, also commonly known as MAMA, is one of the major music award shows in South Korea. Although majority of the awards are given to Korean artists, there are also categories which gives an award to other artists - mostly within Asia.

In addition, it is also well-known that Mnet Asian Music Awards usually holds its ceremony outside of South Korea, with Hong Kong and Japan being the country they held the awards show the most in.

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Mnet Asian Music Awards MAMA
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2017 Mnet Asian Music Awards in Japan

The Mnet Asian Music Awards have three award categories: The Grand Prizes (Daesang), competitive awards, and special awards.

There are four Grand Prizes, such as Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and the newly added Worldwide Icon of the Year.

Only a total of 11 artists has won a Daesang in Mnet Asian Music Awards history, including BTS, EXO, BIGBANG, 2NE1, TWICE, Super Junior, BIGBANG's G-Dragon, TVXQ, SG Wannabe, Boa, and H.O.T.

The artist with the most Daesangs is BTS, who currently has 13 Daesangs won on the awards show. The seven-member group received their first Daesang back in 2016 - three years after their debut.

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BTS, MAMA
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2017 Mnet Asian Music Awards, BTS wins Artist of the Year

Following BTS with the most Daesangs is EXO, who has won six Daesangs on Mnet Asian Music Awards. The first time they had received a Daesang is in 2013 - just a year after making their debut.

Meanwhile, the Mnet Asian Music Awards first began in 1999.

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Written by Robyn Joan

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