Come 30th November 2012 (Friday), Hong Kong will face a K-pop invasion. The 2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards (more commonly referred to as MAMA), one of the major K-pop music award ceremonies is slated to happen at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Helmed by Mnet Media, in 2010, MAMA was taken out of its comfort zone (Seoul) and held outside of the country for the very first time, at Venetian Resort Macao in China. The following year, Mnet Media chose the Singapore Indoor Stadium as its venue. MAMA is usually broadcasted live in 13 countries across Asia including South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, and Cambodia. The show is also broadcasted online from Mnet’s website, Sohu, and AllKPop for the rest of the world.
This year, Korean boy group Super Junior, BIGBANG, Sistar, PSY, and Wang Lee Hom are all slated to appear on 2012 MAMA. As you might already know, BIGBANG’s major comeback with their fifth mini-album, “ALIVE” has taken the world by storm. So much so that it earned them a prestigious slot to appear on the 2012 MAMA schedule.
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Confirmed to appear alongside them would be Korean girl group, Sistar, whose album has consistently received high praises, love, and attention since its release in June. The girls continue their rise to stardom and their 2012 MAMA performance will perhaps be the one true testament to their success.
Upon the official announcement, the director of the awards show stated, “MAMA will bring audience the world-class performances. Not only the PSY’s hot performances, other leading KPOP idols including, Super Junior, BigBang, Sistar, etc. along with the very talented Lee Hom Wang will be joining together for the best performances, please stay tuned for MAMA”. (Source)
And stay tuned, we will. 2012 MAMA will be broadcast live at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 30th November 2012 (Friday). To vote for your favourite K-Pop artiste/group, click!