Hong Kong continues to be the home for K-Pop invasion as Asia’s greatest music ceremony festival, Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) is slated to happen at the Hong Kong AsiaWorld-Expo on December 12, 2014.
Previously known as MMF (Mnet Music Video Festival) and MKMF (Mnet KM Music Video Festival), the 16th music ceremony festival will be held outside of their homeland in South Korea for the fourth time since 2010.
This will be the third consecutive year that Mnet is holding their ceremony in Hong Kong since the 2012 MAMA was held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. With the slogan “Music Makes One”, the ceremony aims to gather the fans around the world, bringing together diverse culture under one roof. The ceremony is usually broadcasted live in 4 major continents including Asia, Europe, North America, and Oceania and thus, taking lead in spreading K-Pop worldwide.
Alongside the news, Mnet also announced its first line-up of performers for the annual music awards.
EXO and BIGBANG‘s members, G-Dragon and Taeyang are set to perform on stage during the upcoming music awards. Back in 2012, EXO won the Best New Asian Group award despite being relatively new in the K-Pop music scene. In the same year, BIGBANG also won “Artist of the Year” award while its leader, G-Dragon aka Kwon Ji-yong, claimed the “Best Male Solo” award for his own.
After unveiling his long-awaited solo album, Taeyang is expected to perform some of his title tracks from the album including “Eyes, Nose, Lips” and “1AM“. Currently touring around Asia for their “The Lost Planet” Tour, EXO is also expected to perform “Overdose”, which was released earlier in May this year.
The voting page for the award is currently open with 17 award categories, including Union Pay Artist of the Year and Union Pay Song of the year. The voting ends at 12am on December 3, 2014.
We’ll leave you now with one of our all-time favourite MAMA performances, K-pop idol boy goup BIGBANG’s epic performance at MAMA 2012:
So, what are you waiting for? Start voting for your favourite artistes now! For more information, visit MAMA’s official website.