EXO, BTS, Twice, Red Velvet, Wanna One win big at 2017 MAMA

The 2017 Mnet Asian Music Awards, more popularly known as MAMA, recently concluded this year’s awards with a spectacular show at the AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong last December 1.

For its 19th year, MAMA, in partnership with Qoo10, celebrated the achievements of various Asian musical artists in their grandest showcase to date. The 2017 edition was held in three different countries on four separate dates with the Vietnam stage kickstarting the awards ceremony at the Hoa Binh Theatre on November 25 followed by the Japan stage held at the Yokohama Arena on November 29.

With the theme “Coexistence”, this year’s award show culminated with the biggest stage in Hong Kong, highlighted by performances of some of the hottest musical acts and idol groups in South Korea such as Dynamic Duo, Super Junior, BTS, Wanna One, and EXO among others.

Wanna One, Red Velvet, Twice, BTS, and EXO emerged as the biggest winners in this year’s edition with the rookie group winning the Best Male Group award, Red Velvet getting the Best Female Group trophy, Twice winning Qoo10’s Song of the Year for their hit song “Signal”, BTS taking home Qoo10’s Artist of the Year Award, and EXO bagging Qoo10’s Album of the Year award for their fourth million-selling album, “The War”.

The ceremonies were also attended by popular celebrities such as Seo Kang Joon, Kim Yoo Jung, Nam Joo Hyuk, Jisoo, Kim So Hyun, Takeru Satoh, Song Joong Ki, and Park Bo Gum.

Here is the complete list of 2017 MAMA awardees:

Hong Kong (December 1)

Best Hip Hop and Urban Music: Heize

Best Band Performance: Hyukoh

Best Music Video: BTS, “Spring Day”

Best Collaboration: Dynamic Duo X Chen

Style in Music: Sunmi

Best Vocal Performance (Solo): Heize, “You, Clouds, Rain”

Best Vocal Performance (Group): Bolbbalgan4, “Tell Me You Love Me”

Best Dance Performance (Solo): Taemin, “Move”

New Asian Artist: NCT 127

Best Female Artist: IU

Best Female Group: Red Velvet

Best Male Group: Wanna One

Best Asian Style in Hong Kong: BTS

Best OST: Ailee, “I Will Go To You Like The First Snow” (Goblin)

World Performer: GOT7

Best Asian Artist (Mandarin): Karen Mok Man-wai

Qoo10’s Artist of the Year: BTS

Qoo10’s Album of the Year: EXO, “The War”

Hong Kong (November 30)

Best Producer of the Year: Pdogg (South Korea)

Best Visual & Art Director of the Year: Yang (South Korea)

Best Choreographer of the Year: Youngjun Choi (South Korea)

Best Video Director of the Year: Atsushi Makino (Japan)

Best Engineer of the Year: Dat Nguyen Minh (Vietnam)

Best Executive of the Year: George Trivino (China)

Best Composer of the Year: Raisa Andriana & Isyana Sarasvati (Indonesia)

Japan (November 29)

Best Asian Artist (Japan): AKB48

Best New Female Artist: Pristin

Best New Male Artist: Wanna One

Best of Next Award (Female): Chung Ha

Best of Next Award (Male): Wanna One

Inspired Achievement: Yasushi Akimoto

Best Asian Style (Japan): EXO-CBX

Discovery of the Year: NU’EST W

Best Male Artist: Zico

Best Concert Performer: Monsta X

Mwave Global Fans’ Choice: EXO

Best Dance Performance (Female Group): Twice, “Signal”

Best Dance Performance (Male Group): Seventeen, “Don’t Wanna Cry”

Qoo10’s Song of the Year: Twice, “Signal”

Vietnam (November 25)

Favorite Veitnamese Artist: Sơn Tùng M-TP

Best Asian Artist (Indonesia): Agnez Mo

Best Asian Artist (Singapore): Aisyah Aziz

Best Asian Artist (Thailand): Lula

Best Asian Artist (Vietnam): Tóc Tiên

Worldwide Favorite Artist: Seventeen

Link to performances c/o Mnet’s official YouTube page:

Super Junior – Black Suit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZvOjTzh2OU

Wanna One – Energetic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AE-YUT3yd7Q

BTS – DNA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zAR_yQFD2w

EXO – The Eve + Ko Ko Bop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbRvUreNEVA

Sunmi and Taemin – Gashina: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulhcL1b69Ig

GOT7 and Day6 – Never Ever: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOvZ85y8hHE

Monsta X – Beautiful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmnGfSr79Zo

Seventeen and NU’EST – Heaven: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmJxuU7I15A

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