2015 MAMA: BIGBANG and EXO Take Home The Grand Prizes

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BIGBANG was the big winner this year, taking home “Worldwide Favorite Artist,” “Song of the Year” and the grand prize “Artist of the Year.”  This was their third time winning “Artist of the Year,” having also done so in 2008 and 2012.

EXO, had four awards, including “Best Male Group” and also “Album of the Year” for the third year in a row. It was a dominant night for SM Entertainment as Girls’ Generation won “Best Girl Group,” SHINee won “Best Male Dance” and Red Velvet with “Best Female Dance.”

The biggest performance of the night was easily 2NE1 coming back together on stage as a complete group. With a lot of focus put onto CL’s solo debut, many did not see this one coming. Hopefully we can see a 2NE1 comeback soon.

Watch all of the performances from the show here.

Full list of winners

Next Generation Asian Artist: MONSTA X
Best Asian Style: EXO
Best New Male Artist: iKON
Best New Female Artist: Twice
Best Music Video: BIGBANG – “Bae Bae”
Best Solo Dance Performance: HyunA – “Roll Deep”
Best Rap Performance: San E – “Me You”
Best Female Artist: Taeyeon
Best Male Artist: Park Jin Young
Worldwide Favorite Artist: BIGBANG
Best Asian Artist – Japan – AKB48
Best Asian Artist – Thailand – POTATO
Best Asian Artist – Vietnam – Dong Nhi
Best Asian Artist – Singapore – Stefanie Sun Yanzi
Best Asian Artist – Indonesian  -Ran
Best Asian Artist – Mandarin – Jolin Tsai
Global Fans’ Choice Female: f(x)
Global Fans’ Choice Male: EXO
Best Vocal Performance: Zion.T
Best Dance Performance Female: Red Velvet
Best Dance Performance Male: SHINee
Worldwide Inspiration Award: Pet-shop Boys
Best Collaboration: Zion.T & Crush
Best Band Performance: CNBLUE
2015 MAMA World Performer: BTS
Best Female Group: Girls’ Generation
Best Male Group: EXO
Song of the Year: BIGBANG: “Bang Bang Bang”
Album of the Year: EXO – “Exodus”
Artist of the Year: BIGBANG

* Daesang (Grand Prize) Awards


Are you ready for the 2015 MNET Asian Music Awards? Taking place tonight, December 2 in Hong Kong, the event features this year’s biggest acts in K-Pop. We can expect to see many amazing performances throughout the night and many other special surprises.

Expected performance lineup: BIGBANG, BTS, CL, EXO, f(x), GOT7, iKON, JYP, Pet Shop Boys, PSY, SHINee, Taeyeon, Zion.T, San E, Seventeen, Monsta X, HyunA, Jessi

Nominee list 

Things to look out for:
– Comeback stages: BTS “Run,” PSY “Daddy” and CL “Hello Bi+ches.”
– EXO will reveal Korean version of their Japanese single “Drop That.”
– Who will win the ‘group of death’?: Male Artist of the Year – BIGBANG, EXO, BTS, SHINee, Super Junior, Shinhwa
– Where are all the girl groups? Solo stages by Taeyeon, HyunA, and CL.
– Will BIGBANG perform “Fantastic Baby” at MAMA for the fourth year in the row?

For fun, we made a bingo card of things that may happen. Check it out here and play along!

Red Carpet: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm KST
MAMA Awards: 8:00 pm- 12:00 am KST

You can live stream the event though Mnet, KCON USA, or YouTube. (Some countries may be blocked)

Morning Press Conference: K-Pop Stars Divulge, Just a Little, About Their Performances at 2015 MAMA

Red Carpet: (In order of appearance)

SEVENTEEN, Monsta X, GOT7 Ha Seok Jin, Seo Kang Jun & Kim So Eun, Zion.T & Crush, Hong So Ah, Yeo Jin Goo & Kim So Hyun, Taeyeon, iKON, Kim Kang Woo, Soohyun,  BTS,  f(x), Son Ho Jun & Yoo Yeon Seok, Ko A Sung, Jessi, Choo Ja Hyun, HyunA, Lee Kwang Soo & Park Bo Young, Han Chae Young, Park Shin Hye, SHINee, Han Hyo Joo,  Gong Hyo Jin,

View HQ photos:  K-Pop Stars Shine at the 2015 MAMA Red Carpet

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Red Carpet Performances SEVENTEEN, MONSTA X, Vivian Koo, GOT7

Live Recap: