K-pop milestones SNSD and 2NE1 have been officially confirmed to take stage in the upcoming 2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), as well as renown rock group YB and landmark hip-hop duo Dynamic Duo.
An organizer for MAMA commented that “After the spreading of the Korean wave, K-pop skyrocketed overseas, and the idols, rock groups, and hip-hop artists that made all this possible are all going to come out on stage and perform. This year’s concert is something people should not miss.” Furthermore, he said that “Through the MAMAs, people can experience a wide range of genres and feel the charisma and talent that all these idol groups carry.”
This year’s MAMA will be held on November 29 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore, where not only the power of K-pop will be displayed but forces of pop from other nations as well, such as Singapore, Japan, Thailand, and thirteen other countries. Asian countries may be the ones participating, but the world will be watching with live streaming taking place in America, France, and seven other non-Asian continent countries.
Meanwhile the MAMA homepage is being flooded by votes of peoples’ favorite groups, with 500,000 votes being recorded on November 18, which only gives a hint to the explosion of energy and hype to be looked forward to on the 29th.