The 2017 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) has announced the winners for its professional categories.
2017 MAMA’s third award ceremony, dedicated to recognizing the work of technical and artistic professionals in Asia’s music industries, was held in Hong Kong on November 30. Nominees for this year’s awards were professionals who have been active in the Korean or larger Asian music industries from October 27, 2016 to October 18, 2017. Winners were chosen by a panel of judges composed of culture and music experts from all over Asia.
BigHit Entertainment founder Bang Shi Hyuk, who received the Best Executive award at 2016 MAMA, made a special key note speech at the ceremony. His speech topic was “coexistence,” and he spoke about BTS’ success and the Western music market. In his conclusion he said, “The work of all the dedicated artists and producers who have been working towards the development of K-pop has played a decisive role in BTS’s leap forward. If not for K-pop’s amazing previous accomplishments, BTS would not have been able to achieve these accomplishments. I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks.”
Check out the list of winners of the professional categories at 2017 MAMA below.
Best Visual and Art Director: Yang
Best Choreographer: Choi Youngjun
Best Video Director: Atsushi Makino
Best Engineer: Dat Nguyen Minh
Best Producer: PDogg
Best Executive: George Trivino
Best Composer: Raisa Andriana and Isyana Sarasvati
Bang Shi Hyuk shared a photo of himself with BigHit Entertainment producer Pdogg to celebrate his big win.
— hitman (@hitmanb) November 30, 2017
Congratulations to all the winners!
Meanwhile, 2017 MAMA is currently gearing up for its final ceremony, which will be held on December 1 in Hong Kong and will feature the announcements of awards including Artist of the Year and Album of the Year.