2022 MAMA Confirmed To Be Held In Japan
The 2022 MAMA Awards (hereafter MAMA) will be held in Osaka, Japan!
On August 24, CJ ENM shared, “In line with changes in the global music market where K-pop’s influence is expanding from Asia to the world, we will be re-branding ‘Mnet Asian Music Awards’ to ‘MAMA Awards.’ While establishing a differentiated identity as an award ceremony, we will show stages and performances with the iconic scenes of the MAMA Awards. We will further expand and evolve from MAMA, which has been known to let the world know about K-pop, and become the world’s No. 1 K-pop awards show to officially promote the true value of K-pop to the world.”
They gave details about the event, saying, “The 2022 MAMA will be held at Kyocera Dome Osaka in Japan for two days from November 29 to 30. Kyocera Dome Osaka, an indoor sports stadium that can accommodate about 40,000 people, is a familiar place for K-pop fans at home and abroad as a number of K-pop stars have already held concerts here several times. The 2022 MAMA, which will be the first to have a ceremony for two consecutive days at Kyocera Dome, will be broadcast live worldwide through major global digital channels, including YouTube.”
Kim Hyun Soo, the head of CJ ENM Music Content Division, commented, “Until now, MAMA has continued to explore new possibilities beyond the boundaries of Asia, and in the process, we are confident that it has served as an outpost for numerous K-pop artists to advance to the global stage. This year, through the traditional performances of an awards ceremony that represents K-pop and shows that can only be seen on 2022 MAMA, we will prove that MAMA Awards is the world’s No. 1 K-pop awards ceremony that provide unique values and experiences of K-pop around the world.”
The 2021 MAMA was held at CJ ENM’s Contents World in Paju City. Check out last year’s performances here!