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2019 MAMA Takes Blow from Police Probe over Mnet Survival Show

2019 MAMA Takes Blow from Police Probe over Mnet Survival Show

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The upcoming 2019 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) are taking another heavy blow as an ongoing police probe over the music channel’s idol survival shows is eating into its lineup. Earlier this week, police took into custody the director and chief producer of Mnet’s high-profile audition show, “Produce 101,” [...]

MAMA Stirs Controversy with Decision to Hold This Year’s Event in Japan

MAMA Stirs Controversy with Decision to Hold This Year’s Event in Japan

SEOUL, Sept. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — CJ ENM is generating a bit of controversy over its choice of Japan as the sole destination for this year’s Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) despite unprecedented trade and diplomatic rows between Seoul and Tokyo. A week earlier, the media and entertainment unit of the conglomerate CJ unveiled Nagoya [...]

Asia’s Biggest K-pop Awards MAMA to Hit Nagoya, Defying Diplomatic Row

Asia’s Biggest K-pop Awards MAMA to Hit Nagoya, Defying Diplomatic Row

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), the biggest K-pop award event in Asia, has chosen Japan’s Nagoya as the destination for its 2019 ceremony despite a deepening diplomatic row between Seoul and Tokyo. The 2019 MAMA is scheduled for Dec. 4 at the 30,000-seat Nagoya Dome, the organizer, CJ ENM, [...]

Asia’s Biggest K-pop Awards MAMA Reconsiders Japan, Hong Kong as Event Venues

Asia’s Biggest K-pop Awards MAMA Reconsiders Japan, Hong Kong as Event Venues

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The Mnet Asian Music Awards, or MAMA, the biggest annual K-pop awards series held outside of South Korea, is reconsidering Japan and Hong Kong as its destinations for this year’s event, according to the event’s organizer. Having been among the biggest consumers of K-pop outside of Korea, Japan and [...]

TWICE Wins Song of Year Award at 2017 MAMA with ‘Signal’

TWICE Wins Song of Year Award at 2017 MAMA with ‘Signal’

(image: Mnet) SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Girl group TWICE has won the Song of the Year Award at the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) for the second-consecutive year with “Signal,” according to the music television network Thursday. The nine-member act was announced as the winner of the highly coveted award Wednesday at Yokohama [...]

Mnet Takes Action Against Ballot Rigging in Year-end K-pop Award

Mnet Takes Action Against Ballot Rigging in Year-end K-pop Award

SEOUL, Nov. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean cable TV music network Mnet has detected fraudulent votes cast in the upcoming 2017 Mnet Asia Music Awards (MAMA) and has eliminated the fake ballots, according to the company Friday. “From Oct. 26, 2017 to Nov. 1, 2017, ballot rigging occurred,” the company said. Mnet conducted a [...]