BTS, Blackpink, IU, win big at Mnet Asian Music Awards 2020

Several K-Pop stars and groups won big prizes at the 2020 Mnet Asian Music Awards (2020 MAMA) held on Sunday night.

Soompi reports that for the second time in a row, BTS bagged all four Daesangs, including “Artist of the Year”, “Album of the Year” (Map of the Soul 7), Song of the Year (Dynamite) and Icon. World of the Year.

BTS was also named Best Male Group, Best Music Video (Dynamite) and Best Dance Performance – Male Group (Dynamite), as well as one of the world’s top 10 fan picks.

Meanwhile, Blackpink won the award for Best Girl Group and Best Dance Performance – Girl Group (How You Like That). “They are also one of the Top 10 Global Fan Choices.”

IU, on the other hand, has won several awards including “Best Female Artist”, Best Vocal Performance – Solo (Blueming) and her song “Eight” in conjunction with BTS’s Suga won the “Best Collaboration” award.

The event was broadcast live worldwide, hosted by Song Joong Ki. MAMA is one of the major music awards ceremony in South Korea, first held in Seoul in 1999.

Check out the full list of winners below!

  • Artist of the year: BTS
  • Album of the Year: BTS (“Soul Map: 7”)
  • Song of the Year: BTS (“Dynamite”)
  • World Icon of the Year: BTS
  • Best Male Group: BTS
  • Best Female Group: BLACKPINK
  • Best Male Artist: EXO’s Baekhyun
  • Best Female Artist: IU
  • Best New Male Artist: TREASURE
  • Best New Female Artist: Weekly
  • Best Vocal Performance – Solo: IU (“Blueming”)
  • Best Vocal Performance – Band: MAMAMOO (“HIP”)
  • Best Dance Performance – Solo: Hwasa (“Maria”)
  • Best Dance Performance – Male Group: BTS (“Dynamite”)
  • Best Dance Performance – Girl Group: BLACKPINK (“How You Like It”)
  • Best Hip-Hop and Urban Music: Zico (“Any Song”)
  • Best Group Performance: DAY6 (“Zombie”)
  • Best Collaboration: “Eight” by IU (produced by and feat. Suga by BTS)
  • Best of Next: CRAVITY
  • Discovery of the year: ATEEZ
  • Best Music Video: BTS (“Dynamite”)
  • Best Scene: MONSTA X
  • Best OST: Gaho (“Start” of “Itaewon Class”)
  • Favorite Dance Performance – Band: TXT (“Can’t You See Me”)
  • Favorite Dance Show – Male Solo: Taemin (“Criminal”)
  • Favorite Dance Show – Female Solo: Jessi (“NUNU NANA”)
  • Favorite Male Group: NCT
  • Favorite Girl Group: IZ * ONE
  • Favorite Asian Artist: WayV
  • Favorite World Performer: SEVENTEEN
  • Most popular artist: TWICE
  • Global Top 10 Fan Choice: BTS, BLACKPINK, TWICE, MAMAMOO, SEVENTEEN, ATEEZ, GOT7, TXT, TREASURE, NCT
  • Best Asian Artist – Japan: Official Hige Dandism
  • Best Asian Artist – Mandarin: GEM
  • Best Asian Artist – Thailand: Ink Waruntorn
  • Best Asian Artist – Indonesia: Rizky Febian
  • Best Asian Artist – Vietnam: Binz
  • Best New Asian Artist – Japan: Fujii Kaze
  • Best New Asian Artist – Mandarin: Chin Siou
  • Best New Asian Artist – Thailand: Milli
  • Best New Asian Artist – Indonesia: Tiara Andini
  • Best New Asian Artist – Vietnam: Amee
  • Best New Asian Artist: JO1
  • Notable artist of realization: SEVENTEEN
  • Inspired achievement: BoA
  • Best Executive Producer of the Year: Bang Si Hyuk
  • Best Producer of the Year: Pdogg
  • Best Composer of the Year: Yovie Widianto
  • Best Engineer of the Year: Goo Jong Pil, Kwon Nam Woo
  • Best Video Director of the Year: Lumpens
  • Best Choreographer of the Year: Quang Dang
  • Best Artistic Director of the Year: MU: E

– Jannielyn Ann Bigtas / LA, GMA News


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