The Mnet Asian Music Awards return to the stage this year in a live setup with Ed Sheeran as one of the night’s top performers.
The news was shared by Mnet Chief Producer Park Chan-Wook, who also announced this year’s awards theme, “Make Some Noise.”
“We won’t be able to invite a lot of people into the audience, but we think it’s a big change that artists and audience meet. It will be carried out in accordance with government guidelines for disease prevention, ”Park said at a press conference on Tuesday.
Park said Sheeran’s performance will be one of the highlights of the event. “Ed Sheeran wrote BTS’s” Permission to Dance. He has K-pop ties. He was the singer who performed “Bad Habits,” one of Korea’s most beloved pop songs this year. He is preparing a performance version MAMA.
Other special performances from the highly anticipated annual awards show include the eight crews of “Street Woman Fighter” and a collaborative performance between members of top fourth-generation K-pop groups that have yet to be revealed. by Mnet.
Another highlight of the show is the performance of the disbanded boy group Wanna One who will reunite on stage for a special number.
“The members are full of impatience. The production team prepares with various ideas in mind. We are going to create a scene that will be like a gift for the fans, ”Park said in the Soompi report.
K-pop veteran and record producer Hyori Lee will host this year’s MAMA and is MAMA’s first female host.
MAMA 2021 will be held at CJ ENM’s Contents World in Paju City, Gyeonggi Province. It will be broadcast live on December 11 via a platform that has yet to be announced by the organizers.
See the full list of MAMA nominees here.
Meanwhile, Kim Hyun-Soo, head of the music content division of entertainment and mass media company CJ ENM, announced plans to hold future MAMA ceremonies in the United States as K-pop continues to expand its reach globally.
“We will expand the host countries to the Asian market and other neighboring regions and later welcome MAMA to the United States,” he said at the press conference, Soompi reported.
He continued, “While focusing on K-pop, we will invite celebrities who represent South Korea in movies, dramas and the K lifestyle and strengthen communication with the 15-24 year old generation. , present unique storytelling content and strengthen the global data that reflects the growing status of K-pop.