The 2012 Korean Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) was a star-studded event on 30 November in which many global stars attended the ceremony.
Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Korean superstars like PSY, Super Junior, Big Bang, Song Seung Heon (宋承宪), Choi Ji-woo (崔智友) brought glamour to the event. Other Asian big names such as Jackie Chan (成龙), Leehom Wang (王力宏), Simon Yam (任达华) and Angelababy also attended the glittering event.
PSY becomes biggest winner
Undoubtedly, PSY is the biggest winner of the night. The international sensation swept four awards at 2012 MAMA, namely Best Dance Performance (Solo), International Favourite Artist, Best Music Video and one of MAMA’s grand prizes, Song of the Year.
PSY also performed his infectious horse-riding dance and many audiences, including Big Bang and KARA sang and danced along with his hit song, Gangnam Style. Even Jackie Chan becomes his fan and called him a role model to show that dreams could come true. PSY also excitedly displayed a picture with Jackie on his Weibo and wrote, “I got big congrats from this man!!”
Accepting interviews after the awards ceremony, PSY said that it was beyond his expectations that Gangnam Style attained 800 million hits on YouTube. PSY also disclosed that he was in the midst of preparing his new album and would release in March next year. The South Korean rapper also expressed his wish to develop his music career into the China market and hoped to thank his Chinese fans personally soon.
Big Bang beats Super Junior
Korean pop group, Big Bang beat Super Junior to clinch the Best Male Group. Big Bang also took home the grand prize – Artist of the Year and Guardian Angel Worldwide Performer. It’s member, G-Dragon was also awarded the Best Male Artist.
Taiwanese singer Leehom Wang was awarded the Best Asian Artist and Joey Yung (容祖兒) was the winner for TVB’s Choice award.
The list of winners are as follows:
Grand Prize: Song of the Year – PSY / Gangnam Style
Grand Prize: Artist of the Year – Big Bang
Grand Prize: Album of the Year – Super Junior / Sexy, Free & Single
Best New Female Artist – Ailee / Heaven
Best New Male Artist – Busker Busker / Cherry Blossom Ending
Best Female Artist – IU / You and I
Best Male Artist – G-Dragon / Crayon
Best Female Group – SISTAR / Alone
Best Male Group – Big Bang / Fantastic Baby
Best Global Group (Female) – KARA / Pandora
Best Global Group (Male) – Super Junior / Sexy, Free & Single
Best Collaboration Performance – Trouble Maker / Trouble Maker
Best Original Soundtrack – Seo In Guk & Jeong Eun Ji / All for you (Reply1997)
Best Music Video – PSY / Gangnam Style
Best Rap Performance – Epik High / Up
Best Band Performance – Busker Busker / Cherry Blossom Ending
Best Dance Performance (Solo) – PSY / Gangnam Style
Best Dance Performance (Male Group) – SHINee / Sherlock
Best Dance Performance (Female Group) – f(x) / Electric Shock
Best Vocal Performance (Solo) – K-Will / I Need You
Best Vocal Performance (Group) – Davichi / We Were in Love
Guardian Angel Worldwide Performer – Big Bang
International Favourite Artist – PSY
MNET PD’s Choice Award – B.A.P
Best Asian Artist – Leehom Wang
Best Asian Artist China- Li Yuchun
Best Asian Artist Indonesia – Agnes Monica
Best Asian Artist Japan – AKB48
Best Asian Artist Philippines – Sarah Geronimo
Best Asian Artist Singapore – Taufik Batisah
Best Asian Artist Vietnam – My Tam
Best New Asian Group- EXO
Best New Asian Artist China- TimeZ
Best New Asian Artist Thailand: Natthew
TVB Choice Award- Joey Yung
Catch PSY performance at 2012 MAMA
Catch Big Bang performance at 2012 MAMA
Source: jmnews.com.cn, orientaldaily, mama.interest.me
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