70,000 Ok-pop followers to flock to Osaka for 2022 Mama Awards

70,000 Ok-pop followers to flock to Osaka for 2022 Mama Awards
70,000 Ok-pop followers to flock to Osaka for 2022 Mama Awards

2022 Mama Awards brand brand (CJ NEM)

As soon as the most important Ok-pop awards present in Asia, the Mama Awards are embarking on a journey to turn out to be a world music competition.

Rebranded from the unique Mnet Asian Music Awards, the 2022 Mama Awards will happen over two days, beginning Tuesday on the Kyocera Dome in Osaka, Japan.

CJ ENM, the native leisure conglomerate organizing the awards, expects to see the awards’ largest viewers this yr, with round 70,000 folks anticipated to attend the present over the 2 days, and extra world followers becoming a member of in from world wide by way of livestream.

Underneath this yr’s slogan “We Are Ok-pop,” the ceremony will probably be lit up with a star-studded lineup of performers and presenters.

Headlining the 2022 Mama Awards will probably be BTS’ J-Hope’s solo efficiency on Wednesday. Based on CJ ENM, the artist contributed his personal concepts and to place his distinctive contact on the efficiency. J-Hope will ship the message “I’m your hope” by way of a efficiency centering on his field of various egos and the feelings and tales inside it.

“After watching his present, the viewers could have a ‘hope,’ identical to his identify, deeply engraved of their hearts,” the organizers stated by way of a press assertion Monday.

Unprecedented collaborations between artists of various generations will spotlight the awards present, together with a joint efficiency by the 5 at the moment hottest rookie woman teams. CJ ENM stated in Monday’s assertion that Ive, Kep1er, NMIXX, Le Sserafim and NewJeans will share one stage. On Tuesday, the 32 of them will divide into new teams to showcase an unique model of every of the act’s debut songs, in what’s going to undoubtedly be a memorable efficiency.

2022 Mama Awards announces J-Hope of BTS as a performing artist. (CJ ENM)

2022 Mama Awards proclaims J-Hope of BTS as a performing artist. (CJ ENM)

Extra never-before-seen collaborations, one that includes Stray Youngsters’ manufacturing trio 3Racha, music director Jung Jae-il of Oscar winner “Parasite” and legendary hip-hop artist Tiger JK, in addition to one other between Ok-pop act (G)I-dle and rock band Jaurim, are additionally within the works.

Different performers embrace Kara, Hyolyn, Forestella, Bibi, Zico, Lim Younger-woong, NiziU, INI and the crews of Mnet’s widespread dance competitors “Avenue Man Fighter.”

The presenters will even embrace among the nation’s greatest names, together with actors Hwang Jung-min and Jung Woo-sung, determine skating legend Kim Yuna, golf famous person Pak Se-ri and quick monitor speedskater Kwak Yoon-gy.

Ok-pop singer Jeon Somi will take the mic on the primary day for internet hosting duties, whereas actor Park Bo-gum will emcee the present the following day.

This yr marks the primary time the occasion is being held beneath its newly revised identify, the Mama Awards. In August, CJ ENM introduced the rebranding of the Mnet Asian Music Awards to the Mama Awards to display its new objective to take the occasion past the realm of Asia to the larger world.

The Mama Awards kicked off in 1999 as South Korea’s first video music awards beneath the identify Mnet Video Music Awards, and adjusted its identify to the Mnet Asian Music Awards in 2009. It has since been held yearly in areas round Asia together with Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong, and has grown to turn out to be Asia’s greatest music awards present.

The 2-day occasion will kick off every day with a crimson carpet occasion at 4 p.m., Korean time, with the primary ceremony at 6 p.m. The occasion will probably be aired dwell in South Korea by way of Mnet on TV and livestreamed world wide by way of numerous Mnet YouTube channels.

By Choi Ji-won ([email protected])


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