2019 Mnet Asian Music Awards

The 2019 Mnet Asian Music Awards ceremony, organized by CJ E&M through its music channel Mnet, took place on December 4 at Nagoya Dome, Japan. The ceremony was the 21st ceremony in the show's history, the first Mnet Asian Music Awards not to take place in Hong Kong after 7 years, and in 3 locations after 2 years.[1] This year's theme is "The NEXT DIMENSION : MUSIC". Park Bo-gum hosted the awards ceremony for the 3rd consecutive year after hosting the Japan edition of MAMA 2017 and 2018.[2]

2019 Mnet Asian Music Awards
DateDecember 4, 2019
LocationNagoya, Japan
Hosted byPark Bo-gum
Most awardsBTS (9)
Website2019mama.com
Television/radio coverage
NetworkMnet, across CJ E&M channels and other international networks, YouTube
Runtime90 minutes (Red Carpet)
240 minutes (Main Ceremony)

BTS became the first act in history to take home all four daesangs and were also the most awarded of the night with 9 awards. Moreover, they became the first act to win 4 consecutive Artist of the Year awards.[3]

Background

In August, Mnet responded to reports regarding the venues of this year's ceremony. The ongoing protests in Hong Kong and the high tension of the relations between Korea and Japan made delays to the confirmation of the venues.[4] On September 24, Mnet announced that the host location of 2019 MAMA will be at Nagoya, Japan, stating that cultural exchange must continue regardless of political issues.[5]

All songs that are eligible to be nominated are songs released from November 1, 2018 to October 23, 2019.

Criteria

DivisionOnline VotingMAMA Professional Panel
(Local + Foreign)
Music SalesRecord SalesSocial Media VotingGlobal M/V View Counts
Artist of the Year
Categories by Artist*
30%30%20%20%
Song of the Year
Categories by Genre**
20%40%30%10%
Album of the Year 40%60%
Special Prize*** 70%30%
Worldwide Icon of the Year
Global Top 10 Fans' Choice
60%20%20%
*Best New (M)ale/(F)emale Artist, Best M/F Artist, Best M/F Group
**Best Dance Performance (Solo/M/F Group), Best Vocal Performance (M/F/Group), Best HipHop & Urban Music, Best Band Performance, Best Collaboration, Best OST
***Best Music Video

Winners and nominees

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface. Online voting opened on the official MAMA website, Mwave app, and Twitter an hour after the announcement of nominees on October 24, 2019. Voting ended on December 3, 2019.

Main Awards

Artist of the Year
(Daesang)
Song of the Year
(Daesang)
Album of the Year
(Daesang)
Worldwide Icon of the Year
(Daesang)
Best Male Group Best Female Group
Best Male Artist Best Female Artist
Best Dance Performance – Male Group Best Dance Performance – Female Group
Best Dance Performance – Solo Best Vocal Performance – Solo
Best Vocal Performance – Group Best Collaboration
Best New Male Artist Best New Female Artist
Best OST Best Band Performance
Best HipHop & Urban Music Best Music Video
BTS feat. Halsey – "Boy with Luv"

Favorite Awards

Worldwide Fans' Choice Top 10
Qoo10 Favorite Male Artist Qoo10 Favorite Female Artist
Favorite Dance Performance Favorite Vocal Performance
Got7 Mamamoo

Special Awards

Category Winner
Best Asian Artist Thailand Nont Tanont
Mandarin Li Ronghao
Vietnam Hoàng Thùy Linh
Japan Aimyon
Indonesia Andmesh Kamaleng
Best New Asian Artist Thailand WANYAi
Mandarin OSN
Vietnam K-ICM & Jack
Japan King Gnu
Indonesia Stephanie Poetri
China WayV
World Performer Monsta X
International Favorite Artist Dua Lipa
Breakthrough Achievement Seventeen
Best Producer of the Year Starr Chen, Howe Chen & RAZOR
Best Composer of the Year Pdogg
Best Engineer of the Year Kwon Nam Woo
Best Art Director of the Year Yuni Yoshida
Best Video Director of the Year LUMPENS
Best Choreographer of the Year Kiel Tutin
Best Executive Producer of the Year Bang Si-hyuk

Multiple awards

The following artist(s) received three or more awards:

Awards Artist(s)
9 BTS
4 Twice

Presenters and performers

The following individuals and groups, listed in order of appearance, presented awards or performed musical numbers.[6]

Presenters

Name(s) Notes
Park Bo-gum Main Host & Presenter for Worldwide Fans' Choice
Lee Sang Yeob & Jung Hye Sung Presenter for Best Male & Female Group
Kim Byung Hyun & Yoon Ji Ni Presenter for World Performer Award, Favorite Vocal Performance & Favorite Dance Performance
Shin A Young & Saito Tsukasa Presenter for Qoo10 Favorite Male & Female Artist
Lee Yi Kyung & Karata Erika Presenter for Best New Male & Female Artist
Jimmy Fallon (recorded at NBC Studios in New York City) Presenter for Album of The Year
Sakaguchi Kentaro Presenter for Best Dance Performance – Male & Female Group
Lee Sang Yeob & Lee Yu Bi Presenter for Worldwide Fans' Choice
Ji Sook & Joo Woo Jae Presenter for Best Female Artist & Best New Asian Artist
Lee Kwang Soo & Choi Yu Hwa Presenter for Worldwide Fans' Choice
Chang Chen Presenter for Worldwide Icon of the Year
Lee Soo Hyuk & Gulnazar Presenter for Best Dance Solo Performance & Best Urban/Hip-Hop Music
Park Tam Hee Presenter for Breakthrough Achievement Award
Cha Sung Won Presenter for Song of the Year
Shin Seung Hun Presenter for Artist of the Year

Performers

Name(s) Song(s) Notes/Stage Theme
ATEEZ "Hala Hala" + "Say My Name" Red Carpet Special Stage
UNINE "Set It Off"
ITZY "Dalla Dalla" + "Icy" "It's ITZY"
TXT "Intro + Run Away" "The Next Dream Chapter"
Chungha "Intro" + "Blue Haze" + Gotta Go" "The Genesis Of Time"
Monsta X "Forever" + "Never Die" + "Follow" "Who Is Real?"
Hwasa "New Rules" "Make The New Rules"
Dua Lipa "Don't Start Now"
ONEUS
ATEEZ
Medley 1 (ONEUS) : "Sherlock (Clue + Note)" + "Ice Cream Cake" + "Something" + "Don't Wanna Cry" + "Rough" + "LIT"
Medley 2 (ATEEZ) : "Wonderland" + "Blood, Sweat & Tears" + "View" + "Good Bye Baby"
"Greatest Expectations"
WayV "Moonwalk" + "Take Off" "Pioneer: V"
Got7 "Eclipse" (MAMA 2019 version) + "You Calling My Name" + "Crash & Burn" "Phases Of The Moon"
Seventeen "Fear" + "Hit" "Alternate Universe #17"
Hwasa "Twit" "Glamorous Party"
J. Y. Park "Don't Leave Me" (with Hwasa) + "You're The One (Party ver.)" (with Moonbyul and Wheein) + "Who's Your Mama?" + "Fever (Short ver.)"
Mamamoo "Hip (Remix ver.)" + "Yes I Am"
Twice "Feel Special" (R&B remix) + "Fancy" "Everything's Alright"
BTS "N.O" + "We Are Bulletproof Pt. 2" + "Boy With Luv" + "Mikrokosmos" + "Dionysus" "Map of the Soul: Journey to Myself"

Originally, IZ*ONE and X1 were also part of the line-up, but their appearances were pulled due to the ongoing Mnet vote manipulation investigation.[7]

Broadcast

The red carpet and main ceremony of the 2019 Mnet Asian Music Awards was broadcast worldwide via Mnet, across CJ E&M channels and other international networks and online via Mnet K-pop's YouTube account and Mnet's official website.[8] The Red Carpet was live streamed on the official Mnet MAMA Twitter page.

CountryNetwork
WorldwideYouTube, Mwave
South KoreaMnet, OnStyle, O'live, XtvN, TVING
Japan Mnet Smart, Mnet Japan, VideoPass
United States Mnet America, Kcon.tv
Hong Kong ViuTV, ViuTVsix tvN Asia
Macau
Taiwan ETTODAY
Philippines Myx
SingaporeMediacorp Toggle
IndonesiaIndosiar, Vidio, JOOX
Malaysia JOOX
Thailand
Myanmar
Sri Lanka tvN Asia
Cambodia MyTV
Vietnam FPT Play HD [9]

^ Restricted access on some countries due to broadcasting rights.

References

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