The 24th edition of the MAMA Awards kicked off on November 29 at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka, Japan. The awards that celebrate the best of Asian music are being held over the course of two nights this year.
The Mnet Asian Music Awards 2022 have the theme ‘K-POP World Citizenship’. The sub-theme for the first day of the ceremony was ‘The world we build together’. Continue reading to know the list of all the winners announced on the first day.
MAMA Awards 2022 Winners List
The award winners for Favorite New Artist, Yogibo Worldwide Icon of the Year, Worldwide Fans’ Choice, Yogibo Chill Artist, and Favorite Asian Artist were announced on the first day. Here is the full list of winners.
Favorite New Artist
The MAMA 2022 Favorite New Artist Award was presented to IVE, Nmixx, Le Sserafim, and Kep1er. IVE consists of six members: Yujin, Gaeul, Rei, Wonyoung, Liz, and Leeseo. The group debuted in December 2021 and went on to release hit tracks like Eleven and Love Dive.
Nmixx is an all-girl group that debuted in February this year. Lily, Bae, Haewon, Jiwoo, Sullyoon, Jinni, and Kyujin are members of the group, which has released two albums, Ad Mare and Entwurf, both of which have received KMCA Platinum certifications.
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Le Sserafim is another all-girl group formed in May 2022. All the members of the group Sakura, Huh Yun-jin, Kim Chae-won, Hong Eun-chae, and Kazuha were present at the ceremony to receive the award.
The final winner, Kep1er, is a group formed on the Mnet reality survival competition show Girls Planet 999. The members include Yujin, Xiaoting, Mashiro, Chaehyun, Dayeon, Hikaru, Huening Bahiyyih, Youngeun, and Yeseo.
Worldwide Icon Of The Year Award
The Worldwide Icon Of The Year, or DAESANG, was presented to BTS. One of the most popular KPop groups in the world, BTS, includes RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook. The group is currently on a hiatus due to the mandatory military training of the members, but that certainly has not affected their popularity.
Yogibo Chill Artist
Stray Kids won the Yogibo Chill Artist Award at the ceremony on November 29. The eight-member group, which comprises Bang Chan, Lee Know, Han, Changbin, Hyunjin, Seungmin, Felix, and I.N, is known to be one of the biggest K-pop acts in the world. The group thanked their fans for their love and support.
Favorite New Asian Artist
The Favorite New Asian Artist went to the Japanese boy group JO1. The 11-member group includes Issei Mamehara, Shosei Ohira, Ren Kawashiri, Takumi Kawanishi, Shion Tsurubo, Sukai Kinjo, Ruki Shiroiwa, Sho Yonashiro, Keigo Sato, Syoya Kimata and Junki Kono. JO1 debuted in March 2020 and has since then released five number-one singles.
Worldwide Fans’ Choice
A total of 10 acts were presented with the Worldwide Fans’ Choice honor at the MAMA Awards 2022. The winners include Seventeen, BTS, Stray Kids, GOT7, TXT, Treasure, Psy, NCT Dream, Enhypen, and Blackpink.
The winners of the rest of the categories will be announced on November 30. Do check back to see the full list of winners once it is unveiled.