MAMA Awards 2022 concluded on November 30 after a two-night star-studded ceremony. The awards, which celebrate the best of K-pop and Asian music, took place at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka, Japan. The theme of this year’s ceremony is ‘K-POP World Citizenship’, and the sub-theme for Day 2 is ‘We are K-POP’.
On the first day, the awards for Yogibo Worldwide Icon of the Year, Favorite New Artist, Worldwide Fans’ Choice, Yogibo Chill Artist, and Favorite Asian Artist were announced. The rest of the honors were presented on Day 2. Here is the full list of winners.
MAMA Awards 2022 Day 2 Winners
The winners for some major categories were announced on November 30, including MAMA Platinum, Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Male Artist, and Best Female Artist. BTS took away the highest number of awards home. See the full list of winners below.
Song Of The Year Award (Daesang): IVE for Long Dive
Artist of the Year Award: BTS
Album of the Year Award: BTS for their album Proof
MAMA Platinum Award of the Year: BTS
Best New Female Artist Female Award: IVE
Best Hip Hop & Urban Music Award: Jay Park for GANADARA feat. IU
Inspiring Achievement Award: Jaurim feat. Kim Yoon-ah, Kim Jin-man, and Lee Sun-kyu
Best Male Artist Award: Im Young Woong
Best Female Artist Award: TWICE’s Nayeon
Global Music Trend Leader Award: Zico aka Woo Ji-ho
Breakout Producer Award: ADOR CEO Min Hee-jin
Best Vocal Female Performance Award: Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon
Best Vocal Performance Group Award: Biigbang
Best Dance Performance Female Group Award: IVE for Long Dive
Best Dance Performance Male Group Award: SEVENTEEN for HOT
Most Popular Group Award: Stray Kids
Best Collaboration Award: BTS’Suga and Psy’s collaboration song That That
Most Popular Male Artist Award: BTS’ J-hope
Best New Male Artist Award: Xdinary Heroes
Best Performance Solo Award: Psy for That That ft. Suga of BTS
Best Male Group Award: BTS
Best Female Group Award: Blackpink
BEST OST: MeloMance for Love, Maybe from A Business Proposal
Best Music Video Award: Blackpink’s Pink Venom
Winners for Five Categories were Announced on Day 1
Earlier on the first day, the award for Favorite New Artist was presented to IVE, Le Sserafim, Nmixx, and Kep1er. BTS won the Worldwide Icon Of The Year (Daesang) Award. Stray Kids feat. Bang Chan, Lee Know, Han, Changbin, Hyunjin, Seungmin, Felix, and I.N were honored with Yogibo Chill Artist Award.
Japanese group JO1 featuring Issei Mamehara, Shosei Ohira, Ren Kawashiri, Takumi Kawanishi, Shion Tsurubo, Sukai Kinjo, Ruki Shiroiwa, Sho Yonashiro, Keigo Sato, Syoya Kimata and Junki Kono won the Favorite New Asian Artist award.
The Worldwide Fans’ Choice award was presented to ten acts: BTS, Stray Kids, GOT7, Seventeen, Treasure, Psy, NCT Dream, Enhypen, Blackpink, and TXT. The ceremony also saw performances by Jeon Somi, Leejung Lee, NMIXX, DKZ, Hyolyn, BIBI, JO1, LE SSERAFIM, Kep1er, FORESTELLA, Street Man Fighter, Kang Daniel, TXT, and KARA.
Congratulations to all the winners! Stay tuned for more news and updates.