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The Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) is a music award ceremony hosted by Mnet, a television channel under CJ E&M. It is held annually in late November or early December.

Host venues

Year Date Host City Venue
1999 Saturday, November 27 Seoul, South Korea Little Angels Arts Center
2000 Friday, November 24
2001 Friday, November 23
2002 Friday, November 29
2003 Thursday, November 27 Kyung Hee University
2004 Saturday, December 4
2005 Sunday, November 27 Olympic Gymnastics Arena
2006 Saturday, November 25
2007 Saturday, November 17 Seoul Olympic Stadium
2008 Saturday, November 15
2009 Saturday, November 21
2010 Sunday, November 28 Macau, China The Venetian Macao
2011 Tuesday, November 29 Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium
2012 Friday, November 30 Hong Kong Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
2013 Friday, November 22 AsiaWorld–Arena
2014 Tuesday, December 3
2015 Wednesday, December 2
2016 Friday, December 2
2017 Saturday, November 25 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Hoa Binh Theatre
Wednesday, November 29 Yokohama, Japan Yokohama Arena
Thursday, November 30 Hong Kong W Hong Kong
Friday, December 1 AsiaWorld–Arena
2018 Monday, December 10 Seoul, South Korea Dongdaemun Design Plaza
Wednesday, December 12 Saitama, Japan Saitama Super Arena
Friday, December 14 Hong Kong AsiaWorld–Arena

Current award categories

  • Artist of the Year (2005–present)
  • Album of the Year (2006–present)
  • Song of the Year (2006–present)
  • Best Male Solo Artist (1999–2001, 2003–present)
  • Best Female Solo Artist (1999–present)
  • Best Male Group (1999–2011)
  • Best Female Group (2000–2005, 2007–present)
  • Best New Male (2011–present)
  • Best New Female (2011–present)
  • Best Dance Performance Solo (2010–present)
  • Best Dance Performance Male Group (2010–present)
  • Best Dance Performance Female Group (2010–present)
  • Best Vocal Performance Solo (2010–present)
  • Best Vocal Performance Group (2010–present)
  • Best Band Performance (2010–present)
  • Best Rap/Hip Hop Performance (1999–present)
  • Best OST (2004, 2008–2009, 2011–present)
  • Best Music Video (2006–present)
  • Hottest Asian Artist (2011–present)
  • Best New Asian Solo Artist (2011–present)
  • Best New Asian Artist Group (2011–present)
  • Best Asian Artist (2011–present)
  • Style in Music (2011–present)

Grand awards

2006–present

Artist of the Year

Year Artist
2006 TVXQ
2007 Super Junior
2008 Big Bang
2009 2PM
2010 2NE1
2011 Girls' Generation
2012 BIGBANG
2013 G-Dragon
2014 EXO
2015 BIGBANG
2016 BTS
2017
2018

Album of the Year

Year Artist Album
2006 SG Wannabe The 3rd Masterpiece
2007 Epik High Remapping the Human Soul
2008 TVXQ Mirotic
2009 G-Dragon Heartbreaker
2010 2NE1 To Anyone
2011 Super Junior Mr. Simple
2012 Sexy, Free & Single
2013 EXO XOXO
2014 Overdose
2015 Exodus
2016 EX'Act
2017 The War
2018 BTS Love Yourself: Tear

Song of the Year

Year Artist Song
2006 SG Wannabe "Partner for Life"
2007 Big Bang "Lies"
2008 Wonder Girls "Nobody"
2009 2NE1 "I Don't Care"
2010 miss A "Bad Girl Good Girl"
2011 2NE1 "I am the Best"
2012 PSY "Gangnam Style"
2013 Cho Yong Pil "Bounce"
2014 Taeyoung "Eyes, Nose, Lips"
2015 BIGBANG "Bang Bang Bang"
2016 TWICE "Cheer Up"
2017 "Signal"
2018 "What is Love?"

1999–2005

Best Superstar

Year Artist Song
1999 Lee Seung Hwan "Glucose"
2000 Jo Sungmo "Did You Know"
2001 Wax "Fix Your Makeup"
2002 Cho PD "My Style"
2003 Big Mama "Break Away"
2004 BoA "My Name"
2005 Drunken Tiger "Isolated Ones, Left Foot Forward!"

Best Popular Music Video

Year Artist Song
1999 H.O.T. "Iya"
2000 H.O.T. "Outside Castle"
2001 g.o.d. "Lie"
2002 BoA "No. 1"
2003 Hyori "10 Minutes"
2004 Rain "It's Raining"
2005 TVXQ "Rising Sun"

Records

Most wins

Artist Wins Years active
BTS 19 2013–present
EXO 14 2011–present
TVXQ! 2003–present
Rain 13 2002–present
Super Junior 2005–present
BIGBANG 12 2006–present
2NE1 11 2009–2017
Girls' Generation 10 2007–present
TWICE 2015–present