It is the third year that the Mnet Asian Music Awards was held in Hong Kong and we must say, this year did not disappoint. With attendance from the biggest KPop idols to Korea’s most popular actors and actresses. You cannot expect less.
This year’s awards ceremony was full of amazing collaborations which started with a stunning number from Girl’s Day and Ailee which proseeded to an absolute epic stage from Epik High, John Legend belting out his famous song Green Light and All of Me, a Live Performance of Sokgyeokdong from IU and Seo Taiji, a stunner performance and comeback announcement from EXO and a very great performance from G-Dragon and Taeyang, you cannot help but adore this year’s awards show.
But as a requirement for all award shows, you need the awards and the winners.
So without further blabbering, here’s the list of this year’s MAMA 2014 winners!
Artist of the Year – EXO
Song of the Year – Eyes, Nose, Lips (Taeyang)
Album of the Year – Overdose (EXO)
Best New Artist – WINNER
Best Male Artist – Taeyang
Best Female Artist – IU
Best Male Group – EXO
Best Female Group – SISTAR
Best Dance Performance Male Group – INFINITE
Best Dance Performance Female Group – Girl’s Day
Best Dance Performance Solo – Sunmi (Full Moon)
Best Collaboration – SoYou x JungGigo (Some)
Best Vocal Performance Male – Taeyang
Best Vocal Performance Female – Ailee
Best Band Performance – CNBlue
Best Rap Performance – Epik High
Best Music Video – 2PM (Go Crazy)
Best OST – LYn (My Destiny – You Who Came From the Stars)
Most Popular Vocalist – IU
Best Asian Style (voted via Twitter during the Red Carpet Event) – EXO
New Style in Music – Jun Joon Young
Favorite International Artist – John Legend
Favorite Music in China – Chopstick Brothers
KPop Fans’ Choice Male Award – INFINITE
KPop Fans’ Choice Female Award – TTS
For an award ceremony that everyone expects at the end of each and every year, MAMA is still one of the biggest and most anticipated and yes, I know we all had fun!
The ceremonies was held at Hong Kong’s Asia World Arena on December 3rd and it is hosted by actor Song Seung Hoon.
It’s already November and when you are in KPop, I know that you know what that means. The awards season is once again unfolding and the hardships of both the fans and the idols are once again reciprocated. So to start the KPop Awards Season, here rolls the Melon Music Awards 2014!
Melon Music Awards takes to account the winners based on both digital sales and online votes.
MMA 2014 also featured live performances from Girl’s Day, SISTAR, IU, AKMU, WINNER and Taeyang and a very special tribute to the Korean rock legend Shin Hae Chul and a special award was awarded to Ladies’ Code.
And this year’s winners are:
This August the comebacks of many K-Pop artists arrived to compete for the crown, which is kind of interesting and exciting since they all targeted for the same month. Some of which even had the same name. It also marked the rise of new K-Pop groups that, surprisingly, got the most attention in their debut song. But there are some downfalls to some groups that were involved in some issues that may affect their careers. In chronological order (not really), we list the things which, for us, stood up the most this August!
This August had the most amazing debuts I have seen thus far for their huge popularity on their first song!
The two newly debuted groups, Red Velvet (SMEnt) and Winner (YG), showed their unique and charismatic styles that really swept the charts. Red Velvet’s surprising debut of “Happiness” showcased the colors and quirkiness that will surely make us happy for. They also showcased their singing that will completely amaze us all. And in terms of the MV, it’s a perfect one to meet all our expectations, even surpassing them. It’s a nice strategy for SM Entertainment to surprise us with a new girl group that has a big potential, especially to the K-Pop scene.
Next is the awaited debut of WINNER with their two songs “Color Ring” and “EMPTY”. One thing that made them stood amongst other K-Pop groups is the vibe they set for their album. And their gloomy-slash-heartbroken feels to their music is a ‘perfecto’.
Both showed their amazing skill in the scene that will surely set another standard.
Speaking of standards, other K-Pop groups are also in line with others for their new releases that will make their fans go spazzin’.
Starting off with Orange Caramel’s “My Copycat”. The melody was kind of weird for me at first, and as it builds up, the cuteness adds up to the vibe of the song. And their interactive MV made me pause the video to see what is missing from both sides. Undeniably, K-Pop girl groups are not complete without their sexiness. (But seriously, I STILL CAN’T FIND THEM FROM A LARGE CROWD OF PEOPLE DANCING!)
Talking about sexiness, let the sexiness begin with Hyuna’s “Red”, and Sistar’s “I Swear”.
Hyuna’s “Red” never failed to describe “sexy” with the twerking and the melody that is a- maze. Beauty and passion is a plus for her too. Another will make you feel good about summer like never before with Sistar’s “I Swear”.
Did someone say SUMMER? For Sistar perfected the elements of summer with the song “I Swear”! Swimming? Check. Swimming Outfits? Check. Parties? Check! The video is a blast! And the song is upbeat, yet it hadn’t lost its sexy and summer factor that surely satisfies us all. “I Swear” is a good follow- up from last month’s “Touch My Body”, not missing all the fun and excitement while summer hasn’t ended yet. Sistar is a sweet danger this month.
Speaking of danger (hell yea I love segues!), this month is the battle of “DANGER” by Taemin and BTS. Taemin went for a Michael Jackson type bad boy and danced smoothly as what we all can expect. Meanwhile, BTS also had theirs, but down the subway, with the crashing and punching and some cool dance moves as well. I won’t talk about this for long, either way; they both had their amazing performances (Let’s love everyone!).
Last but not the least, Super Junior went ‘ayaya!’ for their new song “MAMACITA”. The rhythm and the lyrics are not really that hard, that’s why it’s a plus for them so they can make people go ‘ayaya!’ as well. Cheers to everyone who worked very hard for August! (A review by the head writer will discuss this further)
We all know the things Dispatch has been releasing around the internet, and it’s SM that, we think, is the main target of the buzzes this month. Starting off with Sulli-Choiza issue.
The dating rumors have ended when SME, together with Amoeba Culture, confirmed about each other’s mutual feelings for each other! Both parties said that they started with a hoobae- sunbae relationship then developed to what they are now. Meanwhile some rumors about Sulli leaving her group f(x) are still left unanswered by her entertainment agency.
Buzzing, you say? For a rookie group member Kemy from A.KOR buzzed the whole world released a diss track talking about Bom of 2NE1 and the rumors about her using prescription drugs for medication. DOO Republic, the said rookie’s entertainment agency spoke up about this controversy and explained that “it was only a submission for a rap competition”.
Now let’s go see some positivity from last month!
EXOTICS? EXO- Stan? EXO- Global? IT’S EXO- L! Coming from the middle of the letter K (EXO- K) and M (EXO- M), EXO- L stands for “EXO- LOVE” and will be used by EXO fans all around the world. After the announcement of the fandom name was the release of the site where you can register as a fan! EXO- L, come check it out before it ends!
More from EXO is their new show, EXO 90:2014 where they gather to interview some of the groups that were famous from 90’s K-Pop scene. Each member are tasked for a music video for a certain group. SM Rookies also show their potential by dancing some of the 90’s hits in Korea. Can’t wait for the next debut!
Lastly, the new show Apink Showtime! Apink emerged greatly on the -Pop scene that we are also about to experience how it feels like to be them on their reality show where they show their true characters each day. On the coming days are some other episodes that will make us feel all things! Fighting Apink!
But truly, K-Pop will never run out of surprises and colors as they continue to shine all over the world, making their music globally competitive. Who wants to see more of them?! I WOULD REALLY LOVE TO, YES PLEASE!!!!
**To catch up from last month’s affairs at K-Pop I decided to make something like this Wrap- Up. I hope you enjoyed last month as well!**