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2021 MAMA: Full Winner's List and Acceptance Speech

Dec. 11. 2021
It was another memorable night at the World’s No.1 K-pop music awards ceremony, 2021 MAMA – from star-studded lineup of K-pop artists to legendary performances showcasing state-of-the-art technology.

BTS once again took home four of the main awards tonight, sweeping 'Artist of the Year', 'Song of the Year', 'Album of the Year', 'Worldwide Icon of the Year'. Below is BTS’s acceptance speech:
“We were honored with a precious award at 2021 MAMA. Thank you very much. For all of those who had difficult times this year, to share strength and comfort, we tried new things in making music and we worked very hard. Thank you for empathizing with our heartful music and enjoying them with us. and gained enormous love this year, we will share this honor with everyone who worked hard to make great music and performances with us. And most of all, we think this is the award given to both us and all Armies who’ve been showing so much love toward our music. We believe many in the world had difficult times in 2021. But we hope we all can believe that greater hope is on its way, little by little. We will work harder so our music can be your peace of mind and comfort in difficult times. We will continue to make music and performances that many can enjoy together. It is the end of the year already, we hope all of you can shake off all the year’s regrets and have a wonderful year-end. Once again, thank you 2021 MAMA and Army for the great honor. Only a few days are left for 2021, have a happy year-end with BTS’s music.”

1. 2021 MAMA: PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
World’s No.1 K-pop Music Awards Ceremony '2021 Mnet ASIAN MUSIC AWARDS (2021 MAMA)' successfully wraps up the breakthrough year of K-pop with spectacular stages.

This year’s MAMA presented to the global audience jaw-dropping stages of aespa, ATEEZ, Brave Girls, ENHYPEN, INI, ITZY, JANNABI, JO1, NCT 127, NCT DREAM, Stray Kids, and TOMORROW X TOGETHER and special performances by Ed Sheeran and Wanna One.

2021 MAMA’s first female host, Lee Hyori, opened the show which was followed by the opening performance ‘BlooM The Sound’ by the fourth generation idols: HYUNJIN of Stray Kids, WOOYOUNG of ATEEZ, YEJI of ITZY, YEONJUN of TOMORROW X TOGETHER, KARINA of aespa and HEESEUNG of ENHYPEN.

The ceremony also featured special performances and collaborations that can be seen only at MAMA, including:
- Ed Sheeran performing a special mash up of “Bad Habits” and “shivers”,
- the 10th Anniversary Celebration of Show Me the Money,
- ITZY X Squid Game actor HEO SUNG TAE collaboration,
- special Wanna One reunion that was put together as a present for fans,
- host Lee Hyori performing with Street Woman Fighter crews.

From NCT Dream’s performance of “Hot Sauce” – a stage that was designed to visualize their song both offline and through AR to aespa’s performance of "Next Level" and "Savage" that incorporated several AR elements including a special appearance by the members’ avatars – 2021 MAMA did not disappoint on the advanced state-of-the-art technology,

Meanwhile, 2021 MAMA stayed true to this year’s concept: MAKE SOME NOISE: MAMA incorporated ‘roar’s and official shoutouts from global fans into the actual performance.


2. 2021 MAMA WINNERS

TikTok Album of the Year -BTS
Best New Male Artist - ENHYPEN
Best New Female Artist - aespa
Best Dance Performance Female Group - aespa
Best Band Performance - JANNABI
Best Hip Hop & Urban Music - ASH ISLAND
Best OST - CHO JUNG SEOK
Korean Tourism Organization Breakout Artist - Brave Girls
Favorite Asian Artist – INI


TikTok Worldwide Icon of the Year - BTS
Worldwide Fans’ Choice TOP 10 (in the order of presentation) - Stray Kids / NCT DREAM / NCT 127 / ENHYPEN / TOMORROW X TOGETHER / BTS / LISA / SEVENTEEN / TREASURE / TWICE
Favorite International Artist - Ed Sheeran
Best Asian Artist Japan - JO1
Best Asian Artist Mandarin - Accusefive
Best Asian Artist Thailand - Tilly Birds
Best Asian Artist Indonesia - Anneth
Best Asian Artist Vietnam - Quân A.P
Best New Asian Artist Japan - ADO
Best Asian Artist Mandarin - Anson Lo
Best Asian Artist Thailand - Lyodra
Best Asian Artist Indonesia - SPRIVE X GUYGEEGEE
Best Asian Artist Vietnam - Hoàng Duyên


TikTok Song of the Year - BTS
TikTok Artist of the Year - BTS
TikTok Favorite Moment - BTS
Best Male Group - BTS
Best Female Group - TWICE
Best Male Artist - BAEKHYUN
Best Female Artist - IU
Best Dance Performance Solo - Rosé
Best Dance Performance Male Group - BTS
Best Vocal Performance - IU
Best Collaboration - AKMU
Professional Categories (in order of presentation)
Best Executive Producer of the Year - Bang Si-Hyuk
Best Producer of the Year - TEDDY
Best Composer of the Year - YOO YOUNG JIN
Best Engineer of the Year - Gu Jong Pil, Kwon Nam Woo
Best Video Director of the Year - Lumpens
Best Choreographer of the Year - LEEJUNG LEE
Best Art Director of the Year - MU:E