K-pop groups such as BTS, EXO, Red Velvet and Twice have been added to the lineup for the upcoming 2017 MAMA.
November 7, 2017
By Ang Yi An
Mnet Asian Music Awards, better known as MAMA, is Asia’s biggest music awards, and acclaimed by fans around the world for its advanced stage production and mega-scale performances. Find out more details about the lineup in each region below.
2017 MAMA Premiere in Vietnam
Seventeen who was revealed as the starting lineup to show in 2017 MAMA in Japan has expanded their schedule to perform in Vietnam.
2017 MAMA in Japan
EXO-CBX is the first sub-unit of the famous K-Pop band EXO. Members include Chen, Baekhyun, and Xiumin. Their first EP Hey Mama!(2016) swept major music charts across the country.
Twice consists of nine global members and was formed through the 2015 survival reality show Sixteen. Since their debut in 2015 with EP The Story, the group has become a K-pop household name with songs like Cheer Up from their second EP, Page Two, and TT from their third EP, TWICEcoaster: Lane 1, winning all awards including Hotels Combined Song of the Year, Best Female Group in 2016 MAMA. Following Eps TWICEcoaster : Lane 2(2017), Signal(2017), the group also officially debuted in Japan on June 2017 with the release of their first completion album #Twice.
Wanna One, formerly planned to participate in Vietnam and Hong Kong, confirmed that they will also perform in Japan.
2017 MAMA in Hong Kong
BTS(Beyond The Scene), debuted in 2013 as a seven-member boy band, has been showing remarkable development as the next generation leader of Korean wave in the music market not only in Korea but also US, Japan, Asia, and all over the world. For their chart-topping hits and global viral sensation, the group was listed by Forbes as the most retweeted artist on Twitter in 2016, won Top Social Artist Award at Billboard Music Awards 2017 and Choice International Artist at the 2017 Teen Choice Awards. Their recent release Love Yourself:Her(2017) reached #1 in over 73 countries also recording bestselling album in the Korean chart’s history.
EXO, a leading K-Pop boy band, is a triple million seller with the sales of their first three albums all surpassing the one-million mark. This year, they successfully continued to thrive with their latest studio album The War(2017) receiving a staggering pre-order sale of over eight hundred thousand. According to the Guinness World Records 2018, the group has won the most awards at MAMA including Album of the Year(2013, 2014, 2015, 2016), and Artist of the Year(2014).
Red Velvet is a five member girl group debuted in 2014. Their albums topped the Korean music charts on its release and also Billboard World Album charts. After releasing their latest EP, they became the K-pop girl group with the most number-one albums on the chart.
Online polls for 2017 MAMA will run until midnight of 28 November at 2017 MAMA’s official website.
2017 MAMA LINEUP AS OF OCTOBER 31
■ 2017 MAMA Premiere in Vietnam
Seventeen, Wanna One
■ 2017 MAMA in Japan
EXO-CBX, Seventeen, Twice, Wanna One
■ 2017 MAMA in Hong Kong
BTS, EXO, Red Velvet, Wanna One