Spectacular global collaboration performances by AKB48 (Japan) and Chang Ha, Weki Meki, Pristin, Fromis_9 (Korea) and more at 2017 MAMA Japan.
December 7, 2017
By Ang Yi An
Asian artists were awarded for their achievements and contributions in the music industry on 29 November at Yokohama Arena for 2017 MAMA in Japan. In coherence to this year’s theme of ‘Coexistence,’ hottest artists from different Asian countries joined together to celebrate diversity of pan-Asian music at Asia’s biggest music awards ceremony.
A total of twelve awards, including the highly acclaimed Qoo10 Song of the Year, were presented along with Best New Female/Male Artist, Best Asian Style in Japan, Inspired Achievement, Best of Next, Best Dance Performance Female/Male Group, Best Concert Performer, Discovery of the Year, Mwave Global Fan’s Choice, and Best Male Artist. In addition to the star-studded presenters and nominees, fans cheered as their favorite artists showcased special collaboration performances exclusive for ‘2017 MAMA’.
The sold-out show opened with a legendary collaboration stage with BoA, and rising stars Seventeen, TWICE, and Wanna One’s Hwang Min-Hyun. This year’s theme ‘Coexistence’ also presented itself on stage, as AKB48, one of the most followed Japanese idol girl groups, and Korea’s representative female artists Chung Ha, Weki Meki, Pristin, Formis_9 and Idol School members performed hit songs including ‘Pick Me,’ ‘Heavy Rotation, ‘Koisuru Fortune Cookie’, capturing the hearts of Asian fans.
In addition, Monsta X, Zico, Wanna One, EXO-CBX also engaged with their fans with their one-of-a-kind performances, while Seventeen and NU’EST W surprised fans with a collaboration stage of their own.
See the complete list of yesterday’s winners below. Meanwhile, ‘2017 MAMA in Japan’ was broadcasted in 14 different regions and platforms including Mnet, Mnet Japan, tvN Asia, and global fans in more than 180 countries/regions can enjoy MAMA via Mwave. Following the journey from Vietnam on November 25th and Japan on November 29th, ‘2017 MAMA’ will make its final stop to Hong Kong on December 1st at AsianWorld-Expo, Arena.
For more information, visit MAMA’s website or official social media pages.
Award Winners from ‘2017 MAMA in Japan’
Best New Female Artist – Pristin
Best New Male Artist – Wanna One
Best Asian Style in Japan – EXO-CBX
Inspired Achievement – Yasushi Akimoto
Best of Next – Chung Ha
Best Dance Performance Female Group – TWICE
Best Concert Performer – Monsta X
Discovery of the Year – NU’EST W
Mwave Global Fan’s Choice – EXO
Best Male Artist – Zico
Best Dance Performance Male Group – Seventeen
Qoo10 Song of the Year – TWICE
Award Winners from ‘2017 MAMA Premiere in Vietnam’
Best Asian Artist Vietnam – Toc Tien
Best Asian Artist Thailand – Lula
Best Asian Artist Singapore – Aisyah Aziz
Best Asian Artist Indonesia –- Agnez Mo
Best of Next – Wanna One
Worldwide Favorite Artist – Seventeen
Favorite Vietnamese Artist Presented By Clear & Close up – Son Tung M-TP