On December 11, the 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards were held at CJ ENM’s Content World in Paju City, Gyeonggi Province.
The 2021 MAMA was hosted by Lee Hyori, the first time a female artist has hosted the annual awards show, and it included fun performances and collaborations and a great presenter lineup. Watch the red carpet here!
BTS won four daesangs (grand prizes) for the third year in a row: Song of the Year (“Butter”), Album of the Year (“BE”), Artist of the Year and Global Icon of the Year. In total, BTS took home nine trophies at the 2021 MAMAs. aespa and ENHYPEN won Best New Artist and Global Fan Choice Top 10.
See the full list of winners below!
Artist of the Year: BTS
Song of the Year: BTS (“Butter”)
Album of the Year: BTS (“BE”)
Global Icon of the Year: BTS
Global Fan Choice Top 10: Stray Kids, NCT DREAM, NCT 127, ENHYPEN, TXT, BTS, BLACKPINK’s Lisa, Seventeen, treasure, TWICE
Best New Artist (Female): aespa
Best New Artist (Male): Nhipen
Best Team (Women): twice
Best Team (Men): BTS
Best Artist (Female): IU
Best Artist (Male): EXO’s Baekhyun
Best Vocal Performance: IU (“Celebrity”)
Best Dance Performance (Solo): Blackpink’s Rose (“On the Ground”)
Best Dance Performance (Female Group): aespa (“next level”)
Best Dance Performance (Male Group): BTS
Best cooperation: AKMU (with “Nakka” IU)
Best Music Video: BTS
KTO (Korea Tourism Organization) Breakout Artists: brave girls
Best Band Performance: Janabi (“A Thought on an Autumn Night”)
Best Hip Hop & Urban Music: Ash Island (“Melody”)
Best OST: Jo Jung Suk (“I Like You” from “Hospital Playlist 2”)
Favorite TikTok Moments: BTS
Choreographer of the Year: Lee Jong Lee
Engineer of the Year: Goo Jung Pil, Kwon Nam Woo
Video Director of the Year: Lumpens
Art Director of the Year: MU:E
Composer of the Year: Yoo Young Jin
Producer of the Year: Teddy
Executive Producer of the Year: Bang Si Hyuk
Best New Asian Artist (Vietnam): Hoang Duen
Best New Asian Artist (Indonesia): Leodra
Best New Asian Artist (Thailand): Sprite X Gauge
Best New Asian Artist (Mandarin): Take Anson
Best New Asian Artist (Japan): come on
Best Asian Artist (Vietnam): Kwan AP
Best Asian Artist (Indonesia): Aneth
Best Asian Artist (Thailand): tlie bird
Best Asian Artist (Mandarin): accused
Best Asian Artist (Japan): JO1
Favorite Asian Artist: INI
Favorite International Artist: Ed Sheeran
Congratulations to all the winners!
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