The M2 X Genie Music Awards (MGMA) is a new music awards show launched by Mnet’s M2 and Genie Music. The award show differentiates itself from other awards shows by focusing on digital content. It focuses on the current trend of people enjoying music as well as finding and sharing related content online. The 2019 MGMA took place on August 1, 2019, at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul. IZ*ONE was one of the nominees for both the Female Group and the Performing Artist (Female) categories. Meanwhile, ITZY was one of the nominees for the Female New Artist category.
Check out ITZY and IZ*ONE’s performances below!
ITZY – “ICY”
ITZY – “DALLA DALLA”
IZ*ONE – “Violeta”
IZ*ONE – “Highlight”
During the awards show, ITZY and IZ*ONE were seated close to each other. Even though it was an awards ceremony, IZ*ONE’s Chaeyeon couldn’t resist teasing her younger sister. Fancams caught her tapping ITZY’s Chaeryeong on her back and running away. ITZY’s Chaeryeong was startled, but when she realized it was her sister, she smiled.
Fans also caught the moment when IZ*ONE’s Chaeyeon and ITZY’s Chaeryeong communicated with body language to each other. When IZ*ONE performed “Violeta”, Chaeryeong smiled as soon as Chaeyeon began singing her part. Meanwhile, Chaeyeon was also spotted singing along to “Dalla Dalla” during ITZY’s performance.
Check out IZ*ONE’s Chaeyeon and ITZY’s Chaeryeong’s interactions during the 2019 MGMA below!