Throwback Time: Legendary Moments At The 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards

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Let’s Find Out More About The 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards

MAMA’s ceremony began in 1999 under the title Mnet KM Music Festival and was later changed to MAMA in 2009. As they have learned much by trial and error since it took off, MAMA became firmly established. Now, being attended by the most well-known Korean singers and celebrities, the show is considered to be one of the major K-Pop music awarding ceremonies held annually. Today Channel-Korea will provide you with all the little details about the 2015 MAMA, so keep scrolling down.

About The 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards

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The 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards took place on December 2nd, 2015, at AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong. The 2015 show marked the sixth event held outside of South Korea.

The nominations were announced on October 30th, 2015. BIGBANG was in the lead with six nominations. Until the end of the award ceremony, the group received three awards from six nominations and became the recipient of most awards that night.

This event marked the 17th Mnet Asian Music Awards and was broadcast live in Korea, Japan, America, South Asia through various TV channels and online streaming platforms.

This time, the award was held in the same country and location for the third time. In 2015, the award ceremony took the latest stage of the Techart concept that combines advanced technology and art.

Artist Lineup

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Previously, Mnet released the lineup of Korean artists who were to make an appearance at the 2015 MAMA through the official website and SNS of Mnet. The following is the list of 2015 MAMA award nominations and nominees.

Best New Male Artist:
iKON
N.Flying
MONSTA X
SEVENTEEN
UP10TION

Best New Female Artist:
CLC
TWICE
Lovelyz
GFRIEND
OH MY GIRL

Best Male Artist:
Zion.T
Kyuhyun ‘Super Junior’
J.Y. Park
Jung Yong Hwa ‘CNBLUE’
Jonghyun ‘SHINee’

Best Female Artist:
BoA
IU
Ailee
Taeyeon ‘SNSD’
Hyuna ‘4 Minute’

Best Male Group:
BIGBANG
EXO
BTS
SHINee
Super Junior
SHINHWA

Best Female Group:
AOA
A Pink
Miss A
Girls Generation (SNSD)
SISTAR
Wonder Girls

Best Dance Performance – Solo:
GAIN “Paradise Lost”
NIEL “Lovekiller”
J.Y. Park “Who’s Your Mama”
Amber “Shake That Brass”
Hyuna “Roll Deep”

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Best Dance Performance – Male Group:
BIGBANG “Bang Bang Bang”
EXO “Call Me Baby”
GOT7 “If You Do”
VIXX “Love Equation”
SHINee “View”
INFINITE “Bad”

Best Dance Performance – Girl Group:
AOA “Heart Attack”
EXID “Ah Yeah”
Girl’s Day “Ring My Bell”
Red Velvet “Ice Cream Cake”
SISTAR “Shake It”
4MINUTE “Crazy”

Best Male Vocal Performance:
SG WANNABE “Love You”
Zion.T “Eat”
Kyuhyun “At Gwanghwamun”
Lim Chang Jung “Love Again”
Huh Gak “Snow of April”

Best Female Vocal Performance:
DAVICHI “Cry Again”
MAMAMOO “Um Oh Ah Yeh”
Baek A Yeon “Shouldn’t Have…”
Ailee “Mind Your Own Business”
Taeyeon “I”

Best Rap Performance:
Gary “GET SOME AIR”
Dok2 “I Will”
Mad Clown “Fire”
Jay Park “MOMMAE”
San E “Me You”

Best Band Performance:
CNBLUE “Cinderella”
FT ISLAND “Pray”
NELL “Green Nocturne”
JJY BAND “OMG”
Hyukoh “Comes And Goes”

Best Collaboration & Unit:
Zion.T & Crush “Just”
Block B BASTARZ “Zero For Conduct”
VIXX LR “Beautiful Liar”
Soyou & Kwon Jeong Yeol “Leon On Me”
INFINITE H “Pretty”

Best Music Video of the Year:
BIGBANG ‘Bae Bae’
f(x) “4 Walls”
SHINee “Married To The Music”
Wonder Girls “I Fell You”
INFINITE “Bad”

Artis of the Year:
AOA
A Pink
BIGBANG
CLC
EXO
iKON
Miss A
N.Flying
TWICE
Zion.T
Kyuhyun
Lovelyz
MONSTA X
J.Y.PARK
BTS
BoA
SHINee
SEVENTEEN
Girls’ Generation
Super Junior
SHINHWA
SISTAR
IU
UP10TION
Ailee
GFRIEND
OH MY GIRL
Wonder Girls
Jung Yong Hwa
JONGHYUN
Taeyeon
Hyun

Song of the Year:
AOA – Heart Attack
BIGBANG – BANG BANG BANG
CNBLUE – Cinderella
EXID – Ah Yeah
EXO – CALL ME BABY
FTISLAND – PRAY
Gary – GET SOME AIR
GOT7 – If You Do
SG WANNABE – Love You
Zion.T – Eat
Zion.T & Crush – Just
GAIN – Paradise Lost
Girl’s Day – Ring My Bell
KYUHYUN – At Gwanghwamun
NELL – Green Nocturne
NIEL – Lovekiller
DAVICHI – Cry Again
Dok2 – I Will
Red Velvet – Ice Cream Cake
MAMAMOO – Um Oh Ah Yeh
Mad Clown – Fire
Jay Park – MOMMAE
J.Y.PARK – Who’s your mama?
Baek A Yeon – Shouldn’t Have…
Block B BASTARZ – Zero For Conduct
VIXX – Love Equation
VIXX LR – Beautiful Liar
San E – Me You
SHINee – View
Soyou & Kwon Jeong Yeol – Leon On Me
SISTAR – SHAKE IT
Ailee – Mind Your Own Business
Amber – SHAKE THAT BRASS
INFINITE – Bad
INFINITE H – Pretty
Lim Chang Jung – Love Again
JJY BAND – OMG
Taeyeon – I
4MINUTE – Crazy
Huh Gak – Snow of April
Hyukoh – Comes And Goes
HYUNA – Roll Deep

Red Carpet

The 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards really made a scene. A series of Korean drama stars were also present to enliven the red carpet and announce the winners during the main event. Let’s take a peek at the photos of the 2015 MAMA red carpet.

 

Performance

All the stars who performed in the 2015 MAMA were lit. Let’s check out some of the performances.

Artists’ Performances

A special performance from a member of Girls’ Generation took place that is quite worth mentioning. Girls’ Generation and TaeTiSeo (TTS) member Taeyeon flexed her vocals in the opening, with the solo hit “I.” Taeyeon delivered one of the most exceptional performances at the event as she filled the vast space of the Hong Kong stadium with her stirring voice.

Special Stage

MAMA always makes room for special stage performances, and the 2015 event is no exception. The special stars on the stage were none other than BTS!

 

Legendary 2NE1 Last Performance

2NE1 also contributed to the magnificence of the event by treating the audience with an epic and legendary performance.

The 2015 MAMA Winners

After four and a half hours of fun and excitement, here are all the winners of the 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards.

Winners Of The 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards:

Best Producer: J.Y. Park

New Generation Asian Artist: MONSTA X

Best Asian Style: EXO

Global Fans’ Choice (Female): f(x)

Global Fans’ Choice (Male): EXO

iQIYI Worldwide Favorite Artist: Big Bang

World Performer: BTS

Hotels Combined Best Music Video: Big Bang: “Bae Bae”

Best Collaboration & Unit: Zion.T & Crush: “Just”

Best Rap Performance: San E: “Me You”

Best Band Performance: CNBLUE: “Cinderella”

Best Vocal Performance (Female): Ailee: “Mind Your Own Business”

Best Vocal Performance (Male): Zion.T: “Eat”

Best Dance Performance (Female Group): Red Velvet: “Ice Cream Cake”

Best Dance Performance (Male Group): SHINee: “View”

Best Dance Performance (Solo): HyunA: “Roll Deep”

Best Female Artist: Taeyeon

Best Male Artist: J.Y. Park

Best Female Group: Girls’ Generation

Best Male Group: EXO

Best New Female Artist: TWICE

Best New Male Artist: iKON

UnionPay Artist Of The Year: Big Bang

UnionPay Album Of The Year: EXO: EXODUS

UnionPay Song Of The Year: Big Bang: “Bang Bang Bang”

Best Asian Artist Mandarin: Jolin Tsai

Best Asian Artist Indonesia: RAN

Best Asian Artist Singapore: Stefanie Sun Yanzi

Best Asian Artist Vietnam: Dong Nhi

Best Asian Artist Thailand: POTATO

Best Asian Artist Japan: AKB48

Controversy

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One highly-anticipated part of the show was CL’s return to the stage to perform her newest single “Hello B*****s” which came out on November 21st, 2015, at 21:00. K-Pop fans, especially Blackjacks (devoted/hardcore fans of 2NE1, the K-Pop idol group CL is the leader of), looked forward to it. They got more than what they expected as it wasn’t just CL returning to the stage, but also Dara, Minzy, and Bom. After more than a year, 2NE1 was back. However, not everyone was happy.

 

Random Facts

SNSD’s Taeyeon and EXO’s Baekhyun didn’t greet each other.

Taeyeon and Baekhyun are ex-lovers who are always being targeted by netizens about their relationship. At the 2015 MAMA, both of them looked awkward. When the MC announced Taeyeon as the winner, and Taeyeon came forward to receive the award, Baekhyun joined in applause and saw his ex-girlfriend, but Taeyeon did not have the same reaction. Taeyeon did not look towards EXO’s Baekhyun. Poor uri oppa.

Seungri’s ‘Big Bang’ was sitting on EXO’s Sehun lap.

While singing their hit song “Bae Bae,” Seungri from Big Bang suddenly came and sat in the arms of Sehun from EXO. The EXO members were surprised to see the fad of Seungri. At first, Sehun was shocked and covered his face but eventually, he resigned and Sehun leaned his head to Seungri’s shoulder.
Other EXO members, like Chanyeol, joined in singing, while Lay remained cool.

Krystal from f(x) put a bitchy face on MAMA.

Upon arriving at the Red Carpet, Krystal from f(x) looked gloomy and lackluster. When the MC also asked, “Are you angry or something happened to you?” Krystal just smiled in response.
Even when f(x) received an award, Krystal still put on a poker face while the other members Luna and Amber looked happy and they even gave a short speech.
Because of being so dirty, many netizens criticized the behavior of the f(x) members.

 

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