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CJ E&M Reveals the Date and Location of 'Mnet Asian Music Awards 2016'

by Karen Lydelle Linaja / Aug 19, 2016 06:02 AM EDT
CJ E&M Reveals the Date and Location of “Mnet Asian Music Awards 2016”

CJ E&M releases the date and location of this year's "Mnet Asian Music Awards 2016" where in many K-pop groups will participate in the event with lots of performances from Korean-pop groups.

MAMA or Mnet Asian Music Awards is held annually at the end of the year. It became a tradition for many K-pop groups, solo artists, and bands to participate in this most awaited event where they won awards based on the vote of the masses.

MAMA is one of the major K-pop music awarding ceremonies held annually by CJ E&M through Mnet channel. It involves the participation of most well-known actors and celebrities, not only in South Korea, but also in other countries such as China (including Taiwan and Hong Kong), Japan, Canada and United States as well.

The Awarding ceremony began in 1999 and it was named "Mnet Km Music Festival" (MKMF). It was the first Korean music awards ceremony in South Korea during that time. In 2009, after its 10th year anniversary, the award giving body was renamed as "Mnet Asian Music Awards" or "MAMA".

The show is broadcast live in 13 different countries around Asia. In South Korea and Japan, it is broadcast on Mnet. While other channels that also broadcast it are; STAR World, TVN (Asia), Channel V, Music On! TV (Japan), 8TV (Malaysia), MediaCorp Channel U (Singapore), Indosiar (Indonesia), Myx (Philippines), MY TV (Cambodia), Mnet America (United States), NRK (Norway) and SBS (Australia). The show is also broadcast online from Mnet's website in South Korea, Sohu in China, YouTube Live, Vapp and Allkpop for the rest of the world.

CJ E&M announced on August 17th that the "MAMA 2016" will be held at the same location as last year in the Asia World-Expo, in Hong Kong.

Moreover, this year's awarding ceremony will take place on December 2. However, the lineup is still being discussed and there are no confirmations yet from the staff of CJ E&M.

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