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Despite Absence, BTS, TWICE, And IU Win Big At The 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards

by Victoria Marian Belmis / Dec 12, 2021 05:12 AM EST

The 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards is finally over. Aside from the jaw-dropping performances, the main event is the awards ceremony itself.

MAMA is quite known for not giving awards to those not in attendance at the event. However, this year's ceremony might just be an exemption due to the ongoing pandemic.

For the first time since their debut, K-Pop's "Best-selling Girl Group" TWICE is absent from MAMA. BTS is also not in attendance at the event due to conflict in schedule and travel restrictions brought upon by the current situation. Meanwhile, BLACKPINK is also absent from this year's MAMA, just like all the other YG Entertainment groups from the past few years.

In addition, IU was also not able to attend the 2021 MAMA.

Despite the absence of four of the biggest names in K-pop as of the moment, this year's MAMA was a success! TWICE, BTS and IU even won the biggest awards of the night.

In fact, BTS swept all four "Daesang Awards" of MAMA 2021, including "Artist of the Year," "Song of the Year," "Album of the Year," and "Worldwide Icon of the Year."

Check out the full list of winners of the 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards below.

Artist of the Year: BTS

Song of the Year: BTS ("Butter")

Album of the Year: BTS ("BE")

Worldwide Icon of the Year: BTS

Worldwide Fans' Choice Top 10: NCT DREAM, NCT 127, Stray Kids, ENHYPEN, Tomorrow by Together, BLACKPINK's LISA, SEVENTEEN, TREASURE, BTS, and TWICE

Best New Artist (Female): aespa

Best New Artist (Male): ENHYPEN

Best Group (Female): TWICE

Best Group (Male): BTS

Best Artist (Female): IU

Best Artist (Male): EXO's Baekhyun

Best Vocal Performance: IU ("Celebrity")

Best Dance Performance (Solo): BLACKPINK's Rosé ("On the Ground")

Best Dance Performance (Female Group): aespa ("Next Level")

Best Dance Performance (Male Group): BTS

Best Collaboration: AKMU ("NAKKA" with IU)

Best Music Video: BTS

Choreographer of the Year: Leejung Lee

Best Engineer of the Year: Gu Jong Pil, Kwon Nam Woo

Best Video Director of the Year: Lumpens

Best Art Director of the Year: MU:E

Best Composer of the Year: Yoo Young Jin

Best Producer of the Year: Teddy

Best Executive Producer of the Year: Bang Si Hyuk

TikTok Favorite Moment: BTS

KTO (Korean Tourism Organization) Breakout Artist: Brave Girls

Best Band Performance: JANNABI ("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")

Best New Asian Artist (Vietnam): Hoang Duyen

Best New Asian Artist (Indonesia): Lyodra

Best New Asian Artist (Thailand): SPRITE X GUYGEEGEE

Best New Asian Artist (Mandarin): Anson Lo

Best New Asian Artist (Japan): Ado

Best Asian Artist (Vietnam): Quan A.P.

Best Asian Artist (Indonesia): Anneth

Best Asian Artist (Thailand): Tilly Birds

Best Asian Artist (Mandarin): ACCUSEFIVE

Best Asian Artist (Japan): JO1

Favorite Asian Artist: INI

Favorite International Artist: Ed Sheeran

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