Winners of 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards

One of the most anticipated South Korean major music award show, the 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), was held on Saturday, December 11th, at CJ ENM Contents World in Paju, South Korea. The award show, which finally had in-person audiences after two years, was hosted by Lee Hyori this year. 

The 2021 MAMA‘s main ceremony started at 6 p.m. KST with a collaborative stage of 4th Generation K-pop representatives and ended at 10:40 p.m. KST with Lee Hyori x Street Woman Fighter performance. Many artists took home awards from 2021 MAMA. If you missed the show, here’s the list of winners of the 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards.

Best New Artist

  • Female: aespa
  • Male: ENHYPEN

KTO Breakout Artist: Brave Girls

Best Band Performance: Jannabi “A Thought on an Autumn Night”

Best Hip Hop and Urban Music: ASH ISLAND “Melody”

Best OST: Jo Jungsuk “I Like You” for Hospital Playlist Season 2

Best Collaboration: AKMU x IU “NAKKA.”

Best Music Video: BTS “Butter”

TikTok Favourite Moment: BTS

Favourite International Artist: Ed Sheeran

Favourite Asian Artist: INI

Best Asian Artist
  • Japan: JO1
  • Mandarin: ACCUSEFIVE
  • Thailand: Tilly Birds
  • Indonesia: Anneth
  • Vietnam: Quan A.P.
Best New Asian Artist
  • Japan: Ado
  • Mandarin: Anson Lo
  • Indonesia: Lyodra
  • Vietnam:  Hoang Duyen

Best Vocal Performance: IU “Celebrity”

Best Dance Performance

  • Female: aespa “Next Level.”
  • Male: BTS “Butter”
  • Solo: Rose “On The Ground”

Best Group

  • Female: TWICE
  • Male: BTS

Best Solo

  • Female: IU
  • Male: Baekhyun

Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10

  1. Stray Kids
  2. NCT Dream
  3. NCT 127
  5. Tomorrow X Together
  6. BTS
  7. LISA
  10. TWICE

Grand Prize

  • Album of The Year: BTS “BE”
  • Worldwide Icon of The Year: BTS 
  • Song of The Year: BTS “Butter”
  • Artist of The Year: BTS

BTS took the most awards with nine trophies, and IU became the most awarded solo by three awards. Congratulations to all the winners!

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