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The Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) is a music award ceremony hosted by Mnet, a television channel under CJ E&M. It is held annually in late November or early December.

Host venues

Year Date Host City Venue
1999 Saturday, November 27 Seoul, South Korea Little Angels Arts Center
2000 Friday, November 24
2001 Friday, November 23
2002 Friday, November 29
2003 Thursday, November 27 Kyung Hee University
2004 Saturday, December 4
2005 Sunday, November 27 Olympic Gymnastics Arena
2006 Saturday, November 25
2007 Saturday, November 17 Seoul Olympic Stadium
2008 Saturday, November 15
2009 Saturday, November 21
2010 Sunday, November 28 Macau, China The Venetian Macao
2011 Tuesday, November 29 Singapore, Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium

Current award categories

  • Artist of the Year (2005–present)
  • Album of the Year (2006–present)
  • Song of the Year (2006–present)
  • Best Male Solo Artist (1999–2001, 2003–present)
  • Best Female Solo Artist (1999–present)
  • Best Male Group (1999–2011)
  • Best Female Group (2000–2005, 2007–present)
  • Best New Male (2011–present)
  • Best New Female (2011–present)
  • Best Dance Performance Solo (2010–present)
  • Best Dance Performance Male Group (2010–present)
  • Best Dance Performance Female Group (2010–present)
  • Best Vocal Performance Solo (2010–present)
  • Best Vocal Performance Group (2010–present)
  • Best Band Performance (2010–present)
  • Best Rap/Hip Hop Performance (1999–present)
  • Best OST (2004, 2008–2009, 2011–present)
  • Best Music Video (2006–present)
  • Hottest Asian Artist (2011–present)
  • Best New Asian Solo Artist (2011–present)
  • Best New Asian Artist Group (2011–present)
  • Best Asian Artist (2011–present)
  • Style in Music (2011–present)

Grand awards


Artist of the Year

Year Artist
2006 TVXQ
2007 Super Junior
2008 Big Bang
2009 2PM
2010 2NE1
2011 Girls' Generation

Album of the Year

Year Artist Album
2006 SG Wannabe The 3rd Masterpiece
2007 Epik High Remapping the Human Soul
2008 TVXQ Mirotic
2009 G-Dragon Heartbreaker
2010 2NE1 To Anyone
2011 Super Junior Mr. Simple

Song of the Year

Year Artist Song
2006 SG Wannabe "Partner for Life"
2007 Big Bang "Lies"
2008 Wonder Girls "Nobody"
2009 2NE1 "I Don't Care"
2010 miss A "Bad Girl Good Girl"
2011 2NE1 "I am the Best"


Best Superstar

Year Artist Song
1999 Lee Seung Hwan "Glucose"
2000 Jo Sungmo "Did You Know"
2001 Wax "Fix Your Makeup"
2002 Cho PD "My Style"
2003 Big Mama "Break Away"
2004 BoA "My Name"
2005 Drunken Tiger "Isolated Ones, Left Foot Forward!"

Best Popular Music Video

Year Artist Song
1999 H.O.T. "Iya"
2000 H.O.T. "Outside Castle"
2001 g.o.d. "Lie"
2002 BoA "No. 1"
2003 Hyori "10 Minutes"
2004 Rain "It's Raining"
2005 TVXQ "Rising Sun"


Most wins

Artist Wins Years active
TVXQ 14 2003–present
2NE1 10 2009–present
Shinhwa 1998–present
Super Junior 9 2005–present
Big Bang 7 2006–present
SS501 2005–present
BoA 6 1999–present
SG Wannabe 2004–present

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