Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) will once again be held in Hong Kong for the seventh consecutive year. After the success of 2017 MAMA being hosted in three different cities, the format of 2018 MAMA will be similar. This year, MAMA will begin in Seoul, Korea on 10 December, to Saitama, Japan on 12 December, and the finale will be held in Hong Kong on 14 December.
Touted as Asia’s Biggest Music Awards, 2018 MAMA will see 18 musical categories which will take fans’ choices into account. Voting is ongoing (since 1 November) for these 18 awards, and it will account for a percentage of the total score as well, in addition to the scoring by an international and local team of MAMA Expert Judges, music sales, and record sales.
Notable nominees this year are up-and-coming Stray Kids for Best New Male Artist, and sensational girl groups (G)I-DLE, LOONA, and IZ*ONE for Best New Female Artist. Wanna One Triple Position and Girls’ Generation – Oh! GG are currently both strong contenders for Best Unit as well. Meanwhile, BTS and Wanna One are up against each other for the most number of nominations: TikTok Best Music Video, Best Male Group, Best Dance Performance – Male Group, and Mwave Global Fans’ Choice.
2018 MAMA in Hong Kong will be held at the AsiaWorld-Expo Arena again, and this year’s ceremony is themed ICARUS: “the Invincible Challenge”, “the Boundless Passion/Enthusiasm”, and “the Everlasting Dream”.
BTS and Wanna One have been confirmed as the first line-up of artists for Hong Kong. Stay tuned for more exciting acts to be announced!
2018 MAMA in Hong Kong:
Date: 14th December 2018, Friday
Venue: AsiaWorld-Expo Arena
Ticket Price: Standing – HKD$2488, HKD$2288 | Seated – HKD$2288, HKD$2088, HKD$1888, HKD$1388, HKD$888
Confirmed Line-Up: BTS, Wanna One, TWICE, IZ*
Ticketing for the award ceremony begins 12th November 2018 (Monday), 10AM (HKT) via HKTicketing.
Ticketing for the red carpet begins 16th November 2018 (Friday), 10AM (HKT) via HKTicketing.
Want to be part of Asia’s biggest music awards, then do remember to grab the tickets before they are gone.
This event is brought to you by CJ ENM.