Once again, the Hallyu wave will be taking the world by storm and K-pop fans can rejoice as their favourite acts will be performing and belting out some of their best hits at the 18th Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA).
MAMA 2016 will be rocking the world at the AWE (AsiaWorld-Expo Arena), Hong Kong on 2 December 2016.
Fans can take the opportunity to catch this prestigious event with a live streaming on tonton (www.tonton.com.my) from 5.00pm onwards whereas 8TV will air the show with a delayed broadcast at 9.30pm. A total of 20 categories will be presented to honour the achievements of K-pop stars.
Under the theme “Connection”, MAMA 2016 will feature itself connecting artists with fans; technology with emotion; and virtual concept with reality.
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Fans can also look forward to other electrifying performance by famous K-pop groups such as GFriend, Seventeen and TWICE, as well as performing artists for the red carpet event, I.O.I and NCT DREAM.
Meanwhile, MAMA 2016 has revamped the professional awards category by setting up a dedicated event, called Creators’ Forum as it seeks to have wider expansion and growth. The forum will invite industry leaders and insiders-alike from across Asia to share their insights and knowledge, while honoring their achievements.
Legendary music producer Quincy Jones is among those who will be participating in the forum.
“The K-Pop phenomenon is continuing to spread like wildfire all over the world and it is also happening here in Malaysia. MAMA 2016 will be a treat for viewers who are ardent fans of K-Pop culture and music,” said Airin Zainul, Group General Manager of ntv7, 8TV and tonton.
MAMA was founded in 1999 as the Mnet KM Music Festival (MKMF) but was later changed to Mnet Asian Music Awards in 2009. It is meant to honour and give recognition to those who have contributed passionately in the South Korean music industry.
So don't forget to mark your dates for tomorrow , the 2 December 2016, and tune in to 8TV (Channel 708) at 9.30pm and catch the superb performances and songs by your favourite K-pop stars in MAMA 2016. You can watch both the red carpet segment and awards ceremony live on www.tonton.com.my at 5.00pm.