On November 29, the 2011 M.net Asian Music Awards (MAMA) was held at an indoor stadium in Singapore from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. KST(Korea Standard Time). Super Junior won the Album Of The Year Award which is one of the best three awards. The group released fifth album in August and its song “Mr. Simple” was loved by many fans.
Super Junior was also awarded the Best Male Group Award and the Singapore Choice Award, getting a triple crown.
On the other hand, SNSD won the Singer (Group) Of The Year Award, which is another one of the best three awards, for its great performance throughout the year. SNSD released third album in October and its song “The Boys” created a sensation in the world of singers. The Best Female Group Award, the award that drew the most attention, went to SNSD.
2NE1 was awarded the Song Of The Year Award, which is the last one of the best three awards, for its hit song “I Am The Best.” This year, the group has swept no. 1 in various music charts with hit songs of “I Am The Best,” “Lonely,” and “Ugly.” The group was also awarded the Best Vocal Performance Group.
Heo Gak and a.pink each won the Rookie Award. Their awarding was attracting attention because they belong to the same agency, A Cube Entertainment.
Kim Hyun Joong and Baek Ji Young each received the Best Singer Awards among male and female singers. Baek won another award, the Best OST Award.
In addition, B2ST and Miss A each won the Best Dance Performance Award among male and female groups.
Besides awarding, 2011 MAMA was full of magnificent performances.
The ceremony began with the joint performance of the rock band YB, hip hop duo Dynamic Duo, and the winner for Korea Got Talent Joo Min Jung.
Then top actor Lee Byung Hun appeared announcing the opening of 2011 MAMA in fluent English.
4Minute’s Hyun Ah and B2ST’s Jang Hyun Seung gave a surprising kissing performance at the ceremony. They drew attention by kissing during a special performance.
Song Seung Hun introduced Japan’s top singer Koda Kumi to the stage and she appeared in a sexy costume.
High-profile hip hop group Black Eyed Pea’s Will.i.am, and apl.de.ap gave a joint performance with 2NE1’s CL.
Also, the legend of hip-hop, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog gave a special performance. It was first time for the two figureheads of hip-hop gather together in one stage in Asia. The performance was meaningful in the aspect of having famous hip-hop musicians in one place.
The winner of Super Star K 3, the Ulala Session, also gave a powerful, touching performance.
Other participants of Super Star K 3, Christina and Two Months’ Son Yerim sang T-ara’s “Roly Poly.”
Popular girl groups SNSD and 2NE1 made the atmosphere more lively by giving powerful, special performances. SNSD performed “The Boys” while 2NE1 performed “Lonely” and “I Am The Best.”
Here is the list of awarding at 2011 MAMA:
▶The Singer(group) Of The Year=SNSD ▶The Song Of The Year=2NE1’s “I Am The Best” ▶The Album Of The Year=Super Junior ▶The Best Male Group=Super Junior ▶The Best Female Group=SNSD ▶The Best Male Singer=Kim Hyun Joong ▶The Best Female Singer=Baek Ji Young ▶The Rookie Award (male)=Heo Gak ▶The Rookie Award (female)=a.pink ▶The Best Dance Performance (male group)=B2ST ▶The Best Dance Performance(female group)=Miss A ▶The Best Dance Performance (soloist)=Hyun Ah ▶The Best Vocal Performance (group)=2NE1 ▶The Best Vocal Performance (soloist)=IU ▶The Best Band Performance=CN Blue ▶The Best Rap Performance=Leessang ▶The Best Music Video=BigBang’s “Love Song” ▶The Best Asian Artist=Koda Kumi (Japan) ▶The Singapore’s Choice Award=Super Junior ▶The Best Asian New Artist (soloist)=Wei Chen (China) ▶The Best Asian New Artist (group)=Aziatix ▶The Best OST Award=Baek Ji Young’s “That Man” ▶The Styling Music Award=Seo In Young ▶Special Award by the producer of M.net =YB
Via ; allkpop