MTV Iggy has recently posted their list of ’10 International Collaborations That Blew Our Mind in 2011′. Although there were many amazing collaborations featured on the article, coming in at #1 were none other than 2NE1′s CL, will.i.am, Apl.de.ap with “Where is the Love” at the ’2011 MAMA’ (Mnet Asian Music Awards).
K-pop milestones SNSD and 2NE1 have been officially confirmed to take stage in the upcoming 2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), as well as renown rock group YB and landmark hip-hop duo Dynamic Duo.
An organizer for MAMA commented that “After the spreading of the Korean wave, K-pop skyrocketed overseas, and the idols, rock groups, and hip-hop artists that made all this possible are all going to come out on stage and perform. This year’s concert is something people should not miss.” Furthermore, he said that “Through the MAMAs, people can experience a wide range of genres and feel the charisma and talent that all these idol groups carry.”
This year’s MAMA will be held on November 29 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore, where not only the power of K-pop will be displayed but forces of pop from other nations as well, such as Singapore, Japan, Thailand, and thirteen other countries. Asian countries may be the ones participating, but the world will be watching with live streaming taking place in America, France, and seven other non-Asian continent countries.
Meanwhile the MAMA homepage is being flooded by votes of peoples’ favorite groups, with 500,000 votes being recorded on November 18, which only gives a hint to the explosion of energy and hype to be looked forward to on the 29th.
Dubbed as Asia’s leading music awards show, the ‘2011 MAMA‘ (or ‘Mnet Asian Music Awards’) is offering a sensational event for international K-Pop fans to experience the show live!
Mnet‘s annual award show Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) held a press conference earlier today at the Seoul Sangamdong CGV Theater. Parent company CJ E&M‘s lead director stated at the conference, “Relations between Mnet and SM Entertainment were recently mended and SM artists have returned making appearances on many Mnet programs.”
The two companies have been working out their differences over the past few years but have only recently shown real progress, with SNSD‘s recurring performances on M! Countdown as well as on Wide News and other live programs.
CJ E&M director Shin Hyung Gwan also noted, “We can say that MAMA is not an award show for certain entertainment companies but more of a festival to support the artists who are the most active.”
’2011 MAMA’ will be held on November 29th at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Source: Joy News 24 via Naver
It’s that time of the year again, folks. ‘Mnet‘s Annual Music Awards’ (or ‘MAMA’) is gearing up to deliver a spectacular event at the end of November, but before they do, they’re concentrating on narrowing down this year’s most popular artists and songs.
After a long period of tense relations, SM Entertainment and Mnet finally resolved their dispute earlier this year. Now, everyone in the industry is watching to see if SM will allow their artists to make an appearance at this year’s ‘Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA)’.
Representatives of ‘MAMA’ responded with optimism over questions of SM’s participation this year. “We can’t announce official attendance lists yet, but there is no problem with SM artists joining the ceremony,” they said.
Organizers are currently busy trying to untangle scheduling snarls, as SM artists are currently busy promoting all over the world. Officials revealed that it would take some time to get the schedules sorted out.
TVXQ is scheduled to perform at the ‘2011 Billboard K-Pop Masters‘ in Las Vegas on November 25th. Considering the fact that the ‘MAMA’ will be held two days after that, the likeliness of their attendance doesn’t seem high. Their labelmates are also fully booked with other year-end schedules.
Last year, the ‘2010 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA)’ was held at Macau, and this year, Mnet will be hosting the event in Singapore!
According to a majority of industry officials, the ’2011 MAMA’ will be held at the Indoor Stadium in Singapore on November 29th. Now that fans know the ‘when’, they’re curious about the ‘who’ — focus is now being put on whether or not SM Entertainment and YG Entertainment will be bringing their artists to the ceremony.
SM Entertainment has had a long standing conflict with Mnet, which was recently resolved this year. YG Entertainment, on the other hand, are undergoing several issues with their artists, making it highly likely that they’ll be sitting out this year.
Last year, the MAMA spent $4 million USD by holding their ceremony at the Cotai Arena and earned hot attention for being the first Korean awards ceremony to take place overseas. The event was broadcast in 16 different networks across Asia. As such, anticipation is definitely on the rise this year.
Source + Photos: Everyday Economy via Naver
by VITALSIGN @ allkpop