MAMA 2014 Wraps Up

12:40 AM


Mnet Asia Music Awards just wrapped a few minutes ago in a jampacked Asia World Arena in Hongkong.  And in the conclusion of the event, EXO came out the biggest winner of the night with four awards, including two daesangs (major awards): the Artist of the Year for Asia awards and the Album of the Year Award which is solely based on physical sales.  BigBang's Taeyang came as the second big winner of the night with three awards with one daesang for Eyes, Nose, Lips bagging the Song of the Year citation.

Here is the complete list of winners!

ALBUM OF THE YEAR - EXO
SONG OF THE YEAR - "Eyes, Nose, Lips", TAEYANG
ARTIST OF THE YEAR - EXO
Best Male Artist - TAEYANG
Best Female Artist - IU
Best Male Group - EXO
Best Female Group - SISTAR
Best New Artist - WINNER
Best Dance Performance, Male Group - "Last Romeo", INFINITE
Best Dance Performance, Female Group - "Something", GIRLS' DAY
Best Dance Performance, Solo - "Full Moon', SUNMI
Best Collaboration - "Some", SOYU X JUNGGIGO
Best Vocal Performance, Male - "Eyes, Nose, Lips", TAEYANG
Best Vocal Performance, Female - "Singing Got Better", AILEE
Best Band Performance - "Can't Stop", CNBLUE (accepted by AOA)
Best Rap Performance - "Happen Ending". EPIK HIGH
Best Music Video - "Go Crazy", 2PM
Best OST - "My Destiny", LYN (from You Who Came From the Stars)
Best Asian Style - EXO
Style in Music - JUNG JUN YOUNG
International Favorite Artist - JOHN LEGEND
Kpop Fan's Choice, Male - INFINITE
Kpop Fan's Choice, Female - GIRL'S GENERATION - TAETISEO (TTS)
Most Popular Vocalist - IU

REVIEW:
Personally, MAMA 2014 is a less spectacular edition compared to the ones that were staged in 2012 and 2013.  And at the same time, majority of the performance cannot really induce wow factor or even shock factor.

Speaking of performance, here is my list of Top Three Performances from the night!

3.  SISTAR X AILEE: PROBLEM

A more sophisticated version of Something's iconic dance, Ailee's vocals, and Ariana Grande's well-known recent hits, this performance was such a performance to enjoy.  Although Hyeri sounded really off and awkward during her parts in the Problem performance, Ailee and Minah were really able to stay in command of the performance.  This is sexy without being sleazy!!! Amazing!



2. GD X TAEYANG

No one really knows how to pull off a spectacular performance other than the boys of BigBang.  I remember back in MAMA 2012 and MAMA 2013, BigBang has this kind of magic and transform an ordinary awards show performance into a concert.  This year, Taeyang sang his smash hit "Eyes, Nose, Lips" under lights that deform.  It was like YB was singing among the stars.  GD as well did really good!!! The finale is a spark of hope, a reminder that BigBang's music will live and that new music is what we need to earnestly wait for 2015!



1. BTS X BLOCK B: THE FIGHT OF THE CENTURY

This is the most breathtaking and appealing performance of the night. Dubbed as the Future of the Kpop generation, Block B and Bangtan Boys (BTS) slayed it with great dances and cool songs and renditions.  I was gasping for air with the intensity of this performance.  And Jimin killed everyone with those chocolate abs!!! Cool kids giving out a cool performance.  Definitely, the future of the Kpop scene.


This is all for tonight!!! I have to be off the bedroom by now! Good night and Chukahae all winners!!!

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