MAMA Awards 2017 took place yesterday in Hong Kong, and boy, was it thrilling! I’ve been all embraced with my laptop, surfing from one page to another just to keep up with everything that was happening, from the red carpet arrivals to the last award on stage. Trust me, no other soap opera and especially award shows, none have made my pink heart beat as fast as it did yesterday.
This edition has felt like a change of scene, almost as if the queens and kings that ruled the Mnet Asian Music Awards stage years in a row were this time nowhere in sight. Another major change is MAMA‘s decision to host this year’s edition in three separate locations: Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam, Osaka – Japan and Hong Kong. Artists such as Twice, Wanna One, Exo-CBX and few other more have been awarded in Japan.
Fashion-wise, I loved everything about Song Ji-hyo’s look, the actress and TV host showing off her sophisticated side in a slight cut-out dress, matched by perfect makeup and straight hair.
As for who won what, the awards brought sometimes surprised, overwhelmed faces on stage, partially thanks to the controversy happening prior to the event regarding the votes. Both Exo and BTS, the two main male groups preferred by fans for the big awards, received, let’s say, equal gratification for their hard work, with Exo winning the album of the year award and BTS receiving just right after their glorious performance, full of sweat and out of breath, their artist of the year award.
Twice won Song Of The Year award for “Signal”.
New Asian Artist award went to NCT 127.
The very lovely duo band Bolbbalgan4 won Best Group Vocal Performance.
Best Female Group went to Red Velvet.
There are obviously way more awards, I’m just mentioning the ones that caught my attention. It could also be that I’m in a hurry to finish this so I can search through my fridge for something tasty.