2018 MAMA: GOT7, MONSTA X, SEVENTEEN & Momoland Join Lineup In Japan & Hong Kong
Additional K-Pop groups will rev up 2018 MAMA with MONSTA X, GOT7, Momoland, and SEVENTEEN set to attend the events in Japan and Hong Kong on December 12 and 14, respectively.
As announced by CJ ENM on November 15, GOT7, SEVENTEEN, and MOMOLAND will join BTS and Wanna One as performers in the culminating event of 2018 MAMA at Asia-World Expo in Hong Kong.
MONSTA X will be joining BTS, Wanna One, Twice, and IZ*ONE at 2018 MAMA FANS’ CHOICE in JAPAN.
GOT7 and SEVENTEEN will return to Hong Kong after staging successful concerts held in summer this year for 2018 MAMA.
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Get to know the K-Pop Acts
GOT7 is a seven-member boy group who debuted in 2014. The boy group, composed of JB, Jinyoung, Mark, Jackson, Yugyeom, Youngjae, and BamBam, completed its Eyes on You world tour this year and released its chart-topping third studio album, Present: You.
Self-producing boy group SEVENTEEN has also completed its Ideal Cut concert tour in flying colors. Now on its third year, the boy group officially debuted in Japan and released its fifth mini album You Make My Day as well.
Meanwhile, Momoland, a 7-member South Korean girl group formed through Mnet’s reality show Finding Momoland, will hold its first ever live performance in Hong Kong.
Coming from its successful The Connect world tour, MONSTA X has been raking music show wins for its recent comeback its second full album Are You There: Part 1 with the latest title track “Shoot Out”.
2018 MAMA WEEK
Happening in Korea, Japan and Hong Kong, 2018 MAMA will kick off the biggest year-end Asian music festival at Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) at 2018 MAMA PREMIERE in KOREA on December 10 with nominees including fromis_9, (G)I-DLE, GWSN, HAON, Hyeongseop X Euiwoong, IZ*ONE, Kim Dong Han, LOONA, Nature, Stray Kids, THE BOYZ, and VINZEN.
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From there, the festivities continue at 2018 MAMA FANS’ CHOICE in JAPAN to be held at the Saitama Super Arena on December 12, with performers including BTS, IZ*ONE, Twice, MONSTA X and Wanna One.
Capping off the highly-anticipated music festival is the awards ceremony at 2018 MAMA in HONG KONG which will take place at AsiaWorld-Expo, Arena (AWE) on December 14 with BTS, GOT7, Momoland, SEVENTEEN and Wanna One as the performers.
2018 MAMA will continue to unveil information on performers and nominations.
Meanwhile, online voting for 18 K-Pop Categories, including “Artist of the Year” and “Song of the Year” will continue until December 9 (KST).
Fans can participate to vote on MAMA’s official website at www.2018mama.com.
Check out the current performers’ lineup of 2018 MAMA below.
Organized and presented by CJ ENM, Asia’s biggest music awards MAMA has been started off in 1999 as “Mnet Music Video Awards” for more than 10 years supported by the Korean music industry. It has been developed and transformed to MAMA in 2009 and this year has come to its 10th awards ceremony. Being held in Macau in 2010 was a benchmark of MAMA’s first overseas achievement, since then it has been held in Singapore and Hong Kong. It was an astonishing attainment for the first ever MAMA to be held in three regions last year in Vietnam, Japan and Hong Kong. Not only has MAMA become a significant year-end music awards ceremony, it has developed into an extravagant international music event. It has also simultaneously created an international communication/crossover network for music exchange which made MAMA gained recognition in Asia’s music industry and its communication network.
ABOUT CJ ENM
CJ ENM is Asia’s leading entertainment and merchandising company headquartered in Seoul, Korea. As of July 1, 2018, CJ E&M merged with CJ Group’s home shopping and e-commerce subsidiary CJ O Shopping to become CJ ENM. Its entertainment division has five main business units – broadcast, film (CJ Entertainment), music, live entertainment and animation. CJ has been contributing to promote Korean culture around the world, through the company’s ‘One Source, Multi-Content’ strategy. As a trend leader in Asia, it has produced and distributed various popular content, some of which include Asia’s largest music awards Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), leading Hallyu convention KCON, Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots, record-breaking box office hits Roaring Currents, Ode to My Father and Veteran, along with sought-after television series such as Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, Youn’s Kitchen, Super Star K, Show Me the Money, and Produce 101.