2018 MAMA: Park Bo Gum, Jung Hae In & Janet Jackson Lead Star-Studded Wave Of Celebrity Attendees

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Trust 2018 MAMA to bring only the best and brightest stars to grace the biggest year-end music festival in the region!

Starting off with the Korea’s most popular actors as hosts, Jung Hae In of Something in the Rain fame will take on emcee duty for the MAMA premiere stop in Korea.

Leading the celebration in MAMA Fan’s Choice in Japan will be well-loved actor Park Bo Gum.

Read: 2018 MAMA: GOT7, MONSTA X, SEVENTEEN & Momoland Join Lineup In Japan & Hong Kong

Actresses Seo Hyun Jin, Jung So Min, Jung Ryeo Won, who have notched successful 2018 dramas, will parade their charms as presenters.

Fellow actresses Han Ye Seul and Kim Sa Rang are also set to join them.


Meanwhile, Kim Dong Wook, Yang Se Jong, Jang Hyuk, Cha Seung Won, Ha Suk Jin, and Hwang Jung Min, who also scored hit 2018 TV series and films, are also confirmed presenters.

Aside from tapping the most buzz-worthy Korean actors this year, 2018 MAMA will witness appearance of world renowned musician and pop icon Janet Jackson.

Additionally, gracing the event are also Singapore singer-songwriter JJ Lin and Japanese actor Matsushige Yutaka.

Furthermore, a special collaboration of girl group Momoland with Mommy Son is also in store for the fans. Stay tuned for more information on which of the 2018 MAMA events the above celebrities will make an appearance.

Performers Lineup

Happening in South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong, 2018 MAMA will kick off the biggest year-end Asian music festival at Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) for 2018 MAMA PREMIERE in KOREA on December 10.

Nominees include fromis_9, (G)I-DLE, GWSN, HAON, Hyeongseop X Euiwoong, IZ*ONE, Kim Dong Han, LOONA, Nature, Stray Kids, THE BOYZ, and VINZEN.

See Also: 2018 MAMA: Nomination Categories Announced For “2018 MAMA PREMIERE In KOREA”

From there, the festivities continue at 2018 MAMA FANS’ CHOICE in JAPAN, which will be held at the Saitama Super Arena on December 12.

Confirmed performers include 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.

Firing up performances in the culminating event are BTS, GOT7, Momoland, SEVENTEEN and Wanna One.

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.


Organized and presented by CJ ENM, Asia’s biggest music awards, MAMA, began in 1999 as Mnet Music Video Awards. It has been supported by the Korean music industry for over ten years.

It has been developed and transformed to MAMA in 2009, and this year marks its 10th awards ceremony.

Aside from being the much-anticipated year-end music awards ceremony, MAMA has also developed into an extravagant global music event.

It creates an international communication network for music exchange which has made MAMA gain recognition in Asia’s music industry and its broadcast medium network.


CJ ENM is Asia’s leading entertainment and merchandising company headquartered in Seoul, Korea. 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 CurrentsOde to My Father and Veteran, along with sought-after television series such as Guardian: The Lonely and Great GodYoun’s KitchenSuper Star K, Show Me the Money, and Produce 101.

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