MAMA 2020: Who are all DAY6 members? K-pop group dubbed ‘superband’ after Best Band Performance award for ‘Zombie’
Hailed as Asia’s biggest music award show, Mnet Music Awards (MAMA) 2020 was held on Sunday, December 6, at 6 pm KST amid much fanfare. In a much-deserved win, DAY6 won the award for Best Band Performance for ‘Zombie’. The other nominees in the category were MC the MAX – ‘BLOOM’, N Flying – ‘Oh really’, LEENALCHI – ‘Tiger is Coming’ and HYUKOH – ‘Help’.
A South Korean rock band under the label JYP Entertainment, DAY6 is known for its guitar riffs that peek into young adulthood. Did you know their debut EP 'The Day' peaked at #2 on Billboard's World Album Chart a week after its release? The K-pop band's win was trending more than the entire award category. Soon, Jae thanked all his fans with a tweet: "Thank you everybody!!"
Who are all DAY6 members?
Originally a six-piece band, Day6 became a quintet with Sungjin, Jae, Young K, Wonpil and Dowoon after keyboardist Junhyeok left in February 2016. At the MAMA 2020 awards show, only three members were present and fans couldn't stop talking about the other two.
In a 2019 interview with MTV, Young K opened up about a phase, "When the company confirmed that we were gonna do the Every DAY6 project, they said they were going to use a lot of the songs that we already wrote. None of the title songs got confirmed, though. So we had to write it again and again and, and by the third month, I felt like I was out of it because we already wrote, like, 20 songs before the project started. So I already felt burned out."
Jae added, "My team is very positive. I think it also has to do with cultural differences. In America, when you're 18 and you go to college, you're kind of just thrown out there, and you start figuring everything on your own. And then you start worrying about life. I'm not saying that people don't worry in Korea, but I think there's this understanding that things are going to work out. That's something that I see in my team, and it's something that I'm also adjusting to, because to be completely honest, I'm pretty negative. I'm always thinking about the worst things that can happen in situations. But just living with my teammates, I've been learning to live life in the moment. If I think positively then positive things are gonna happen."
What did DAY6 fans say?
"Not this day6 video become viral among K-pop stans because of disinfectant girlie," one tweet read. Many fans couldn't stop talking about all five members. "This is an award that will be receiving not only as 3, but as 5. Park Bros may have been at the sidelines for now but it will always be OT5. AND WE ARE ALL SO PROUD OF YOU, OUR BOYS," one fan said.
One posted three different reactions the band was getting. "DAY6 are u going to continuously do it like this? If so, you can't be anything except being a superband. It must be good to be Studio J because they have DAY6 who won at MAMA & does well as a superband. JYP's representative handsome band who won an award is DAY6, right?"
not this day6 video become viral among kpop stans because of disinfectant girlie😭 pic.twitter.com/hn7rwiL5mN— ✨ | YOUNGK DONATION CHECK PINNED📌 (@maindancerbrian) December 6, 2020
🦊 This is an award that will be recieving not only as 3, but as 5.— ᴇᴀ | semi ia (@foxyYoungK_Jae) December 6, 2020
Park Bros may have been at the sidelines for now but it will always be OT5. AND WE ARE ALL SO PROUD OF YOU, OUR BOYS. 🤍#베스트밴드_데이식스_수상축하해#DAY6_ourBestBand #MAMA2020 #DAY6 pic.twitter.com/8gPfURmzl2
🦊's - DAY6 are u going to continuously do it like this? If so, you can't be anything except be a superband❤️— Dear케이 (@caleridulla) December 6, 2020
🐶's - It must be good to be Studio J bcs they hv DAY6 who won at MAMA&does well as a superband.
🐰's - JYP's representative handsome band who won an award is DAY6 right? pic.twitter.com/KZEsqO7KmO
Since 2010, MAMA has been held in Macau, Singapore and Hong Kong. In 2017, MAMA was held in Vietnam, Japan, and Hong Kong. Next year, in 2018, MAMA was held in three different locations in Asia in a span of a week – Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong! Due to Covid-19 restrictions, it has gone virtual this year.
The star-studded event was held on Sunday, December 6, at 6 pm KST and the red carpet kicked off at 4 pm.