MAMA 2020 Red Carpet Looks: BTS to TWICE and Stray Kids, here are top 15 best K-pop groups to look out for
A number of powerhouse K-pop groups including BTS, NCT and Stray Kids will be seen performing at the Mnet Asian Music Awards 2020
K-Pop fans, it's time to rejoice! Mnet Asian Music Awards 2020 is here. With the power of music, 2020 MAMA intends to connect fans around the world and open the gate to 'NEW-TOPIA' — a new virtual world where fans can return to make 'contact'.
Did you know MAMA began in 1999 under the name of 'Mnet Music Video Daesang'? It was renamed as 'Mnet KM Music Video Festival' in 2004 and as the 'Mnet KM Music Festival' in 2006. Finally, in 2009, it got its current name, marking a new beginning in the world of Asian music.
Deemed as Asia’s biggest music award show, the star-studded event begins on Sunday, December 6 at 6 pm KST and the red carpet kicked-off at 4 pm KST. A number of powerhouse K-pop groups including BTS, NCT and Stray Kids will be seen performing. NCT will be returning to MAMA after a hiatus from the show since the last time they were seen on the MAMA stage was back in 2017. Catch a glimpse of the best K-Pop bands and stars from the show.
Here are all the K-Pop bands:
The South Korean girl group launched by Play M Entertainment consists of seven members; Soojin, Jiyoon, Monday, Soeun, Jaehee, Jihan and Zoa. The K-Pop band have been nominated for Best New Female Artist, Artist of the Year and Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10.
With seven members Heeseung, Jay, Jake, Sunghoon, Sunoo, Jungwon, and Ni-ki, the band was formed through the survival competition–reality show 'I-Land' and they debuted on November 30, 2020, with the extended play (EP) 'Border: Day One'.
OH MY GIRL
Originally started as an eight-piece group, the band now has seven members including Hyojung, Mimi, YooA, Seunghee, Jiho, Binnie and Arin after JinE left the group in October 2017 due to health issues. Oh My Girl has got five nominations for huge categories, including Best Female Group and Song of The Year for 'NonStop'.
Formed by KQ Entertainment, the group has eight members: Hongjoong, Seonghwa, Yunho, Yeosang, San, Mingi, Wooyoung and Jongho. Not only did the band win the Next Generation Award at the 2019 Golden Disc Awards and Worldwide Fans' Choice at the 2019 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), they were dubbed the "4th Generation Leaders" by the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. This year, they have been nominated in three categories including Best Song for 'INCEPTION'.
Formed by JYP Entertainment, the group is composed of eight members: Bang Chan, Lee Know, Changbin, Hyunjin, Han, Felix, Seungmin and IN. In October 2019, Woojin left Stray Kids due to undisclosed personal reasons.
Dubbed the "monster rookie" of 2018, (G)I-DLE is considered one of the most successful South Korean girl groups despite not being in the top three labels. With six members Miyeon, Minnie, Soojin, Soyeon, Yuqi and Shuhua, the group debuted with their first extended play titled 'I Am' and its lead single 'Latata'.
Formed by Cre.ker Entertainment in 2017, the group has Sangyeon, Jacob, Younghoon, Hyunjae, Juyeon, Kevin, New, Q, Ju Haknyeon, Sunwoo and Eric. Back in 2019, former member Hwall officially left the group citing health reasons.
Formed by Starship Entertainment, the group has nine members: Serim, Allen, Jungmo, Woobin, Wonjin, Minhee, Hyeongjun, Taeyoung and Seongmin. On April 14, 2020, they debuted with an extended play 'Season 1. Hideout: Remember Who We Are'.
A South Korean rock band under the label JYP Entertainment, DAY6's debut EP 'The Day' peaked at #2 on Billboard's World Album Chart a week following its release. Originally a six-piece band, Day6 became a quintet with Sungjin, Jae, Young K, Wonpil and Dowoon after keyboardist Junhyeok left in February 2016.
Formed in 2019, the 12-piece group equally shares joint leadership among the eldest members, Choi Hyun-suk and Jihoon. In August 7, 2020, the band debuted with their single album, 'The First Step: Chapter One', and its lead single, 'Boy'.
Known for retro, jazz and R&B concepts, the group debuted with the single 'Mr Ambiguous' and it was soon dubbed as one of the best K-pop debuts of 2014. It was formed by RBW (formerly WA Entertainment) in 2014.
Also known as SVT, the group was formed by Pledis Entertainment in 2015 and has 13 members divided into three sub-units: 'Hip-Hop Unit', 'Vocal Unit', and 'Performance Unit'. Why is it called SEVENTEEN? As per reports, 17 was the median age of the members when the group was first formed and the double-digit is actually the sum of their many parts: 13 members and 3 sub-units in 1 group, making 17.
The South Korean girl group formed by JYP Entertainment has nine members: Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu. The band earlier won Song of the Year for 'Cheer Up' at the Melon Music Awards and Mnet Asian Music Awards.
TOMORROW X TOGETHER
Known as TXT, Tomorrow X Together is a five-member South Korean boy band formed by Big Hit Entertainment. With Soobin, Yeonjun, Beomgyu, Taehyun and HueningKai in the lead, they debuted on March 4, 2019, with the EP 'The Dream Chapter: Star'.
Who doesn't know BTS? Known as the Bangtan Boys, the beloved K-Pop band has seven members — composed of RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook — and all singers co-write and co-produce much of their own output.
Mama will start after some minutes and I'm so proud of our seven kings @BTS_twt and so excited to see their performances we love you so much borahae BTS 🥺💜💜💜💜💜💜💜#BTS #mamabts#MAMA2020— ᴮᴱFiona alex💜 JIN BDAY 🎉🎊🥳🥺💜😭🤧 (@Fionaalex7) December 6, 2020
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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.