2012 MAMA: Lineup, Live Stream and more
In just hours, the 2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) will be airing from the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center in Hong Kong, lasting a total of 6 hours including the red carpet and main event.
The 2012 MAMA will be aired in 85 countries across the world including Korea, Hong Kong and Japan, reaching out to 2.3 billion viewers. Sixteen countries will get the chance to watch the festivities live, while an additional 69 countries will have the recorded show air at a later time.
In addition to that, the 2012 MAMA will be available for live online streaming via 20 different platforms including Facebook, YouTube, Yahoo! Japan, Sohu and Global Mnet (MAMA's Official Website).
So what can you expect from the 2012 MAMA, and where can you watch it from your own home?
Koreaboo will guide you through it all!
Date: Friday, November 30, 2012
Red Carpet Party: 5pm - 7pm KST
Award Ceremony: 7pm - 11pm KST
Theme: Music, The knot tying different times together
The past and present meet through the knot of music to create a new future.
Regardless of nationality, language, time zone and generation, music unites us all. Music Makes One!
Follow the experience of "Share The Love of K-Pop" contest winner Sophie Cheng here!
Red Carpet MC:
Danny Im (1TYM)
English Live Stream Hosts:
Danny Lim, Eunice Kiss, Hannah Jun
Angelababy, Bai Bai He, Bolin Chen, Cho Younhee, Choi Jiwoo, Han Chaeyoung, Han Ga-in, Han Yeseul, Jackie Chan, Jung Gyuwoon, Jung Ilwoo, Jung Woosung, Kim Hyojin, Kim Kangwoo, Kim Sungsoo, Koh Joonhee, Park Shinhye, Peng Yuyan, Simon Yam, Song Joongki, Song Seunghoon, Yun Siyun
PSY, Super Junior, Ailee, Davichi, Double K, Dynamic Duo, EXO-M, EXO-K, Geek's Jung Jaeil, JYP, K.Will, Lee Hi, LOCO, Pia, Seo Inyoung, SHINee, 2PM's Wooyoung, Block B's Zico, Brown Eyed Girls' Ga-in, Bang Yongguk, Big Bang, SISTAR, Hyuna & Hyunseung (Troublemaker), Roy Kim, Epik High, B.O.B, Adam Lambert, Natthew, Joey Yung, Chris Lee (Li Yuchun), Wang Leehom
Nominees: Artists who released albums and digital singles between October 24, 2011 and October 23, 2012
Evaluation of Winners:
Winners are chosen after reviewing 6 categories: online and mobile voting, survey on artist preference, special evaluation from judges, evaluation committee consisting of music critics and relevant experts, sales of music albums, digital chart ranking and etc.
Online Voting: October 23, 2012 6pm KST through November 28, 2012 12am KST at mama.interest.me
Evaluation Committee: 40 members (20 Korean and 20 non-Koreans) consisting of music critics, journalists and other music relevant experts.
Research Institute: Gallup Korea (500 interviewees between the age of 15-34 taken November 1st through 7th)
Digital Chart Ranking: Combined music sales of online music portals in Korea including Mnet, Bugs, Soribada, Cyworld and Olleh Music.
Nomination Categories: 21 categories (3 grand prizes, 18 general)
Grand Prizes: Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year
Artist: New Male/Female
Best Dance Performance - Solo/Male Group/Female Group
Best Band Performance
Best Rap Performance
Best Vocal Performance - Solo/Male Group/Female Group
Special Awards: Best Music Video, Best Collaboration Performance, Best OST
Global: Best Global Male/Female Group
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