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2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards: Joey Yung and Leehom Wang Honored

By on December 1, 2012

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Presented as “Asia’s No. 1 Music Festival”, Korea’s Mnet Asian Music Awards, known as simply MAMA, was held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center on November 30, 2012. Over forty global stars attended the music event, and is one of the most star-studded events to be held in Hong Kong in recent years.

MAMA surprised the audience by inviting popular worldwide acts such as K-pop sensation PsyAdam Lambert, and B.o.B. Chinese superstars, Jackie Chan (成龍), Joey Yung (容祖兒), Leehom Wang (王力宏), and Angelababy also attended.

Unsurprisingly, Psy was among the stars that took home the most awards that night. Super Junior also took home the most prestigious award of the night, “Best Album of the Year”, beating out hot competitors, Psy and Big Bang.

Although primarily a Korean pop festival, MAMA also paid homage to local Hong Kong and other Asian stars. The host, Song Joong-ki, performed a Korean version of Leslie Cheung’s (張國榮) “The Feelings of Those Days” <當年情>. Jackie Chan and the cast of Chinese Zodiac <十二生肖> also presented the Grand Prize awards.

Joey Yung (容祖兒) was the winner for “TVB’s Choice,” while Taiwan’s Leehom Wang (王力宏) won the “Best Asian Artist” award.

Leehom said to the press, “Whether it is A, B, C-pop, now it’s just W-pop (World Pop). It’s a cultural exchange of the entire world!” When it was mentioned that Psy was Leehom’s music academy junior, Leehom said he also wished to collaborate with the Korean rapper.

Check out the rest of the 2012 MAMA winners below:

Grand Prize: Album of the Year
Sexy, Free, & Single by Super Junior

Grand Prize: Song of the Year
“Gangnam Style” by Psy

Grand Prize: Artist of the Year
Big Bang for “Fantastic Baby”

Best Global Group – Male
Super Junior for Sexy, Free, & Single

Best Global Group – Female
KARA for Pandora

Best Male Group
Big Bang for “Fantastic Baby”

Best Female Group
SISTAR for Alone

Best Male Artist
G-Dragon (Big Bang) for “Crayon”

Best Female Artist
IU for “You and I”

Best Vocal Performance – Group
Davichi for “Will Think of You”

Best Vocal Performance – Solo
K.Will for I Need You

Best Dance Performance – Male Group
SHINee for “Sherlock (Clue + Note)”

Best Dance Performance – Female Group
f(x) for “Electric Shock”

Best Dance Performance – Solo
Psy for “Gangnam Style”

Best Band Performance
Busker Busker for “Cherry Blossom Ending”

Best Collaboration Performance
Trouble Maker (Hyuna and Hyunseung) for “Trouble Maker”

Best Rap Performance
Epik High for “Up”

Best Music Video
Psy for “Gangnam Style”

Best OST
Seo In Guk and Jeong Eun Ji for “All For You” (Reply 1997 OST)

Best New Male Artist
Busker Busker for “Cherry Blossom Ending”

Best New Female Artist
Ailee for “Heaven”

Best Asian Artist
Leehom Wang

Best Asian Artist – China
Li Yuchun

Best Asian Artist – Indonesia
Agnes Monica

Best Asian Artist – Philippines
Sarah Geronimo

Best Asian Artist – Singapore
Taufik Batisah

Best Asian Artist – Vietnam
My Tam

Best New Asia Act
EXO

New Asian Artist – China
TimeZ

New Asian Artist – Thailand
Natthew

International Favorite Artist
Psy

Mnet PD’s Choice
B.A.P.

TVB’s Choice
Joey Yung

Style in Music
Ga In (Brown Eyed Girls)

Guardian Angel Worldwide Performer
Big Bang

Best Line Award
Super Junior

Sources: Sohu.com, On.cc

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  • Readers' Comments (9)

    1. snoopy says:

      I’m a Joey Yung fan but I would be happier if she got one of the other award then the TVB’s Choice but the other competition are strong. Love Super Junior and Bigbang. IU’s “You and I” highly recommend. No a fan of Psy but you can’t avoid it on radio coz it’s played everyday! My western colleagues are also talking about him even though they have no idea what he is singing! Just to show that music has no boundary. Good music will be recongise and enjoyed

    2. skinnymocha says:

      Epik High, K.Will and Davichi! I’ve gotten a bit bored of k-pop over the years and why on earth is there a TVB’s choice…

    3. RaySimpson says:

      Joey is SOOOOOO ugly with that stupid hairstyle.

    4. Nelly says:

      I think the tvb choice award is silly, like tvb pork chop award for professionalism.

    5. Victoria says:

      Super Junior and PSY brought home the most awards. Congratz to them and especially happy for Si Won. And IU received an award too <3 gah I love her.

    6. H says:

      Joey looks terrible in that photo

    7. che says:

      support super J!!!!

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