2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) to Take Over Hong Kong in November
With award season fast approaching, CJ E&M has confirmed that this year’s highly-anticipated Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) will take place in Hong Kong on November 22.
The annual music festival, which is in its fifth year and gathers the world’s hottest acts in music, will return to Hong Kong this year and take over the AsiaWorld-Expo, which has seen stars like Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and Jason Mraz grace its stage.
“Now in its fifth year since being transformed into Asia’s premier music festival, MAMA’s impact has spread far beyond its origins in Korea to across Asia and other parts of the world,” said Han Dong Chul, General Manager of CJ E&M’s music channel Mnet. “Fans and artists alike have been waiting a year for this show, and in November will get a performance only dreamt about until now, bringing together all the top-class creativity and fifteen year production know-how of Mnet.”
Han added, “As Asia’s greatest music festival, Hong Kong is also the ideal venue for MAMA given the city’s critical location as a geographical and cultural international hub.”
The 2012 MAMA was previously held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. MAMA has gone through a few name changes in its history, but anticipation is growing for the event that has come a long way to become a mainstay in K-Pop music.