2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards

The 2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards took place on November 30, 2012, at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong. The ceremony was the third consecutive Mnet Asian Music Awards to occur outside of South Korea. It was reported by international news agencies such as Agence France-Presse,[1] ITN,[2] and was also broadcast in 85 countries around the world.[3]

2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards
DateNovember 30, 2012 (2012-11-30)
VenueHong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
Hosted bySong Joong-ki
Most awardsPsy (4)
Most nominationsPsy (6)
Television/radio coverage
Networks
Runtimearound 240 minutes
← 2011 · Mnet Asian Music Awards · 2013 →

Leading the nominees was Psy with six nominations. By the end of the ceremony, Psy had won four awards, the most of any of the nominees, followed by boybands BigBang and Busker Busker with two each, excluding the special awards.

Background

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The event marked the fourteenth of the annual music awards.[4] Using its slogan "Music Makes One" for the second consecutive time, MAMA was broadcast live in China, Japan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia through various channels, as well as in the US and Canada.

During the Red Carpet, artists B.A.P, Davichi, Mike Izon and Block B performed their songs "No Mercy", "Crash", "I'll Think of You", "Don't Say Goodbye", "Set Fire to the Rain" and "Nillili Mambo" respectively. International artists were seen with their greetings on screen during the main event including Dr. Dre and Jackie Chan[5][6]

Performers

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The following individuals and groups, listed in order of appearance, performed musical numbers at the ceremony.[7][8][9][10]

Name(s) Performed Notes
Song Joong-ki, Jung Jae II, G-Dragon, Ailee, Pia & Bang Yong Guk "Really", Freestyle rapping, "A Better Tomorrow" "This Is The Moment" (Opening Act)
Ga-in, Sistar, Trouble Maker "Bloom", "Alone", "Trouble Maker" "Lady Mamalady"
Wang Leehom "The Things You Never Knew", "Beautiful" "Picture Your Song"
Epik High ft. Lee Hi "It's Cold", "Don't Hate Me" "HATE Mental Hospital"
Wooyoung, Park Jin-young (JYP) "Sexy Lady", "DJ Got Me Goin' Crazy", "You're the One", "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" "The Memorial Of JYP"
Roy Kim "Passing By", "누구를 위한 삶인가" "My Way"
Adam Lambert "Whataya Want from Me", "Trespassing" "Time For Miracle"
EXO and SHINee "Mama", "Warrior's Descendant", "Mirotic", "Lucifer", "Sherlock" "Time Loop 2012"
Super Junior "Spy", "Mr. Simple", "Sexy, Free & Single" "Super Junior Never Die"
Li Yuchun, Natthew, TimeZ "Hello Baby", "She's Bad", "Idol Hooray" (Asian Acts)
Gaeko of Dynamic Duo, Zico, Double K, Loco, Davichi and Chuija Various freestyle rapping "Beats Rock The World"
Big Bang "Crayon", "Fantastic Baby" "Monster In Me"
Seo In-young, B.o.B, and K.Will "Anymore", "Airplanes", "Nothin' on You" "The Tie Between Hong Kong"
Psy ft. Hyuna "Gangnam Style" "The Worldwide Phenomenon"

Presenters

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Winners and nominees

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Psy, Song of the Year and more
 
Big Bang, Artist of the Year and more
 
Super Junior, Album of the Year and more
 
G-Dragon, Best Male Artist
 
IU, Best Female Artist
 
Sistar, Best Female Group
Best Dance Performers
 
Davichi, Best Vocal Performer – Group
 
K.Will, Best Vocal Performer – Solo
 
Epik High, Best Rap Performers
 
Busker Busker, New Male Artist and Band Performers
 
Wang Leehom, Overall Best Asian Artist

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[11][12][13][14]

Song of the Year
(daesang)
Artist of the Year
(daesang)
Album of the Year
(daesang)
Best Music Video
Best Male Artist Best Female Artist
Best Male Group Best Female Group
Best Dance Performance – Male Group Best Dance Performance – Female Group
Best Dance Performance – Solo Best Band Performance
Best Vocal Performance – Group Best Vocal Performance – Solo
  • Davichi – "Will Think Of You"
    • 2AM – "I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me"
    • Noel – "I Miss You"
    • Urban Zakapa – "I Hate You"
    • 4MEN – "The Man, The Woman"
Best OST Best Rap Performance
Best New Male Artist Best New Female Artist
International Favorite Artist Best Collaboration Performance
Best Global Group – Female Best Global Group – Male
Special Awards
AKB48
Sarah Geronimo
My Tam
Taufik Batisah
Agnes Monica
Chris Lee (Li Yuchun)
  • Best New Asian Group:
EXO
TimeZ
Natthew

Multiple awards

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Artist(s) with multiple wins

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The following artist(s) received two or more wins (excluding the special awards):

Awards Artist(s)
4 Psy
2 Big Bang
Busker Busker
Super Junior

Artist(s) with multiple nominations

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The following artist(s) received two or more nominations:

Nominations Artist(s)
6 Psy
Super Junior
5 Busker Busker
Big Bang
4 Sistar
3 Ga-in[note 1]
Park Jin-young (JYP)[note 1]
Huh Gak[note 1]
IU
TVXQ
Beast
2 G-Dragon
Infinite
K.Will
John Park
Davichi[note 1]
T-ara[note 1]
KARA
2NE1
f(x)
Girls' Generation-TTS
CN Blue

Broadcast

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Network Country
Mnet South Korea
tvN
CJ E&M channels
Mnet Japan Japan
TVB Hong Kong
MyTV-Cambodia Other countries around the world
KM
Mnet America
Channel M
Myx Philippines
Studio 23 now ABS-CBN Sports and Action ( PHILIPPINES )
And all other channels that carried Mnet Asian Music Awards in Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Europe.

Notes

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  1. ^ a b c d e Including collaborations.

References

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  2. ^ "Psy wins big at Asian Music Awards". Independent Television News. Archived from the original on December 4, 2012. Retrieved December 1, 2012.
  3. ^ "Psy's Hong Kong performance to be broadcast to 85 countries". Yonhap News Agency. Retrieved December 1, 2012.
  4. ^ "MKMF goes into history" Asiae. October 20, 2009. Retrieved April 17, 2012
  5. ^ Benjamin, Jeff. "PSY, HyunA & Adam Lambert Rock MAMAs: Video Highlights". Billboard. Retrieved January 29, 2015.
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  11. ^ "2012 MAMA Winners". Mnet Asian Music Awards. CJ E&M. Archived from the original on October 29, 2014. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  12. ^ "Nominees for the 2012 MAMA Announced". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. October 23, 2012. Archived from the original on October 27, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2012.
  13. ^ "Nominees for SONG and ARTIST of the YEAR". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. October 23, 2012. Archived from the original on December 26, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2012.
  14. ^ Eun, Elizabeth (November 30, 2012). "Big Bang, Super Junior and Psy Win Big at 2012 MAMA". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Archived from the original on January 2, 2017. Retrieved November 30, 2012.