HYBE Artists Win Big at Mama Awards 2023

HYBE-affiliated artists dominated the 2023 MAMA Awards, with K-pop groups BTS, SEVENTEEN, and NewJeans taking home the big prizes for the prestigious two-day event held in Japan. 

For those unfamiliar, the MAMA Awards, which is organized by CJ ENM, primarily celebrate outstanding achievements in the music industry, and put the spotlight on K-pop talents. 

During the ceremonies on November 28 and 29 at the Tokyo Dome, rookie girl group NewJeans took home two coveted Daesang” (grand prizes). These are for Artist of the Year and Song of the Year with their hit single “Ditto.” 

Meanwhile, SEVENTEEN secured the Album of the Year award for their April release, FML. Notably, this is the 13-member group’s first Daesang for MAMA Awards in their career.

In a groundbreaking milestone, the global sensation BTS claimed the Worldwide Icon of the Year award, marking their sixth consecutive win in this category. With their recent wins, the septet made history as the first artist to amass 50 MAMA trophies.

Despite the absence of BTS members at the event, Jungkook, the group’s youngest member, expressed gratitude in a pre-recorded video message. “We are immensely grateful for our ARMYs’ steadfast love,” he said. “Although we are not all here today, we will reunite as a stronger one soon. Until then, stay healthy and joyful at every moment.” 

Given these, all three Daesang recipients—BTS, SEVENTEEN, and NewJeans—emerge from HYBE, the entertainment conglomerate encompassing diverse sub-labels. To note, BTS is under Big Hit Music, SEVENTEEN is under Pledis Entertainment, and NewJeans under ADOR

With the HYBE family sweeping the 2023 MAMA Awards, it underscores their collective dominance and influence in the dynamic realm of Asian music.

MAMA Awards 2023 Winners

Meanwhile, the rest of the winners are: 

  • Best Male Group: SEVENTEEN 
  • Best Female Group:  NewJeans
  • Best Male Artist: BTS’ Jimin 
  • Best Female Artist: BLACKPINK’s Jisoo
  • Best Dance Performance (Male Group): SEVENTEEN
  • Best Dance Performance (Female Group): NewJeans 
  • Best Dance Performance (Male Solo): BTS’ Jungkook
  • Best Dance Performance (Female Solo): BLACKPINK’s Jisoo
  • Best Vocal Performance (Group): AKMU
  • Best Vocal Performance (Solo): Parc Jae Jung 
  • Favorite Dance Performance (Male Group): TREASURE
  • Favorite Dance Performance (Female Group):  LE SSERAFIM
  • Favorite Global Performer (Male Group): ATEEZ
  • Favorite Global Performer (Female Group): (G)I-DLE
  • Best New Male Artist:  ZEROBASEONE
  • Best New Female Artist: TripleS
  • Best Music Video: BLACKPINK’s Jisoo (“Flower“)
  • Best OST: BTS (“The Planet“)
  • Best Rap & Hip Hop Performance: Agust D (“People Pt.2” feat. IU)
  • Best Collaboration:  BTS’ Jungkook (“Seven” feat. Latto)
  • Favorite New Artist – RIIZE, ZEROBASEONE
  • Favorite International Artist: Yoshiki
  • Favorite Asian Girl Group: Kep1er
  • Favorite Asian Boy Group: INI 
  • Inspiring Achievement: TVXQ
  • Galaxy Neo Flip Artist: TREASURE

Featured image: NewJeans poses for their 2024 Season’s Greetings. Credit: Twitter/NewJeans

Source: kpoplife.com

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