Fitting tribute: BTS wins 3 grand prizes at 2022 MAMA Awards

Published November 30, 2022, 11:37 PM

by Jonathan Hicap

K-pop powerhouse BTS bagged three grand prizes (“daesang”), the highest accolade, at the 2022 MAMA Awards held on Nov. 29 and 30 at Kyocera Dome in Osaka, Japan.

BTS won the Yogibo Artist of the Year, Yogibo Album of the Year for “Proof” and Yogibo Worldwide Icon of the Year at the 2022 MAMA Awards.

(Top) BTS in tears as they accept the Artist of the Year award, their first grand prize, at the 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards (Screenshots from MAMA videos, photo from MAMA Awards)

This brings the total number of grand prizes that BTS won at MAMA Awards (formerly Mnet Asian Music Awards) to 20 in the last seven years from 2016 to 2022.

In 2016, they brought home their first grand prize at MAMA–the Artist of the Year award.

Last year, they swept all the four grand prizes including Song of the Year. This year, the Song of the Year went to IVE’s “Love Dive.”

In addition to the three grand prizes, BTS also won Best Male Group, a “bonsang” (main prize) Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10 and MAMA Platinum, given to them for winning all four grand prizes.

BTS member J-Hope, who attended and performed at the ceremony in Japan, took home the Bibigo Culture and Style and Most Popular Male Artist.

Here are the winners at the 2022 MAMA Awards:

Yogibo Artist of the Year – BTS

Yogibo Album of the Year – BTS, “Proof”

Yogibo Worldwide Icon of the Year – BTS

Yogibo Song of the Year – IVE, “Love Dive”

Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10 (“bonsang” or main prize) – BTS, Stray Kids, Seventeen, Treasure, Tomorrow X Together, GOT7, Psy, NCT Dream, ENHYPEN, BLACKPINK.

MAMA Platinum – BTS

Best Male Group – BTS

Best Female Group – BLACKPINK

Best Male Artist – Lim Young-woong

Best Female Artist – TWICE’s Nayeon

Best Dance Performance (Male Group) – Seventeen, “Hot”

Best Dance Performance (Female Group) – IVE, “Love Dive”

Best Dance Performance (Solo) – Psy, “That That” (featuring Suga)

Best Vocal Performance (Solo) – Taeyeon, “INVU”

Best Vocal Performance (Group) – Big Bang, “Still Life”

Best Collaboration – Psy and Suga, “That That”

Best New Female Artist – IVE

Best New Male Artist – Xdinary Heroes

Best OST – MeloMance, “Love, Maybe” (for drama “Business Proposal”)

Best HipHop & Urban Music – Jay Park, “Ganadara” (featuring IU)

Best Band Performance – Xdinary Heroes, “Happy Death Day”

Best Music Video – BLACKPINK, “Pink Venom”

Favorite New Artist – IVE, NMIXX, Le Sserafim, Kep1er

Favorite Asian Artist – JO1

Most Popular Group – Stray Kids

Yogibo Chill Artist – Stray Kids

Favorite Female Group – (G)I-DLE

Bibigo Culture and Style – J-Hope

Inspiring Achievement – Jaurim

Global Music Trend Leader – Zico

Most Popular Male Artist – J-Hope

Breakout Producer – Min Hee-jin for NewJeans

 
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