The 2017 MAMAs (Mnet Asian Music Awards) will feature an impressive lineup of Hallyu stars.
First up on the list is Hallyu star/actress Lee Young-ae, who has confirmed that she will be attending the awards show this year as a presenter. After starring in the TV drama masterpiece Dae Jang Geum (2003), Lee Young-ae has received a great deal of interest and love from the world over. As she is an irreplaceable talent and a first generation Hallyu star, many are eagerly anticipating how Lee Young-ae will present herself on stage a the 2017 MAMAs.
Other stars that are slated to present include some of Korea’s hottest actors such as Song Ji-hyo, who shows off her colorful charm by transitioning seamlessly between variety shows and TV dramas; Lee Je-hoon, who is able to create chemistry with whomever he is on screen with due to his dashing good looks and superb acting skills; Lee Beom-soo, the stand-out actor who makes his presence felt regardless of the genre; and Kim Yoo-jung whose passion for acting and versatility are just as eye-catching as her beauty.
In addition, celebrities like Kwon Yul, Kim Min-seok, Kim Sae-ron, Kim Jae-wook, Nam Joo-hyuk, Park Joo-mi, Ahn Jae-hyun, Lee Chung-ah, Jo Bo-ah, Jisoo, and Cha Ye-ryun have also confirmed that they will be heading to Hong Kong to present at the 2017 MAMAs.
Presented by CJ E&M, the MAMAs is currently in its 9th year and has become Asia’s representative music awards show. It started out in 1999 under the name “Mnet Music Video Daesang,” and found itself evolving as the South Korean music industry grew and developed. After being held in Korea for approximately 10 years, the award-giving body was renamed in 2009 to MAMA. Held in Macau in 2010, Singapore in 2011, and Hong Kong from 2012-2016, MAMA has since established itself as Asia’s greatest music festival, uniting fans across the world in harmony.
The 2017 MAMAs will be seeking to assert itself as Asia’s best music awards show by being held in three separate locations – Vietnam, Japan, and Hong Kong – during MAMA WEEK. It is expected to evolve into a global music festival in which the coexistence of different cultures, regional exchanges, and music will allow the whole world to enjoy the event together.
Translated by Jennifer Earwood