What Does Mama Stand For K-Pop? Here Is The Actual Answer!

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Korean Popular Music is usually the long form of what we call K-pop. Korean Popular Music is just popular music that usually originated in South Korea, and it is part of South Korean Culture. This is the style of music that generally includes the style and genres of music that too from all over the world. Some of its genres and style usually include pop, hip-hop, R&B, rock, jazz, disco, classical, folk, experimental, gospel, and many more. Classical is considered one of its top traditional Korean music roots. Early in the year 2000, the term Korean Popular Music which is K-pop, became very popular, and from then, it also gained popularity in the international context too.

Talking about the term for domestic pop music, the term for domestic pop music in Korean is Gayo. This is the term that is very widely used within South Korea. In the year the 1990s, the modern K-pop culture commenced, and it was termed Idol. Later, this K-pop idol music grew into a subculture that usually amassed enormous fandoms that too of teenagers and young adults. Also, from the year 2003, TVXQ and BoA commenced but after a slump in early idol music. This was the generation of the whole K-pop idols that broke the music genre into the neighboring Japanese market and then continues to popularize K-pop internationally today.

What Exactly Does Mama Stand For K-Pop?

Most of K-Pop fans and other viewers generally are confused about the word Mama. They are not aware of the word Mama and what does mean. For this, you will need to read on to this article till the end. After reading this article, there will be no confusion in your mind, and you will get the answer to your question.

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So, in the year 1999, one of the music awards was launched, and this was just because they wanted to give honor to Korean and other Asian talents. So, Mama exactly stands for the word Mnet Asian Music Awards, and this was the name that was officially changed. The award show that will take place in the year 2022 will be telecasted, or we can say this the 2022 award show will be broadcasted internationally, and it will also be made viewable on some YouTube channels that too in some countries, not all.

The official statement given by K-pop was they usually focused on MAMA awards and later said that it would probably return this November that too with an event for 2 or 3 days in Japan. Also, on November 29 and 30, the main award ceremony will be held at the Kyocera Dome Osaka.

In the previous year, the Mnet Asian Music Awards, that is, MAMA as we are all aware of now, was staged and hosted by the South Asian Entertainment conglomerate CJ ENM and yes, it was formally rebranded this year as the MAMA awards. One of the most famous and decorated performances is always given by the Boy band BTS, and this was the group that received 17 major honors since their formation in the year 2013.

So, yes, MAMA usually stands for Mnet Asian Music Awards.

Who Are The Final Nominees of the MAMA Awards?

This is the most interesting part of this whole article as it usually talks about the nominations of the MAMA Awards 2022, and below is the list for the same. The names that are listed below are just because of their talent and the music that becomes an addiction for them. Check out the list below:

Best Female Artists

  • Miyeon
  • IU
  • Seulgi
  • Taeyeon
  • TWICE Nayeon

Best Male Artists

  • Lim Young Woong
  • J-Hope
  • Psy
  • Kang Daniel
  • Zico

Best New Male Artists

  • ATBO
  • Tenoest
  • Xdinary Heroes


Best New Female Artists

  • Kep1er
  • YENA
  • IVE
  • Le Sserafim

Best Female Group

  • Aespa
  • (G)I-DLE
  • Blackpink
  • ITZY
  • Twice
  • Red Velvet

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Best Male Group

  • BTS
  • NCT Dream
  • Engypen
  • Seventeen
  • Stray kids
  • TXT

Best Vocal Performance Solo

  • Kim Minseok (Drunken Confession)
  • IU (Drama)
  • Taeyeon (INVU)
  • Lee Mujin feat. Heize (When It Shows)
  • Lim Young Woong (Our Blues)
  • Best Vocal Performance Group
  • BIGBANG (Still Life)
  • DAVICHI (Fanfare)
  • WINNER (I Love You)
  • BTS (Yet To Come)
  • Best Local Performance Brand
  • Jaurium (Stay With Me)
  • Lucy (Play)
  • The Black Skirts (My Little Lambs)

This is not the complete list, and if you want the whole list, you will have to search for google for wait for some time till this article is updated.

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