The 2022 MAMA Awards kicked off on November 29th in Osaka, Japan!
Day 1 of the 2022 MAMA Awards was held at Osaka’s Kyocera Dome on November 29, with Jeon Somi serving as the MC. This year’s ceremony will take place over two nights, with additional awards and performances to follow on November 30 (Day 2).
Only one Daesang (Grand Prize) was awarded on Day 1: Yogibo Worldwide Icon of the Year, which went to BTS for the fifth year in a row.
Meanwhile, a new award – Favorite New Artist – was awarded to four different groups: IVE, NMIXX, LE SSERAFIM and Kep1er.
Finally, all 10 of this year’s Worldwide Fans’ Choice Awards (Bonsang) were also handed out last night.
Check out the full list of winners from Day 1 below!
Yogibo World Icon of the Year: BTS
Yogibo Chill Artist: Stray Kids
Favorite Asian Artist: JO1
Congratulations to all the winners! Stay tuned for tomorrow’s Day 2 winners list.