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2016 MAMA award winners

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Updated : December 04 2016

The 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards was held on Dec. 2 at the Asia World-Expo in Hong Kong.

Here are the winners:

Artist of the Year - BTS

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“There were a lot of things that happened this year and many people doubted us, but we want to thank everyone that believed in us. Thank you for making our dreams come true.”

Album of the Year - EXO

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“Thank you so much. To be honest, there were many times we were nervous and doubted ourselves but for four years in a row now we were able to receive this award and we feel that we doubted ourselves for nothing. We think this is a historic moment. We will work harder to keep making history. We will repay the love we received in 2016 by working harder in 2017. We wish to keep living our dream with all of you.”

Song of the Year - Twice “Cheer Up”

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“Last year we received the newcomer award and we thank everyone for helping us receive this meaningful award this year. Were grateful that we could even perform, but to give us with an award as well is such an honor and we deeply thank you all.”

Best Male Artist - Crush

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“I wasn’t expecting to receive an award so I haven’t prepared a speech. I just want to say I love my family.”

Best Female Artist - Taeyeon

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“To my fans that have been seeking my voice, thanks to you guys I think I will be able to sing next year as well. I will continue to repay the love and support by being a hardworking Taeyeon.”

Best Male Group - EXO

Best Female Group - Twice

Best New Male Artist - NCT 127

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“The new artist award is an award that you can only get once in your life and to give it to us is just a huge honor. We want to thank everyone that helped us reach this spot. We will remember the love and support and will become the best we can. 2016 has been a meaningful year.”

Best New Female Artist - I.O.I

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“Thank you for the new artist award. We’ll be able to go home with a happy heart. Thank you for helping us make a memory that we will never forget.”

Best Male Dance Performance - BTS “Blood Sweat & Tears”

Best Female Dance Performance - G-Friend “Rough”


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“Thank you for giving us an award at the biggest Asian music award show. This was all possible with the help of our fans. Please look forward to GFriend in 2017.”

Best Solo Dance Performance - Taemin “Press Your Number”

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“It is such an honor to receive an award against all these great nominees. I will work harder to give a better performance,” said Taemin

Best Collaboration - Suzy and Baekhyun “Dream”

Best Group Vocal Performance - Davichi “Beside Me”

Best Male Vocal Performance - Crush ft. Taeyeon “Don’t Forget”

Best Female Vocal Performance - Ailee “If You”


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“Thank you for giving me such a big award. Thank you for giving me an award every year, I will work harder. Thank you for allowing me to stand here for the past 5 years. This award is for all of you guys.”

Best OST - Lee Juk “Don’t Worry”

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“I didn’t even imagine getting an award, I’m shocked. Thank you to the original singer Jeon In-kwon and the production staff of the ‘Reply’ series. Thank you for singing the song for the past year.”

Best Band Performance - CNBlue “You’re So Fine”

Best Rap Performance - Cjamm & BewhY “Puzzle”

Best Music Video - Black Pink “Whistle”

Best of Next Male Artist Award - Monsta X

Best of Next Female Artist Award - Black Pink

iQiYi Worldwide Favorite - GOT7

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“Thank you everyone. Thank you so much to our fans. We are so happy to be supported by our global fans.”

World Performer Award - Seventeen

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“Thank you to all the staff that helped make this possible. Please look forward to our comeback with ‘Boom Boom’ on Dec. 5. Thank you for the support.”

By Lee Sang-won (sangdoze@heraldcorp.com)

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