The Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), one of the major music awards shows in South Korea has finally confirmed its date and host location following rumours that it will be returning to Hong Kong. JTBC News confirmed that MAMA 2021 will take place in South Korea after taking various factors into consideration including the ongoing pandemic.
The music award show will be held in CJ E&M’s Contents World in Paju City, Gyeonggi Province on December 11. The venue has yet to fully open but is equal to the size of 32 soccer fields. Last year’s MAMA was also held in the same venue virtually due to the pandemic.
“Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the music industry, as well as society as a whole, is in a slump. It would be great if 2021 MAMA blows new vitality into the music industry by being held in K-pop’s country of origin Korea while also giving hope and courage through K-pop to the people who have become worn out,” says Kim Hyun-soo, CJ E&M's director of music content.