K-pop superstars BTS swept the boards at the 2019 Mama awards, winning in eight categories. The ceremony was held at the Nagoya Dome in Japan instead of in Hong Kong because of anti-government protests in the Chinese city.

Mama K-pop awards in full: BTS dominate with eight wins, including best male group, song and album of the year; Twice score upset win

  • World-conquering boy band sweep the biggest annual K-pop awards for second year running, while Tomorrow X Together win best new male artist
  • Twice beat out hotly tipped Blackpink for the best female group award, and take home more prizes than any other girl group, at ceremony in Nagoya, Japan
Topic |   K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop

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K-pop superstars BTS swept the boards at the 2019 Mama awards, winning in eight categories. The ceremony was held at the Nagoya Dome in Japan instead of in Hong Kong because of anti-government protests in the Chinese city.
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The tragic death of K-pop star Goo Hara highlights the immense pressure felt by Korean stars, and that much more support could be given to them by the K-pop music industry.
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Adam Wright

K-pop deaths of Goo Hara, Sulli and Jonghyun leave industry with blood on its hands

  • To have three celebrities from the same industry, in the same country, die in less than two years shows that something has gone tragically wrong
  • Pressure placed on singers and performers by K-pop industry, and lack of mental health support, has reaped a devastating cost

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The tragic death of K-pop star Goo Hara highlights the immense pressure felt by Korean stars, and that much more support could be given to them by the K-pop music industry.
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