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K-pop’s Mama awards 2020 as it happened: live updates as BTS scoop Artist of the Year and Song of the Year, Blackpink win Best Female Group

  • The ceremony, the 22nd in the shows history, was held with a virtual audience because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic
  • BTS won Song of the Year for summer hit Dynamite and Artist of the Year, while Blackpink won the Best Female Group award

Topic |   K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop
BTS were one of the highly anticipated performances of the night. Photo: CJ ENM
INTRODUCTION

This was the South China Morning Post’s live coverage of the 2020 Mnet Asian Music Awards (Mama).

The ceremony was broadcast live from South Korea with a virtual audience because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Among the K-pop acts up for awards on the night were BTS, NCT, Mamamoo, Taemin, Monsta X, Oh My Girl, Ateez, Twice, Seventeen and many, many more. This years Mamas were hosted by none other than Song Joong-ki and was a night full of big wins and even bigger performances.