All eyes and ears are focused on the ‘2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA)’ that is scheduled to take place at the Indoor Stadium in Singapore on the 29th.
More than 2,240,000 votes came in this year through MAMA’s official homepage (http://www.2011mama.com), which is more than 10 times the number of votes that came in last year.
19% of the votes were from Korean fans, 11.2% of voters were Thai, 10.8% were Chinese, 8.6% were Japanese, and 2.4% of the votes came from Singapore. In total, more than 80% of all the votes were from oversea fans, which is 13% more compared to last year.
The competition is fierce for best male group dance performance, with Super Junior seizing 35.1% of all votes with “Mr. Simple“, and TVXQ earning 34.9% of all votes with “Why“.
Blackjacks and Sones are battling it out to bring their favorite girl group on top; 2NE1 is currently in first place for best female group dance performance with 31.3% of all votes, while SNSD is a close second earning 26.8% of all the votes.
The ’2011 MAMA’ is an event in which not only Korean artists, but famous artists from all of Asia come together. The celebrities will be stepping onto the red carpet from 5pm to 7pm, and the performances and award ceremony will begin at 7pm and end at 11pm.
The event will be streamed live in 13 different countries including Singapore, Japan & Thailand, and a taping of the event will air in 7 different countries including China, the US, and France.
Source & Image: Newsis via Nate