MAMA debuts “Worldwide Icon of the Year” Award Category and Fans can Submit their Votes Exclusively on Twitter

December 11, 2018 - 11:30
MAMA debuts “Worldwide Icon of the Year” Award Category and Fans can Submit their Votes Exclusively on Twitter

For 10th anniversarycelebration, MAMA gives worldwide Kpop fans multiple real-time voting onTwitter, from "Worldwide Icon of the Year" award in Japan to "Best Asian StyleAward" in Hong Kong


SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - Media OutReach - 11 December 2018 - Twitter and Mnet AsianMusic Awards (MAMA), the biggest music festival in Asia, has joined hands againto engage Kpop fans worldwide on Twitter. To commemorate its 10thanniversary, MAMA's partnership with Twitter has expanded to include a brandnew category -- "Worldwide Icon of theYear". This is in addition to voting for the "Best Asian Style Award" in Hong Kong, viewing of the red carpetlive streams on Twitter for both Japan and Hong Kong, and joining in the #2018MAMAconversations with customised emojis. From voting for their favourite Kpopartistes/bands to keeping updated on the live events, Twitter is the best placefor Kpop fans all over the world to be a part of the 10th MAMAAwards Ceremony, find out what's happening in real-time and to talk about itwith other Kpop fans.


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Real-timevoting for the first-ever "WorldwideIcon of the Year" award will be held during the 2018 MAMA Fans' Choice in Japan award ceremony from 19:00 to 21:00JST on 12 December 2018, and this voting process will take place exclusively on Twitter. Fans arerequired to include both the #MAMAVOTEhashtag and the artistes/bands' official hashtag (#ARTISTNAME) within theirTweet for their votes to be considered valid.


The top 10 nominees for the "Worldwide Icon of the Year" will beannounced during the Fans' Choice inJapan segment of 2018 MAMA in Japan. These 10 artistes/bands shortlistedfor the award were selected through a series of pre-voting based on acombination of Twitter votes, official MAMA voting on their website and MusicVideo online views from 1 November to 9 December 2018. Follow the MAMA officialTwitter account @MnetMAMAto find out the 10 nominees in real time to start the Twitter voting process!


2018MAMA Red Carpet Live Stream and Best Asian Style Award

The 2018 MAMA's red carpet ceremony willalso be live streamed through a special live page ( fans to get a closer look at their favourite artistes/bands' red carpetlooks. As part of the expanded partnership, MAMA will live stream both redcarpet ceremonies in Japan from 17:00 JST on 12 December and in Hong Kong from17:00 HKT on 14 December.


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Fans can also vote in real-time onTwitter during the 2018 MAMA in HongKong red carpet ceremony on 14 December at 17:00 HKT for their favouriteartistes/bands to win the "Best AsianStyle Awards" with the hashtags #MAMARedCarpetand #ARTISTNAME. Kpop artistes/bands with the most number of Tweet votes fromthe red carpet will be awarded the Best Asian Style prize during the Hong Kongceremony.


Join the Twitter conversation withexclusive 2018 MAMA Emojis

Twitterlaunched three emojis in celebration of MAMA's 10th anniversary.Tweeting the hashtags #2018MAMAor #MAMA10 will generate a flameshaped emoji, symbolising the fans' passion and enthusiasm for their favouriteartistes/bands. Tweeting #LikeMAMAwill generate a second emoji, the MAMA logo in the shapeof heart, to express the love from Kpop fans. Lastly, a third emoji will be ofa red carpet, appearing when fans Tweet #MAMARedCarpet.Kpop fans around the world can use any of these hashtags to see and join the2018 MAMA conversation on Twitter right now.


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The 10th anniversary of theglobal Kpop music festival is held in Korea on 10 December 2018, in Japan on 12December 2018, and in Hong Kong on 14 December 2018. Top Kpop artistes/bandsincluding BTS (@BTS_twt),GOT7 (@GOT7official), Wanna One (@WannaOne_twt), TWICE (@JYPETWICE), IZ*ONE (@official_IZONE) and others willbe starring in this special 10th edition of 2018 MAMA. Follow theofficial 2018 MAMA account on Twitter (@MnetMAMA)for exclusive performances and behind-the-scene footage!


Hereare some of the top fan Tweets for the #2018MAMA conversation onTwitter so far:



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