Tokyo, Japan – The excitement is building as the 2023 MAMA Awards gears up to make history by taking center stage at the iconic Tokyo Dome in Japan on November 28 and 29. In a highly-anticipated announcement, CJ ENM, the organizing powerhouse behind the MAMA Awards, unveiled the event’s dates and location via a press release on September 21. This monumental occasion marks the first time a Korean award show will grace the prestigious Tokyo Dome, adding a unique twist to the MAMA Awards’ rich 24-year history that has spanned across various Asian cities, including Macao, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and more.
The theme for the 2023 MAMA Awards is ‘ONE I BORN,’ a concept that encapsulates the fusion of ‘I,’ symbolizing limitless potential, with ‘MAMA,’ exuding positive energy and the idea of being born together as ‘ONE.’ As articulated in the press release, this year’s award show aims to celebrate “positivity, boundless imagination, and the unifying power of music.”
Sim Joon-beom, the Head of Music Entertainment at CJ ENM, emphasized in the press release that the MAMA Awards serves as a global celebration of the most exceptional K-POP artists, meticulously chosen by fans worldwide. It remains a platform where music enthusiasts from diverse backgrounds, regions, and generations can come together and connect, ultimately transcending boundaries.
Sim Joon-beom also underscored their commitment to spreading the message ‘Music Makes ONE,’ a value seamlessly woven into this year’s ‘ONE I BORN’ concept.
2023 MAMA Awards: Voting and Broadcast Details
For devoted fans eager to support their favorite artists, the voting process for the 2023 MAMA Awards is set to commence on October 19 at 6 pm KST (Korean Standard Time). The thrilling award show will be broadcast live on November 28 and 29 at 6 pm KST, allowing fans from around the globe to be part of the electrifying experience. The diverse categories up for contention include Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10 Award, and many more.
Last year’s MAMA Awards witnessed a dazzling array of talented artists crowned as winners, a testament to the power of fan votes. Notable winners included BTS, BLACKPINK, Stray Kids, SEVENTEEN, TREASURE, TOMORROW X TOGETHER, GOT7, PSY, NCT DREAM, ENHYPEN, IVE, LE SSERAFIM, and NMIXX.
The Tokyo Dome, renowned as the largest indoor stadium with a capacity of approximately 55,000, boasts a storied history of hosting international legends like The Rolling Stones, TVXQ, Michael Jackson, and Paul McCartney. It’s also welcomed megastars like Madonna and the phenomenal K-pop sensation BTS.
Fans eagerly awaiting the MAMA Awards should keep an eye out for forthcoming updates, including the highly-anticipated artist lineup. With the rise of exciting comebacks and the emergence of new groups like FIFTY FIFTY and NewJeans, this year’s competition promises to be fierce, leaving fans worldwide on the edge of their seats.
As the MAMA Awards approaches, K-pop enthusiasts are poised to throw their support behind their cherished artists, ensuring their favorites shine on this global stage.