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At a spectacular MAMA awards ceremony last night, EXO, Taeyang Infinite and IU walked away with the biggest awards for their work in 2014.
The 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards, which took place at the AsianWorld-Expo venue in Hong Kong on Wednesday, December 3, saw the four idol sensations clean up with multiple prizes and accolades.
Boyband EXO stood out as the champions of the evening, taking home FOUR awards including Album of the Year for “Overdose” and the Best Male Group”.
While not as numerous as EXO’s winnings, boyband Infinite also claimed the K-Pop Fans’ Choice Male and Best Dance Performance Male Group awards.
Referring to a year which saw members Kris and Luhan quit the group, member Tao, 21, said, “2014 was a very hard year for EXO. Thank you to everyone that helped EXO. EXO will continue working hard, so please look forward to it.”
Rookie boy band Winner won Best New Artist, beating out competition from rivals Got7 and vocalists Eddy Kim and Park Bo Ram.
For solo work, Big Bang singer Taeyang, 26, was awarded Song of the Year for “Eyes, Nose, Lips” as well as the Best Vocal Performance Male award.
Representing girl power in Korean music, 21-year-old IU was crowned twice with The Most Popular Vocalist award and Best Female Artist’.
And girl group Sistar won the Best Female Group award. Member Soyou, 22, had an even bigger reason to celebrate — she scooped her own award with singer JunggiGo for Best Collaboration with their single, “Some”.
Soyou said, “First of all, thank you for giving us such a big award. I feel like we received so much love for Some and I’m so thankful and happy.”
Check out the full list of MAMA winners below:
2014 MAMA Red Carpet Best Asian Style: EXO
Best New Artist: Winner
Best Male Artist: Taeyang
Best Female Artist: IU
Best Male Group: EXO
Best Female Group: SISTAR
Best Dance Performance Male Group: Infinite, “Last Romeo”
KanS Best Dance Performance Female Group: Girl’s Day, “Something”
Best Dance Performance Solo: Sunmi, “Full Moon”
Best Vocal Performance Male: Taeyang, “Eyes, Nose, Lips”
Best Vocal Performance Female: Ailee, “Singing Got Better”
Best Band Performance: CN Blue, “Can’t Stop”
Best Rap Performance: Epik High, “Happen Ending”
Best Collaboration: Soyou and JunggiGo, “Some”
Youku Tudou Best Music Video: 2PM, “Go Crazy”
Best OST: Lyn, “My Destiny” (You Who Came From the Stars OST)
UnionPay Song of the Year: Taeyang, “Eyes, Nose, Lips”
UnionPay Album of the Year: EXO, “Overdose”
Artist of the Year in Asia: EXO
Asian Artist of the Year in Indonesia: Raisa
Asian Artist of the Year in Japan: Leiri Leo
Asian Artist of the Year in Singapore: JJ Lin
Asian Artist of the Year in Thailand: Thaitanium
Asian Artist of the Year in Vietnam: Ho Quynh Huong
International Favorite Artist: John Legend
Favorite Music in China: Chopstick Brothers, “Little Apple”
Style in Music: Jung Joon Young
K-POP Fans’ Choice Male: Infinite
K-POP Fans’ Choice Female: Girls’ Generation / TaeTiSeo
The Most Popular Vocalist: IU
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