On the past 21st, the first ever Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) took place at the Seoul Jamsil Stadium.
That night winners included, from the YGEntertainment Big Bang’s GDragon and 2NE1, who took two of the grand awards [respectively]; other than that 2NE1 took the Music Video Award, Best Female Rookie Award, Mnet Music Portal award totaling up to 4 awards.
GDragon said that most of the times all 5 members would be with him so it was awkward being on stage by himself but because his juniors, 2NE1, and YGFamily was there, he is “very happy” and also said “[This year] lots of things happened in the [Kpop] industry scene. [I hope] Next year, only good things will happen”.
From the same company, 2NE1 said that “We are so happy [and honored] to receive this award” and “Last year we watched Big Bang get this award and promised our-self to get the same award”. They also said, “We will become singers who always try our best” with tears of happiness.
From JYPEntertainment, PJY received the Asian Composition Award while from the same company, 2PM received the best male group award.
That night, 2PM said “We are grateful to receive this award” and that “We are able to get this award because of Jay Park. We want to share this glory with Jay who is not here as of now” and also that “we are always waiting. Come back soon” with heartfelt emotions during their speech and received much support from the fans.
Also, Super Junior won the Overseas Viewer Award, Mobile Popularity Award, and the CGV Popularity Award totaling 3 awards but did not attend;TVXQ won the night’s Best Representative for Asia award and three members (Jaejoong, Xiah, and Micky) of the group, under a lawsuit with their company, attended.
Youngwoong JaeJoong said, “To the two members (Yunho and Changmin) who may be watching, I love you” in his speech to which the fans warmly responded.
Micky Yoochun said “Today is the first time I want to sing a song so badly”.
Xiah Junsu added “This award is thanks to not the effort of one, but all five of our members. That’s why this is so much more meaningful [to us]”.
—the rest is a list of other award winners—
translated: lovesong @ ygsecret21