Winners and Performances from Mnet Asian Music Awards 2021

Winners and Performances from Mnet Asian Music Awards 2021

On December 11, Mnet Asian Music Awards was held in front of a live audience and streamed on various platforms. Check out the winners of the night as well as the appearances and performances compiled into videos of your favorite artists such as TXT, Stray kids, aespa, ENHYPEN, Ateez and more. Awards were announced by the popular figures in entertainment today such as Squid Game's Lee Jung Jae and Heo Sung Tae.

Intro Stage - Hyunjin (Stray Kids), Yeonjun (TXT), Yeji (ITZY), Heesung (ENHYPEN), Wooyoung (Ateez), and Karina (aespa)


KTO (Korean Tourism Organization) Breakout Artist: Brave Girls


Best New Artist (Female): aespa


Best New Artist (Male): ENHYPEN


  • Best Group (Female): TWICE
  • Best Group (Male): BTS
  • Best Artist (Female): IU
  • Best Artist (Male): EXO’s Baekhyun
  • Best Vocal Performance: IU - “Celebrity”

ITZY Moments 


  • Best Dance Performance (Solo): BLACKPINK’s Rosé 
  • Best Dance Performance (Female Group): aespa 
  • Best Dance Performance (Male Group): BTS
  • Best Collaboration: AKMU -“NAKKA” with IU 
  • Best Music Video: BTS


Best Asian Artist (Japan): JO1


Favorite Asian Artist: INI


Best Band Performance: JANNABI - “A thought on an autumn night”


  • Best Hip Hop & Urban Music: ASH ISLAND - “Melody”
  • Best OST: Jo Jung Suk (“I Like You” from “Hospital Playlist 2”)

Gwangil Jo x Gaeko - "Waterbomb" + "GARION"


  • TikTok Favorite Moment: BTS

Show me the Money 10 Stage


  • Choreographer of the Year: Leejung Lee

 Street Woman Fighter Moments + Hyori - "Do the Dance" 


  • Best Engineer of the Year: Gu Jong Pil, Kwon Nam Woo
  • Best Video Director of the Year: Lumpens
  • Best Art Director of the Year: MU:E
  • Best Composer of the Year: Yoo Young Jin

NCT Moments


  • Best Producer of the Year: Teddy
  • Best Executive Producer of the Year: Bang Si Hyuk

ATEEZ Moments 


  • Favorite International Artist: Ed Sheeran
  • Best New Asian Artist (Vietnam): Hoang Duyen
  • Best New Asian Artist (Indonesia): Lyodra
  • Best New Asian Artist (Thailand): SPRITE X GUYGEEGEE
  • Best New Asian Artist (Mandarin): Anson Lo
  • Best New Asian Artist (Japan): Ado
  • Best Asian Artist (Vietnam): Quan A.P.
  • Best Asian Artist (Indonesia): Anneth
  • Best Asian Artist (Thailand): Tilly Birds
  • Best Asian Artist (Mandarin): ACCUSEFIVE

Stray Kids Moments 


  • Artist of the Year: BTS
  • TikTok Song of the Year: BTS - “Butter”

  • TikTok Album of the Year: BTS -  BE
  • TikTok Worldwide Icon of the Year: BTS

  • Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10: 
    • Stray Kids
    • NCT DREAM
    • NCT 127
    • ENHYPEN
    • TXT
    • BTS
    • Lisa
    • SEVENTEEN
    • TWICE 
    • TREASURE

Wanna One Moments 




Ciera Reeves

Ciera is the founder of KpopWise. She has been a fan of Korean pop culture since 2005. She co-founded the international music website TuneN2IM in May 2009, an outlet for artists all over the globe to promote their works, including interviews with various Korean singers, songwriters and producers. She has been a contributor to various Asian media websites. Her bias group is VIXX.She is largely a 2nd-3rd generation Kpop fan, however she is actively keeping up on the current acts. twitter

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