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the 2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards Winners (Who Are These People?)

BIGBANG beat out Psy at the 2012 Asian Music Awards in Hong Kong November 30th, 2012. A Five and a half hour extravaganza featuring many, many, many people you have never heard of missing Jenelle and G-Dragon, two of the few I've actually heard of. Wait a second, FIVE AND A HALF HOURS??? 

Controversy surrounds Psy losing to BIGBANG and while aesthetically they made the right move, Psy singlehandedly put K-Pop on the map and is obviously the only recognizable figure in the entire scene unless you live in Asia. 

Here are the MAMA contestants with the winner in highlight (not all of them, I lost interest half way through). Who knew…

 

Daesang Award (Grand Prize)
 
▲ Artist of the Year
 
Big Bang
2NE1
AOA
B.A.P
EXO-K
G-Dragon
G.NA
K.Will
Ga In
TVXQ
J.Y. Park
Busker Busker
Baek Ji Young
BoA
B2ST
Se7en
Girls’ Generation-TaeTiSeo
Super Junior
SPICA
Shinhwa
Psy
SISTAR
IU
Ailee
Ulala Session
John Park
JUNIEL
KARA
T-ara
HELLO VENUS
 
▲ Song of the Year
 
Psy – “Gangnam Style”
10cm – “Fine Thank You and You”
2AM – “I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me”
4minute – “Volume Up”
CNBLUE – “Hey You”
FT Island – “Severely”
f(x) – “Electric Shock”
K.Will – “I Need You”
miss A – “Touch”
Nell – “The Day Before”
Noel – “I Miss You”
Davichi – “Will Think of You”
Dynamic Duo – “Without You”
LeeSsang – “Someday”
Mighty Mouth – “Bad Boy”
J.Y. Park – “You′re the One”
Baek Ji Young – “Voice”
Verbal Jint – “You Deserve Better”
Busker Busker – “Cherry Blossom Ending”
BoA – “Only One”
B2ST – “Beautiful Night”
SHINee – “Sherlock”
Seo In Young – “Let′s Dance”
Super Junior – “Sexy, Free & Single”
SECRET – “Poison”
SISTAR – “Alone”
IU – “You and I”
Urban Zakapa – “I Hate You’
Epik High – “Up”
MBLAQ – “This is War”
Infinite – “The Chaser”
John Park – “Falling”
4Men – “The Man, the Woman”
Huh Gak – “The Person Who Once Loved Me”
HyunA – “Ice Cream”
 
▲ Best Album of the Year – Super Junior – ‘Sexy, Free & Single’
 
▲ Best Male Artist Award (Solo)
 
G-Dragon
K.Will
JYP
Se7en
Psy
 

 

 

▲ Best Rap Performance (Pardon?)
 
Dynamic Duo – “Without you”
Leessang – “Someday”
Mighty Mouth – “Bad Boy”
Verbal Jint – “You Deserve Better”
Epik High – “Up”

 

 

 

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