I.O.I and NCT 127 have won the Best New Female Artist and Best New Male Artist awards.
On December 2, I.O.I won the Best New Female Artist against BLACKPINK, Gugudan, Bolbbalgan Sachungi and WJSN at the 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA)
held in Hong Kong. The Best New Male Artist award went to NCT 127, who competed against Pentagon, SF9, ASTRO and KNK.
I.O.I, who accepted the award first, shared, "To the 8 agency presidents, thank you so much. Also, thank you to our parents. Thank you for making great memories during our promotions."
NCT 127 accepted the award next and shared, "The new artist award can only be accepted once and it′s an honor. Thank you Lee Soo Man. We will try our best to become the best."
Meanwhile, the 2016 MAMA
, Asia′s top music awards, is holding its 8th ceremony in Hong Kong. The awards began in 1999 as Mnet Km Music Festival
and after about 10 years of being held in Korea, the event was held for the first time outside of Korea in 2010. It was held in Macau in 2010 and has since been held in Singapore in 2011 and in Hong Kong from 2012 through 2015. Photo credit: 2016 MAMA
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