Big Bang

One of Korea's most esteemed awards ceremony will be held in Singapore for the very first time.

Organised by CJ E&M and MediaCorp VizPro International, the 2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards (2011 MAMA) will be held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Nov 29.

Fans will be able to catch their favourite artistes at the four-hour show. A two-hour red carpet event will also happen prior to the awards ceremony, where fans can get up-close and personal with their idols.

Held in Macau last year, the 2010 MAMA attracted nearly 30,000 fans. 8,000 tickets were sold out within three days. The event also saw the attendance of over 80 artistes, including award presenters, recipients, Asian and international singers.

This year, 5,000 seated tickets are available for sale. As of today, all 5,000 tickets are sold out. However, the organisers are looking to release some standing tickets.

Nominees for the 2011 MAMA were released yesterday, with one of Korea's top boy band Big Bang being nominated for up to five awards, including Best Male Group, Best Dance Performance - Male Group, Best Music Video, Song of the Year and Artist of the Year.

Fans can now begin voting for their idols at the 2011 MAMA website.

Furthermore, Mnet will also be offering seats at the event, roundtrip tickets to Singapore, accommodation and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to appear on stage!

MAMA poster

Coinciding with the 2011 MAMA's theme of going beyond Asia and bringing global fans together through music, this year's 'Music Makes One' Song Dance Relay aims to allow fans from all over the world to communicate with each other.

To participate in the event, fans must upload a message for their favourite K-Pop singer, along with a clip of them shuffle-dancing on YouTube, then click on Mnet YouTube to update their entries.

Three winners will be selected for their enthusiastic and creative ideas. Additionally, 25 participants stand to win exciting prizes.

While no attendees to the event had been confirmed, 2011 MAMA recently uploaded a promotional teaser with Super Junior, FT Island, Infinite and Brown Eyed Girls, fuelling speculations that these four groups might be coming to Singapore.

Tickets for the 2011 MAMA are now on sale.

2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards
Date: Nov 29, 2011 (Tuesday)
Time: 6pm (Red carpet starts at 4pm)
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Ticket prices: $198, $158, $128, $98 (excluding $3 SISTIC fee)