The big day we've all been waiting for is finally upon us!
The 2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) is taking over Hong Kong this year, and we will be live streaming and live blogging the entire event right here, so stick around as we give you real time updates and commentary on the biggest music event of the year.
The festivities begin at 5 p.m. KST with the red carpet event, so stay with us!
NL [4:54 KST]: We're off!
NL [4:55 KST]: 1TYM's Danny, Solji and Yooara of HelloVenus are the MCs of the red carpet
NL [4:56 KST]: Danny's Mnet America show is doing well, and it's great to see him at such a huge event!
GH [4:57 KST]: I know!! I think everyone missed him.
NL [5:02 KST]: And we're back to the red carpet! Danny says he wants to see Big Bang! YG love
NL [5:02 KST]: Yooara wants to see SUJU
GH [5:03 KST]: Sure a lot of people want to meet them!
NL [5:02 KST]: First car rolls up!
NL [5:03 KST]: The suspense...it's SISTAR!
NL [5:03 KST]: Indeed, it's sexy SISTAR!
NL [5:04 KST]: The girls go for all-black - loving Dasom's outfit!
NL [5:05 KST]: Um, can I just say I love Danny when he speaks English
GH [5:07 KST]: Jung Seok Won came out of nowhere!
NL [5:05 KST]: Jung Seok Won makes his way across the red carpet
NL [5:06 KST]: Ailee and comedienne Shin Bora up next on the carpet
NL [5:07 KST]: Jung Seok Won is rooting for PSY!
GH [5:07 KST]: Maybe the entire world?
NL [5:08 KST]: Ailee and Shin Bora take the mic next
NL [5:08 KST]: Ailee's had an amazing year, great to see the rookie at MAMA
NL [5:09 KST]: Shin Bora says K-Pop is the best!
NL [5:09 KST]: Jung Gyu woon is up next, but what is with the random stripes
NL [5:10 KST]: He says he listens to samba?? Weird...
GH[5:11 KST]: He likes Psy's Gangnam Style!
NL [5:12 KST]: Superstar K4 winner Roy Kim is up next looking dapper in a bowtie
NL [5:12 KST]: I wonder how he feels being at such a huge event so soon after the show's end
GH [5:13 KST]: He doesn't look nervous!! Already pro!!
NL [5:13 KST]: Roy Kim says he dreams of seeing Psy
NL [5:13 KST]: Actress Go Joon Hee struts across the red carpet in a hot mini dress
NL [5:14 KST]: Love her earrings!
GH [5:15 KST]: She looks really gorgeous today.
NL [5:14 KST]: She says tonight makers her think of 2NE1's In Da Club
NL [5:15 KST]: She totally fits the club setting
GH [5:15 KST]: She said she's a 2NE1 fan.
NL [5:16 KST]: Hong Kong actor Simon Yam up next in fuschia
NL [5:16 KST]: LOL he's doing the horse dance already
NL [5:16 KST]: Hes totally pumped for MAMA and we love it!
GH[5:16 KST]: Hahahah. Oppa's Hong Kong Style, indeed!
NL [5:18 KST]: Next up is Mike Izon from Kollaboration
NL [5:19 KST]: Kollaboration has dug up some amazing talent
GH [5:22 KST]: Sweet vocals of Mike Izon!!
GH [5:23 KST]: Ah~ He's a 2NE1 fan too! Singing Lonely!!
GH [5:24 KST]: B.A.P performing NO MERCY!!!
NL [5:24 KST]: They're up for Best New Male Artist - it was so close by the end of voting
NL [5:24 KST]: They're singing Crash now - too cute
GH [5:25 KST]: I call that dance the hamburger eating dance. It's great.
NL [5:25 KST]: Zelo went for a little spin
NL [5:27 KST]: Lee Hi up next! Baring a little back
NL [5:28 KST]: She's having an incredible year with her debut
NL [5:28 KST]: Whoa, her shoes are killer
GH [5:28 KST]: Seriously, how does she walk in those?
GH [5:28 KST]: She says she's nervous and awkward.
NL [5:29 KST]: She says the stage may get "a little chilly"
GH [5:29 KST]: I wonder what that could mean. haha
NL [5:30 KST]: f(x) is up next and Victoria has a little Vanna White bling going on
NL [5:30 KST]: Love the menswear-inspired looks on the girls!
NL [5:31 KST]: Amber's shoes are crazy too! The girls are rocking some badass looks
GH [5:32 KST]: Victoria's greeting the fans in Chinese. Awesome!
EK [5:31 KST]: Aww Amber has a little hidden ponytail
NL [5:31 KST]: Krystal says they went for chic looks
NL [5:31 KST]: Everyone wants to see Psy!
GH [5:31 KST]: I want to see Psy.
NL [5:32 KST]: Bolin Chen up next and he says he likes K-Pop
NL [5:34 KST]: Lol, he's a Big Bang fan!
GH [5:34 KST]: Haha, he said Wow! Fantastic Baby!
NL [5:36 KST]: American Idol 8's Adam Lambert takes the red carpet
NL [5:37 KST]: All black seems to be the theme of the night
GH [5:37 KST]: You can never go wrong with black.
NL [5:37 KST]: He's one of tonight's performer's and as the 'male Lady Gaga' we're can't wait to see what he has in store
GH [5:38 KST]: Haha, he wants to see Psy...AND steal all of Big Bang's clothes.
NL [5:39 KST]: Pass the Big Bang gear along to us as well Adam!
NL [5:39 KST]: Yoon Shi Yoon and Park Shin Hye look too cute together!
NL [5:40 KST]: Cannot wait for 'My Flower Boy Neighbor
GH [5:40 KST]: OMG me too. I wish Yoon Shi Yoon was my neighbor.
NL [5:40 KST]: Park Shin Hye looks stunning in red
NL [5:41 KST]: Solji says Park Shin Hye is becoming more ladylike
NL [5:41 KST]: Park Shin Hye she's going to enjoy herself today
NL [5:41 KST]: Love Yoon Shi Yoon's laugh
NL [5:42 KST]: Park Shin Hye describes the red carpet atmosphere as "the best"
NL [5:42 KST]: Kim Hyo Jin is another actress in red
NL [5:43 KST]: Kim Kang Woo looks hot! But what was with that awkward distance
GH [5:43 KST]: Their husband and wife are probably watching. haha
NL [5:43 KST]: What brings the two together?
NL [5:44 KST]: They worked on a movie together
NL [5:45 KST]: Gain in a hot black mini is up
NL [5:46 KST]: Her song Bloom got a lot of attention this year, but she says she went for a simple look for MAMA
GH [5:46 KST]: AHHHH!! It's Song Joong Ki!!!!
NL [5:46 KST]: Our favorite Nice Guy Song Joong Ki is next
NL [5:47 KST]: He's rocking the checkered look
GH [5:48 KST]: He says he has something special planned.
NL [5:48 KST]: Song Joong Ki a 1TYM fan? Great answer lol.
GH [5:49 KST]: He's such a charmer!
NL [5:50 KST]: He says he's going to take the stage with one of Hong Kong's representative actors
GH [5:50 KST]: I can't wait.
NL [5:51 KST]: Davichi takes the stage!
NL [5:51 KST]: Why does it feel like it's been forever? We missed these girls
GH[5:51 KST]: Seriously. I love their songs.
GH[5:52 KST]: They're singing I'll Miss You and Don't Say Good Bye
NL [5:53 KST]: They're up for Song of the Year - and held up really well in the polls
NL [5:53 KST]: But will they take home the win??
GH [5:53 KST]: Who knows...there's a lot of talent tonight.
NL [5:56 KST]: Eddie Peng and Bai Bai He up next
NL [5:56 KST]: The girls are really rocking the red today
GH [5:56 KST]: And the men, black.
NL [5:56 KST]: Eddie Peng is being called the Nichkhun of Taiwan
NL [5:58 KST]: Chinese singer Chris Lee rocks a tough look
GH [5:58 KST]: Interesting outfit she has on.
NL [5:59 KST]: That skirt needs some explaining haha
NL [6:00 KST]: She says Seoul has a lot of charms
NL [6:00 KST]: EXO is up next in all white!
NL [6:00 KST]: Christmas came a little early lol
NL [6:01 KST]: Haven't seen all 12 of them together in a while
NL [6:02 KST]: So..much...white
NL [6:02 KST]: The thumbs up is sooo necessary
NL [6:02 KST]: Will they be performing 'MAMA' at this year's MAMA? heh heh
GH [6:02 KST]: Ha.Ha... You are so clever.
NL [6:03 KST]: Also up for Best New Male Artist - will it be EXO or B.A.P this year?
GH [6:04 KST]: Block B Nillili Mambo-ing on the carpet!!
NL [6:11 KST]: Danny says Adam Lambert left the deepest impression on him so far
GH [6:12 KST]: The Troublemakers are here!
NL [6:11 KST]: Their matching outfits are kind of adorbs
NL [6:12 KST]: They left quite the impression last year with THAT KISS
GH [6:12 KST]: Dress concept is BLING BLING, according to Hyun Seung. haha
NL [6:12 KST]: So.. bling bling..? Lol, we'll take it
NL [6:13 KST]: Kim Sung Soo goes for a traditional tux
NL [6:14 KST]: He says he's looking forward to Psy's performance
GH [6:14 KST]: But he said he's not going to dance. Lame!
NL [6:15 KST]: Jo Yoon Hee says she went for a minimal and chic look
NL [6:16 KST]: SHINee rocks that bling
NL [6:16 KST]: Love the Miss..Mr. America.. waves
NL [6:17 KST]: Key says the people's energy strengthens them wherever they go
NL [6:18 KST]: B.o.B is next keeping it simple in a leather T-shirt
NL [6:18 KST]: Repping Atlanta! A!
GH [6:18 KST]: A-Town?
NL [6:19 KST]: Joey Yung up next
NL [6:19 KST]: So much red on this year's red carpet, seriously
NL [6:20 KST]: Loving her faux hawk hairstyle
NL [6:20 KST]: She loves Rain apparently?
GH [6:20 KST]: LOL for a second, I thought she was talking about the weather rain. Haha....
NL [6:20 KST]: She says she loves Big Bang now
NL [6:21 KST]: Jang Woo Young goes blue for MAMA
GH[6:22 KST]: No more blond for him.
NL [6:21 KST]: He says he went for a different look than usual
NL [6:22 KST]: I'll rep 2PM with a cool stage, he says
NL [6:22 KST]: Seo In Young is rocking gold
GH [6:22 KST]: VERY sexy!
NL [6:23 KST]: The baroque look is really in this season
NL [6:23 KST]: Actress Cha Ye Ryun looks like a flamenco dancer haha
NL [6:24 KST]: Whoa, that slit is dangerous!
NL [6:24 KST]: Kara is up next and they're mixing it up with their looks
NL [6:25 KST]: They've been kicking butt in Japan
NL [6:26 KST]: Park Gyuri says they went for a see-through look
NL [6:26 KST]: Han Ga In stuns in black and white - Danny says she's everyone's first love
NL [6:27 KST]: Han Ga In struggles to pick her favorite artist lol - why so secretive?
NL [6:28 KST]: She says she loves everyone
GH [6:27 KST]: Everyone knows she's a BIG Big Bang fan though.
NL [6:28 KST]: Ahhh Jung Il Woo!!! Ooh, he even throws in a little Chinese!
EK [6:28 KST]: Gosh the stars are really rolling in at this point
NL [6:29 KST]: K.Will is up for Best Male Artist - good luck!
NL [6:29 KST]: Han Ye Seul floats down the red carpet in black - we missed her!
GH [6:29 KST]: She's so happy!
NL [6:30 KST]: She's a pretty big deal in Hong Kong
NL [6:30 KST]: She says MAMA is a festival for musicians
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NL [6:31 KST]: Choi Ji Woo is the star of a new food show on O'live
NL [6:31 KST]: Wonder how she keeps that figure with all those delicious foods
NL [6:32 KST]: She says she's nervous to meet all the stars
NL [6:32 KST]: Everyone's ideal man Jung Woo Sung makes his way across the carpet.
GH[6:32 KST]: and stylist Jung Yoon Gi.
NL [6:34 KST]: Wang Lee Hom is up next - rocking the combat boots
NL [6:34 KST]: Aww, his Korean is adorable!
NL [6:35 KST]: Song Seung Hun looks handsome in his tux - MAMA is seriously bringing out the top stars
GH [6:35 KST]: Apparently he's friends with a lot of idols?
NL [6:35 KST]: Those dimples. I die.
NL [6:35 KST]: He says he's back for another year because he loves the energy at MAMA
NL [6:36 KST]: Is that Yoo Seung Jun????
NL [6:36 KST]: LONG TIME NO SEE
GH [6:36 KST]: DAEBAK!!!
NL [6:36 KST]: Jackie Chan too!
NL [6:36 KST]: Zhang Lan Xin and Yao Xingtong and...pandas...
NL [6:38 KST]: They look like they just hopped off the train
NL [6:38 KST]: It's Super Junior!!!!!!!!!!!
NL [6:38 KST]: The fans are going crazy - and so are the photographers lol
NL [6:38 KST]: Here come the men in black!
NL [6:39 KST]: We hope Leeteuk is watching from the army!
GH [6:39 KST]: Yeah, I bet he wishes so much he could join them!
NL [6:39 KST]: Eunhyuk says MAMA is a great festival to end the year
NL [6:39 KST]: Actress Han Chae Young is up next in a black tutu-inspired dress
NL [6:41 KST]: The dress makes her look like a real-life Barbie
GH [6:41 KST]: She is SO gorgeous!!!
NL [6:41 KST]: Omg. Angelababy's waist...is...tiny.
NL [6:41 KST]: She carries on the black and white theme we've seen so far
GH [6:41 KST]: A Pink's Jung Eun Ji!!! Where's Seo In Guk.
NL [6:42 KST]: She had a huge year with Reply 1997
NL [6:42 KST]: The star of the night Psy rocking shoulder pads?
NL [6:43 KST]: This man is seriously everywhere so of course he had to pass through this year's MAMA
GH [6:42 KST]: He says he has a BIG SCALE Stage prepared. GET EXCITED!!!
GH [6:42 KST]: Red carpet is over!! Now onto the show!!!
NL [7:01 KST]: The show is starting now! Eep!
GH [7:01 KST]: My heart is going nuts right now.
NL [7:01 KST]: Who's back is that??
GH [7:03 KST]: SONG JOONG KI!!!!!! SINGING.
NL [7:03 KST]: OMG It's Song Joong Ki!!!
NL [7:03 KST]: Song Joong Ki kicks off MAMA with a tribute to the late Leslie Cheung
NL [7:03 KST]: Song Joong Ki kicks off MAMA with a tribute to the late Leslie Cheung
NL [7:04 KST]: MAMA is bringing together the world's musicians and generations of stars!
NL [7:04 KST]: OMG It's G-Dragon...
NL [7:05 KST]: G-Dragon is DRIPPING swag - no instrumentals
GH [7:05 KST]: His hair is AMAZING.
NL [7:07 KST]: Ailee and PIA take the stage next!
NL [7:07 KST]: Rock and soul on one stage
GH [7:07 KST]: BANG YONG GUK on the stage!
NL [7:07 KST]: Bang Yong Guk adds some hip hop flavaaaa
NL [7:08 KST]: There's so much going on this one stage...go big or go home
NL [7:09 KST]: Song Joong Ki, GD, Ailee, Bang Yong Guk - what a way to open the show
GH [7:09 KST]: I'm already overwhelmed.
GH [7:10 KST]: Soong Joong Ki is hosting the event for tonight!
NL [7:11 KST]: No more singing for Song Joong Ki
NL [7:12 KST]: SHINee's Minho an Jung Eun Ji present the first award!
NL [7:12 KST]: They're the new generation of actor idols
GH [7:12 KST]: The first award is best new female artist!
NL [7:13 KST]: It's the award you win only once in your career - who will it be??
NL [7:13 KST]: And the winner is....Ailee!!!!!!!!!!
NL [7:14 KST]: She knows how to show the way!
NL [7:14 KST]: Ailee says "I won the rookie award!"
NL [7:15 KST]: She thanks God, her family and her YMC family. She says she'll try her best from now on
GH [7:16 KST]: PSy just won best dance performance!!
NL [7:16 KST]: Simon Yam presents Psy with Best Dance Award
NL [7:17 KST]: Congrats Psy!!! Horse dance FTW!
GH [7:17 KST]: OP OP OP OPPA GANGNAM STYLE~
GH [7:18 KST]: Lady Marmalade performance!
GH [7:19 KST]: Gain is up first with Bloom!!
NL [7:21 KST]: SISTAR about to put a tango twist on Alone
GH [7:21 KST]: So dramatic~ I kind of like this version!
NL [7:21 KST]: Didn't think Alone could sexier but SISTAR proves us wrong
NL [7:22 KST]: Whoaaa back action!
GH [7:22 KST]: BORA JUST STRIPPED HIM!!!
NL [7:24 KST]: Trouble Maker is back!
NL [7:24 KST]: The whistles - we missed it!
NL [7:25 KST]: They're slowing it dowwwwn this time around
NL [7:25 KST]: Hyuna definitely just grazed Hyun Seung's butt lol
NL [7:26 KST]: Almost forgot how much trouble these two cause
NL [7:26 KST]: They're up for Best Collab - they definitely ooze chemistry
GH [7:27 KST]: That...was HOT.
NL [7:27 KST]: Han Ga In presents the next award
NL [7:28 KST]: Her English isn't so bad!
GH [7:28 KST]: Of course, she's an umchinah!
NL [7:28 KST]: Best Male Group is up next - this was sooo close....who will it be???
NL [7:30 KST]: And the winner is......Big Bang!!!!!! How fantastic baby!
NL [7:30 KST]: Where's everyone else??
NL [7:30 KST]: GD says he's happy accept the award from Han Ga In lol
GH [7:30 KST]: Bet she's real happy too!
NL [7:30 KST]: He explains the other members are preparing for their performance backstage
NL [7:31 KST]: Congrats Big Bang!
NL [7:31 KST]: Kim Kang Woo presents the next award
GH [7:31 KST]: Best Female artist!
NL [7:32 KST]: For Best Female Artist - you ready boys?
NL [7:33 KST]: And the winner is...........SISTAR!
NL [7:33 KST]: They kept so busy this year and definitely deserve it!
NL [7:33 KST]: Hyolyn thanks God for the huge award and her agency staff members
NL [7:34 KST]: Bora thanks Brave Brothers and the fans!
NL [7:34 KST]: Super Junior approves! lol
NL [7:35 KST]: Aww! Jung Il Woo speaks a little English
NL [7:35 KST]: He's there to present the Best Asian Artist Award
NL [7:35 KST]: Wang Lee Hom perfoming next!
NL [7:36 KST]: We love a man on keys!
GH [7:36 KST]: The song is called Ni Bu Zhi Dao De Shi - Things You Don't Know. It's so beautiful!
NL [7:37 KST]: Lol, love the 360 degree camera action
NL [7:38 KST]: Oh, the performance isn't over yet!
GH [7:38 KST]: Wang Lee Hom performing Mei now!
NL [7:38 KST]: What a multitalent - he's picked up the guitar now
NL [7:40 KST]: Wang Lee Hom accepts his Best Asian Artist award
NL [7:40 KST]: He says it's an honor to win the award and thanks everyone who has trusted and led him
NL [7:41 KST]: Jung Gyu Woon and Cha Ye Ryun present the Best Collab Award
GH [7:41 KST]: This is going to be hard. Everyone had really great chemistry!
NL [7:42 KST]: JYP&Gain were leading last we checked, but things could've changed...who will it be??
GH [7:43 KST]: The Best Collaboration Performance goes to....
GH [7:43 KST]: Trouble Maker!!
NL [7:43 KST]: And things come first circle for Trouble Maker at MAMA
NL [7:44 KST]: Jang Hyun Seung says it's an honor and thanks the Cube prez and family
NL [7:44 KST]: Jang Hyun Seung says it's an honor and thanks the Cube prez and family
NL [7:44 KST]: Aww he also thanks his late father
NL [7:44 KST]: Next is the Mnet PD's Choice Award
NL [7:45 KST]: The winner is B.A.P!!!! Congrats boys!!!!!!
GH [7:45 KST]: Nine months of constant promotions have brought them here!
NL [7:45 KST]: The boys look like little penguins lol
NL [7:46 KST]: Bang Yong Guk thanks his TS Family and Secret! Can't forget the parents and BABYS
NL [7:46 KST]: Random little girl haha cute!
GH [7:47 KST]: Brrrr. Do you feel that breeze?
NL [7:47 KST]: I definitely feel the chill
NL [7:47 KST]: Lee Hi up next with Epik High!
NL [7:48 KST]: I always loved Epik High's serious stuff even though they're trying to take it lightly this promotion cycle
NL [7:48 KST]: Lee Hi always has the best facial expressions
GH [7:48 KST]: Agreed!
NL [7:48 KST]: Whoa...The Joker comes to MAMA?
GH [7:49 KST]: OMG that's EPIK HIGH!!!
NL [7:50 KST]: Oh no, it's just Tablo...
NL [7:50 KST]: A little creeped out and scared over here haha
GH [7:51 KST]: Saaaaame. Miss the little kids in the MV. But still really cool!
NL [7:52 KST]: This performance is all kinds of weird but Super Junior seems to be enjoying it
GH [7:53 KST]: They definitely know how to PARTAY!
NL [7:53 KST]: AKB48 from Japan, Sarah Geronimo from the Philippines, and My Tam from Vietnam take home Best Asian Artists Awards
NL [8:06 KST]: Jang Woo Young takes the stage after JYP makes an appearance in...a coffin
GH [8:08 KST]: Music chaaaaange. What's going on?
NL [8:06 KST]: Jang Woo Young performs DJ Got Me Going Crazy
NL [8:10 KST]: Mission Impossible?
GH [8:10 KST]: What's his mission?
NL [8:11 KST]: That was random, but JYP makes his way on to the stage for You're the One
GH [8:11 KST]: He's looking for a girl~
NL [8:11 KST]: Who wants to be his Hong Kong girl?
NL [8:12 KST]: JYP performs in his signature smooth style
GH [8:13 KST]: OMG He's taking off his shirt.
NL [8:13 KST]: Ladies, the shirt has come off
NL [8:14 KST]: JYP does rock now, and the crowd is feeling it!
GH [8:14 KST]: He feels it too haha.
NL [8:16 KST]: JYP is Gonna Make You Sweat now
NL [8:16 KST]: With Jang Woo Young!
NL [8:16 KST]: It's a battle!
GH [8:16 KST]: I like this remix!!
GH [8:16 KST]: And this ending!
NL [8:18 KST]: Jung Il Woo and Jo Yoon Hee to present Best Dance Performance - Male
NL [8:18 KST]: Even mention of the nominees is bringing out the hootin and hollerin
NL [8:20 KST]: The winner is SHINee!!!!
NL [8:20 KST]: Congrats bling bling boys!
NL [8:20 KST]: Onew promises to continue giving great performances and music!
NL [8:21 KST]: Next is Best Dance Performance - Female
NL [8:22 KST]: And the winner is.....f(x)!!!!
NL [8:22 KST]: They definitely had an electrifiying year!
NL [8:22 KST]: Luna thanks the fans and her family as well as SM sunbaes and hubaes
NL [8:23 KST]: Congrats girls!
NL [8:24 KST]: Han Chae Young introduces the next performer Roy Kim!
NL [8:25 KST]: It's crazy that the show just ended and the winner is already performing at MAMA!
We'll be continuing our live blog of 2012 MAMA right here!!!