The 2023 MAMA Awards, one of the world's premier K-pop events, made a grand opening on November 28 at the Tokyo Dome in Japan. This first night of the ceremony was replete with standout performances and noteworthy awards, highlighting the significance of the Asian music scene on a global scale.
TXT, ENHYPEN, TVXQ (with RIIZE), Jeon Somi, Kep1er, &TEAM, xikers, Lee Young Ji, Dynamic Duo, and dancers from 'Street Woman Fighter 2', as well as JO1 and INI were among the acts that took the stage on Day 1. The event also featured appearances by members from groups scheduled for Day 2, including TREASURE, LE SSERAFIM, RIIZE, and ZEROBASEONE.
The event saw an array of collaborations. A notable one titled 'I AM SPECIAL' featured artists from LE SSERAFIM, TREASURE, and ZEROBASEONE. Another captivating performance was a rendition of 'Endless Rain', a union of artists including Yoshiki, members of TXT, BOYNEXTDOOR, RIIZE, and ZEROBASEONE.
Noteworthy Performances and Awards
Other remarkable acts included those by JUST B with 'MEDUSA', Kep1er with 'Grand Prix', and TXT with 'Sugar Rush Ride' and 'Chasing That Feeling'. The MAMA Awards are synonymous with celebrating and awarding achievements in the music industry, and this night was no exception. BTS and ZEROBASEONE were both double winners, highlighting their impact and popularity among fans worldwide.
The first day of the 2023 MAMA Awards set the stage for what promises to be an equally exciting Day 2. With a stellar lineup of K-pop stars and several actors gracing the stage as award presenters, the world eagerly anticipates what the second day of the awards will bring.