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2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards

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2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards
DateDecember 2, 2015 (2015-12-02)
LocationAsiaWorld–Expo, Hong Kong
Hosted byPsy
Red Carpet hosts: Moon Hee-joon, Shin A-young, Z.Hera
Most awardsBig Bang (4) Exo (4)
Most nominationsBig Bang (6)
WebsiteMnet Asian Music Awards
Television/radio coverage
NetworkSouth Korea: Mnet
Japan: Mnet Japan
Southeast Asia
: Channel M
Thailand: GMM 25
Philippines: Myx
Cambodia: MyTV
China: iQiyi
Taiwan: MTV Mandarin
Runtime120 minutes (Red Carpet)
240 minutes (Main event)

The 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards ceremony, organized by CJ E&M through its music channel Mnet, took place on December 2, 2015, at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong. The ceremony was the sixth consecutive Mnet Asian Music Awards to be hosted outside of South Korea.

Nominees were announced on October 30, 2015.[1] Leading the nominees and awards was Big Bang with six. By the end of the ceremony the group received four wins alongside Exo, the most received awards of the night.


This event marked the seventeenth Mnet Asian Music Awards.[2] It was simultaneously broadcast live in Korea, Japan, America, Southeast Asia through various channels as well as via online live streaming.

The event took place in the same country and the same venue for the third consecutive time. This year MAMA's theme/concept included "...fantastic stages through 'State of TechArt', a concept that combines cutting-edge technology and art."[3]

Judging criteria

Eligible nominees included songs or albums released from October 26, 2014 until October 30 the next year. Winners will be selected based on six categories including online voting and evaluation from MAMA professional panel.[n 1][3]

Division Online Voting Research MAMA Professional Panel
(Local + Foreign)
Music Sales Record Sales MAMA Selection Committee
Artist of the Year Award Category by Artist* 20% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10%
Song of the Year Award Category by Genre** 10% 20% 20% 30% 10% 10%
Album of the Year - 30% 50% 20%
Special Prize*** 30% 50% 20%
*UnionPay Artist of the Year, Best New (M)ale/(F)emale Artist, Best M/F Artist, Best M/F Group (7 total)
**UnionPay Song of the Year, Best Dance Performance (Solo/M/F Group), Best Vocal Performance (M/F), Best Rap Performance, Best Band Performance, Best Collaboration (9 total)
***Best Music Video

Winners and nominees

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[4][5]

Artist of the Year
Album of the Year
Song of the Year
Best Music Video
Best Male Artist Best Female Artist
Best Male Group Best Female Group
Best Dance Performance - Male Group Best Dance Performance - Female Group
Best Dance Performance - Solo Best Collaboration and Unit
Best Vocal Performance - Male Best Vocal Performance - Female
Best Band Performance Best Rap Performance
Best New Artist - Male Best New Artist - Female

Special Awards

Multiple wins

The following artist(s) received two or more wins (excluding the special awards):

Awards Artist(s)
3 Big Bang
2 Exo
Zion.T[n 2]

Multiple nominations

The following artist(s) received two or more nominations (excluding the special awards):

Awards Artist(s)
6 Big Bang
5 Shinee
Zion.T[n 2]
3 Park Jin-young
Infinite[n 2]
2 Girls' Generation
VIXX[n 2]
Super Junior
Wonder Girls


Name(s) Notes
Moon Hee-joon, Shin A-young, Z.Hera Red Carpet Hosts[6]
Presenters for Best Asian Style and Asia New Artist during the Red Carpet
Psy Main host of the 17th annual Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA)
Yeo Jin-goo and Kim So-hyun Presenters for Best New Artist
Jung Suk-won and Hong Soo-ah Presenters for Hotels Combined Best Music Video
Seo Kang-joon and Kim So-eun Presenters for Best Dance Performance - Solo and Best Rap Performance
Lee Kwang-soo and Park Bo-young Presenters for Best Female Artist and Best Male Artist
Park Shin-hye Introduced 'Girls' Education' campaign
Park Bo-gum Promoted event sponsor Olive Young (via video)
Lee Ki-woo and Stephanie Lee Presenters of the award for iQiYi - Worldwide Favourite Artist
Kim Jong-kook Introduced performer and Best Asian Artist awardee Jolin Tsai
Ha Seok-jin and Han Chae-young Presenters for Sina Weibo Global Fan's Choice – Male and Female
Yoo Yeon-seok and Son Ho-jun Presenters for Best Vocal Performance - Male and Female
Go Ah-sung Presenter for Best Producer, Best Engineer, and Best Live Entertainment (Professional Awards)
Kim Kang-woo and Uee Presenters for Best Dance Performance - Male and Female Group
Park Jin-young Introduced Pet Shop Boys
Krystal Jung Presenter of Worldwide Inspiration Award
Han Suk-joon Introduced performer Exo
Kim Jong-kook and Park Shin-hye Presenter for Best Collaboration & Unit
Claudia Kim and Elena Torres Presenters for Best World Performer
Lee Sang-yoon and Choo Ja-hyun Presenters for Best Male Group and Best Female Group
Gong Hyo-jin Presenter for Song of the Year
Lee Jung-jae and Han Hyo-joo Presenters for Album of the Year
Chow Yun-fat Presenter for Artist of the Year
Psy Closing Remarks


Name(s) Performed Notes
Seventeen "Adore U" Pre-show performers
Monsta X "Trespass", "Hero"
Vivian Koo "Listen to the Sea"
Got7 "Girls, Girls, Girls"
The Koxx "Trojan Horse" "TechArt" – Opening Performance
Echae Kang and Choi Soojin "Butterfly"
Taeyeon "I"
Got7 "If You Do" "Virtual Boys"
BTS "Run"
Zion.T and Kim Seol-jin "Yanghwa BRDG" "Bridge of Memories"
iKon "Apology", "Anthem", "Rhythm Ta" "iKON is Coming"
Superstar K7's Kevin Oh "Fix You" "Brighter Future"
Basick, Lil Boi, Truedy, Yezi "Watch Your Mouth", "Picked", "Bandz Up", "GXNZI", "Don't Stop" "Show Me The Rapstar"
Jessi "SSENUNNI" "Tough Enough"
Hyuna "Roll Deep", "Red"
San E "Do It For Fun"
Jolin Tsai "Play" "Queen of the Night"
Monsta X and Seventeen ft. Kim So-hyun "Trespass", "Mansae" "The Boys"
Park Jin-young "24 Hours", "Who's Your Mama?", "Elevator" & "Honey" "Sense of Swings"
CL "The Baddest Female", "Hello Bitches" "The Baddest Female"
2NE1[n 3] "Fire", "I Am the Best"
Exo "Call Me Baby", "Lightsaber", "Drop That", "Love Me Right" "Light of Planet"
Shinee "Savior", "View" "Marvelous"
Big Bang "Loser", "Bae Bae", "Bang Bang Bang" "Truth + Dare"
f(x) "4Walls" "Electric Harmony"
Pet Shop Boys "Vocal Intro", "Go West", "Always on My Mind"
f(x) and Pet Shop Boys "What Have I Done to Deserve This?", "Vocal"
Psy "Napal Baji", "Daddy", "Gangnam Style" "2015 Psy Returns"


  1. ^ Overseas categories and Professional categories have different criteria.
  2. ^ a b c d Includes collaboration and/or subunits.
  3. ^ Surprise performance


  1. ^ "2015 MAMA Nominees Announced". soompi.com. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  2. ^ "2015 MAMA to Return to Hong Kong on December 2" Archived 2015-11-03 at the Wayback Machine. Mwave. Retrieved 2015-09-22.
  3. ^ a b "About MAMA". mwave. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  4. ^ "MAMA 2015 Voting". Archived from the original on 2016-10-29. Retrieved 2015-10-30.
  5. ^ "Mnet Asian Music Awards 2015 Winners". Mnet Asian Music Awards.
  6. ^ "[Program] Mnet Asian Music Awards". mwave. Archived from the original on 26 March 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
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