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J-Hope, Stray Kids, And More! Here's How You Can Watch The 2022 MAMA Awards Live For Free

The highly-anticipated award show is happening on 29 November (Tuesday) and 30 November (Wednesday) at 3pm Malaysian time.

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K-pop fans, are y'all hyped for the upcoming 2022 MAMA Awards?!

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First held in Seoul, South Korea back in 1999, the MAMA Awards have gone on to become one of the biggest and most anticipated K-pop award shows. Now held in locations all over the world, fans get super excited every year to not only see who will win the awards, but also to watch the amazing performances, which go on to become legendary moments in the fandom.

Remember when BIGBANG'S T.O.P and Lee Hyori's kiss during their performance at the 2008 MAMAs broke the Internet? Or the epic battle performance BTS and Block B put on in 2014? And 2NE1's surprise performance in 2015 is definitely unforgettable!

We can't wait to see what iconic moments are created at this year's MAMAs!

If you're still not sure how you can tune in, fret not 'cause tonton will be live streaming the two-day event for free, daebak!

With the theme of 'We Are K-pop', this year's edition of the major music awards ceremony will take place at Kyocera Dome Osaka, Japan.

tonton will be live streaming it on 29 November (Tuesday) and 30 November (Wednesday) at 3pm Malaysian time. Make sure to tune in to cheer for your fave groups!

And with an exciting star-studded lineup of performances to look forward to, you're definitely gonna be glued to the screen.

The highlight will undoubtedly be BTS' J-Hope, who will be performing his solo music for the first time on broadcast, OMGGGG! Must prepare our "heartus"!

There has been no news on which day he'll be performing or which songs are in his setlist, but we're already soooooo hyped!

With J-Hope having released his solo album, Jack in the Box, this year, we're guessing that he'll probably be performing his latest songs from that album. And if his headliner set at Lollapalooza 2022 is any indication, his MAMA stage is gonna be FIREEEEE!

PD Yoon Shin Hye of the upcoming 2022 MAMA Awards said, "We plan on broadcasting J-Hope's solo performance for the very first time. The concept is 'to deliver a story of hope'. We will create a stage that will remain as a legend in the history of 'MAMA'."

ARMYs, get your ARMY Bombs ready to support our Hobi! <3

Here's a quick introduction about some of the other K-pop idols who will be performing to get you extra excited:

DAY 1:

1. Stray Kids

This JYP group has certainly made a name for themselves in recent years, with back to back hit songs like God's Menu, Back Door, MANIAC, and CASE 143 not just being popular with fans, but also becoming trending sounds on TikTok.

Their performance at the 2022 MAMA Awards is described as an "experiment". The stage will be transformed into a strange laboratory, where a bizzare group of eight "maniacs" will be created. Oooo, sounds intriguing, right, STAYs?

Stray Kids' 3RACHA sub-group (Bang Chan, Changbin, and Han) will also be having a collab performance with Tiger JK and Jung Jae Il.

2. HYOLYN and BIBI

Whether its from her days as part of Sistar or as a solo artist, HYOLYN is known for her amazing vocals and stage presence. Meanwhile, BIBI got her start when queen of rap Yoon Mi Rae discovered her self-produced songs on SoundCloud.

In addition to their solo stages, these two powerhouses will also be teaming up for a collab performance that's sure to slayyy!

3. Forestella

If you haven't already heard of Forestella, you're seriously missing out! This crossover male vocal quartet was formed through a singing competition TV show called Phantom Singer 2, where the four members were the final winners.

Since their debut, they've put on some truly epic performances at festivals, concerts, and popular TV shows like Immortal Songs: Singing the Legend. No doubt their MAMA stage will be a spectacular one too!

DAY 2:

1. TREASURE

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Formed through the reality-survival programme YG Treasure Box, TREASURE only debuted in 2020, but have quickly become a group to look out for.

With their catchy songs and impressive choreo, the boys of TREASURE will definitely put on a performance to remember at the 2022 MAMA awards. Can't wait to watch them hit the stage!

2. ENHYPEN

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ENHYPEN consists of the final seven members of the survival show I-LAND, and this rising fourth gen K-pop group has been making waves all over the world. They're even pretty popular on TikTok, where went viral for their Polaroid Love song.

Whichever of their songs they choose to perform at the 2022 MAMA Awards, it'll confirm be a sight to behold!

3. IVE and NewJeans

IVE and NewJeans are currently two of the most popular rookie K-pop girl groups, having quickly gained huge followings despite having only debuted in 2021 and 2022 respectively. Plus, IVE's After LIKE and NewJeans' Hype Boy were two of the biggest hit songs of the year!

NewJeans

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They'll most likely perform those two songs, but there's something extra special for you to look forward to — a collab performance featuring five of the most popular rookie groups, wowww! Joining IVE and NewJeans on stage are Kep1er, NMIXX, and LE SSERAFIM. Don't miss this chance to catch an epic performance with a total of 32 girl group members on one stage!

Make sure to tune in to the 2022 MAMA Awards on 29 and 30 November at 3pm to catch all the action! Watch it via tonton's website or download their app.

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