The lineup has been confirmed for 2018 MAMA Premiere in Korea!

The opening event for the 2018 Mnet Asian Music Awards (hereafter 2018 MAMA) will feature various rookies and also announce the winners of Best New Male Artist and Best New Female Artist.

Rookies who will be attending are rappers HAON and VINXEN, Hyeongseop X Euiwoong, Kim Dong Han, Stray Kids, The Boyz, fromis_9, (G)I-DLE, GWSN, IZ*ONE, LOONA, and NATURE. All of them are nominees for Best New Artist this year.

Wanna One, who won three awards including Best New Male Artist last year, will also attend to show support for the rookie artists.

In addition, a new category called Best New Asian Artist has been created for 2018 MAMA. The nominees Dean Ting, Hiragana Keyakizaka46, Marion Jola, Orange, and The Toys will be in attendance.

2018 MAMA Premiere in Korea will be held at Dongdaemun Design Plaza on December 10. Tickets for the event will only be given to winners of the #LikeMAMA campaign event online and will not be sold separately.

Following 2018 MAMA Premiere in Korea, the ceremonies will continue in Japan on December 12 and in Hong Kong on December 14.

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