11.17.10 [MB] Rain, Other K-pop Singers Won’t Attend MNet Asian Music Awards

Asian pop star Rain and other top K-pop singers have decided not to attend the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), which will be held on Nov. 28 in Macau, due to various reasons.

According to Korean media, all SM Entertainment artists will not attend the awards ceremony again. The agency manages

Super Junior, Girls Generation, SHINee, f(x) and BoA.

Last year, SM Entertainment boycotted MAMA, accusing the organizers of unfair selection of nominees, which was flatly denied.

For Rain, he will be unable to attend the ceremony due to the filming of his action series “Fugitive: Plan B.” In addition, he is also preparing for his New Year’s Eve concert.

BEAST, G.Na, and 4Minute have decided not to attend MAMA due to their “busy schedules and individual activities.”

CNBlue will also miss out the ceremony as well as K-pop diva Lee Hyori, Son Dambi, MBLAQ, After School, KARA and Brown Eyed Girls.

Among those confirmed to attend are artists from YG Entertainment and JYP Entertainment including 2PM and 2NE1.

The date of the ceremony earlier became a contentious issue as this would be in conflict with the schedule of music TV programs such as “Inkigayo” and “Music Core.”

Source : http://www.mb.com.ph/articles


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8 thoughts on “11.17.10 [MB] Rain, Other K-pop Singers Won’t Attend MNet Asian Music Awards

  1. cloudymj 11/17/2010 at 11:54 pm Reply

    Hii earlier it said that CNBlue will not perform.
    But @MnetMAMA twitter posted their arrival.

    Don’t know why some reported it in that way 🙂


  2. cloudymj 11/18/2010 at 12:11 am Reply

    I Had cried enough over for Rain’s unavailability 😥
    But I believe he has a valid reason.
    Hope he’d win the both awards ^ ^

  3. kongsao 11/18/2010 at 4:46 am Reply

    yup me too we all have same estiment of rain but i know the postive of powerful fan vote for rain he differnly will won this award i crossing my finger that he do won this it very so off of the years that most of the artis could even attens but postive will come to rain and his <blaq for thoes who not going to!! 😦

  4. busybee 1982 11/18/2010 at 9:48 am Reply

    hummmm, read that Mnet’s policy for awards is “no show” – “no award”,,,,based on this many fans have stopped voting. (does anyone know if this policy is true)?
    wow! Mnet was accused of “unfair” selection??? didn’t know that.

    but,so many others not attending, i wonder what kind of show this well be and how could the awards be fair if most are not attending? interesting.

  5. pluie625 11/18/2010 at 5:47 pm Reply

    @busybee1982… yes it’s a “no show, no award” policy…thus the next one gets the trophy if the real winner is not around. most of the artists who were leading in poll are the ones not attending the show, So basing on the attendees, we know who gets the award now. Yeah, what kind of show would that be? Maybe MAMA will learn a lesson from this and change their “no show, no award” policy… If I was the second artist and I won just because the first one is not around I’d feel so bad.

  6. flower 11/19/2010 at 12:48 am Reply

    It is sad Rain will not be there. I understand and except his reasoning because it is a valid one. I had never watched this award show before. I was looking forward to watching it because of Rain. Now I will not be watching it.

  7. felisshi 11/20/2010 at 6:28 am Reply

    I agree with pluie625.

  8. busybee 1982 11/20/2010 at 5:46 pm Reply

    @pluie625…thanks for the info. i’d feel bad too knowing that i didn’t honestly win. i really don’t think i could take an award i know i didn’t earn.

    but i read that some artistes’ agencies were also complaining about the place and timing, saying it should be held in Korea and it comes at a time when artiste are hard at work on the end of the year projects. i guess Mnet should have at least considered the complaints.

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