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Big Bang, EXO top 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards.

Boy bands Big Bang and EXO emerged as the biggest winners at the 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) in Hong Kong on Dec. 2.

Big Bang took home two major awards: Artist of the Year and the Song of the Year for "Bang Bang Bang." They also won the Best Music Video for "Bang Bang Bang" and iQiYi Worldwide Favorite Artist.

EXO grabbed the Album of the Year award for "EXODUS," Best Asian Style, Global Fans' Choice (Male) and Best Male Group.

"The five of us are going on 10 years together, and we've received a lot of awards, but I want to thank our family and fans who have always supported us," said T.O.P as Big Bang received the Song of the Year award, according to ENewsWord.

In accepting the Artist of the Year award, Taeyang said, "Thank you for such a big award. Like T.O.P Hyung said earlier, we will soon be going on 10 years, and we sang a lot of songs and a lot happened, but I want to thank the fans who always cheered us on."

Chanyeol said EXO had a happy year despite that there were hard times.

"Thanks to EXO-L we had a happy year. There were happy times and hard times, but they say the ground packs after the rain, and we will be a firm EXO. Thank you for always trusting and loving us," he said.

There were several surprises including the appearance of Park Bom who ended her more than a year hiatus by performing together with fellow 2NE1 members Dara, CL and Minzy.

Hong Kong star Chow Yun Fat also graced the show by presenting the Artist of the Year, the last award in the ceremony. For the first time, Psy performed his new songs "Daddy" and "Napal Baji" on the show.

The winners in the 2015 MAMA, according to ENewsWorld, are:

Next Generation Asian Artist: Monsta X

Best Asian Style: EXO

Best New Male Artist: iKON

Best New Female Artist: Twice

Combined Best Music Video: Big Bang, "Bang Bang Bang"

Best Dance Performance Solo: Hyuna, "Roll Deep"

Best Rap Performance: San E, "Me You"

Best Male Artist: J.Y. Park

Best Female Artist: Taeyeon

iQiYi Worldwide Favorite Artist: Big Bang

Best Asian Artist Vietnam: Dong Nhi

Best Asian Artist Japan: AKB48

Best Asian Artist Indonesia: Ran

Best Asian Artist Singapore: Stefanie Sun Yanzi

Best Asian Artist Thailand:POTATO

Best Asian Artist Mandarin: Jolin Tsai

Global Fans Choice Male: EXO

Global Fans Choice Female: f(x)

Best Vocal Performance Male: Zion.T

Best Vocal Performance Female: Ailee

Professional Category - Best Producer: Park Jin Young (Korea), Gao Xiaosong (China), Phuc Bo (Vietnam)

Professional Category - Best Engineer: Ko Hyun Jong (Korea), Lupo Groinig (Hong Kong, China), Yoshinori Nakayama (Japan)

Professional Category - Best Concert: In Jae Jin (Korea), Wu Qun Da (China), Vit Suthithavil (Thailand)

Best Dance Performance Female Group: Red Velvet

Oupu Dance Performance Male Group: SHINee

Worldwide Inspiration Award: Pet Shop Boys

Best Collaboration & Unit: Zion.T&Crush

Best Band Performance: CNBLUE

World Performer: BTS

Best Male Group: EXO

Best Female Group: Girls' Generation

UnionPay Song of the Year: Big Bang, "Bang Bang Bang"

UnionPay Album of the Year: EXO, EXODUS

UnionPay Artist of the Year: Big Bang


Big Bang (top) and EXO (Screen grab)

Winners (clockwise from top left) f(x), BTS, Red Velvet, SHINee, iKON and Girls' Generation (Photos: ENewsworld and screengrab)
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Date:Dec 3, 2015
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