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MAMA 2018 first day: Stray Kids, IZ * ONE won the best rookie award, (G) I-DLE received the comfort award

The CUBE girl group was honored at the ‘Best Of Next’ category, the awards that Black Pink and Chungha received in 2016 and 2017.

The talent in the KPOP industry has never been lacking and every year, there are some “rookie monsters”. However, in 2018, the Korean entertainment industry welcomed so many young artists with outstanding strengths, even equal level of talent. That makes the audience look forward to who will stand out to win the “Rookie of the Year” award.

At the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA 2018), the Organizing Committee spent the first night of the event honoring new artists, including rookies inside and outside of Korea.

Here is the list of young winners at the MAMA 2018 first night – “2018 MAMA Premiere in Korea”:

Best Asian Artist – Thailand: The Toys

Best Asian Artist – Vietnam: Orange

Sound Engineer of the Year: Java Finger

Composer of the Year: DEAN, highhopes

Music Producer of the Year: Pdogg

Choreographer of the year: Son Sungdeuk

Artistic Director of the Year: MU-E

Video Director of the Year: Lo Gingzim

Executive Producer of the Year: Bang Si Hyuk

Best Asian Artist Award – China: Dean Ting

Best Asian Artist Award – Indonesia: Marion Jola

Best Asian Artist Award – Japan: Hiragana Keyakizaka 46

Best of Next: (G) I-DLE

Best male rookie: Stray Kids

Best female rookie: IZ * ONE

DDP trend: Wanna One

Congratulations to all the winners today! MAMA 2018 will return to the next night of the award ceremony on December 12th in Japan.

Source: Tinnhac

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