On September 8, JTBC News reported that the 2021 MAMA (Mnet Asian Music Awards) will be held in Korea. According to the reports, the award show will take place at CJ ENM’s Contents World, located in Paju City in Gyeonggi province. Following reports, a source from CJ ENM confirmed that 2021 MAMA will be held at CJ ENM’s Contents Studio on December 11.
CJ ENM’s director of music content, Kim Hyun Soo, stated:
“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the music industry as well as society as a whole is in a slump. It would be great if 2021 MAMA blows new vitality into the music industry by being held in K-pop’s country of origin Korea while also giving hope and courage through K-pop to the people who have become worn out.”
In order to determine if having an audience is a possibility, until the date of the event MAMA will take into consideration the state of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the government regulations, as the health and safety of fans, artists, and staffs is their utmost priority.