Earlier today, JTBC News reported that 2021 MAMA will be held in Korea again this year after taking everything into consideration, such as the COVID-19 pandemic situation. According to the reports, the event will take place at CJ ENM’s Contents World, which is located in Paju City in Gyeonggi province. The location is the size of 32 soccer fields, and although the place has yet to fully open, 2020 MAMA was also hosted there.
Following reports, a source from CJ ENM confirmed that 2021 MAMA will be held at CJ ENM’s Contents Studio on 11th December.
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.”
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 MAMA was held online. This past July, Mnet responded to reports of 2021 MAMA being held in Hong Kong, stating at the time that the host location had yet to be decided.