MAMA 2021 is finally taking place on December 11. This year, the star-studded lineup of Mnet Asian Music Awards includes a diverse range of artists along with K-pop stars like Stray Kids, TXT, NCT U, Enhypen, Aespa and more. Curious about performers lineup, opening performance details, tracklist and other details? Here’s everything you need to know!

Mnet Asian Music Awards 2021 is taking place on CJ ENM Contents World in Paju, South Korea. Deemed as the biggest K-pop award show of the year, MAMA 2021 has teased the theme of the current year’s ceremony as ‘make some noise.’

Along with K-pop stars, Ed Sheeran, South Korean popular dance crew ‘Street Woman Fighter’ and SMTM among others have joined the performers’ lineup for MAMA 2021.

Mnet Asian Music Awards has released its full list of performers for MAMA 2021 along with special stage details, and fans can’t be more excited.

From Wanna One’s epic reunion stage to the legendary 4th-gen special opening collab stage, here’s all you need to know.

Opening performance lineup of MAMA 2021

MAMA 2021’s special opening performance includes a fiery K-pop lineup consisting of the best performers including Stray Kids’ Hyunjin, ATEEZ’s Wooyoung, TXT’s Yeonjun, ITZY’s Yeji, Aespa’s Karina, and ENHYPEN’s Heeseung.

The globally famed K-pop stars will be seen in a collab stage called ‘BlooM the Sound.’

As many as 12 K-pop groups will be joining the MAMA 2021 stage to perform.

From NCT Dream, NCT U, NCT 127 to Stray Kids, Ateez, TXT, Itzy, Aespa, and more, MAMA 2021 has promised a night of the most epic stages of K-pop.


SM Entertainment’s latest rookie group, Aespa, who has been one of the most emerging talents of 4th-gen K-pop, will be performing at MAMA 2021. The group has given a number of spoilers prior to the main ceremony.

Along with Karina’s opening stage, Aespa will likely perform ‘Next Level,’ ‘Savage’ and more.


Billboard charter Ateez’s Wooyoung will perform at the MAMA 2021 opening stage.

The 4th-gen rockstars topped Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart back in September following their huge success of ‘Zero : Fever Part.3.’ Watch out for another memorable performance from the group at MAMA 2021.


HYBE’s superstar rookie group Enhypen, who managed to grab the attention of K-pop fans right from their debut, will be performing at MAMA 2021.


JYP’a 4th-gen stunners ITZY will also be attending and performing for MAMA 2021. Expect a bopping stage of ‘LOCO’ and more.

NCT 127

SM’s K-pop group NCT 127, who pretty much ruled the 2021 K-pop scene with not one but two successful releases, will be performing some of their most sought tracks at MAMA 2021.

Take a look at NCT 127 teasing the fans for an epic stage below.


Along with NCT 127, another successful NCT group, NCT Dream, will be coming back with a legendary stage at MAMA 2021.

Listen to the boys teasing the spoiler ahead of the Mnet show.

Stray Kids

Stray Kids, who won Mnet’s reality show ‘Kingdom,’ will be performing at MAMA 2021.

Deemed as one of the most popular global K-pop groups who always bring something new in their performance stages, Stays can’t wait to see MAMA 2021 for another swoon-worthy Stray Kids production.


TXT made Billboard history in 2021 thanks to the longest-charting K-pop album ‘The Chaos Chapter: FREEZE’ that stood strong in Billboard 200 chart for over 12 weeks. Catch the group’s performance at MAMA 2021 today.

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran will be in a special performance in MAMA 2021.

More K-pop groups include Brave Girls, INI and JO1.

Special performance stages

Along with K-pop groups, Mnet Asian Music Awards 2021 lineup includes a Wanna One reunion stage, ‘Street Woman Fighter’ dance crew stage, Jannabi, SMTM x MAMA 2021 stage starring Dynamicduo, Paloalto, GIRIBOY, LilBOI, JUSTTTHIS, Lee Young Ji, and Gwang-il Jo.

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