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YG artists not attending 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards

Kim Yu-young

The Korea Herald/Asia News Network

 /  Tue, November 22, 2016  /  05:14 pm
YG artists not attending 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards

In addition to debuting Black Pink (pictured) and celebrating Big Bang’s 10th debut anniversary, YG is expected to announce new tracks from some of its biggest artists. (YG Entertainment via The Korea Herald/File)

YG Entertainment artists will not be attending the annual Mnet Asian Music Awards next week in Hong Kong.

“Since the online vote (for MAMA nominees) is currently open until Dec. 1, there is no way to know the outcome at this moment,” the management agency told local media. “However, even if (YG artists) are among the selected, it will be difficult for them to prepare for performances slated for next weekend.”

The company also revealed that its musicians will be focusing on upcoming year-end concerts and other confirmed events. 

(Read also: Rookie K-pop group Blackpink returns with a bang)

This has been a big year for the K-pop powerhouse. 

In addition to debuting Black Pink -- the agency’s first girl group in seven years -- and celebrating Big Bang’s 10th debut anniversary, YG is expected to announce new tracks from some of its biggest artists, including Psy, Sechs Kies and Big Bang, who will be releasing a new album “Made” on Dec. 12. 

MAMA, one of the largest K-pop awards events in Asia, will take place at the AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.

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This article appeared on The Korea Herald newspaper website, which is a member of Asia News Network and a media partner of The Jakarta Post