|The lineup of presenters at 2022 Mnet Asian Music Awards / Courtesy of CJ ENM|
By Kwak Yeon-soo
The star-studded lineup of actors, dancers and sports stars serving as presenters for the upcoming 2022 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) was announced on Friday.
The 2022 MAMA, which is hosted by media giant CJ ENM and aired on Mnet, will take place on Nov. 29 and 30, at 6 p.m. in Osaka's Kyocera Dome in Japan. Actor Park Bo-gum and singer Jeon So-mi will host the event.
Actors Hwang Jung-min, Jung Woo-sung and Yeo Jin-goo will join singer-turned-actors Ahn So-hee, Han Sun-hwa, Yim Si-wan and Hwang Min-hyun as presenters for the annual music awards.
Retired Olympic figure skating champion Kim Yuna, retired golf legend Park Se-ri, as well as short track speedskater Kwak Yoon-gy will present awards at this year's MAMA awards. Comedians Kim Hae-jun and Lee Eun-ji, dance crew Lachica's Gabee and Hook's Aiki will also give out awards at the event.
"I have decided to attend the event to support the power of music, which comforted people around the world during COVID-19," Kim said in a statement. Her husband singer Ko Woo-rim will perform with his Forestalla bandmates at the upcoming event.
Many K-pop stars are set to perform, including J-Hope of BTS and Lim Young-woong. Zico, ITZY and KARA will stage their comebacks at the 2022 MAMA Awards.
A plethora of high-profile artists will compete for the awards at this year's MAMA event. Nominees in more than 10 categories include BTS, IU, Enhypen, Stray Kids, TXT, Blackpink, (G)I-dle, NCT Dream, IVE, Le Sserafim and NewJeans.
MAMA was launched in 1999 as the Mnet KM Music Video Festival (MKMF). It changed its name to MAMA in 2009.