The second day of 2017 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) was held in Yokohama, Japan on Nov. 29, Wednesday. With the attendance of K-Pop stars EXO-CBX, NU’EST W, Wanna One, Monsta X, Seventeen and TWICE, the ceremony instantly became a trending topic on Twitter.
Formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2016, EXO-CBX was the first official sub-unit of the K-Pop boy band EXO. Its members are Kim Jong Dae, Byun Baek Hyun and Kim Min Seok, who are professionally known as Chen, Baekhyun and Xiumin, respectively.
With 3.9 million votes, EXO-CBX won the Best Asian Style award at the 2017 MAMA. The votes were counted through the tweets on Twitter.
While EXO-CBX has three members, NU’EST W has four namely Kim Jong Hyun, Kwak Young Min, Kang Dong Ho and Choi Min Ki, who are professionally known as JR, Aron, Baekho and Ren, respectively. With another member named Hwang Min Hyun, who is professionally known as Minhyun, they are a five-member group named NU’EST.
Currently, Minhyun is a member of Wanna One. Until Wanna One disbands in December 2018, he will not be performing with NU’EST.
Minhyun’s 10 fellow Wanna One members are Bae Jin Young, Ha Sung Woon, Kang Daniel, Kim Jae Hwan, Lai Kuan Lin, Lee Dae Hwi, Ong Seong Wu, Park Ji Hoon, Park Woo Jin and Yoon Ji Sung. They were the winners of the Mnet reality show “Produce 101” Season 2.
On the other hand, the Monsta X members were the winners of the Mnet show “No Mercy” in 2015. They are Sohn Hyun Woo, Lee Ho Seok, Lee Min Hyuk, Yoo Ki Hyun, Chae Hyung Won, Lee Ho Joon and Im Chang Kyun, who are professionally known as Shownu, Wonho, Minhyuk, Kihyun, Hyungwon, Jooheon, and I.M., respectively.Like Monsta X, Seventeen was formed in 2015 with three sub-units. Led by Choi Sung Cheol, professionally known as S.Coups, the Hip-Hop unit has four members including Jeon Wonwoo, Kim Mingyu and Hansol Vernon Choi, whose respective stage names are Wonwoo, Mingyu and Vernon.
The members of the Vocal unit of Seventeen are Jeonghan, Joshua, Woozi, DK and Seungkwan whose respective real names are Yoon Jung Han, Hong Jisoo, Lee Jihun, Lee Seokmin and Boo Seung Kwan. The Performance unit members are Wen Junhui, Kwon Soongyoung, Xu Minghao and Lee Chan, whose respective stage names are Jun, Hoshi, The8 and Dino.
Like Wanna One and Seventeen, the members of Twice were winners of the Mnet reality show “Sixteen” in 2015. The K-pop girl group’s members are Park Ji Soo, Im Na Yeon, Yoo Kyung Wan, Hirai Momo, Minatozaki Sana, Myoui Mina, Kim Da Hyun, Son Chae Young and Chou Tzuyu, who are professionally known as Jihyo, Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu, respectively.