Organized by CJ E&M through its music channel Mnet, the 2018 Mnet Asian Music Awards ceremony started on December 10, 2018 at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul, South Korea. Titled the 2018 MAMA Premiere in Korea, the first part of the event was hosted by Jung Hae In, who starred in “Something in the Rain” opposite Son Ye Jin.
New artists in both South Korea and other Asian countries were honored in the 2018 MAMA Premiere in Korea. A total of 11 special awards were given during the ceremony and Jung was joined by several other artists as presenters.
(G)I-DLE won the Best of Next Award, which was presented by Kang Seung Hyun. Formed by Cube Entertainment, the group debuted on May 2, 2018.
Wanna One received the DDP Best Trend Award, which was presented by Kim So-Hyun. CJ E&M formed the group in 2017 through the show “Produce 101” Season 2.
Orange of Vietnam, The Toys of Thailand, Dean Ting of China, Marion Jola of Indonesia and Hiragana Keyakizaka46 of Japan were named the Best New Asian Artists. The awards were presented by Kim Yu Ri and Hong Jong Hyun along with Bae Yoon-Young and Lee Ki-Woo particularly for Orange and The Toys.
Monsta X won the KISSME Style in Music award. The group was formed in 2015 through the Mnet show “No.Mercy.”
Presented by Jung, the other awards were under the MAMA professional categories. LalellmaNino and Java Finger of Indonesia were named Best Engineer of the Year while Lo Ging-zim (aMEi) of Taiwan was named Best Video Director of the Year.
The other awardees under the MAMA professional categories are all from South Korea. They are Best Composer of the Year Deanfluenza (DEAN), Best Producer of the Year Pdogg (BTS), Best Choreographer of the Year Son Sung Deuk (BTS) and Best Executive Producer of the Year Bang Si-hyuk (BTS).
Weeks before hosting the 2018 MAMA Premiere in Korea, Jung won three awards at the Asia Artist Awards 2018 namely Artist of the Year, Asia Talent and Best Emotive. The awarding ceremony took place at the Namdong Gymnasium in Namchondorim-dong, Incheon, South Korea on November 28, 2018.
The last TV series Jung was “Something in the Rain,” which aired on JTBC from March 30, 2018 to May 19, 2018. Joining Jung and Ye Jin in the cast were Jang So Yeon, Wi Ha Joon, Gil Hae Yeon, Oh Man Seok, Yoon Jung Suk, Jung Yoo Jin, Joo Min Kyung and Lee Joo Young, among others.
Meanwhile, here is a clip featuring Jung: