Ed Sheeran to Perform at the 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards

British singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran is slated to perform at this year’s Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA).

During the MAMA press conference held earlier today (November 16), chief producer Park Chan-wook announced that Sheeran will be the awards show’s global artist representative of the year. Sheeran is preparing for a “new version”Of his chart-topping single ‘Bad Habits’To be performed only for the awards show.

Park also cited Sheeran’s work with BTS as a factor in his selection as a foreign artist to be invited to MAMA. Sheeran has collaborated with BTS twice so far. The singer was also credited as the songwriter of their 2019 song. ‘Make It Right’The third English-language track is also available. ‘Permission to Dance’.

Kim Hyun-soo, CJ ENM’s head of entertainment, also noted that MAMA will be “expanding [its] presence to regions bordering Asia and beyond”In a press release “In a few years, we plan to host MAMA in the US, the world’s biggest music market.”

“This is an important year for MAMA to really solidify its presence as a global K-pop music awards ceremony. We plan to include global indicators and judging criterias to reflect K-pop’s global status, which will further heighten MAMA as one of the top tier global awards shows.”

The Mnet Asian Music Awards (December 11th at 6pm KST) will be held.

MAMA News: Wanna One, a K-pop boyband, is set to reunite at 2021 MAMA for the first time since almost three years. “They will be preparing a special performance that will thrill music fans,”Representatives of MAMA spoke SBS NewsTranslation by Soompi.

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