On November 15, 2021, CJ E&M revealed some big announcements about the upcoming 2021 Mnet Music Awards (MAMA 2021)—from its concept, evaluation criteria, host, and performances. These announcements then lead to the question,
Wannables, are you okay?
Mnet Chief Producer Park Chan Wook announced that South Korean boy band Wanna One will be reuniting for a performance in MAMA 2021. For context, Wanna One was a boy group formed by CJ E&M from the second season of the reality idol trainee show “Produce 101”.
The group had 11 members, namely Yoon Ji-sung, Ha Sung-woon, Hwang Min-hyun, Ong Seong-wu, Kim Jae-hwan, Kang Daniel, Park Ji-hoon, Park Woo-in, Bae Jin-young, Lee Dae-hwi, and Lai Kuan-lin, and their contract ran from August 7, 2017 till December 31, 2018.
Wanna One drew in a lot of impact during the time they were active, winning several “Newcomer” awards in award ceremonies and releasing hit songs and EPs left and right, until their final concert, “Therefore 2019” and their disbandment.
Wannables, the fans of Wanna One, and other K-Pop stans were immediately overcome with joy after hearing the news. Back in 2019, everyone in the K-Pop world was saddened by the boy group’s disbandment, because of how much the boy group had become loved for their songs and their journey to debut as K-Pop idols.
Here were some reactions to Wanna One’s reunion in the upcoming 2021 MAMA:
Wanna One reunion in MAMA 2021 officially confirmed
All Kpop fandom:pic.twitter.com/hRf6Vuf1Gu
— JAE BACK (@Jae_Hye_K) November 15, 2021
HAPPY 1.9M VIEWS TO THIS ICONIC STAGE OF WANNA ONE IN MAMA!! LET'S REACH 2M BEFORE THEIR REUNION
"YEONGWONHI WANNA ONE" pic.twitter.com/x920HLF1bV
— mai (@sparrowoojiniee) November 15, 2021
wanna one, to regroup after 2 years to attend MAMA 2021???????
to meet fans all around the world with more powerful and energetic stage at MAMA
planning to put on special performance
no???? noooooOO pic.twitter.com/ZcAUO0rJwR
— 비쇼김재환🍃 (@ahjaesshi) November 15, 2021
Wannables be like:
🕯REUNION IN MAMA 🕯
— 𝟐𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐤 𝐚𝐮📌 || 𝑽𝒊𝒐𝒍𝒆𝒕 (@chamsaewinkw1) November 16, 2021
Wanna One Confirmed To Attend 2021 MAMA
Wannable : pic.twitter.com/MkDfr64loK
— Cintya • Prev @parkjihoon529 (@nujesejun) November 15, 2021
— 𝒻𝓁ℴ𝓇𝒶 ⠪ (@meanttobeOng) November 15, 2021
Jaehwan also confimed their MAMA special stage on the bubble app the other day. He mentioned about performing there as a group and asked the fans on what they think about it 🙂 @WannaOne_twt
— 11 Stars🌟Update (@WannaOneUpdate) November 16, 2021
this could've been avoided if Mnet to the least, being considered, would've given AB6IX, CIX, specially NU'EST a good 12 minutes out of their +3 hour show, to let them perform. they OWE C9 entertainment, they owe Baekho, even they owe Wanna One to make this year's MAMA relevant.
— Ɓlumi (@baejinbon) November 15, 2021
wanna one at MAMA red carpet 2021 pic.twitter.com/tRXF6FtoaW
— raa | lagi jadi trainee majapahit (@auraaaa_ns) November 15, 2021
As much as I’m excited to watch Wanna One on stage, I’m also super excited to see them sitting together in the audience and doing the red carpet as a team.
Wanna One at MAMA was always such a moment. They’re such clown energy. pic.twitter.com/XpBweyqsCR
— Dani Druther (@surst) November 17, 2021
Aside from Wanna One, CJ E&M also confirmed that Ed Sheeran and the dance crews of “Street Woman Fighter” will also be performing at the awards show.
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