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Confirmed: Ed Sheeran, Wanna One to perform at the 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards

By Hannah Mallorca Published Nov 16, 2021 8:15 pm

Attention, Ed Sheeran and Wanna One fans! English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and Produce 101 alums Wanna One are confirmed to perform at the upcoming 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) on Saturday, Dec. 11.

During the MAMA press conference via Soompi, chief producer Park Chanwook revealed that Sheeran is “preparing a MAMA version performance.” 

“Ed Sheeran wrote BTS’ Permission to Dance. He has some ties with K-pop. He’s the singer who sang Bad Habits, one of the most-loved pop songs this year in Korea. He is preparing a MAMA version performance.”

Meanwhile, Korean survival show Produce 101 alums Wanna One are confirmed to reunite for a special performance at the upcoming awards show. The boy group debuted in August 2017 and promoted for a year and a half. 

“The members are full of anticipation. The production team is preparing with various ideas in mind. We’ll create a stage that’s like a gift for fans,” Chanwook said.

Wanna One was composed of 11 members, namely, Kang Daniel, Park Jihoon, Kim Jaehwan, Ong Seongwu, Lai Guanlin, Yoon Jisung, NU’EST’s Minhyun, CIX’s Bae Jinyoung, Ha Sungwoon, AB6IX’s Lee Daehwi, and Park Woojin.

Other performances include the contestants of the dance survival series Street Woman Fighter, collaboration stages between members of K-pop’s fourth-generation groups, and more. Additional details are yet to be revealed, as of this writing.