Mnet held its annual 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards on December 11. The Korean awards show has awards for Asian artists out of Korea and K-Pop. One of the awards is “Best New Asian Artist – Mandarin”, which was awarded to Anson Lo (盧瀚霆), a member of the Hong Kong boy group, MIRROR, for his song, “Megahit“, which currently has over 8.7 million views on Youtube.
Upon learning he got the award, Anson Lo wrote on IG: “I’ve never thought in this lifetime that I could see my name at the MAMA awards ceremony. Grateful to every person who has always supported me. Thankful for each performance and job opportunity. I hope more more people can know about Hong Kong music, know Hong Kong singers, and know MIRROR. I will continue to work hard. Thank you so much.”
Anson Lo didn’t attend the ceremony nor give a pre-recorded speech. There was no prior notice that Anson Lo would be getting an award. So it was a surprise for fans just as much as it was for Anson Lo. Some netizens also made the distinction that Anson Lo is a Cantopop singer and sings in Cantonese.
Anson Lo debuted as a member of MIRROR in 2018 through a boy band survival show competition, “Good Show – King Maker” (全民造星), on ViuTV. Since then, the group has overtaken Hong Kong by storm. Anson Lo also had a great solo year with his songs charting high and starring in the remake of the hit Japanese series, “Ossan’s Love”, which was also highly successful in Hong Kong.