‘Wanyai’ (Olarn Chujai), the talented singer/songwriter, and the former guitarist of “Room39”, has emerged to the top as a solo artist in 2019, receiving the ‘Best New Asian Artist Thailand’ from Mnet Asian Music Awards 2019. The ceremony was held on 4th December 2019, at Nagoya Dome, Japan.
With heartfelt vocal work and unparalleled songwriting prowess, Wanyai’s debut single “เจ็บจนพอ” instantly made a big impact, currently racking up over 95 million YouTube views He then released three subsequent singles: “ลืมไป (Blind)”, ไปได้ดี “So Long”, and “หัวหิน(Huahin Loop)”. Each of them all comes with simple-yet-beautiful instrumentation, along with Wanyai’s genuine vocal that connects to the mass audience.
On his acceptance speech, Wanyai made genuine remark “I would like to give my deepest thanks to MAMA, for giving me this award. It means so much to me. A special thanks goes to all of my crew from LOVEiS Entertainment and Holyfox Records. Most importantly, thank you to all of my fans for your love and support since day one. From my hearts to yours.”
Presented by CJ Entertainment, Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) is Asia’s biggest music awards ceremony with the brightest stars and artists in music. Acclaimed by fans around the world for its advanced stage production and mega-scale performances, it has also been instrumental in introducing the latest K-pop trends and Korea’s high-end production system to global audiences. MAMA’s origin traces back to 1999 which was then called the Mnet Music Video Daesang, later rebranded and renamed to Mnet Asian Music Awards. Its Asian tour was first launched in Macau, followed by 2011 MAMA in Singapore. MAMA has been held in Hong Kong since 2012, highlighting the event’s pan-Asian popularity. It was an astonishing attainment for MAMA to be held in two or more regions in 2017(Vietnam, Japan and Hong Kong) and 2018 (Korea, Japan and Hong Kong). Not only has MAMA become a significant year-end music awards ceremony, it has developed into an extravagant international music event. It has also simultaneously created an international communication/crossover network for music exchange which made MAMA gained recognition in Asia’s music industry and its communication network.