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MAMA 2021 Announce Award Nominees

MAMA 2021 is just around the corner!

The yearly Mnet Asian Music Awards is set to take place on December 11th at 6 p.m. KST. With the ceremony coming soon, the list of nominees has been revealed.

Before voting starts, however, fans should be aware that this year’s awards has several changes. For the 2021 awards, fan votes will not be counted for Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, or Song of the Year. Instead, those categories will be determined by the following:

  • Artist of the Year (and other artist award categories): 40% judges’ evaluation, 20% physical album sales, 20% digital performance, 10% global music platform, and 10% music video
  • Album of the Year: 40% judges’ evaluation, 40% physical album sales, 10% digital performance, and 10% global music platform
  • Song of the Year (and other song award categories): 40% judges’ evaluation, 30% digital performance, 10% physical album sales, 10% global music platform, and 10% music video.

As far as the Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10 Awards and Worldwide Icon of the Year, these awards will be chosen 100% by fans’ votes.

You can check out the full list of nominees below, or start voting by clicking HERE. Official voting begins on November 4th at 6 p.m. KST.

In the meantime, you can also check out a teaser video for MAMA 2021 below.

Best New Female Artist

  • aespa
  • Jo Yu Ri
  • Kwon Eun Bi
  • LIGHTSUM
  • STAYC

Best New Male Artist

  • DRIPPIN
  • ENHYPEN
  • EPEX
  • MIRAE
  • P1Harmony

Best Female Artist

  • BLACKPINK’s Lisa
  • BLACKPINK’s Rosé
  • Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon
  • Heize
  • IU

Best Male Artist

  • EXO’s Baekhyun
  • EXO’s D.O
  • EXO’s Kai
  • Kang Daniel
  • Lee Mujin

Best Female Group

  • Brave Girls
  • (G)I-DLE
  • ITZY
  • Oh My Girl
  • Red Velvet
  • TWICE

Best Male Group

  • BTS
  • NCT 127
  • NCT DREAM
  • SEVENTEEN
  • Stray Kids
  • TXT

Best Dance Performance Female Group

  • aespa – “Next Level”
  • ITZY – “In the Morning”
  • Oh My Girl – “Dun Dun Dance”
  • Red Velvet – “Queendom”
  • STAYC – “ASAP”
  • TWICE – “Alcohol-Free”

Best Dance Performance Male Group

  • BTS – “Butter”
  • NCT 127 – “Sticker”
  • NCT DREAM – “Hot Sauce”
  • SEVENTEEN – “Ready to Love”
  • SHINee – “Don’t Call Me”
  • Stray Kids – “Thunderous”

Best Dance Performance Solo

  • BLACKPINK’s Lisa – “LALISA”
  • BLACKPINK’s Rosé – “On The Ground”
  • EXO’s Baekhyun – “Bambi”
  • Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon – “Weekend”
  • HyunA – “I’m Not Cool”
  • Jeon Somi – “DUMB DUMB”

Best Vocal Performance

  • AKMU – “NAKKA” with IU
  • Davichi – “Just Hug Me”
  • Heize – “HAPPEN”
  • IU – “Celebrity”
  • Lee Mujin – “Traffic Light”

Best Band Performance

  • 10cm – “Sleepless in Seoul” (feat. AKMU’s Lee Suhyun)
  • CNBLUE – “Then, Now and Forever”
  • DAY6 – “You Make Me”
  • Jannabi – “A Thought On An Autumn Night”
  • N.Flying – “Moonshot”

Best Collaboration

  • AKMU and U– “NAKKA”
  • Coldplay and BTS – “My Universe”
  • Gaeko and Kwon Jin Ah – “I Feel Like”
  • Hyolyn and Dasom – “Summer or Summer”
  • Rain and Park Jin Young – “Switch to Me”

Best Hip Hop & Urban Music

  • ASH ISLAND – “MELODY”
  • CHANGMO – “GJD”
  • Jessi – “What Type of X”
  • WINNER’s Song Mino – “Run Away”
  • YUMDDA – “9ucci” (ft. DOGE)

Best OST

  • 10cm – “Borrow Your Night” (“Romance 101”)
  • Choi Yu Ree – “Wish” (“Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha”)
  • Highlight’s Yang Yoseob and Apink’s Jung Eun Ji – “Love Day” (“Romance 101”)
  • Jo Jung Suk – “I Like You” (“Hospital Playlist 2”)
  • Lee Mujin – “Rain and You” (“Hospital Playlist 2”)

Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10

  • aespa
  • AKMU
  • ASH ISLAND
  • ASTRO
  • ATEEZ
  • BLACKPINK’s Lisa
  • BLACKPINK’s Rosé
  • Brave Girls
  • BTS
  • Chungha
  • CL
  • Davichi
  • ENHYPEN
  • EXO
  • fromis_9
  • (G)I-DLE
  • Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon
  • Heize
  • HyunA
  • iKON
  • ITZY
  • IU
  • Jannabi
  • Jessi
  • Kang Daniel
  • Lee Mujin
  • Lee Seung Gi
  • LOONA
  • MAMAMOO
  • MONSTA X
  • NCT 127
  • NCT DREAM
  • NU’EST
  • Oh My Girl
  • Rain
  • Red Velvet
  • SEVENTEEN
  • SF9
  • SHINee
  • Jeon Somi
  • STAYC
  • Stray Kids
  • Sunmi
  • Super Junior
  • THE BOYZ
  • TXT
  • TREASURE
  • TWICE
  • Weeekly
  • WINNER’s Song Mino

Congratulations to all the winners! Who will you be voting for this year? Who would you like to see take home the top awards of the evening? Let us know your thoughts by tweeting to us @whatthekpop1 or leaving us a comment on Facebook or Instagram.

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