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LIST: Mnet Asian Music Awards 2020 Nominees

Check out the artists nominated for MAMA 2020 and DON’T FORGET TO CAST YOUR VOTE!

The annual awards season is approaching once again, and one of the known award-giving bodies has now released the list of artists being nominated for some of their categories! This year’s ceremony will take place in South Korea on December 6 at 6PM KST.

Check out the artists nominated below and DON’T FORGET TO CAST YOUR VOTE! Voting will take place online thru until December 5 at 11:59 p.m. KST.

Best Female Artist

  • Sunmi (선미)
  • IU (아이유)
  • Chung Ha (청하)
  • Taeyeon (태연) [Girls’ Generation]
  • Hwasa (화사) [MAMAMOO]

Best Male Artist

  • Kang Daniel (강다니엘)
  • J.Y.P (박진영)
  • Baekhyun (백현) [EXO]
  • Zico (지코)
  • Taemin (태민)

Best New Male Artist

  • Cravity (크래비티)
  • MCND
  • TOO
  • WEi (위아이)

Best New Female Artist

  • woo!ah!
  • NATTY (나띠)
  • cignature (시그니처)
  • Weeekly (위클리)

Best Female Group

  • Red Velvet (레드벨벳)
  • MAMAMOO (마마무)
  • IZ*ONE (아이즈원)
  • Oh My Girl (오마이걸)

Best Male Group

  • EXO
  • GOT7
  • NCT
  • MONSTA X (몬스타엑스)
  • BTS (방탄소년단)
  • SEVENTEEN (세븐틴)

Best Band Performance

  • DAY6 – Zombie
  • M.C the MAX – Bloom
  • N.Flying – Oh Really
  • LEENALCHI – Tiger Is Coming
  • Hyukoh – Help

Best Hip Hop & Urban Music

  • Giriboy – 을 Eul (ft. BIG Naughty)
  • Yumdda – Amanda (ft. Simon Dominic)
  • LEE HI – Holo
  • Zico – Any Song
  • Changmo – Meteor

Best Vocal Performance (Group)

  • WINNER – Hold
  • Noel – Late Night
  • NU’EST – I’m in Trouble
  • DAVICHI – Dear.

Best Vocal Performance (Solo)

  • Baek Yerin – Square
  • Baekhyun – Candy
  • IU – Blueming
  • Jung Seung Hwan – My Christmas Wish
  • Taeyeon – Spark

Best OST

  • Gaho – Start (Itaewon Class)
  • Baek Yerin – Here I Am Again (Crash Landing on You)
  • Sandeul [B1A4] – Slightly Tipsy (She is My Type)
  • Joy [Red Velvet] – Introduce me a good person (Hospital Playlist)
  • Cho Jung Seok – Aloha (Hospital Playlist)

Best Collaboration

  • J.Y.P & Sunmi – When We Disco
  • BOL4 & Baekhyun – LEO
  • Sung Si-kyung & IU – First Winter
  • IU & SUGA [BTS] – eight
  • Zico & Rain – Summer Hate

Best Dance Performance (Female Group)

  • BLACKPINK – How You Like That
  • TWICE – More & More
  • Red Velvet – Psycho
  • IZ*ONE – Secret Story of the Swan
  • Oh My Girl – Nonstop

Best Dance Performance (Male Group)

  • ATEEZ – Inception
  • EXO – Obsession
  • NCT 127 – Kick It
  • Tomorrow X Together – Can’t You See Me?
  • BTS – Dynamite
  • Seventeen – Left & Right

Best Dance Performance (Solo)

  • Kang Daniel – Who U Are
  • SUNMI – pporappippam
  • Jessi – NUNU NANA
  • Taemin – Criminal
  • Hwasa – Maria

Worldwide Fans’ Choice (Top 10)

Nominees for the song genre categories are automatically nominated for the “Song of the Year” award, while nominees for the artist categories are also nominated for the “Artist of the Year” awards. Nominees for the Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10 award, are automatically nominated once nominated for the artist/genre categories awards.

The criteria for the final winners are as follows:

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  • Artist of the Year & Artist Category Awards – 30% official votes, 30% judge panel, 20% digital song sales, 20% physical album sales
  • Song of the Year & Song Genre Category Awards – 20% official votes, 40% judge panel, 30% digital song sales, 10% physical album sales
  • Album of the Year – 40% judge panel, 60% physical album sales
  • Worldwide Icon of the Year & Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10 – 60% official votes, 20% social media votes, 20% global music video views
  • Best Music Video – 70% judge panel, 30% global music video views

In order to be nominated and eligible, the music/album must have been released between October 24, 2019 and October 28, 2020.

Stay tuned for updates!

Bryan Snow
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Bryan "Snow" Osorio is a technology and entertainment journalist, editor-in-chief of & HallyuLife and CEO/Co-Founder of AstPro Media Group (AMG). An award-waiting journalist who writes articles that have no discretion, he loves to listen to K-Pop and also making his own music. He is also a technology, audio, car, and gadget geek so when he's not working, he just watches Korean shows, or videos on YouTube. Unfortunately, despite being a CEO, he's always on a budget.


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