Mnet Asian Music Awards 2020 nominations: BTS, BLACKPINK, IU, Kang Daniel and more nominees for MAMA 2020


December for Korean music fans means awards season and very recently the Mnet Asian Music Awards 2020 revealed the date of the popular awards ceremony in Korea. On December 6th, starting at 6 p.m. KST (2:30 p.m. IST), we’ll find out who the big winners of MAMA 2020 will be. Additionally, via Soompi, the list of nominations for MAMA 2020 is also finally released.

Regarding the criteria for the final winners; The Artist of the Year and Artist Category awards will be based on 30% official votes, 30% jury, 20% digital song sales and 20% physical album sales, while the song of the year award and song genre category categories will be based on 20%. official votes, 40% jury, 30% digital song sales and 10% physical album sales. Album of the Year will be based on 40% juries and 60% physical album sales, while Global Icon of the Year and Global Top 10 Fans will be based on 60% official votes, 20% social media votes and 20% world music. video views. Finally, the best music video will be based on a panel of 70% judges and 30% global video clip views.

To be eligible for the MAMA 2020 nominations, the music had to be released between October 24, 2019 and October 28, 2020. Voting has officially started and will continue until December 5 at 11:59 p.m. KST (8:29 p.m. IST).

Check out the full list of MAMA 2020 nominations below:

Best New Male Artist

CRAVITY
MCND
TOO MUCH
TREASURE
WEi

Best New Female Artist

signature
natty
SECRET NUMBER
Weekly
woo! ah!

Best Male Artist

Kang daniel
Jin Young Park
Baekhyun
Zico
Taemin

Best Female Artist

Sunmi
UI
Chungha
Taeyeon
Hwasa

Best Male Group

EXO
GOT7
NCT
MONSTA X
BTS
SEVENTEEN

Best Female Group

BLACK ROSE
TWICE
Red velvet
MAMAMOO
IZ * A
Oh my girl

Best Male Group in Dance Performance

ATEEZ – CREATION
EXO – Obsession
NCT 127 – Kick
TXT – Can’t you see me?
BTS – Dynamite
SEVENTEEN – Left and Right

Best Female Group In Dance Performance

BLACKPINK – How You Like It
ITZY – WANNABE
TWICE – MORE AND MORE
Red velvet – Psycho
IZ * ONE – The Secret Story of the Swan
Oh my girl – Non-stop

Best dance solo

Kang Daniel – Who are you?
Sunmi – pporappippam
Jessi – NUNU NANA
Taemin – Criminal
Hwasa – Maria

Best vocal performance group

WINNER – Hold
Christmas – Late at night
NU’EST – I’m in trouble
Davichi – Dear.
MAMAMOO – HIP

Best Solo Vocal Performance

Baek Yerin – Square (2017)
Baekhyun – Sweets
IU – Blueming
Jung Seung Hwan – My Christmas Wish
Taeyeon – Sparkle

Best group performance

DAY 6 – Zombi
MC le MAX – BLOOM
N.Flying – Oh really.
LEENALCHI – The tiger is coming
HYUKOH – Help

Best Hip-Hop and Urban Music

Giriboy – Eul (feat. BIG Naughty)
YUMDDA – Amanda (Feat. Simon Dominic)
Lee Hi – Holo
Zico – Any song
CHANGMO – WEATHER

Best OST

Gaho – Beginning (Itaewon Class)
Baek Yerin – Here I Am Again (Crash Landing On You)
Sandeul – Slightly tipsy (She’s my type)
Joy – Introduce Me to a Good Person (Hospital Reading List)
Jo Jung Suk – Aloha (“Hospital Reading List”)

Better collaboration

Park Jin Young – When We Disco (Duet with Sunmi)
BOL4 – Leo (Feat. Baekhyun)
Sung Si Kyung & IU – First winter
IU – eight (Prod. & Feat. Suga)
Zico – Summer Hate (feat. Rain)

Song of the year

(Nominees for song genre categories are automatically nominated.)

ATEEZ – CREATION
Baekhyun – Sweets
Baek Yerin – Here I Am Again (Crash Landing On You)
Baek Yerin – Square (2017)
BLACKPINK – How You Like It
BOL4 – Leo (Feat. Baekhyun)
BTS – Dynamite
CHANGMO – WEATHER
Davichi – Dear.
DAY 6 – Zombi
EXO – Obsession
Gaho – Beginning (Itaewon Class)
Giriboy – Eul (feat. BIG Naughty)
Hwasa – Maria
HYUKOH – Help
ITZY – WANNABE
IU – Blueming
IU – eight (Prod. & Feat. Suga)
IZ * ONE – The Secret Story of the Swan
Jessi – NUNU NANA
Jo Jung Suk – Aloha (Hospital Playlist)
Joy – Introduce Me to a Good Person (Hospital Reading List)
Jung Seung Hwan – My Christmas Wish
Kang Daniel – Who are you?
Lee Hi – Holo
LEENALCHI – The tiger is coming
MC le MAX – BLOOM
MAMAMOO – HIP
N.Flying – Oh really.
NCT 127 – Kick
Christmas – Late at night
NU’EST – I’m in trouble
Oh my girl – Non-stop
Park Jin Young – When We Disco (Duet with Sunmi)
Red velvet – Psycho
Sandeul – Slightly tipsy (She’s my type)
SEVENTEEN – Left and Right
Sung Si Kyung & IU – First winter
Sunmi – pporappippam
Taemin – Criminal
Taeyeon – Sparkle
TWICE – MORE AND MORE
TXT – Can’t you see me?
WINNER – Hold
YUMDDA – Amanda (Feat. Simon Dominic)
Zico – Any song
Zico – Summer Hate (feat. Rain)

Artist of the year

(Nominees for artist categories are automatically nominated.)

Baekhyun
BLACK ROSE
BTS
Chungha
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CRAVITY
EXO
GOT7
Hwasa
UI
IZ * A
Kang daniel
MAMAMOO
MCND
MONSTA X
natty
NCT
Oh my girl
Jin Young Park
Red velvet
SECRET NUMBER
SEVENTEEN
Sunmi
Taemin
Taeyeon
TOO MUCH
TREASURE
TWICE
Weekly
WEi
woo! ah!
Zico

Global Top 10 Fan Choice

(Nominees for Artist / Genre categories except Best OST and Best Collaboration are automatically nominated. If an individual artist and their group are eligible, only the group is nominated.)

WERE
Baek Yerin
BLACK ROSE
BTS
CHANGMO
Chungha
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CRAVITY
Davichi
DAY6
EXO
Giriboy
GOT7
HYUKOH
ITZY
UI
IZ * A
Jessi
Jung Seung Hwan
Kang daniel
Lee Hi – “Holo”
LEENALCHI
MAMAMOO
MCND
MC the MAX
MONSTA X
natty
NCT
N. Steering wheel
Xmas
NU’EST
Oh my girl
Jin Young Park
Red velvet
SECRET NUMBER
SEVENTEEN
Sunmi
Taemin
Taeyeon
TOO MUCH
TREASURE
TWICE
SMS
Weekly
WEi
WINNER
woo! ah!
YUMDDA
Zico

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