Mnet Asian Music Awards 2021 – List of Nominees

The 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards nominations are out now!

And who are those leading the way? No points for guessing! BTS and IU.

The list of nominations was revealed during the YouTube live stream which took place on November 3. The nominees across more than 15 categories were out, and the 2021 Music Awards will take place in Paju City, South Korea on December 11.

Lee Hyori, the musician will host the event.

Now that it’s nearly New Year’s Eve and the festivities are just around the corner, these award shows are going to make things better.

Mnet Asian Music Awards 2021

This will be the 12th episode of MAMA.

[#2021MAMA] Host Announcement #이효리 #LEEHYORI LEGENDARY K-POP ICON! I present to you the best and first host of MAMA, Lee Hyo Ri! MAKE NOISE! 2021 MAMA 2021.12.11 (SAT),” the post read.

The live stream also touched on another important issue at hand, which is changes to the voting system. The voting process will be different this year than it was before.

Votes for Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Artist of the Year will not be counted. It will be the judges who will evaluate the winners based on factors such as music video reception, physical sales and digital performance.

The winners of the other Top 10 categories will be determined by the fans.

Mnet Asian Music Awards 2021 – Nominations

Let’s take a look at the nominations for MAMA 2021.

Here are the details of the nominations.

Best Dance Show (Male)

  • Thunderous – STRAY KIDS
  • Butter – BTS
  • Ready to Love – SEVENTEEN
  • Don’t call me – SHINEE
  • Sticker – NCT 127
  • Hot Sauce – NCT DREAM

Best Dance Performance (FEMALE)

  • ‘Next level’ – aespa
  • ‘Dun Dun Dance’ – OH MY GIRL
  • ‘ASAP’ – STAYC
  • ‘The Morning’ – ITZY
  • ‘Queendom’ – Red Velvet
  • “Alcohol Free” – TWICE

Best Dance Performance (SOLO)

  • LALISA – LISA
  • Weekend – TAEYEON
  • In the field – PINK
  • I’m not cool – HYUNA
  • Bambi – BAEKHYUN
  • DUMB DUMB – JEON SO-MI

Better cooperation

  • ‘NAKKA’ – AKMU feat. UI
  • ‘Switch To Me’ – Rain feat. Park Jin Young
  • “I Feel Like” – Gaeko and Kwon Jin-ah
  • “My Universe” – Coldplay and BTS
  • “Summer or Summer” – Hyolyn and Dasom

Best New Male Artist

  • DRIP
  • ENHYPEN
  • EPEX
  • MIRAE
  • P1Harmony

Best New Female Artist

  • aespa
  • Jo Yu-ri
  • Kwon Eunbi
  • SUM OF LIGHT
  • STAY

Best Male Artist

  • Baekhyun
  • TO DO
  • Kai
  • Kang Daniel
  • Lee Mu-jin

Best Female Artist

  • Heize
  • UI
  • Lisa
  • Pink
  • Girls’ Generation Taeyeon

Best Male Group

  • BTS
  • stray kids
  • NCT 127
  • SMS
  • NCT DREAM
  • SEVENTEEN

Best Female Group

  • OH MY DAUGHTER
  • (G)I-DLE
  • TWICE
  • ITZY
  • red velvet
  • brave girl

Best Group Performance

  • DAY6
  • JANNABI
  • 10cm
  • CBLEU
  • N. FLYWHEEL

Best Vocal Performance

  • ‘NAKKA’ – AKMU feat. UI
  • ‘Celebrity’ – UI
  • “Traffic Lights” – Lee Mu-jin
  • ‘Just Kiss Me’ – Davichi
  • ‘Happen’ – Heize

Best Hip-Hop and Urban Music

  • ‘Melody’ – ASH ISLAND
  • ‘Run Away’ – WINNER’s Song Mino
  • ‘9ucci’ – YUMDDA feat. DOGE
  • ‘What kind of X’ – Jessi
  • ‘GJD’ – Changmo

Best OST

  • “Borrow Your Night” – 10cm (Romance 101)
  • ‘Wish’ – Choi Yu-ree (Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha)
  • ‘Love Day’ – HIGHLIGHT’s Yoseob and Apink’s Eunji (Romance 101)
  • “I love you” – Jo Jung-suk (Hospital Playlist 2)
  • ‘Rain and You’ – Lee Mu-jin (Hospital Playlist 2)

Global Top 10 Fan Choice

  • Aespa
  • AKMU
  • Ash Island
  • ASTRO
  • ATEEZ
  • brave girls
  • BTS
  • chungha
  • CL
  • Davichi
  • ENHYPEN
  • EXO
  • Fromis_9
  • (G)I-DLE
  • Heize
  • Hyuna
  • icon
  • ITZY
  • UI
  • Jannabi
  • jessie
  • Kang Daniel
  • Lee Mu-jin
  • Lee Seung-gi
  • Lisa from BLACKPINK
  • Loona
  • Mamamoo
  • Mino song by WINNER
  • Monsta X
  • NCT 127
  • Dream NCT
  • NU’EST
  • Oh my girl
  • Rain
  • red velvet
  • BLACKPINK Rosé
  • Seventeen
  • SF9
  • SHINee
  • Jeon Somi
  • STAY
  • stray kids
  • sunmi
  • Super Junior
  • Girls’ Generation Taeyeon
  • The Boyz
  • SMS
  • Treasure
  • TWICE
  • Weekly

Voting for your favorites starts from November 4, 2021 from 6 p.m. KST/JST. Know more here.

Lyle L. Maltby