Voting For 2017 MAMA Is Halfway Over. Here Are The Current Standings.

Voting for the 2017 Mnet Asian Music Awards, which started on October 19, is now halfway through!

Fans can vote for their artist or song of choice — once per day per ID — in 19 different categories through November 28 KST; the votes will count toward a percentage of the final score (20-30 percent), depending on the criteria set forth by MAMA, outlined below:

Artist categories (labeled in image above): Male Rookie Award, Female Rookie Award, Best Male Group, Best Female Group, Best Male Solo, Best Female Solo

Genre categories: Best Dance Performance Solo, Best Dance Performance – Male Group, Best Dance Performance – Female Group, Best Vocal Performance – Male Solo, Best Vocal Performance – Female Solo, Best Vocal Performance – Group, Best Band Performance, Best Hip Hop & Urban Music, Best Collaboration, Best OST

Special Award: Best Music Video

Here are current standings, halfway through the voting period:

Male Rookie Award

  1. Wanna One — 43% (18.2 million votes)
  2. Samuel — 25.4% (9.6 million votes)
  3. Golden Child — 11.6% (4.4 million votes)

Female Rookie Award

  1. Chungha — 34.2% (12.9 million votes)
  2. PRISTIN — 27.9% (10.5 million votes)
  3. Weki Meki — 15.7% (5.9 million votes)

Best Male Group

  1. EXO — 43.3% (16.3 million votes)
  2. BTS — 39.0% (14.7 million votes)
  3. Wanna One — 6.1% (2.3 million votes)

Best Female Group

  1. BLACKPINK — 36.8% (13.9 million votes)
  2. Red Velvet — 33.8% (12.7 million votes)
  3. TWICE — 14.1% (5.3 million votes)

Best Male Solo

  1. G-Dragon — 59.9% (22.6 million votes)
  2. Zico — 15.8% (5.9 million votes)
  3. Zion.T — 8.5% (3.2 million votes)

Best Female Solo

  1. Taeyeon — 33.4% (12.6 million votes)
  2. IU — 28.3% (10.6 million votes)
  3. Sunmi — 19.0% (7.1 million votes)

Best Dance Performance – Solo

  1. Taemin, “MOVE” — 49.2% (18.6 million votes)
  2. Sunmi, “Gashina” — 28.7% (10.8 million votes)
  3. HyunA, “BABE” — 8.4% (3.2 million votes)

Best Dance Performance – Male Group

  1. EXO, “Ko Ko Bop” — 43.6% (16.5 million votes)
  2. BTS, “DNA” — 41.1% (15.5 million votes)
  3. SEVENTEEN, “Don’t Wanna Cry” — 4.1% (1.5 million votes)

Best Dance Performance – Female Group

  1. Red Velvet, “Red Flavor” — 34.2% (12.9 million votes)
  2. Girls’ Generation, “Holiday” — 23.7% (8.9 million votes)
  3. TWICE, “SIGNAL” — 15.6% (5.9 million votes)

Best Vocal Performance – Male Solo

  1. Zion.T, “The Song” — 45.5% (17.2 million votes)
  2. Hwang Chi Yeol, “A Daily Song” — 19.7% (7.4 million votes)
  3. Jung Seung Hwan, “The Fool” — 13.5% (5.1 million votes)

Best Vocal Performance – Female Solo

  1. IU, “Through the Night” — 36.6% (13.8 million votes)
  2. Suran, “If I Get Drunk Today” — 25.5% (9.6 million votes)
  3. Jung Eun Ji, “The Spring” — 13.0% (4.9 million votes)

Best Vocal Performance – Group

  1. Winner, “Really Really” — 39.3% (14.8 million votes)
  2. BTOB, “Missing You” — 20.1% (7.6 million votes)
  3. MAMAMOO, “Yes I Am” — 17.7% (6.7 million votes)

Best Band Performance

  1. CNBLUE, “Between Us” — 33.1% (12.5 million votes)
  2. DAY6, “I Smile” — 31.7% (12.0 million votes)
  3. FTISLAND, “Wind” — 18.4% (6.9 million votes)

Best Hip Hop & Urban Music

  1. Zico, “Artist” — 40.2% (15.1 million votes)
  2. DEAN, “Come Over” — 22.8% (8.6 million votes)
  3. Heize, “Don’t Know You” — 21.2% (8.0 million votes)

Best Collaboration

  1. Soyou and Baekhyun, “Rain” — 39.8% (15.0 million votes)
  2. IU and Oh Hyuk, “Can’t Love You Anymore” — 22.0% (8.3 million votes)
  3. Dynamic Duo and Chen, “Nosedive” — 19.7% (7.4 million votes)

Best Music Video

  1. EXO, “Power” — 43.7% (16.5 million votes)
  2. BTS, “Spring Day” — 40.7% (15.4 million votes)
  3. Wanna One, “Energetic” — 6.9% (2.6 million votes)

Best OST

  1. Chanyeol and Punch, “Stay With Me” (“Goblin”) — 53.4% (20.1 million votes)
  2. Crush, “Beautiful” (“Goblin”) — 16.4% (6.2 million votes)
  3. Ailee, “I Will Go To You Like The First Snow” (“Goblin”) — 13.4% (5.0 million votes)

Song of the Year

  1. EXO, “Ko Ko Bop” — 36.4% (13.7 million votes)
  2. BTS, “DNA” — 34.4% (13.0 million votes)
  3. Winner, “Really Really” — 4.8% (1.8 million votes)

Artist of the Year

  1. EXO — 37.2% (14.0 million votes)
  2. BTS — 34.1% (12.9 million votes)
  3. Wanna One — 7.2% (2.7 million votes)

Voting for major award shows like MAMA often undergoes major scrutiny from K-pop fans, and this year is no different; there has been an uproar in the online K-pop community due to alleged rigged voting. On November 2, MAMA announced through its official site that they would temporarily be pausing voting and taking action on illegal votes, deleting any illegally submitted votes, blocking IP addresses, and even permanently deleting accounts. However, lack of transparency from Mnet as to where the line is in terms of “illegal voting” and how votes were removed, as well as, among other things, inconsistencies in the performance of Mnet’s voting system, have led to an outpouring of complaints from fans on social networking sites and online communities. Some fans have even put together a joint statement demanding an explanation from MAMA, although Mnet has yet to respond.