2019 MAMA Announces Nominees + Voting Begins

Get ready for the 2019 Mnet Asian Music Awards!

On October 24, the nominations were announced for this year’s awards show.

This year’s ceremony will take place on December 4 at Nagoya Dome in Japan.

The criteria for the final winners are as follows:

  • Artist of the Year and Artist Category Awards – 30% official votes, 30% judge panel, 20% digital song sales, 20% physical album sales
  • Song of the Year and 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 eligible, the music must have been released between November 1, 2018 and October 23, 2019.

Voting will take place online here from October 24 at 6 p.m. KST through December 3 at 11:59 p.m. KST.

The nominees are as follows:

Best New Male Artist

Best New Female Artist

Best Male Artist

Best Female Artist

Best Male Group

Best Female Group

Best Dance Performance Male Group

  • BTS – “Boy With Luv”
  • EXO – “Tempo”
  • GOT7 – “ECLIPSE”
  • MONSTA X – “Alligator”
  • NU’EST – “BET BET”
  • SEVENTEEN – “Fear”

Best Dance Performance Female Group

  • BLACKPINK – “Kill This Love”
  • GFRIEND – “Sunrise”
  • (G)I-DLE – “Senorita”
  • IZ*ONE – “Violeta”
  • Red Velvet – “Zimzalabim”
  • TWICE – “FANCY”

Best Dance Performance Solo

  • Chungha – “Gotta Go”
  • Hwasa – “TWIT”
  • Jennie – “SOLO”
  • Sunmi – “LALALAY”
  • Taemin – “WANT”

Best Vocal Performance Group

  • AKMU – “How can I love the heartbreak, you’re the one I love”
  • BOL4 – “Bom”
  • BTOB – “Beautiful Pain”
  • Davichi – “Unspoken Words”
  • MAMAMOO – “gogobebe”
  • WINNER – “MILLIONS”

Best Vocal Performance Solo 

  • BEN – “180 Degree”
  • Chen – “Beautiful goodbye”
  • Jang Bum Joon – “Karaoke”
  • Kim Jae Hwan – “Begin Again”
  • Park Bom – “Spring”
  • Taeyeon – “Four Seasons”

Best Band Performance

  • DAY6 – “Time of Our Life”
  • JANNABI – “For Lovers Who Hesitate”
  • M.C the MAX – “After You’ve Gone”
  • NELL – “Let’s Part”
  • N.Flying – “Rooftop”

Best Hip Hop & Urban Music

  • Crush – “NAPPA”
  • Epik High – “LOVEDRUNK”
  • Heize – “SHE’S FINE”
  • Song Mino – “FIANCÉ”
  • Woo Won Jae – “Taste”

Best OST

  • Gummy – “Remember Me” (“Hotel Del Luna”)
  • Ha Jin – “We All Lie” (“SKY Castle”)
  • Jang Bum Joon – “Your Shampoo Scent in the Flowers” (“Melo is My Nature”)
  • JANNABI – “Take My Hand” (“Romance is a Bonus Book”)
  • Paul Kim – “So Long” (“Hotel Del Luna”)

Best Collaboration

  • Changmo, Hash Swan, ASH ISLAND, Kim Hyo Eun – “BAND”
  • Heize – “We don’t talk together” (Feat. GIRIBOY) (Prod. by Suga)
  • Jang Hye Jin & Yoon Min Soo – “Drunk On Love”
  • Lee Sora – “Song Request” (Feat. Suga)
  • Soyou & OVAN – “Rain Drop”

Song of the Year

(Nominees for the song genre categories are automatically nominated.)

  • AKMU – “How can I love the heartbreak, you’re the one I love”
  • BEN – “180 Degree”
  • BLACKPINK – “Kill This Love”
  • BOL4 – “Bom”
  • BTOB – “Beautiful Pain”
  • BTS – “Boy With Luv”
  • Changmo, Hash Swan, ASH ISLAND, Kim Hyo Eun – “BAND”
  • Chen – “Beautiful goodbye”
  • Chungha – “Gotta Go”
  • Crush – “NAPPA”
  • Davichi – “Unspoken Words”
  • DAY6 – “Time of Our Life”
  • Epik High – “LOVEDRUNK”
  • EXO – “Tempo”
  • GFRIEND – “Sunrise”
  • (G)I-DLE – “Senorita”
  • GOT7 – “ECLIPSE”
  • Gummy – “Remember Me” (“Hotel Del Luna”)
  • Ha Jin – “We All Lie” (“SKY Castle”)
  • Heize – “SHE’S FINE”
  • Heize – “We don’t talk together” (Feat. GIRIBOY) (Prod. by Suga)
  • Hwasa – “TWIT”
  • IZ*ONE – “Violeta”
  • Jang Bum Joon – “Karaoke”
  • Jang Bum Joon – “Your Shampoo Scent in the Flowers” (“Melo is My Nature”)
  • Jang Hye Jin & Yoon Min Soo – “Drunk On Love”
  • JANNABI – “For Lovers Who Hesitate”
  • JANNABI – “Take My Hand” (“Romance is a Bonus Book”)
  • Jennie – “SOLO”
  • Kim Jae Hwan – “Begin Again”
  • Lee Sora – “Song Request” (Feat. Suga)
  • M.C the MAX – “After You’ve Gone”
  • MAMAMOO – “gogobebe”
  • MONSTA X – “Alligator”
  • N.Flying – “Rooftop”
  • NELL – “Let’s Part”
  • NU’EST – “BET BET”
  • Park Bom – “Spring”
  • Paul Kim – “So Long” (“Hotel Del Luna”)
  • Red Velvet – “Zimzalabim”
  • SEVENTEEN – “Fear”
  • Song Mino – “FIANCÉ”
  • Soyou & OVAN – “Rain Drop”
  • Sunmi – “LALALAY”
  • Taemin – “WANT”
  • Taeyeon – “Four Seasons”
  • TWICE – “FANCY”
  • WINNER – “MILLIONS”
  • Woo Won Jae – “Taste”

Artist of the Year

(Nominees for the artist categories are automatically nominated.)

  • AB6IX
  • ATEEZ
  • Baekhyun
  • BLACKPINK
  • BTS
  • BVNDIT
  • Cherry Bullet
  • Chungha
  • EVERGLOW
  • EXO
  • GFRIEND
  • GOT7
  • Heize
  • Hwasa
  • ITZY
  • IZ*ONE
  • Jennie
  • Jeon Somi
  • Kang Daniel
  • Kim Jae Hwan
  • MAMAMOO
  • MONSTA X
  • NCT 127
  • Park Hyo Shin
  • Paul Kim
  • Red Velvet
  • Rocket Punch
  • SEVENTEEN
  • Song Mino
  • Taemin
  • Taeyeon
  • TWICE
  • TXT
  • X1

Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10

(Nominees for the artist/genre categories, excluding Best OST and Best Collaboration, are automatically nominated. If both an individual artist and his/her group is eligible, then only the group is nominated.)

  • AB6IX
  • AKMU
  • ATEEZ
  • BEN
  • BLACKPINK
  • BOL4
  • BTOB
  • BTS
  • BVNDIT
  • Cherry Bullet
  • Chungha
  • Crush
  • Davichi
  • DAY6
  • Epik High
  • EVERGLOW
  • EXO
  • GFRIEND
  • (G)I-DLE
  • GOT7
  • Heize
  • ITZY
  • IZ*ONE
  • Jang Bum Joon
  • JANNABI
  • Jeon Somi
  • Kang Daniel
  • Kim Jae Hwan
  • MAMAMOO
  • M.C the MAX
  • MONSTA X
  • NCT 127
  • NELL
  • N.Flying
  • NU’EST
  • Park Bom
  • Park Hyo Shin
  • Paul Kim
  • Red Velvet
  • Rocket Punch
  • SEVENTEEN
  • Sunmi
  • Taemin
  • Taeyeon
  • TWICE
  • TXT
  • WINNER
  • Woo Won Jae
  • X1
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