2020 MAMA Announces Nominees + Voting Begins

The 2020 Mnet Asian Music Awards are coming!

On October 29, the nominations were announced for this year’s awards show.

This year’s ceremony will take place in Korea on December 6 at 6 p.m. KST.

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 October 24, 2019 and October 28, 2020.

Voting will take place online here through December 5 at 11:59 p.m. KST.

The nominees are as follows:

Best New Male Artist

  • CRAVITY
  • MCND
  • TOO
  • TREASURE
  • WEi

Best New Female Artist

  • cignature
  • Natty
  • SECRET NUMBER
  • Weeekly
  • woo!ah!

Best Male Artist

Best Female Artist

Best Male Group

Best Female Group

Best Dance Performance Male Group

  • ATEEZ – “INCEPTION”
  • EXO – “Obsession”
  • NCT 127 – “Kick It”
  • TXT – “Can’t You See Me?”
  • BTS – “Dynamite”
  • SEVENTEEN – “Left & Right”

Best Dance Performance Female Group

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

Best Dance Performance Solo

  • Kang Daniel – “Who U Are”
  • Sunmi – “pporappippam”
  • Jessi – “NUNU NANA”
  • Taemin – “Criminal”
  • Hwasa – “Maria”

Best Vocal Performance Group

  • WINNER – “Hold”
  • Noel – “Late Night”
  • NU’EST – “I’m in Trouble”
  • Davichi – “Dear.”
  • MAMAMOO – “HIP”

Best Vocal Performance Solo 

  • Baek Yerin – “Square (2017)”
  • Baekhyun – “Candy”
  • IU – “Blueming”
  • Jung Seung Hwan – “My Christmas wish”
  • Taeyeon – “Spark”

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 – “Eul” (Feat. BIG Naughty)
  • YUMDDA – “Amanda” (Feat. Simon Dominic)
  • Lee Hi – “Holo”
  • Zico – “Any song”
  • CHANGMO – “METEOR”

Best OST

  • Gaho – “Start” (“Itaewon Class”)
  • Baek Yerin – “Here I Am Again” (“Crash Landing On You”)
  • Sandeul – “Slightly Tipsy” (“She is My Type”)
  • Joy – “Introduce me a good person” (“Hospital Playlist”)
  • Jo Jung Suk – “Aloha” (“Hospital Playlist”)

Best 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 the song genre categories are automatically nominated.)

  • ATEEZ – “INCEPTION”
  • Baekhyun – “Candy”
  • Baek Yerin – “Here I Am Again” (“Crash Landing On You”)
  • Baek Yerin – “Square (2017)”
  • BLACKPINK – “How You Like That”
  • BOL4 – “Leo” (Feat. Baekhyun)
  • BTS – “Dynamite”
  • CHANGMO – “METEOR”
  • Davichi – “Dear.”
  • DAY6 – “Zombie”
  • EXO – “Obsession”
  • Gaho – “Start” (“Itaewon Class”)
  • Giriboy – “Eul” (Feat. BIG Naughty)
  • Hwasa – “Maria”
  • HYUKOH – “Help”
  • ITZY – “WANNABE”
  • IU – “Blueming”
  • IU – “eight” (Prod. & Feat. Suga)
  • IZ*ONE – “Secret Story of the Swan”
  • Jessi – “NUNU NANA”
  • Jo Jung Suk – “Aloha” (“Hospital Playlist”)
  • Joy – “Introduce me a good person” (“Hospital Playlist”)
  • Jung Seung Hwan – “My Christmas wish”
  • Kang Daniel – “Who U Are”
  • Lee Hi – “Holo”
  • LEENALCHI – “Tiger is Coming”
  • M.C the MAX – “BLOOM”
  • MAMAMOO – “HIP”
  • N.Flying – “Oh really.”
  • NCT 127 – “Kick It”
  • Noel – “Late Night”
  • NU’EST – “I’m in Trouble”
  • Oh My Girl – “Nonstop”
  • Park Jin Young – “When We Disco” (Duet with Sunmi)
  • Red Velvet – “Psycho”
  • Sandeul – “Slightly Tipsy” (“She is My Type”)
  • SEVENTEEN – “Left & Right”
  • Sung Si Kyung & IU – “First Winter”
  • Sunmi – “pporappippam”
  • Taemin – “Criminal”
  • Taeyeon – “Spark”
  • TWICE – “MORE & 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 the artist categories are automatically nominated.)

  • Baekhyun
  • BLACKPINK
  • BTS
  • Chungha
  • cignature
  • CRAVITY
  • EXO
  • GOT7
  • Hwasa
  • IU
  • IZ*ONE
  • Kang Daniel
  • MAMAMOO
  • MCND
  • MONSTA X
  • Natty
  • NCT
  • Oh My Girl
  • Park Jin Young
  • Red Velvet
  • SECRET NUMBER
  • SEVENTEEN
  • Sunmi
  • Taemin
  • Taeyeon
  • TOO
  • TREASURE
  • TWICE
  • Weeekly
  • WEi
  • woo!ah!
  • Zico

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.)

  • ATEEZ
  • Baek Yerin
  • BLACKPINK
  • BTS
  • CHANGMO
  • Chungha
  • cignature
  • CRAVITY
  • Davichi
  • DAY6
  • EXO
  • Giriboy
  • GOT7
  • HYUKOH
  • ITZY
  • IU
  • IZ*ONE
  • Jessi
  • Jung Seung Hwan
  • Kang Daniel
  • Lee Hi – “Holo”
  • LEENALCHI
  • MAMAMOO
  • MCND
  • M.C the MAX
  • MONSTA X
  • Natty
  • NCT
  • N.Flying
  • Noel
  • NU’EST
  • Oh My Girl
  • Park Jin Young
  • Red Velvet
  • SECRET NUMBER
  • SEVENTEEN
  • Sunmi
  • Taemin
  • Taeyeon
  • TOO
  • TREASURE
  • TWICE
  • TXT
  • Weeekly
  • WEi
  • WINNER
  • woo!ah!
  • YUMDDA
  • Zico
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