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Mnet Asian Music Awards 2021 – List of Nominees

The Mnet Asian Music Awards 2021 nominations are out now!

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

The list of nominations was revealed during YouTube’s live stream that took place on November 3rd. The nominees extended over 15 categories were out and the Music Awards 2021 will take place in Paju City, South Korea on December 11th.

Lee Hyori, the musician will host the event.

Now that we are almost close to New Year and since the festivities are just around the corner, these award shows are going to make things better.

Mnet Asian Music Awards 2021

This will be MAMA’s 12th installment.

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

The live stream also addressed another important matter at hand which is the changes in the voting system. The voting process will be different this year than it was previously.

Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Artist of the Year awards votes won’t be counted. It will be the judges who will evaluate the winners based on factors like music video reception, physical sales, and digital performance.

The other Top 10 categories winners will be decided by fans.

Mnet Asian Music Awards 2021 – Nominations

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

Here is a breakdown of the nominations.

Best Dance Performance (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
  • ‘In the morning’ – ITZY
  • ‘Queendom’ – Red Velvet
  • ‘Alcohol-Free’ – TWICE

Best Dance Performance (SOLO)

  • LALISA – LISA
  • Weekend – TAEYEON
  • On The Ground – ROSE
  • I’m Not Cool – HYUNA
  • Bambi – BAEKHYUN
  • DUMB DUMB – JEON SO-MI

Best Collaboration

  • ‘NAKKA’ – AKMU feat. IU
  • ‘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

  • DRIPPIN
  • ENHYPEN
  • EPEX
  • MIRAE
  • P1Harmony

Best New Female Artist

  • aespa
  • Jo Yu-ri
  • Kwon Eun-bi
  • LIGHTSUM
  • STAYC

Best Male Artist

  • Baekhyun
  • D.O
  • Kai
  • Kang Daniel
  • Lee Mu-jin

Best Female Artist

  • Heize
  • IU
  • Lisa
  • Rosé
  • Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon

Best Male Group

  • BTS
  • Stray Kids
  • NCT 127
  • TXT
  • NCT DREAM
  • SEVENTEEN

Best Female Group

  • OH MY GIRL
  • (G)I-DLE
  • TWICE
  • ITZY
  • Red Velvet
  • Brave Girl

Best Band Performance

  • DAY6
  • JANNABI
  • 10cm
  • CNBLUE
  • N.FLYING

Best Vocal Performance

  • ‘NAKKA’ – AKMU feat. IU
  • ‘Celebrity’ – IU
  • ‘Traffic Light’ – Lee Mu-jin
  • ‘Just Hug Me’ – Davichi
  • ‘Happen’ – Heize

Best Hip Hop & Urban Music

  • ‘Melody’ – ASH ISLAND
  • ‘Run Away’ – WINNER’s Song Mino
  • ‘9ucci’ – YUMDDA feat. DOGE
  • ‘What Type 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 Like You’ – Jo Jung-suk (Hospital Playlist 2)
  • ‘Rain And You’ – Lee Mu-jin (Hospital Playlist 2)

Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10

  • Aespa
  • AKMU
  • Ash Island
  • ASTRO
  • ATEEZ
  • Brave Girls
  • BTS
  • Chungha
  • CL
  • Davichi
  • ENHYPEN
  • EXO
  • Fromis_9
  • (G)I-DLE
  • Heize
  • HyunA
  • iKON
  • ITZY
  • IU
  • Jannabi
  • Jessi
  • Kang Daniel
  • Lee Mu-jin
  • Lee Seung-gi
  • BLACKPINK’s Lisa
  • Loona
  • Mamamoo
  • WINNER’s Song Mino
  • Monsta X
  • NCT 127
  • NCT Dream
  • NU’EST
  • Oh My Girl
  • Rain
  • Red Velvet
  • BLACKPINK’s Rosé
  • Seventeen
  • SF9
  • SHINee
  • Jeon Somi
  • STAYC
  • Stray Kids
  • Sunmi
  • Super Junior
  • Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon
  • The Boyz
  • TXT
  • Treasure
  • TWICE
  • Weeekly

Voting for your favorites starts from 4th November 2021 from 6 PM KST/JST. Know more here.

Arpita Roy
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