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Everything You Need To Know About 2020 MAMA

The 2020 Mnet Asian Music Awards has just announced the nominees and criteria—and voting for your favorite artists has begun!

Brace yourselves because the 2020 Mnet Asian Music Awards is almost here!


Today, October 29, the nominations announced for this year's awards show. The ceremony will be held on December 6 and will be a non face-to-face ceremony for the very first time. The lineup of performances has yet to be announced but BTS was confirmed to attend the event already!


2020 Mnet Asian Music Awards


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


Note that only music that was released between October 24, 2019 and October 28, 2020 are eligible for. Fans can vote here starting today through December 5 at 11:59 pm KST.






Here are the nominees for the 2020 MAMAs:

Best New Male Artist

  • CRAVITY
  • MCND
  • TOO
  • TREASURE
  • WEi


Best New Female Artist

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





Best Male Artist

  • Kang Daniel
  • Park Jin Young
  • Baekhyun
  • Zico
  • Taemin


Best Female Artist

  • Sunmi
  • IU
  • Chungha
  • Taeyeon
  • Hwasa





Best Male Group

  • EXO
  • GOT7
  • NCT
  • MONSTA X
  • BTS
  • SEVENTEEN


Best Female Group

  • BLACKPINK
  • TWICE
  • Red Velvet
  • MAMAMOO
  • IZ*ONE
  • Oh My Girl





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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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