Mnet Asian Music Awards 2021 nominations list

2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards
2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards nominations list

The nominations for the 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) have been revealed including BTS and IU.

BTS Member

Mnet had hosted a global YouTube live stream on November 3. It’s going to announce its list of nominees across 15 categories. The ceremony is set to take place on December 11 in Paju City, South Korea. It will be hosted by veteran musician Lee Hyori.

IU

During the live stream, Mnet announced changes to its voting system for the awards this year. This year, fan votes will not be counted for the categories of Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year awards.

Instead, the winners for these categories will be determined by judges’ evaluations, digital performance, physical sales, music video reception, and global music platform streams. On the other hand, the winners for the Worldwide Icon of the Year and Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10 categories will be determined solely through fan votes.

See the complete list of nominations below:

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

EXO’s Baekhyun
EXO’s D.O
EXO’s Kai
Kang Daniel
Lee Mu-jin

Best Female Artist

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

Best Male Group

BTS
NCT 127
NCT DREAM
SEVENTEEN
Stray Kids
TXT

Best Female Group

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

Best Dance Performance (Male Group)

‘Butter’ – BTS
‘Sticker’ – NCT 127
‘Hot Sauce’ – NCT Dream
‘Ready To Love’ – SEVENTEEN
‘Don’t Call Me’ – SHINee
‘Thunderous’ – Stray Kids

Best Dance Performance (Female Group)

‘Next Level’ – aespa
‘In the morning’ – ITZY
‘Dun Dun Dance’ – OH MY GIRL
‘Queendom’ – Red Velvet
‘ASAP’ – STAYC
‘Alcohol-Free’ – TWICE

Best Dance Performance (Solo)

‘Bambi’ – EXO’s Baekhyun
‘I’m Not Cool’ – HyunA
‘Lalisa’ – BLACKPINK’s Lisa
‘On The Ground’ – BLACKPINK’s Rosé
‘Weekend’ – Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon

Best Vocal Performance

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

Best Band Performance

‘Sleepless in Seoul’ – 10cm feat AKMU’s Lee Su-hyun
‘Then, Now and Forever’ – CNBLUE
‘You Make Me’ – DAY6
‘A thought on an autumn night’ – Jannabi
‘Moonshot’ – N.Flying

Best Hip Hop & Urban Music

‘Melody’ – ASH ISLAND
‘GJD’ – Changmo
‘What Type of X’ – Jessi
‘Run Away’ – WINNER’s Song Mino
‘9ucci’ – YUMDDA feat. DOGE

Best Original Soundtrack

‘Borrow Your Night’ – 10cm (Romance 101)
‘I Like You’ – Jo Jung-suk (Hospital Playlist 2)
‘Wish’ – Choi Yu-ree (Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha)
‘Rain And You’ – Lee Mu-jin (Hospital Playlist 2)
‘Love Day’ – HIGHLIGHT’s Yoseob and Apink’s Eunji (Romance 101)

Best Collaboration

‘NAKKA’ – AKMU feat IU
‘My Universe’ – Coldplay and BTS
‘I Feel Like’ – Gaeko and Kwon Jin-ah
‘Summer or Summer’ – Hyolyn and Dasom
‘Switch To Me’ – Rain feat. Park Jin-young