Mnet Asian Music Awards announce 2020 nominees – BTS, IU, HYUKOH, TWICE, EXO, BLACKPINK, and more

Mnet Asian Music Awards announce 2020 nominees – BTS, IU, HYUKOH, TWICE, EXO, BLACKPINK, and more

The Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) are back for its 21st edition to reunite music fans around the world.

Throughout the years, MAMA has been held in Macau, Vietnam, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Seoul. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the awards ceremony will take over the virtual space, ‘NEW-TOPIA,' for the very first time.

Happening on 6 December, the red carpet starts at 4 PM (TH/ID Standard Time) or 5 PM (SG/PH/MY Standard Time), and the ceremony will begin two hours later at 6 PM (TH/ID Standard Time) or 7 PM (SG/PH/MY Standard Time).

Hosted by renowned actor, Song Joong Ki, the annual prestigious awards show celebrates the best Asian artists and music in the region. Songs and albums released between October 24, 2019, to October 28, 2020 are eligible for this year's awards.

Fans can vote for their favourite acts via the official MAMA website until 5 December, 23:59 KST. 

Last year, BTS swept the awards show by clinching 'Artist of the Year', 'Album of the Year', 'Song of the Year' and 'Worldwide Icon of the Year'. This time, some of the artists leading the nominations include BTS, TWICE, BLACKPINK, EXO, MAMAMOO, and Red Velvet with five nominations each.

BTS have also been announced as the first performers for this year's edition, where the group is expected to perform 'Life Goes On,' the title track from their November comeback album, BEMore performers will be unveiled soon.

BTS, GOT7, MONSTA X, TWICE, and more to perform at the Mnet Asian Music Awards 2020

From TREASURE to SEVENTEEN, HYUKOH to NCT (and its sub-unit, NCT 127), here is the full list of nominees for the 2020 Mnet Asian Music Awards:


BEST NEW MALE ARTIST

CRAVITY
MCND
TOO
TREASURE
WEi


BEST NEW FEMALE ARTIST

SECRET NUMBER
woo!ah!
NATTY
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Weeekly

BEST MALE GROUP

EXO
GOT7
NCT
MONSTA X
BTS
SEVENTEEN



BEST FEMALE GROUP 

BLACKPINK
TWICE
RED VELVET
MAMAMOO
OH MY GIRL 

BEST MALE ARTIST

KANG DANIEL
J.Y. Park
BAEKHYUN
ZICO
TAEMIN



BEST FEMALE ARTIST

SUNMI
IU
CHUNG HA 
TAEYEON
Hwa Sa

BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE SOLO

KANG DANIEL - Who U Are 
SUNMI - pporappippam 
Jessi - NUNU NANA
TAEMIN - Criminal 
Hwa Sa - Maria



BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE MALE GROUP

ATEEZ - INCEPTION
EXO - Obsession
NCT 127 - Kick It
TOMORROW X TOGETHER - 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 
OH MY GIRL - Nonstop 

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
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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
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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