2019 MAMA is pushing ahead despite the controversy surrounding it!

On October 24, the official twitter account of 2019 MAMA posted the nomination list for this year, take a look below:

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Here are the criteria for the winners of the awards:

  • Artist of the Year and Artist Category Awards – 30% official votes, 30% judge panel, 20% digital song sales, 20% physical album sales
  • Best Music Video – 70% judge panel, 30% global music video views
  • 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

To be eligible, songs/albums/collabs must have been released between November 1, 2018, and October 23, 2019.

Best Female Artists nominees

  • BLACKPINK Jennie
  • Chungha
  • SNSD Taeyeon
  • Heize
  • Mamamoo Hwasa

Best Male Artist

  • Park Hyo Shin
  • EXO Baekhyun
  • WINNER Mino
  • SHINee Taemin
  • Paul Kim

Best New Male Artist

  • AB6IX
  • ATEEZ
  • TXT
  • Kang Daniel
  • Kim Jaehwan
  • X1

Best New Female Artist

  • ITZY
  • Rocket Punch
  • BVNDIT
  • EVERGLOW
  • Jeon Somi
  • Cherry Bullet




Best Female Group

  • BLACKPINK
  • TWICE
  • Red Velvet
  • Mamamoo
  • IZ*ONE
  • GFRIEND

Best Male Group

  • EXO
  • GOT7
  • NCT 127
  • MONSTA X
  • BTS
  • SEVENTEEN

Best Band Performance

  • DAY6 – Time of our Life
  • MC The MAX  – After You’ve Gone
  • NELL – Let’s Part
  • N.Flying – Rooftop
  • JANNABI – For Lovers Who Hesitate

Best Hip Hop & Urban Music

  • WINNER Mino – Fiance
  • Epik High – Love Drunk
  • Woo Won Jae – Taste
  • Crush – Nappa
  • Heize – She’s fine

Best Vocal Performance – Group

  • AKMU – How Can I Love The Heartbreak, You’re The One I Love
  • WINNER – Millions
  • Davichi – Unspoken Words
  • Mamamoo – gogobebe
  • Bolbbalgan4 – Spring
  • BTOB – Beautiful Pain

Best Vocal Performance – Solo

  • Kim Jaehwan – Begin Again
  • Park Bom – Spring
  • Ben – 180 Degrees
  • Jang Beom June – Karaoke
  • EXO Chen – Beautiful Goodbye
  • SNSD Taeyeon – Four Seasons




Best OST nominees

  • Gummy – Remember Me (Hotel Del Luna)
  • JANNABI – Take My Hand (Romance is a Bonus Book)
  • Jang Beom June – Your Shampoo Scent in the Flowers (Be Melodramatic)
  • Paul Kim – So Long (Hotel Del Luna)
  • Hajin – We All Lie (SKY Castle)

Best Collaboration

  • Soyou x OVAN – Raindrop
  • Lee Sora x BTS Suga – Song Request
  • Jang Hye Jin x Yoon Min Soo – Drunk on Love
  • Changmo x Hash Swan x Ash Island x Kim Hyo Eun – BAND
  • Heize x Giriboy x BTS Suga – We Don’t Talk Together

Best Dance Performance – Male

  • EXO – TEMPO
  • GOT7 – Eclipse
  • NU’EST – BET BET
  • MONSTA X – Alligator
  • BTS – Boy With Luv
  • SEVENTEEN – Fear

Best Dance Performance – Female

  • (G)I-DLE – Senorita
  • BLACKPINK – Kill This Love
  • TWICE – FANCY
  • Red Velvet – Zimzalabim
  • IZ*ONE – Violeta
  • GFRIEND – Sunrise

Best Dance Performance – Solo

  • Sunmi – LALALAY
  • BLACKPINK Jennie – SOLO
  • Chungha – Gotta Go
  • SHINee Taemin – WANT
  • MAMAMOO Hwasa – Twit

Song of the Year

(Nominees for the genre section categories are automatically nominated.)

  • AKMU – “How can I love the heartbreak, you’re the one I love”
  • BEN – “180 Degree”
  • BLACKPINK – “Kill This Love”
  • BOL4 – “Bom”
  • BTOB – “Beautiful Pain”
  • BTS – “Boy With Luv”
  • Changmo, Hash Swan, ASH ISLAND, Kim Hyo Eun – “BAND”
  • Chen – “Beautiful goodbye”
  • Chungha – “Gotta Go”
  • Crush – “NAPPA”
  • Davichi – “Unspoken Words”
  • DAY6 – “Time of Our Life”
  • Epik High – “LOVEDRUNK”
  • EXO – “Tempo”
  • GFRIEND – “Sunrise”
  • (G)I-DLE – “Senorita”
  • GOT7 – “ECLIPSE”
  • Gummy – “Remember Me” (“Hotel Del Luna”)
  • Ha Jin – “We All Lie” (“SKY Castle”)
  • Heize – “SHE’S FINE”
  • Heize – “We don’t talk together” (Feat. GIRIBOY) (Prod. by Suga)
  • Hwasa – “TWIT”
  • IZ*ONE – “Violeta”
  • Jang Bum Joon – “Karaoke”
  • Jang Bum Joon – “Your Shampoo Scent in the Flowers” (“Melo is My Nature”)
  • Jang Hye Jin & Yoon Min Soo – “Drunk On Love”
  • JANNABI – “For Lovers Who Hesitate”
  • JANNABI – “Take My Hand” (“Romance is a Bonus Book”)
  • Jennie – “SOLO”
  • Kim Jae Hwan – “Begin Again”
  • Lee Sora – “Song Request” (Feat. Suga)
  • M.C the MAX – “After You’ve Gone”
  • MAMAMOO – “gogobebe”
  • MONSTA X – “Alligator”
  • N.Flying – “Rooftop”
  • NELL – “Let’s Part”
  • NU’EST – “BET BET”
  • Park Bom – “Spring”
  • Paul Kim – “So Long” (“Hotel Del Luna”)
  • Red Velvet – “Zimzalabim”
  • SEVENTEEN – “Fear”
  • Song Mino – “FIANCÉ”
  • Soyou & OVAN – “Rain Drop”
  • Sunmi – “LALALAY”
  • Taemin – “WANT”
  • Taeyeon – “Four Seasons”
  • TWICE – “FANCY”
  • WINNER – “MILLIONS”
  • Woo Won Jae – “Taste”

Artist of the Year

(Nominees for the singer section categories are automatically nominated.)

  • AB6IX
  • ATEEZ
  • Baekhyun
  • BLACKPINK
  • BTS
  • BVNDIT
  • Cherry Bullet
  • Chungha
  • EVERGLOW
  • EXO
  • GFRIEND
  • GOT7
  • Heize
  • Hwasa
  • ITZY
  • IZ*ONE
  • Jennie
  • Jeon Somi
  • Kang Daniel
  • Kim Jae Hwan
  • MAMAMOO
  • MONSTA X
  • NCT 127
  • Park Hyo Shin
  • Paul Kim
  • Red Velvet
  • Rocket Punch
  • SEVENTEEN
  • Song Mino
  • Taemin
  • Taeyeon
  • TWICE
  • TXT
  • X1

Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10

(Nominees for the singer/genre section categories, excluding Best OST and Best Collaboration, are automatically nominated.)

note: if solo of the same group is nominated, only the group receives nomination here.

  • AB6IX
  • AKMU
  • ATEEZ
  • BEN
  • BLACKPINK
  • BOL4
  • BTOB
  • BTS
  • BVNDIT
  • Cherry Bullet
  • Chungha
  • Crush
  • Davichi
  • DAY6
  • Epik High
  • EVERGLOW
  • EXO
  • GFRIEND
  • (G)I-DLE
  • GOT7
  • Heize
  • ITZY
  • IZ*ONE
  • Jang Bum Joon
  • JANNABI
  • Jeon Somi
  • Kang Daniel
  • Kim Jae Hwan
  • MAMAMOO
  • M.C the MAX
  • MONSTA X
  • NCT 127
  • NELL
  • N.Flying
  • NU’EST
  • Park Bom
  • Park Hyo Shin
  • Paul Kim
  • Red Velvet
  • Rocket Punch
  • SEVENTEEN
  • Sunmi
  • Taemin
  • Taeyeon
  • TWICE
  • TXT
  • WINNER
  • Woo Won Jae
  • X1

You can vote here.

Did your fav make it? Who do you think deserved a nomination?