The 2021 MAMA [Mnet Asian Music Awards] has revealed the full list of nominations and fans have a lot to say about it!

On November 3, Mnet shared the nominations via its official social media accounts. The 2021 MAMA will be held on December 11 at 6 p.m. KST.

There are several notable changes this year, for starters, fans can no longer vote for Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year awards. However, the Worldwide Icon of the Year and Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10 awards will be determined entirely through fan votes

You can vote from here starting from November 4 at 6 p.m. KST. Voting ends on November 22 at 4:59 p.m. KST.

Mnet has also shared the criteria for the final winners are, it is as follows:

  • Artist of the Year and Artist Category Awards– 40% judges’ evaluations, 20% digital performance, 20% physical album sales, 10% music video, 10% global music platform
  • Song of the Year and Song Genre Category Awards– 40% judges’ evaluations, 30% digital performance, 10% physical album sales, 10% music video, 10% global music platform
  • Album of the Year – 40% judges’ evaluations, 10% digital performance, 40% physical album sales, 10% global music platform
  • Worldwide Icon of the Year, Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10 – 100% fan votes

The 2021 MAMA nominees are:

Best New Male Artist

Best New Female Artist

Best Male Artist

Best Female Artist

Best Male Group

Best Female Group

Best Dance Performance Male Group

  • BTS – “Butter”
  • NCT 127 – “Sticker”
  • NCT DREAM – “Hot Sauce”
  • SEVENTEEN – “Ready to love”
  • SHINee – “Don’t Call Me”
  • Stray Kids – “Thunderous”

Best Dance Performance Female Group

  • aespa – “Next Level”
  • ITZY – “In the morning”
  • Oh My Girl – “Dun Dun Dance”
  • Red Velvet – “Queendom”
  • STAYC – “ASAP”
  • TWICE – “Alcohol-Free”

Best Dance Performance Solo

  • EXO’s Baekhyun – “Bambi”
  • HyunA – “I’m Not Cool”
  • BLACKPINK’s Lisa – “LALISA”
  • BLACKPINK’s Rosé – “On The Ground”
  • Jeon Somi – “DUMB DUMB”
  • Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon – “Weekend”

Best Vocal Performance

  • AKMU – “NAKKA” with IU
  • Davichi – “Just Hug Me”
  • Heize – “HAPPEN”
  • IU – “Celebrity”
  • Lee Mujin – “Traffic light”

Best Band Performance

  • 10cm – “Sleepless in Seoul” (feat. AKMU’s Lee Suhyun)
  • CNBLUE – “Then, Now and Forever”
  • DAY6 – “You Make Me”
  • Jannabi – “A thought on an autumn night”
  • N.Flying – “Moonshot”

Best Hip Hop & Urban Music

  • ASH ISLAND – “MELODY”
  • CHANGMO – “GJD”
  • Jessi – “What Type of X”
  • WINNER’s Song Mino – “Run away”
  • YUMDDA – “9ucci” (feat. DOGE)

Best OST

  • 10cm – “Borrow Your Night” (“Romance 101”)
  • Jo Jung Suk – “I Like You” (“Hospital Playlist 2”)
  • Choi Yu Ree – “Wish” (“Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha”)
  • Lee Mujin – “Rain and You” (“Hospital Playlist 2”)
  • Highlight’s Yang Yoseob and Apink’s Jung Eun Ji – “Love Day” (“Romance 101”)

Best Collaboration

  • AKMU  – “NAKKA” (with IU)
  • Coldplay & BTS – “My Universe”
  • Gaeko & Kwon Jin Ah
  • Hyolyn & Dasom – “Summer or Summer”
  • Rain – “Switch to Me” (duet with Park Jin Young)

Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10

  • (G)I-DLE
  • aespa
  • AKMU
  • ASH ISLAND
  • ASTRO
  • ATEEZ
  • Brave Girls
  • BTS
  • Chungha
  • CL
  • Davichi
  • ENHYPEN
  • EXO
  • fromis_9
  • Heize
  • HyunA
  • iKON
  • ITZY
  • IU
  • Jannabi
  • Jessi
  • Kang Daniel
  • Lee Mujin
  • 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

Which one will you be voting for this year?

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