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Mnet Asian Music Awards 2019 Announce Nominees

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The nominees for the Mnet Asian Music Awards were announced earlier today. This year’s award ceremony will take place on December 4 at Nagoya Dome in Japan. You don’t know what Mnet Asian Music Awards are, then you need to research more on Kpop. This award show is said to be equivalent to Grammys for kpop. So, want to know who’s nominated, just a wait a bit more.

Criteria and Eligibility for Mnet Asian Music Awards 2019

In order to be eligible, the music must have been released between November 1, 2018, and October 23, 2019. The Daesang, which is the highest award a singer can be granted in Korea,  has certain criteria in each award show. For the Mnet Asian Music Awards 2019, the criteria 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

Full List of Nominees

We’re not going to make you wait any longer and will just announce the nominees. However, we think you already have the idea who’s leading in nominations. Big groups like EXO, Twice, Blackpink and BTS all have a number of nominations. It’s going to be quite competitive this year. Without further adieu, below are the nominees:

Best New Male Artist

AB6IX

ATEEZ

Kang Daniel

Kim Jae Hwan

TXT

X1

Best New Female Artist

BVNDIT

Cherry Bullet

EVERGLOW

ITZY

Jeon Somi

Rocket Punch

Best Male Artist

Baekhyun

Park Hyo Shin

Paul Kim

Song Mino

Taemin

Best Female Artist

Chungha

Heize

Hwasa

Jennie

Taeyeon

Best Male Group

BTS

EXO

GOT7

MONSTA X

NCT 127

SEVENTEEN

Best Female Group

BLACKPINK

GFRIEND

IZ*ONE

MAMAMOO

Red Velvet

TWICE

Best Dance Performance Male Group

BTS – “Boy With Luv”

EXO – “Tempo”

GOT7 – “ECLIPSE”

MONSTA X – “Alligator”

NU’EST – “BET BET”

SEVENTEEN – “Fear”

Best Dance Performance Female Group

BLACKPINK – “Kill This Love”

GFRIEND – “Sunrise”

(G)I-DLE – “Senorita”

IZ*ONE – “Violeta”

Red Velvet – “Zimzalabim”

TWICE – “FANCY”

Best Dance Performance Solo

Chungha – “Gotta Go”

Hwasa – “TWIT”

Jennie – “SOLO”

Sunmi – “LALALAY”

Taemin – “WANT”

Best Vocal Performance Group

AKMU – “How can I love the heartbreak, you’re the one I love”

BOL4 – “Bom”

BTOB – “Beautiful Pain”

Davichi – “Unspoken Words”

MAMAMOO – “gogobebe”

WINNER – “MILLIONS”

Best Vocal Performance Solo 

BEN – “180 Degree”

Chen – “Beautiful goodbye”

Jang Bum Joon – “Karaoke”

Kim Jae Hwan – “Begin Again”

Park Bom – “Spring”

Taeyeon – “Four Seasons”

Best Band Performance

DAY6 – “Time of Our Life”

JANNABI – “For Lovers Who Hesitate”

M.C the MAX – “After You’ve Gone”

NELL – “Let’s Part”

N.Flying – “Rooftop”

Best Hip Hop & Urban Music

Crush – “NAPPA”

Epik High – “LOVEDRUNK”

Heize – “SHE’S FINE”

Song Mino – “FIANCÉ”

Woo Won Jae – “Taste”

Best OST

Gummy – “Remember Me” (“Hotel Del Luna”)

Ha Jin – “We All Lie” (“SKY Castle”)

Jang Bum Joon – “Your Shampoo Scent in the Flowers” (“Melo is My Nature”)

JANNABI – “Take My Hand” (“Romance is a Bonus Book”)

Paul Kim – “So Long” (“Hotel Del Luna”)

Best Collaboration

Changmo, Hash Swan, ASH ISLAND, Kim Hyo Eun – “BAND”

Heize – “We don’t talk together” (Feat. GIRIBOY) (Prod. by Suga)

Jang Hye Jin & Yoon Min Soo – “Drunk On Love”

Lee Sora – “Song Request” (Feat. Suga)

Soyou & OVAN – “Rain Drop”

The Daesangs

Song of the Year

(Nominees for the song genre 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” and “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 artist 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 artist/genre categories, excluding Best OST and Best Collaboration, are automatically nominated. If both an individual artist and his/her group is eligible, then only the group is nominated.)

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

Voting will take place online here from October 24 at 6 p.m. KST through December 3 at 11:59 p.m. KST.

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