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'2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA)' releases complete list of nominees

By alice101   Friday, October 28, 2016   258,341   31,406   404



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The '2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards' ('MAMA') dropped its long list of nominees.

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An annual event that celebrates the best artists of the year, this year's 'MAMA' will take place at the AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong on December 2. 

Check out the list of the full nominees below!

Who will you be voting for?

  1. Wonder Girls
  2. (Bangtan Boys) BTS
  3. iKON
  4. mama
  5. 2016 mnet asian music awards

Starlightwarrior Thursday, November 3, 2016

Im not understanding. Why are rookie groups who've barely sold anything nominated as best artists of the year, meanwhile VIXX who sold more than all of the rookies (withiin the time of 2015 oct 15- 2016 oct 27) and made better music conent got cast aside..i am not understnding this.

thereinzee Thursday, November 3, 2016

Before throwing shade at ANY group and asking why they are nominated, please READ the guideline and eligibility period of MAMA.

 After that, do your research, and THEN you can argue whether these nominees deserve their nominations or not.

mypenguincanfly Monday, October 31, 2016

I was hoping for Cheer Up to win Song of the YearI guess thats never gonna happen..

Sacredproz mypenguincanfly Tuesday, November 1, 2016

This might cheer you up(pun intended). Song of the year is made up of 10% voting 30% digital 10% physical sales. Based on current voting percentages, the contenders for song of the year(based on this 50%) are gfriend's rough and twice's cheer up due to their overwhelming digital sales.

ellekay Sunday, October 30, 2016

Why does this list feel like its been compiled by someone with no knowledge of Kpop, equipped with only a yahoo search engine and half a sober mind

twinklefairy ellekay Monday, October 31, 2016

Omg yes!!!!! Your comment is literally how i am feeling. Why???!!!!!! These nminations are wack. Why would nct 127 and gugudan be nominated for artist of the year???? How exactly????

shyloone twinklefairy Monday, October 31, 2016

What are you talking about NCT 127 came out popular as for debut group, and they made it on too world charts, so off course they deserve who do you think should be on there,

shyloone twinklefairy Monday, October 31, 2016

but you are right about gugudan because i have no idea who they are

shyloone ellekay Monday, October 31, 2016

what would your list be , you can have an opinion

Sacredproz ellekay Tuesday, November 1, 2016

guys the artist/song of the year they showed here isnt the full list. If you want the full list go to mama's page

my_love_is_moon Sunday, October 30, 2016

first of all, why SNSD is not nominated as a group even in one category????! this is so absurd!

AngelOfLight my_love_is_moon Monday, October 31, 2016

it's cuz SNSD didnt have a comeback this yr and even if they did, i doubt they will be nominated in many categories... i mean just look at veteran grps like infinite, sistar and apink. despite doing so well, they arent even nominated in the Artist of the Yr/song of the yr categories, Instead, not well-doing/well-known grps are nominated in their place :/ This yr's MAMA nominee list is just really bad.

my_love_is_moon AngelOfLight Monday, October 31, 2016

tbh, im just sick of seeing new artist being nominated for big awards.

raquelrope my_love_is_moon Monday, October 31, 2016


shyloone my_love_is_moon Monday, October 31, 2016

That because these awards are all about comebacks and debuts pretty much, so if some great older groups or solo artist aint in here , its because they never made a comeback this year

shyloone Monday, October 31, 2016

But i see what you mean, there are some not so great new groups an they just win by popularity, not talent,but BAP didnt even make this list , an they had a comeback, not sure what happen there

my_love_is_moon shyloone Tuesday, November 1, 2016

its been years, i guess, SNSD hadn't come as a group to MAMA. You can see how much new groups filling up the list... well, someday i believe, my biases will not be nominated anymore in this event. I can see it coming.

Lotus_Girl Sunday, October 30, 2016

Look am not defending Mama, or I'm saying they ain't biased, I kinda know they can be, but what I know, to be nominated for certain categories, depends on your records, charts, sales during album promotion and the artists who were nominated they made it there by their own records, am not going to talk about EXO but am going to talk about others, what I know, people who were nominated, they were bands, solo who made comebacks between January and 26 or something of October,  NCT and Black Pink, they really did well in charts, I mean come on if you are going to complain about this 2 band then yeah, you need to check their records from their debut until the end of promotion, that's why they were nominated for ARTIST of THE year, about others, I really don't know anything about them, I didn't even have an idea that DAEM is SM artist until last night :p I was confused at first too about how Mama works, how they nominate people so I did ask about it and made search, that's how I know Mama depend on the records, sales and goes on, so you can light me if I was wrong :/ but hey don't start all that talk about BIG 3 because some artist on this nomination they don't even belong to big 3 but still they made it into artist song of the year ..

Lotus_Girl Sunday, October 30, 2016


wWOW Lotus_Girl Sunday, October 30, 2016

DEAN isn't under SM, they were under Joombas Co Ltd and are now under Universal Group

wWOW Sunday, October 30, 2016

*he was under

Lotus_Girl wWOW Monday, October 31, 2016

Thank you for correcting me, someone told me he was under SM, so I thu he's really under SM :)

shenmaike Sunday, October 30, 2016

Most biased award show, i can pretty much already guess the results. Any category with a SM artist in it is going to win.

Starlightwarrior shenmaike Thursday, November 3, 2016

well if album sales and votes contibute, ain't that they case. SM sells the most albums, i mean look at each artists discoragraphy. Selling power is no joke.

anna_sueweeties Saturday, October 29, 2016

SuzyGOT7WonderGirlsDAY6AyeonYerinTWICE >___< JYPNation...

iman13 Saturday, October 29, 2016

did iKON and Psy even have a comeback this year? or does this involve last year, too?

bibi87 iman13 Saturday, October 29, 2016

good question, but even if they have a comeback this year, i'm not sure if they should be nominated.

wWOW iman13 Sunday, October 30, 2016

iKON had a comeback this year

thereinzee iman13 Thursday, November 3, 2016

The eligibility period for MAMA is 31 OCT 2015 to 27 OCT 2016. Psy had a comeback in November with Daddy. And iKON released their full album in Dec '15, 5 songs (Apology, Anthem, Dumb and Dumber, What's Wrong and #WYD) during that period as well. All of which did very well in the charts.

thereinzee bibi87 Thursday, November 3, 2016

iKON released their full album in Dec '15, 5 songs (Apology, Anthem, Dumb and Dumber, What's Wrong and #WYD) during the eligibility period. All of which did very well in the charts.

iman13 thereinzee Thursday, November 3, 2016

thanx... I thought it was restricted to 2016 songs ^-^

kpop_lover_1 Saturday, October 29, 2016

Most of the nominess don't even bother attending because they know how biased this award show is! You don't put rookie groups into the best female/male group category. Its like putting fifth harmony against freaking Adele for artist of the year at the grammys! And why is Vixx only nominated for best dance performance and not best male group and artist of the year?? This show is rigged....that's it!

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