Posted by Sophie-Ha Thursday, December 1, 2022

K-pop fans are impressed with how most of the predictions for MAMA winners turned out to be correct


The '2022 MAMA Awards' was held on November 29 and 30 at the Kyocera Dome Osaka in Japan.

The theme of the ceremony was "K-POP World Citizenship," and the sub-theme for days 1 and 2 were "The world we build together" and "We are K-POP," respectively. This year's award ceremony is the first to carry the new rebranded name of 'MAMA.' Eligible nominees released music from November 1 to October 21, 2022, and voting began on October 29 at 6 PM KST.

Even before the nominees were released, there were various discussions on online communities debating and predicting the award winners as the year-end rolled around.

This year, there were many top artists on the list of possible winners making the competition fierce once more. After the winners were announced, many K-pop fans revisited the predictions and were impressed with the accuracy.

■ Artist Of The Year Prediction & Win: IVE/ BTS (Daesang)

■ Song Of The Year Prediction & Win: IVE (Daesang)

■ Album Of The Year Prediction & Win: BTS (Daesang)

■ Best New Female Artist Prediction & Win: IVE

■ Best New Male Artist Prediction & Win: TEMPEST/ Xdinary Heroes

■ Best Female Group Prediction & Win: BLACKPINK

■ Best Male Group Prediction & Win: BTS

■ Best Female Artist Prediction & Win: Nayeon

■ Best Male Artist Prediction & Win: Lim Young Woong

■ Best Vocal Performance Solo Prediction & Win: Taeyeon

■ Best Vocal Performance Group Prediction & Win: Big Bang

■ Best Dance Performance Solo Prediction & Win: Psy

■ Best Dance Performance Female Prediction & Win: IVE

■ Best Dance Performance Male Prediction & Win: Seventeen

■ Best Band Performance Prediction & Win: Jannabi/ Xdinary Heroes

■ Best Hiphop & Urban Music Prediction & Win: Jay Park

■ Best OST Prediction & Win: Melomance

■ Best Collaboration Prediction & Win: Psy (with SUGA)

Netizens were impressed with the winning predictions and commented, "This year was fierce too," "The predictions were correct except Xdinary Heroes," "I think they should have given the band award to Jannabi," "I agree with all the award winnings except the best band performance award," "What about (G)I-DLE?" "I thought TEMPEST would get the male rookie artist award," "I'm disappointed that (G)I-DLE didn't get any this year," "Wow, most of the predictions were correct!" and "I only have an objection for the best band performance award."

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ccho921 pts Thursday, December 1, 2022 2
Thursday, December 1, 2022

It's laughable that mnet used digital as 40% weightage in deciding the dance performance award. Dumb mnet

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northstars494 pts Thursday, December 1, 2022 2
Thursday, December 1, 2022

MAMA is a popularity contest, not a contest based on merit or skill.

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