The full list of nominess covering 18 categories for the upcoming Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) was recently announced by CJ E&M, which is set to take place at AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong on December 2, 2015.
November 2, 2015
By Monica Tong
The announcement, broadcasted live via Mnet and Naver’s mobile application “V”, include three grand prize award categories – UnionPay Album of the Year, UnionPay Song of the Year, UnionPay Artist of the Year, as well as, Best Male/Female Artist, Best Male/Female Group, Best New Male/Female Artist, Best Performances in different genres (dance, vocal, rap, band). Six talented artistes from six Asian countries will be awarded at MAMA’s Best Asian Artist category. UnionPay, Oupu and HotelsCombined will be presenting the branded awards.
The nominees have been selected from a pool of artists, who have had songs and albums released during the period from October 26th 2014 to October 29th 2015.
Nominees are as below:
Best Male Artist – JONGHYUN, Jung Yong Hwa, JYP, KYUHYUN, Zion.T
Best Female Artist – Ailee, BoA, HyunA, IU and Taeyeon
Best Male Group – BIGBANG, BTS, EXO, SHINee, Shinhwa, Super Junior
Best Female Group – AOA, Apink, Girls’ Generation, Miss A, Sister and Wonder Girls.
Best New Male Artist – IKON, Monsta X, N.Flying, Seventeen and UP10TION
Best New Female Artist – CLC, GFRIEND, Lovelyz, OH MY GIRL and TWICE
Nominees for Best Performances in different genres:
Best Vocal Performance (Male category) – Huh Gak, KYUHYUN, Lim Chang Jung, SG Wannabe, Zion.T
Best Vocal Performance (Female category) – Ailee, Baek A Yeon, Davichi, MAMAMOO, Taeyeon
Best Dance Performance (Male cat.) – BIGBANG, EXO, GOT7, Infinite, SHINee, VIXX
Best Dance Performance (Female cat.) – AOA, EXID, Girl’s Day, Red Velvet, Sistar, 4MINUTE
Best Dance Performance Solo – Amber, GAIN, HyunA, JYP and NIEL.
Best Band Performance – CNBLUE, FTISLAND, Hyukoh, JJY Band, Nell
Best Rap Performance – Dok2, Gary, Jay Park, Mad Clown, San E for Best Rap Performance
Best Collaboration & Unit – Block B&BASTARZ, Infinite H, SoYou &Kwon Jeong Yeol, VIXX LR, Zion.T&CRUSH
Best Music Video – BIGBANG, f(X), Infinite, SHINee, and Wonder Girls
Online voting will run starting October 30 until midnight on December 1 at the official 2015 MAMA website. Information on the website will be available in multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. To ensure fairness, each voter is allowed to vote only once a day. For those in mainland China, mobile application Oupu will provide the same voting service.
And for the UnionPay Song of the Year and the UnionPay Artist of the Year categories, voting can be also done at the UnionPay global shopping mall website. For special awards by iQIYI and Weibo, voting will be carried out at their respective websites.