2018 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA): Complete list of nominees
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The 2018 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) nominations have been announced. MAMA week kicks off Dec. 10 and will take place in three locations. The 2018 MAMA Premiere will be held in Korea on Dec. 10, followed by the 2018 MAMA Fans’ Choice in Japan on Dec. 12 and will wrap with 2018 MAMA in Hong Kong.

Voting began Nov. 1 KST and closes on Dec. 9 KST in 18 different categories. Registered Mwave members can go online to vote for their favorite artists here. Voters can receive wings in exchange for votes that they can award to their favorite artists. The artists with the most wings will be featured on a special Mwave board. Find out more about giving and receiving wings here.

Fans can also win a chance to see their favorite artists perform live via a social media post challenge using #2018MAMA and #LikeMAMA. Find out more about how to get your chance to win on the contest webpage.

It’s not a surprise to see South Korean boy band BTS make the list with six nominations including Best Male Group, Best Dance Performance Male Group “Fake Love,” Tik Tok Best Music Video “Idol,” Song of the Year “Fake Love,” Artist of the Year, and Mwave Global Fan Choice. The “Idol” singers have had a massively successful year in the wake of their last two Billboard 200 chart-topping albums Love Yourself: Tear and most recently, Love Yourself: Answer.

Other artists earning multiple 2018 MAMA nominations include Wanna One, GOT7, Seventeen and more. South Korean female group BLACKPINK is up for Best Female Group, and Tik Tok Best Music Video for “DDU-DU-DDU-DU.” Along with the music video category, BLACKPINK is up against BTS and a long list of nominees for Song of the Year, for the above-mentioned song. The two groups are also competing (along with many other artists) for Artist of the Year.

Here is the complete list of nominations for the 2018 MAMAs:

TikTok Best Music Video
BLACKPINK– “DDU-DU DDU-DU”
Twice – “What Is Love?”
Wanna One – “Beautiful”
BTS – “IDOL”
Shinee – “Good Evening”

Best Male Group
Got7
NCT 127
NU’EST W
Wanna One
BTS
Seventeen

Best Female Group
BLACKPINK
Twice
Red Velvet
Mamamoo
Momoland
GFriends

Best Male Artist
DEAN
Roy Kim
Park Hyo Shin
ZICO
Hwang Chi Yeul

Best Female Artist
IU
Sunmi
Chung-Ha
Taeyeon
Heize

Best Dance Performance – Male Group
Wanna One – “Boomerang”
Got7 – “Lullaby”
Monsta X – “Shoot Out”
BTS – “Fake Love”
Seventeen – “Oh My!”
Pentagon – “Shine”

Best Dance Performance – Female Group
AOA- “Bingle Bangle”
Twice – “What Is Love?”
BLACKPINK – “DDU-DU DDU-DU”
Red Velvet – “Bad Boy”
Lovelyz – “That Day”
Oh My Girl – “Secret Garden”

Best Dance Performance – Solo
Sunmi – “Siren”
Seungri – “1,2,3!”
Chung-ha – “Roller Coaster”
HyunA – “Lip & Hip”
Hyolyn – “Daily (ft. GRAY)”

Best Unit
EXO-CBX – “Blooming Day”
Wanna One – Triple Position – “Kangaroo:
Gugudan SEMINA – “SEMINA”
Seventeen-BSS – “Just Do It”
Girls’ Generation-Oh!GG – “Lil’ Touch”

Best Vocal Performance – Group
Ikon – “Love Scenario”
Mamamoo – “Starry Night”
MeloMance – “Tale”
Bolbbalgan4 – “Travel”
BTOB – “Only One For Me”

Best Vocal Performance – Solo
Roy Kim – “Only Then”
Park Hyo Shin – “Sound of Winter”
Im Chang Jung – “There Has Never Been A Day I Haven’t Loved You”
Jung Seung-hwan – “The Snowman”
Heize – “Didn’t Know Me”

Best New Male Artist
HAON
Stray Kids
Kim Dong Han
The Boyz
Vinxen
Hyeongseop X Euiwoong

Best New Female Artist
NATURE
GWSN
IZ*ONE
(G)I-DLE
LOONA
Fromis_9

Best OST
NU’EST W – And I (Mr. Sunshine)
Roy Kim – No Longer Mine (Familiar Wife)
Park Hyo Shin – The Day (Mr. Sunshine)
Seventeen – A-Teen (A-Teen)
Paul Kim –Every Day, Every Moment (Should We Kiss First)

Best Band Performance
Day6 – “Shoot Me”
FTISLAND – “Summer Night’s Dream”
Guckkasten – “Stranger”
Kiha and the Faces – “Cho Shim”
Hyukoh – “Love Ya!”

Best HipHop & Urban Music
Dean – “Instagram”
Jay Park – “SOJU”
ZICO – “Soulmate (ft. IU)
Crush – “Bittersweet”
Heize – “Jenga”

Mwave Global Fan Choice
Wanna One – “Beautiful”
Monsta X – “Dramarama”
JBJ – “My Flower”
Got7 – “Look” & “Lullaby”
EXO-CBX – “Blooming Day”
BTS – “Fake Love”
Seventeen – “Oh MY!”
Stray Kids – “My Pace”