The stage is set for the prestigious MAMA 2023 (Mnet Asian Music Awards) in Tokyo, Japan on November 28 and 29, and the nominations have just been unveiled. K-pop enthusiasts worldwide are gearing up for an exhilarating showdown. Let’s take a closer look at the diverse nominations across various categories.
Best New Artists: Rising Stars The category of “Best New Male Artist” includes talented musicians such as BOYNEXTDOOR, ZEROBASEONE, RIIZE, xikers, and EVNNE. On the female front, EL7Z UP, LIMELIGHT, ADYA, KISS OF LIFE, and tripleS are competing for the title of “Best New Female Artist.”
Best Groups: Powerhouses of K-Pop In the “Best Male Group” category, Stray Kids, EXO, TREASURE, NCT DREAM, SEVENTEEN, and TXT have secured their spots. The “Best Female Group” category showcases LE SSERAFIM, aespa, NewJeans, (G)I-DLE, Ive, and TWICE as contenders.
Outstanding Solo Artists The “Best Male Artist” category is studded with remarkable talent, including Taeyang, Jimin, V, Jungkook, Lim Young Woong, and Parc Jae Jung. In the “Best Female Artist” category, Jihyo, Jisoo, Lee Chae Yeon, Hwasa, Choi Ye Na, and Jeon Somi will compete for the prestigious title.
Incredible Dance Performances The “Best Dance Performance Male Solo” nominations feature Jimin, Jungkook, Taeyang, Kai, and Taeyong. In the “Best Dance Performance Female Solo” category, Lee Chae Yeon, Jihyo, Hwasa, Jeon Somi, and Jisoo are set to dazzle the audience.
Group Performances: The Best in Dance Nominees for “Best Dance Performance Male Group” include NCT 127, ZEROBASEONE, Stray Kids, NCT DREAM, SEVENTEEN, and TXT. In the “Best Dance Performance Female Group” category, you can find LE SSERAFIM, aespa, (G)I-DLE, STAYC, IVE, and NewJeans.
Vocal Excellence The “Best Vocal Performance Solo” category features remarkable artists such as Lim Young Woong, DAWN, V, Lee Mujin, and Parc Jae Jung. In “Best Vocal Performance Group,” AKMU, M.C the MAX, BTOB, MeloMance, and BTS are competing for the crown.
Rap & Hip-Hop Vibes Hip-hop enthusiasts will be excited to see nominees for “Best Rap & Hip Hop Performance,” including Jay Park, Agust D (Suga), J-Hope, Zior Park, and ASH ISLAND.
Collaborative Brilliance In the “Best Collaboration” category, talents like BIG Naughty, Anne-Marie, Minnie, Jungkook, Taeyang, and BSS (SEVENTEEN) are ready to shine.
Outstanding OSTs For “Best OST,” artists like Paul Kim, BIG Naughty, BTS, and TXT are in the spotlight for their memorable contributions.
Incredible Music Videos The “Best Music Video” category showcases captivating works by SEVENTEEN, (G)I-DLE, IVE, Jisoo, Stray Kids, and Jungkook.
Song of the Year: Epic Hits The “Song of the Year” nominees include a wide array of tracks, from aespa’s “Spicy” to Zior Park’s “CHRISTIAN.”
Artist of the Year: A Stellar Lineup The prestigious title of “Artist of the Year” has multiple contenders, including ADYA, aespa, ZEROBASEONE, BOYNEXTDOOR, Choi Ye Na, EXO, EL7Z UP, EVNNE, and many more.
Worldwise Fans’ Choice: A Global Spectacle In the “Worldwise Fans’ Choice” category, fans can vote for their favorite artists among a plethora of choices, including BOYNEXTDOOR, aespa, AKMU, CRAVITY, ATEEZ, and more.
The 2023 MAMA Awards promise to be a dazzling celebration of K-pop and Asian music’s finest talents. With such a diverse range of nominees, the competition is fierce, and fans are eagerly anticipating the results.
Pre-voting has already begun, so make sure to cast your vote and support your favorite artists. The world of K-pop is in for an unforgettable night!