MAMA 2022: How to Watch, Date, Lineup, Nomination List, and Other Details of Mnet Asian Music Awards

MAMA 2022, also known as Mnet Asian Music Awards, is returning in a new form this year. Considering the global popularity of this popular K-pop awards show, the organizers will introduce some changes to the star-studded event. The annual award show will be held as a two-day event in Japan in November.

Korean music lovers from various parts of the world, including the US, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, India, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Peru, Denmark, Europe, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and the UK, will get a chance to enjoy the stage shows and performances with the iconic scenes of the award show.

One of the changes that will be taking place this year is the re-branding of Mnet Asian Music Awards to MAMA Awards. The organizers revealed that they are focusing on evolving and expanding the K-pop award ceremony to promote the value of K-pop to the world. The first teaser of the annual music award show has been released. It features the new branding and highlights the 13-year history of this star-studded ceremony.

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"In line with changes in the global music market where K-pop's influence is expanding from Asia to the world, we will be re-branding Mnet Asian Music Awards to MAMA Awards. While establishing a differentiated identity as an award ceremony, we will show stages and performances with the iconic scenes of the MAMA Awards. We will further expand and evolve from MAMA, which has been known to let the world know about K-pop, and become the world's No. 1 K-pop awards show to officially promote the true value of K-pop to the world", CJ ENM shared.

Here is everything to know about MAMA 2022:

Date, Venue, and Time

The annual award ceremony will be held as a two-day event from November 29 to 30 at the Kyocera Dome Osaka in Japan. The indoor sports stadium is a familiar place to K-pop fans from various parts of the world as several concerts have been held here. The stadium can accommodate around 40,000 people, and the entire event will be broadcast live for music lovers worldwide, through various major streaming platforms, including YouTube.

"The 2022 MAMA will be held at Kyocera Dome Osaka in Japan for two days from November 29 to 30. Kyocera Dome Osaka, an indoor sports stadium that can accommodate about 40,000 people, is a familiar place for K-pop fans at home and abroad as several K-pop stars have already held concerts here several times. The 2022 MAMA, which will be the first to have a ceremony for two consecutive days at Kyocera Dome, will be broadcast live worldwide through major global digital channels, including YouTube", CJ ENM informed

Hosts, Lineup, and Nominations

The organizers of the annual award ceremony are yet to reveal the hosts, lineup, and nomination list for this year. But speculations have started doing the rounds about the possible lineup for this year. The list includes The Boyz, Dreamcatcher, Stray Kids, and Tomorrow X Together (TXT).

The complete nomination list of the Mnet Asian Music Awards 2022 is out and the voting lines are officially open. Music released between November 1, 2021 and October 1, 2022 is eligible for participation this year. The voting lines are open until November 4 till 11.59 pm KST. K-pop fans can vote for their favorite artists and bands online here.

Nomination List:

Best New Female Artist

  • IVE
  • Kep1er
  • LE SSERAFIM
  • NewJeans
  • NMIXX
  • Yena (Choi Ye Na)

Best New Male Artist

  • ATBO
  • TEMPEST
  • TNX
  • Xdinary Heroes
  • YOUNITE

Best Female Artist

  • IU
  • Miyeon
  • Nayeon
  • Seulgi
  • Taeyeon

Best Male Artist

  • J-Hope
  • Kang Daniel
  • Lim Young Woong
  • PSY
  • Zico

Best Female Group

  • (G)I-DLE
  • aespa
  • BLACKPINK
  • ITZY
  • Red Velvet
  • TWICE

Best Male Group

  • BTS
  • ENHYPEN
  • NCT DREAM
  • SEVENTEEN
  • Stray Kids
  • TXT

Best Vocal Performance Solo

  • IU for Drama
  • Kim Min Seok for Drunken Confession
  • Lee Mujin for When it snows (feat. Heize)
  • Lim Young Woong for Our Blues Our Life
  • Taeyeon for INVU

Best Vocal Performance Group

  • BIGBANG for Still Life
  • BTS for Yet To Come
  • Davichi for Fanfare
  • ENHYPEN for Polaroid Love
  • WINNER for I LOVE U

Best Band Performance

  • JANNABI for GRIPPIN'THEGREEN
  • Jaurim for STAY WITH ME
  • LUCY for PLAY
  • The Black Skirts for My Little Lambs
  • Xdinary Heroes for Happy Death Day

Best Dance Performance Solo

  • Jessi for ZOOM
  • Nayeon for POP!
  • PSY for That That (prod. & feat. Suga)
  • Sunmi for Heart Burn
  • Yena for SMILEY (feat. BIBI)

Best Dance Performance Male Group

  • NCT 127 for 2 Baddies
  • NCT DREAM for Glitch Mode
  • SEVENTEEN for HOT
  • Stray Kids for MANIAC
  • TXT for Good Boy Gone Bad
  • TREASURE for JIKJIN

Best Dance Performance Female Group

  • (G)I-DLE for TOMBOY
  • BLACKPINK for Pink Venom
  • IVE for LOVE DIVE
  • LE SSERAFIM for FEARLESS
  • NewJeans for Attention
  • Red Velvet for Feel My Rhythm

Best OST

  • 10CM for Drawer from Our Beloved Summer
  • Jimin, Ha Sung Woon for With You from Our Blues
  • MeloMance for Love, Maybe from A Business Proposal
  • V for Christmas Tree from Our Beloved Summer
  • Wonstein for Your Existence from Twenty Five, Twenty One

Best Collaboration

  • 10CM, BIG Naughty for Just 10 centimeters
  • Crush for Rush Hour (feat. J-Hope)
  • Loco, Hwasa for Somebody!
  • PSY for That That (prod. & feat. Suga)
  • Woo Won Jae, meenoi for Ghosting (prod. CODE KUNST)

Best Hip Hop & Urban Music

  • BE'O for Counting Stars (feat. Beenzino)
  • BIG Naughty for Beyond Love (feat. 10CM)
  • J-Hope for MORE
  • Jay Park for GANADARA (feat. IU)
  • Zico for Freak

Song of the Year

  • 10CM for Drawer
  • 10CM, BIG Naughty for Just 10 centimeters
  • BE'O for Counting Stars (feat. Beenzino)
  • BIGBANG for Still Life
  • BIG Naughty for Beyond Love (feat. 10CM)
  • BLACKPINK for Pink Venom
  • BTS for Yet To Come
  • Crush for Rush Hour (feat. J-Hope)
  • Davichi for Fanfare
  • ENHYPEN for Polaroid Love
  • (G)I-DLE for TOMBOY
  • IU for Drama
  • IVE for LOVE DIVE
  • JANNABI for GRIPPIN'THEGREEN
  • Jaurim for STAY WITH ME
  • Jay Park for GANADARA (feat. IU)
  • Jessi for ZOOM
  • J-Hope for MORE
  • Jimin, Ha Sung Woon for With You
  • Kim Min Seok for Drunken Confession
  • LE SSERAFIM for FEARLESS
  • Lee Mujin for When it snows (feat. Heize)
  • Lim Young Woong for Our Blues Our Life
  • Loco, Hwasa for Somebody!
  • LUCY for PLAY
  • MeloMance for Love, Maybe
  • Nayeon for POP!
  • NCT 127 for 2 Baddies
  • NCT DREAM for Glitch Mode
  • NewJeans for Attention
  • PSY for That That (prod. & feat. Suga)
  • Red Velvet for Feel My Rhythm
  • SEVENTEEN for HOT
  • Stray Kids for MANIAC
  • Sunmi for Heart Burn
  • Taeyeon for INVU
  • The Black Skirts for My Little Lambs
  • TREASURE for JIKJIN
  • TXT for Good Boy Gone Bad
  • V for Christmas Tree
  • WINNER for I LOVE U
  • Wonstein for Your Existence
  • Woo Won Jae, meenoi for Ghosting (prod. CODE KUNST)
  • Xdinary Heroes for Happy Death Day
  • Yena for SMILEY (feat. BIBI)
  • Zico for Freak

Artist of the Year

  • aespa
  • ATBO
  • BLACKPINK
  • BTS
  • ENHYPEN
  • (G)I-DLE
  • ITZY
  • IU
  • IVE
  • J-Hope
  • Kang Daniel
  • Kep1er
  • LE SSERAFIM
  • Lim Young Woong
  • Miyeon
  • Nayeon
  • NCT DREAM
  • NewJeans
  • NMIXX
  • PSY
  • Red Velvet
  • Seulgi
  • SEVENTEEN
  • Stray Kids
  • Taeyeon
  • TEMPEST
  • TNX
  • TWICE
  • TXT
  • Xdinary Heroes
  • Yena
  • YOUNITE
  • Zico

Worldwide Fans' Choice Top 10

  • aespa
  • ASTRO
  • ATEEZ
  • BIGBANG
  • Billlie
  • BLACKPINK
  • Brave Girls
  • BTOB
  • BTS
  • Chungha
  • Crush
  • Dreamcatcher
  • ENHYPEN
  • EVERGLOW
  • fromis_9
  • (G)I-DLE
  • Girls' Generation
  • GOT7
  • ITZY
  • IU
  • IVE
  • Jay Park
  • Jessi
  • Jo Yu Ri
  • Kai
  • Kang Daniel
  • KARD
  • Kep1er
  • LE SSERAFIM
  • LOONA
  • MAMAMOO
  • MONSTA X
  • NCT 127
  • NCT DREAM
  • NewJeans
  • NMIXX
  • ONEUS
  • PENTAGON
  • PSY
  • Red Velvet
  • SEVENTEEN
  • STAYC
  • Stray Kids
  • Sunmi
  • THE BOYZ
  • TREASURE
  • TWICE
  • TXT
  • WINNER
  • Yena
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How to Watch MAMA Awards 2022?

Korean music lovers from various parts of the world, including the US, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, India, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Peru, Denmark, Europe, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and the UK, can watch the annual award ceremony from the comfort of their homes. The organizers have revealed that the star-studded event will be broadcast live through streaming platforms, like YouTube, for K-pop fans from various parts of the globe.

"Until now, MAMA has continued to explore new possibilities beyond the boundaries of Asia and in the process, we are confident that it has served as an outpost for numerous K-pop artists to advance to the global stage. This year, through the traditional performances of an awards ceremony that represents K-pop and shows that can only be seen on 2022 MAMA, we will prove that MAMA Awards is the world's No. 1 K-pop awards ceremony that provides unique values and experiences of K-pop around the world", Kim Hyun Soo, the head of CJ ENM Music Content Division, commented.

This article was first published on September 18, 2022
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