Mnet Asian Music Awards MAMA 2016 Top Picks

Hey guys it’s that time of year again! Time for sweaters, hot cocoa, BTS and binge watching winter Kdramas. And let’s not forget Korean award shows! The biggest and most talked about being the Mnet Asian Music Awards aka The MAMA’s.

This year Girl Davis and I want to chime in and share our top choice for winners. (Won’t be YG’s Winner huh? Lol. Sorry bad joke.)

So let’s jump in to see who Girl Davis and April are rooting for. If you agree or disagree, share it in the comments!

Also don’t forget to cast your vote as well! http://mama.mwave.me/vote

BEST MALE NEW ARTIST

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NCT / SF9 / ASTRO / KNK / PENTAGON

April  – “I’ve got to give it to NCT. I think both versions of the group were great especially 127 with their song “Sixth Sense. Honestly I think they’re far ahead of the other nominees.”

Girl Davis – “Definitely NCT hands down for me. Their debut was very dramatic and over the top but they’ve been able to actually match the hype. Great for a rookie group.”

 

BEST NEW FEMALE ARTIST

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BLACKPINK / GUGUDAN / BOLBBALGAN4 / I.O.I. / WJSN

April  – “Though I’m not a huge fan of them, I do feel i.o.i. did a great job this year. It’s unfortunate that they have to disband because they really do have a great formula. BlackPink on the other hand is just 2NE2.”

Girl Davis – “None for any of these girls.”

 

BEST MALE GROUP

EXO / IKON / BTS / BLOCK B / SHINEE / INFINITE

April  – “By far BTS slayed this year. No one came close.”

Girl Davis – “BTS! Their album made me cry. They have my vote.”

 

BEST FEMALE GROUP

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TWICE / RED VELVET / MAMAMOO / GFRIEND / WONDERGIRLS

A – “Gotta give it to TWICE this year. They’ve really worked hard. I also have to give props to the Wondergirls for being fierce.”

G.D. – “WONDER GIRLS should get it only to retcon for not getting enough recognition for the REBOOT album but alas that ain’t gonna happen. Twice really tapped into something this year so they deserve to win it. Or MAMAMOO. I need to see more of Hwasa’s thighs…for reasons.”

 

BEST MALE ARTIST

PARK HYO SHIN / PSY / LIM CHANG JUNG / ZICO / CRUSH

A – “Zico.”

G.D. – “Has to be Zico. All his collaborations plus his solo stuff. If he doesn’t get it then we know Choi Soon Sil is still lurking around fixing results and ting.”

 

BEST FEMALE ARTIST

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BAEK A YEON  / AILEE / LEE HI / JEONG EUN JI / TAEYEON

A – “I’ll go with Ailee.”

G.D. – “Lee Hi! Way too underrated.” 

 

BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE SOLO

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LUNA – FREE SOMEBODY / JUN HYO SEONG – FIND ME / TAEMIN – PRESS YOUR NUMBERTIFFANY – I JUST WANNA DANCE / HYUNA – HOW’S THIS?

A – “Taemin had an incredible year with his Korean and Japanese solo releases. The entire Press It album was a masterpiece so with the addition of his already powerful dance moves it just made it a thousand times greater. Luna had great choreography as well.”

G.D. – “TAEMIN! basically what April said plus sales tax.”

 

BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE MALE GROUP

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EXO – MONSTER / GOT7 – HARD CARRY / MONSTA X – ALL IN / BTS – BLOOD SWEAT TEARS / VIXX – FANTASY / SEVENTEEN – PRETTY U

A – “Who can forget that thigh rub, hip gyrating move? BTS for the win. Big up to Vixx, Seventeen and Monsta X as well.”

G.D. – “BTS please.”

 

BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE FEMALE GROUP

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AOA – GOOD LUCK / TWICE – CHEER UP / RED VELVET – RUSSIAN ROULETTE / SISTAR – I LIKE THAT / GFRIEND – ROUGH

A – “Red Velvet – Russian Roulette.”

G.D. – “Twice Cheer-Up!” 

 

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE MALE SOLO

DEAN – D (HALF MOON) / ERIC NAM –  GOOD FOR YOU / LIM CHANG JUNG – THE LOVE THAT I COMMITTED / JANG BEOM JUNE – FALLIN IN LOVE (ONLY WITH YOU) / CRUSH – DON’T FORGET

A – “Though Half Moon is my least favorite Dean song I will go with him for the the win.”

G.D. – “I LOVE Half Moon! I just adore that EP and Dean in general so of course I think he should get it!” 

 

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE FEMALE SOLO

BAEK A YEON – SO-SO / YERIN BAEK – ACROSS THE UNIVERSE / AILEE – IF YOU / JEONG EUN JI – HOPEFULLY SKY / TAEYEON – RAIN

A – “Ailee – If You.”

G.D. -“Ailee- If You”

 

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE GROUP

DAIVICHI – BESIDE ME / MAMAMOO – YOU’RE THE BEST / BEAST – RIBBON / BTOB – REMEMBER THAT / URBAN ZAKAPA – I DONT LOVE YOU

A – “Mamamoo – You’re The Best.”

G.D. – “Mamamoo- You’re The Best”

 

BEST BAND PERFORMANCE

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10CM – WHAT’S THE SPRING? / CN BLUE – YOU’RE SO FINE / DAY6 – LETTING GO / FT ISLAND – TAKE ME NOW / GUCKASTEN – PULSE

A – “FT Island – Take Me Now.”

G.D. – 10cm-What the spring? We reviewed the song on the podcast a while back and my single bitter ass still listens and relates to this song. It might be cuffing season but this song is still relevant!

 

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE

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GARY – LONELY NIGHT / DOK2 – ILLUSION / SAN E & MAD CLOWN – SOUR GRAPES / CJAMM & BEWHY – PUZZLE / ZICO – I AM YOU, YOU ARE ME

A – “Zico – I AM YOU, YOU ARE ME.”

G.D. – “Ditto April!”

 

BEST COLLABORATION

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MOBB (MINO & BOBBY) – HIT ME / PARK KYUNG & EUNHA – INFERIORITY COMPLEX / BOA& BEENZINO – NO MATTER WHAT / SUZY & BAEKHYUN – DREAM / ERIC NAM & WENDY – SPRING LOVE

A – “If they chose House Party from MOBB instead of Hit Me I would have gone with them. In the end I’ll go with BOA and Beenzino with No Matter What. Quite a wonderful song from them.”

G.D. – “BoA is on this list, therefore I’m biased and unqualified to answer this one.”

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

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BLACKPINK – WHISTLE / DEAN – BONNIE AND CLYDE / GAIN – CARNIVAL (THE LAST DAY) / BTS – BLOOD SWEAT TEARS / WONDER GIRLS –  WHY SO LONELY

A – “Gain’s Carnival is just brilliant. From the breathtaking scenery to the chic, fun filled outfits, everything screams artistry. BTS is a close second!”

G.D. – “Either DEAN’s Bonnie & Clyde or Wonder Girls’ Why so Lonely.” 

 

BEST OST 

GUMMY – MOONLIGHT DRAWN BY CLOUDS / DAVICHI – THIS LOVE (DESCENDANTS OF THE SUN) / BEN – LIKE A DREAM (ANOTHER MISS OH) / LEE JUCK – DON’T WORRY (REPLY 1988) / JANG BEOM JUNE – REMINISCENCE (SIGNAL)

A – “GUMMY – MOONLIGHT DRAWN BY CLOUDS.”

G.D. – “Justice for Gummy! So yes her please!”

 

HOTELS COMBINED ARTIST OF THE YEAR

A – “BTS.”

G.D. – “BTS”

HOTELS COMBINED SONG OF THE YEAR

A – “A tie between Luna, Zico and BTS. BTS or Zico will probably end up winning it.”

G.D. – “Dean’s Half Moon as I’ve played that song hundreds of times this year.”

 

Photo Credit: Allkpop, Amino Apps, MNet, Kpopreviewed, kvilleentertainment, Koreaboo, Soompi

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