In the second week of MAMA 2018, both YG representatives dropped out of the best female group and the best vocal group.
Best New Male Artist: Stray Kids – 51.26%
Best New Female Artist: (G) I-DLE – 53.47%
Best Male Group: BTS – 45.83%
Best Female Group: TWICE – 28.6%
Best Male Artist: Zico – 36.72%
Best Female Artist: IU – 41.23%
Best Dance Performance Solo: Sunmi “Siren” – 37.76%
Best Dance Performance Male Group: BTS “Fake Love”
Best Dance Performance Female Group: Black Pink “Ddu-Du Ddu Du” – 31.44%
Best Vocal Performance Solo: Heize “Didn’t Know Me” – 38.73%
Best Vocal Performance Group: MAMAMOO “Starry Night” – 34.90%
Best Band Performance: DAY6 “Shoot Me” – 57.15%
Best Hip Hop & Urban Music: Zico “Soulmate” (ft. IU) – 29.55%
Best Unit: Wanna One Triple Position “Kangaroo” – 32.81%
Best Music Video: BTS “IDOL” – 43.89%
Best OST: SEVENTEEN “A-TEEN” – 36.18%
Song of the Year: BTS “Fake Love” – 38.89%
Artist of the Year: BTS – 39.98%
Compared to the 1st week of voting, fans easily recognize the voting rate in all 18 categories with significant changes. In particular, the dominant trend is that the first-place votes are less, indicating that many of the other artists’ fandoms have actually taken action.
In particular, week 2 saw TWICE beat BLACKPINK to win the “Best Female Group” and MAMAMOO defeated iKON in the “Best Vocal Group” category. It is interesting to note that although YG is not interested in MAMA, fans still hope for an idol performance or, in other words, to wish their stars to “not attend MAMA but to win” . The downturn this week will undoubtedly be an alarm for Blink and iKONIC. By next week’s poll, we will find out whether the YG fandom still pays attention to MAMA.
By the end of the second week, more than 5.9 million votes were validated at the MAMA 2018 voting portal.