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The current situation of MAMA 2021’s only fan vote award

3/4 of the top positions currently belong to HYBE’s groups!

When the “Mnet Asian Music Awards 2021” (aka “MAMA 2021“) officially announced the nominations for this year’s awards ceremony, that’s also when the fan voting battle began.  This year, the Mnet music awards ceremony will undergo important changes in the awarding criteria, in which the most noble categories include Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year…  will completely remove fan votes. The winners will be determined based on digital music, album performance as well as judges’ evaluation. 

However, “MAMA 2021” still retains 2 awards where the winner will be decided 100% from the results of global fans’ votes, namely Worldwide Icon of the Year and Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10. The pre-vote portal for the Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10 category has officially opened from 6 pm on November 4 on Mnet‘s homepage and will close at 4:59 pm on November 22 (KST).  After that, the voting round on Apple Music will start at 6 pm on November 25 and close at 4:59 pm on December 9 (KST).

After less than one day of voting, the system has recorded more than 4 million votes from global fans for the Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10 award. The brightest candidates for the final top 10 at “MAMA 2021” are gradually appearing, and once again, the popular groups from big entertainment companies are taking the most obvious advantage.

The current situation of MAMA 2021’s only fan vote award

Let’s take a look at the top 20 singers/groups with the highest number of votes at the Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10 voting race of “MAMA 2021“! (data compiled as of 2:00 p.m. KST on November 5). 

1. BTS

2. Stray Kids

3. ENHYPEN

4. TXT

5. Lisa (BLACKPINK)

6. SEVENTEEN

7. NCT Dream

8. NCT 127

9. TREASURE

10. TWICE

11. Rosé (BLACKPINK)

12. EXO

13. ITZY

14. ATEEZ

15. aespa

16. IU 

17. Red Velvet

18. ASTRO

19. Jeon Somi

20. THE BOYZ

It can be seen that all 10 highest positions currently belong to artists from 4 big companies SM, JYP, YG and HYBE.  In particular, HYBE’s boy groups, including BTS, TXT, and ENHYPEN took up 3/4 of the first place. Lisa (BLACKPINK) – the current highest-ranked female artist, is also the only female artist to appear in the top 9. Following Lisa, TWICE (No.10) currently has the highest ranking among all girl groups nominated at “MAMA 2021” as of noon on November 5.

The current situation of MAMA 2021’s only fan vote award
The current situation of MAMA 2021’s only fan vote award
The current situation of MAMA 2021’s only fan vote award

Fans still have 17 more days to vote for their favorite group and artist for the Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10 award.  And it is likely that the results will change a lot in the near future when fandoms have more effective voting strategies.  Meanwhile, the “MAMA 2021” awards ceremony will take place at 6 pm on December 11 (KST).

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