It’s that time of the year again! Year-end award ceremonies are slowly revving their engines. The Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) has released its list of 5 nominees each for the respective categories of best female and male artists. Each category will have one final winner.

Last year’s winner for the best male artist was Baekhyun, while the best female artist award was given to Chungha. Both singers have been nominated once again this year. Here’s the list of nominees for 2020 MAMA!

1. SHINee’s Taemin

He made a splash with “2KIDS” followed by “Criminal”.

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2. Zico

Random Box was released this summer and his song, “Summer Hate” became a chart-topper with its own viral TikTok dance challenge.

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3. EXO’s Baekhyun

Who can forget the catchy line “Got me feeling like pop rocks, strawberry bubble gum“?

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4. Park Jinyoung (JYP)

His song “When We Disco” was a smash hit this year.

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5. Kang Daniel

Kang Daniel released two albums this year, Cyan and Magenta. Title track “2U” was especially well-received.

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1. MAMAMOO’s Hwasa

Who can forget her iconic song, “Maria”?

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2. Girl’s Generation’s Taeyeon

Taeyeon has always been a crowd favorite with her solos. This year, she released “Dear Me” and “Happy” as singles. She is set to come back with an album, #GirlsSpkOut.

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3. Chungha

The reigning queen from last year’s MAMA awards. She stunned with “Play” and “Stay Tonight” in 2020.

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4. IU

Ah, the queen of K-Pop. Surprisingly, she only released one single this year – “Eight”. However, she still made it to the list.

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5. Sunmi

Last but not least, Sunmi! “Pporappippam” was basically a cultural reset, with the way she incorporated all the trends into one huge aesthetically pleasing comeback.

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Who are your choices for this year’s MAMA awards? Get voting on the official website!