• JammySmoochie

    Not really excited about MAMAs this year. But I will look forward to the performances nonetheless. I want a B.A.P and EXO collaboration in MAMAs just to see how the fangirls would react. lol

    As for my votes, B.A.P and Ailee for Best New Artist, though I think everyone deserves to win save for AOA. Cannot get into them seriously. I might as well vote for Crayon Pop than them.

    I want Gain to win an award, the Best Music Video specifically, because I think that the Brown Eyed Girls (Gain’s group) always put so much effort in their music videos more than anyone else. Plus I want a R19 video to win just to bitchslap those who deemed the video inappropriate.

    It would be a shame if INFINITE or SHINee do not win the Best Dance Performance – Male. They are the best dancers in the nominees so I expect one of them to take the crown.

    The Best OST is really hard to decide. I almost love all of the nominated songs. But since I’m still spazzing about Seo In Guk and Jung Eunji, I voted for All For You.

    I won’t comment about Song of the Year, Artist of the Year and Album of the Year because it seems to me that the winners are somehow questionable. Last year’s Album of the Year for Super Junior, anyone? lol

  • KrisMyStar

    Thank goodness the fan votes only count for 20%(I think?) of the award! Otherwise we would have some really questionable winners here…
    On a sidenote, I REALLY hope that the GDA nominations are more thought out than MAMA because seriously, most of them just made me go WTF.

    • Sophia

      Oh yeah fan votes only count for 20%? Fcuking hell, what i’ve learnt this year is that award ceremony system in Korea is a convoluted nightmare – someone else mentioned on another site that the number of searches of two specific search engines also counts? I mean say what?? And whats this no show no win nonsense? How is that fair – does that mean, they just make it up then and all this fan voting and whatnot is a complete smoke screen? I think this will be the first and LAST year i’ bothering to vote.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Skipper-Sian/1716522117 Skipper Sian

    The male votes you actually see with Shinhwa and TVXQ are mainly bots or crazy fans creating hundred accounts every day to vote for their oppars.Super junior is losing in some categories is also due to the fact that Shinhwa and TVXQ are voting for each other.Super junior and Big Bang are the only fandoms who have relevent female and male votes from the get-go.

    • http://twitter.com/Shinie165 Hotfile’s Anti Fan

      BigBang and Suju’s fans don’t do mass voting? Shinhwa and TVXQ are voting for each other????? LOL Where did you get that from?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/YQ53WK5K4DPXQ5DIBKDELB6WPE Camille

      Actually, DBSK and Big Bang are probably the only boygroups that have a significant fanboy following anywhere. Big Bang’s ~cool~ enough for boys to like and DBSK has Yunho, who is the number 1 fanboy magnet in history.

  • AcadiasFire

    I wish U-Kiss would have made it on at least one of the categories. Seriously. I’m mad about the lack of Wonder Girls as well I feel that like this was very refreshing and laid back. Also I feel EvoL should have made the Rookie list as well. I really enjoyed their debut alot. One of Teen Tops videos should have also made it for Best Dance Video. The dances from all three of those videos were great. Their footwork always impresses me.

  • kelliusmaximus

    The male votes are not real votes, male is the default gender when you create an account so all the bots/fake accounts are just left as male. It’s ridiculous to think that many males bother voting for MAMA at all let alone voting for boy bands with very few male fans.

    Actually Shinhwa’s votes are extremely suspicious to begin with, does anyone else feel that way?. They are pretty popular, sure but being a competitor for TVXQ and Suju? Their fanbase is smaller, older and not very interested in spam voting, and it’s all in Korea because they aren’t Hallyu. Yet the votes are predominately coming from other countries, since when are they popular in China? I’m thinking either mnet are manipulating the votes or Suju/TVXQ antis are voting Shinhwa to make sure the others don’t win. It just doesn’t make sense.

    MAMA is a joke though, not just the voting, but the nominees themselves. The whole thing is just silly.

    • http://twitter.com/Shinie165 Hotfile’s Anti Fan

      Unhappy that Shinhwa is winning? =))) If Mnet had manipulated the
      result to help Shinhwa then during their promotion, they wouldn’t have
      stopped with just 1 Mutizen win. Please, just because their company is small and can’t do media play like the big 3 doesn’t mean that their fanbase is “smaller, older and not
      very interested in spam voting” Many of them are in their teens, FYI

      And
      Shinhwa is one of the volunteers in Hallyu (music) for your oppas to
      safely step their foots in. They just did an Asia tour for their
      anniversary this year, too.

      • http://twitter.com/silverukiss Silver

         And yet, if they have so many teen fans interested in spending so much time voting, it’s surprising that I have met online hardly any fans. The only way I even heard of Shinhwa is from people upset that there were other fans bashing on them claiming that Shinhwa is insanely popular and should be respected at all costs. Unless all Shinwa’s teenage fans are all Chinese, Japanese, or Korean and don’t spend time in English speaking forums, then you are going to have a hard time convincing me that Shinhwa has more teenage fans than they do the older woman, who were the original fans from back in the days and have now grown up, and largely have too many things to do with their time to spam vote (like holding a job, or taking care of a family)

        • http://twitter.com/Shinie165 Hotfile’s Anti Fan

           I don’t have to prove anything to anyone about the ratio of Shinhwa’s fan. The numbers don’t lie, their fans, young or old, can really vote and it shows.
          But if you’re so curious, their fans who followed them since debut are still there, but with this comeback, new fans also joined in. Just because you didn’t meet any doesn’t mean that there are not.

          “Unless all Shinwa’s teenage fans are all Chinese, Japanese, or Korean and don’t spend time in English speaking forums” LOL seriously? Are you confident that you covered all English speaking forums there are? Why would they even need one if there’s one in their language. And English speaking fans don’t really take that much space in the Kpop fandom anyway.

          • http://twitter.com/silverukiss Silver

             Heh, of course you don’t. And of course I haven’t covered all English speaking forums. I was simply talking about the ratio of fans of different bands in the forums I have been in, of which you are one of the first Shinhwa fans I have met. And of course they don’t need an english one if there is one in there own language. Which is why I can’t factor in fans that have enough people they have their own language forum system thingy. Thus, the necessity of that statement. I never claimed to know everything, just speaking of my experiences. ;)

            Take a chill pill dude, this isn’t the end of the world.

    • Gaya_SB

      So, they’re really showing real person to bot ratios for voting, then? Innnnnteresting…..

      • http://twitter.com/ichashinhwa icha, PDirrtyCrabbie

        and I know many are too lazy to change the gender while signing up… especially in shinhwa changjo’s case.. many admitted they signed up as male bcos too lazy to change and have to make many accounts hahahaa

    • http://twitter.com/ichashinhwa icha, PDirrtyCrabbie

      “Their fanbase is smaller, older and not very interested in spam voting, and it’s all in Korea because they aren’t Hallyu. Yet the votes are predominately coming from other countries, since when are they popular in China”
      1. SHCJs are older fandom, yes. but smaller? NO.. Never checked daum cafe ranks? Shinhwa is the only one from 1st generation who remains in Top 10 for 14 years and even increased steadily after coming back this year.

      2. They are popular in China since, uhm, maybe since you were in elementary school =]] C-SHCJs are well-known in Shinhwa fanbases as one of the strongest and powerful fanbase, especially in voting. Shinhwa also often pamper their China fans because of this.

      3/ They are Hallyu’s pioneer.Not the newer ones that’s riding the Hallyu that got most popular nowadays

    • http://chibielf.tumblr.com/ Chibi

      1. Pfff no fandom plays fair when it comes to voting so you can’t point fingers to anyone
      2. Don’t underestimate Shinhwa Changjos just because they aren’t hormonal teenagers
      3. MAMA is a fucking joke I don’t know why people takes it too seriously, fandom pride I guess

    • http://twitter.com/Phi_06 Phi

      1. “They (Shinhwa) are pretty popular, sure but being a competitor for TVXQ and Suju? Their fanbase is smaller, older and not very interested in spam voting” ~ Does it matter big/small fanbase? No interest in spam voting? numbers don’t lie…

      2. “They (Shinhwa) aren’t Hallyu” ~ They’re the start of the Hallyu wave.  If they’re not Hallyu, why would Mnet hold a live online pressconference that were broadcasted to 200 countries? AND it exceeded 60% online viewership?

      3. “I’m thinking either mnet are manipulating the votes” ~ Why would Mnet manipulate the voting for Shinhwa? They’re not even confirmed attendence

      4. If people can’t be bothered with MAMA voting,it’s okay but don’t get pissed when others putting up with it and vote their butts off for their groups/artists (even if making more than 1 acount to vote, fairplay cus everyone could do the same)

    • Sophia

      Jeez, are you a K-pop newbie or something…Shinhwa are the freaking BOSS & so are the Shinhwa Changjos!! Every idol group and fan group should respect these guys, recognising them for what they were/are –  trendsetters and pioneers!

    • KrisMyStar

      just go visit Chinese fansites…there are official voting groups who are voting 24/7 and you can just submit your id and password to them so they can vote for you.

    • kelliusmaximus

      ^ to everyone who got all whingy about how I’m not ~respecting~ Shinhwa, I KNOW they’re important in kpop and I KNOW they’re popular, but it still doesn’t explain how they could come so close to Suju, their fanbase is the king of spam voting.

      Their comeback was not overly successful. If their fanbase can be bothered voting like that, why don’t their album sales match? They sold around 80k iirc.

      I’m not trying to put them down and I’m not an ignorant newbie who doesn’t know that they’re a big deal in kpop, but get off your elitist 1st gen high horse and look at the situation logically. 

      • http://twitter.com/ichashinhwa icha, PDirrtyCrabbie

        “If their fanbase can be bothered voting like that, why don’t their album sales match? They sold around 80k iirc.” –> 80k is around the amount of album they produced LOL…

        first they produced only 30k limited copies. it sold out and ppl asked why EXO or CN Blue got higher sales..that’s because they only produced THAT MANY.

        then they released regular edition. They didn’t mention how many they produced but SHCJs suspect it’s lower than 100k tbh…bcos their company is still so tiny they don’t bother to produce 300k albums like SM =]]]]

        ” I’m not an ignorant newbie who doesn’t know that they’re a big deal in kpop” ==> but you sound like one..uh oh…………………. how much u know about Shinhwa and SHCJs to say those things? if all come from ur assumption but not facts..that is, sorry, ignorant.. XDDDDDDD

      • http://twitter.com/Shinie165 Hotfile’s Anti Fan

         Defending our fandom isn’t really elitist, tho…no one is asking you to respect Shinhwa. It’s not like they have done anything for you. But fact is, SHCJ isn’t small and you’re underestimating them.

    • http://unblurthefuture.livejournal.com/profile eijem

      “Shinhwa’s votes are extremely suspicious to begin with”
      “Their fanbase is smaller, older and not very interested in spam voting, and it’s all in Korea because they aren’t Hallyu”
      OMFG Judging you so hard right now
      LOL newbies in kpop
      I will never understand LOL

  • ybkdik91

    I purely watch the award shows for the performances, as for the actual awards themselves I take it with a grain of salt.

  • http://twitter.com/flickaddi Felicia Addison

    I just hope MAMA has a good line up of performers, thats the only real reason I care about MAMA

    • MEalways

      Yup 100000% agree.

  • noiha

    psy and busker busker will definitely win something, they should, else it’s completely ridiculous. ailee has a high chance as well. exo, thanks to sm and their fans, they could earn some awards, but other rookie idol groups? sorry, but they don’t stand a chance, or maybe those who are popular with i-fans can get recognitions, but don’t hope too much. and anything poll-related, you can count on elf and sone, though shinhwa changjo is surprising as well.

    as for dramas, cable dramas are awesome. i expect reply 1997 bring some more trophies as it’s the epitome of trendy drama this year. other rating powerhouses like gaksital and moon embraces sun will definitely secure best whatever in the respective station’s award.

    variety-wise, idk if infinite challenge would be neglected again like last year, but considering the strike, most probably yes. wgm kwanghee-sunhwa will definitely get award as well thanks to them being rating booster. running man, law of the jungle, and kpop star will definitely win some as well. i’m curious about 1n2d as it’s not as impressive as the first season. cha taehyun, joowon, and sung sikyung can expect variety rookie award though.

    and i’m going to put my bet on roy kim for winning superstar k4. hehe.

    • JammySmoochie

      AMEN!!! Roy Kim for Superstar K4 winner. lol Sucks that my other favorite Yoo Seung Woo is already eliminated.

  • Streby

    I just hope the performances are not as disappointing as last years were.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LL4QDJLVFDT2RDIZYBALSE75JE angel29

      I thought 2NE1′s performance was really good last year.  Definitely my favorite MAMA performance from them. :)

      • Streby

        I personally thought their performance in the 2010 MAMA was so much better, but maybe thats just me.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LL4QDJLVFDT2RDIZYBALSE75JE angel29

    Call me ignorant, but what has f(x) done to deserve a best global group nomination for 2012?  And no, this is not a rhetorical question.   

    • JammySmoochie

      No hate, but this is bothering me too. lol

    • lovelytunes

      I was wondering the same thing..

    • http://twitter.com/lillian23910 Sharon

      I’m surprised at their popularity too. Go figure. 

    • k_db

      I mean, they did “debut” in Japan.  If that counts for anything.  But really any “global activities” by f(x) really pales in comparison to SNSD and 2ne1.

    • http://twitter.com/silverukiss Silver

       Aren’t they part of SM? I think that guarantees them a nomination, no matter their talent or popularity. Can’t have the broadcasting companies upsetting SM now. They have to make sure they go where the money is.

    • Teacher Eng101

      But they are leading the votes.Apparently they are bigger and more popular than you thought they were. Having China by their side helps them a lot too.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YQ53WK5K4DPXQ5DIBKDELB6WPE Camille

    Busker Busker’s not coming to the show, so someone else is definitely winning the Rookie Award. I think last year, MAMA only gave the awards to people who weren’t there because everyone in the category wasn’t present. Only a handful of artists even showed up to Singapore last year, let’s be real. DBSK’s Japanese fans are a legit force to reckon. Chinese fans of SM boygroups are close behind in the voting.

    Koreans barely voting shows how ridiculously irrelevant MAMA is. Most Korean fandoms obviously wait for the Golden Disk Awards, which is obviously more credible than MAMA, which I always thought of as a Korean version of the Teen Choice Awards.

  • Sophia

    A K-pop fan for years this is the very first time that i’ve given a crap enough to get involved with the voting, in fact i’m voting every day like fan crazy fangirl that i am (i should be embarrassed right?). But following it, i find it all quite surprising….some things are a given. Like Super Junior dominating every catergory they are in….Well ELFs are no joke. 
    But i was quite shocked at the large percentage of the voting is from China! I had no idea that K-pop was THAT huge in China, for it to dominate every other country by such a large percentage . I’m also surprised by how small the Korean vote is, only 7% so far, that is nothing considering its is country of origin. I’m surprised by how many names i don’t know or heard of, aware as a international fan, there bands & groups i wouldnt know, but how little knew was quite shocking!  - feels a little wrong to vote without knowing or having any interest in them – but ho hum.Also as a B.A.P fan, i’m a geninuely surprised that they are  second to EXO-K, i really thought it was a given – but i guess that is the harsh reality, i guess its not over till its over.

    • Gaya_SB

      I’m not voting this year, mostly because I can’t be bothered signing up for an account…

    • yuki kokoro

      I don’t find it all that much surprising that China is domitating. Their population is 1 billion compared with 40 millions for Korea. Plus, many groups are targeting China, (I’m looking at you SM).

      I also feel like you and I feel bad voting when I don’t know half of them. That and choosing between 2 favorites! >.<

  • http://twitter.com/_whatevers asdf

    These awards are nothing but paper weights…all awards in kpop are like that. They aren’t based on talent, but on how many ring tones you’ve sold. Pretty disappointing. I just watch to see the performances

  • http://twitter.com/_whatevers asdf

    These awards are nothing but paper weights…all awards in kpop are like that. They aren’t based on talent, but on how many ring tones you’ve sold. Pretty disappointing. I just watch to see the performances

  • sabcan

    i’m really surprised to see an article on this and not an article on how big a joke korean music award shows are.

    any award show that has online voting or is susceptible to fan manipulation or  has a “no show, no award” policy or is openly boycotted by a company has no standing. and this is pretty much all kpop award shows. there’s not a single relevant award show.

    to call the gdas the korean grammys is a massive insult to the grammys, which is saying something coz the grammys have been a joke for years.

    this is perhaps the only time of the year i agree with vips because they’re supremely lazy about voting for these shows and dgaf.

    • http://twitter.com/jms177 Justy

      Are you sure? Everytime I run into a Big Bang video, I find spammers going on and on about making sure they vote. There were even some bitching over VIPs being “too lazy and unsupportive” and how BB is disappointed in them, lol. Every popular group with a large fandom is going to try to manipulate the results. I even heard Cassies and VIPs were working together. I swear, some people take these awards way too seriously.

      • Sophia

        Yeah i heard something like that too, only its the Cassies are voting for the infinite in return for their fans voting for BB. Its all a bit too hardcore for my liking! 
        I’ll just post my one vote per day for my group of choice and hope for the best. The first and last time for me….I won’t be voting again next year – i don’t have to stomach for it! haha

        • http://twitter.com/jms177 Justy

          Lol, ikr?

    • sabcan

      The very fact that you see bitching about lazy VIPs should tell you everything. Of course, there’s a group of hardcore fans in every fandom but of the large fandoms, it’s universally acknowledged that VIPs are the laziest and the least organized and that’s by choice.

      They have never organized a bulk buy to win an award and they surprised themselves when bb won the EMAs. Bigbang always jokes about how their fans dgaf.

      I’m talking about organized efforts by fanclubs, mostly led by officiaL Kfanclubs not random people berating others to vote on YouTube.

      • http://twitter.com/jms177 Justy

        Yeah, I haven’t heard any bulk buying accusations from VIPs, but the fact that they are trying to bring in other fandoms to help them is actually quite funny. It’s funny when people get all hot and bothered over a voting poll that only counts for 20% anyway. But yeah, I get what you mean that they don’t really care. I just find it weird how any large fandom, especially Elfs, put so much energy into something that’s not even that serious. Tbh, Elfs should actually make Super Junior lose just so SM can get off their asses and start making decent albums for them, whenever they come back.

    • JammySmoochie

      “to call the gdas the korean grammys is a massive insult to the grammys, which is saying something coz the grammys have been a joke for years.”
      AGREE. At least the Grammys are unpredictable. The GDAs are like… MAMAs, only with a Korean Grammy tagline.

    • JammySmoochie

      “to call the gdas the korean grammys is a massive insult to the grammys, which is saying something coz the grammys have been a joke for years.”
      AGREE. At least the Grammys are unpredictable. The GDAs are like… MAMAs, only with a Korean Grammy tagline.

  • lovelytunes

    I’m probably going to get a lot of hate for this comment, but it’s just my opinion. I’m definitely hoping for B.A.P to win. Right now, Exo’s in the lead. And no disrespect to them, but I really hope some other thing will override the voting of exotics in the end, because honestly, B.A.P had a pretty strong debut, compared to Exo’s debut which was sometimes a little weak in vocals. But that’s just my opinion. And I don’t hate Exo, I’m actually a fan, but let’s face the fact and think of who really deserves the award. 

    • muggle87

      well, mama award system for best new artist and artist of the year

      Online Voting = 20%
      Research = 20%
      Expert Judges = 20%
      Single Sales = 20%
      Album Sales = 10%
      Selection Committee = 10%

      So even if a group win online vote, they still need to secure the other categories to get the award.

  • wickfan

     i wish they change the name of the awards MAMA stand MNET asian music awards and the awards is a massive insult to Asia.The only people nominated is Korean artist what about the rest of Asia. It is a korean awards show with international guest appearing to perform. I am waiting for Wang leehom performance.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/YQ53WK5K4DPXQ5DIBKDELB6WPE Camille

      Wang Leehom’s performance will be the performance of the night and all these Korean pop stars will just stare in awe like they should.

      And MAMA was called Mnet KM Music Festival up to 2008, with random Asian artists being presenters and guests. It’s ridiculous they changed it to MAMA and still have essentially the same award show, just held overseas at the pretense of it being truly an Asian award show, which it’s not.

  • wickfan

     i wish they change the name of the awards MAMA stand MNET asian music awards and the awards is a massive insult to Asia.The only people nominated is Korean artist what about the rest of Asia. It is a korean awards show with international guest appearing to perform. I am waiting for Wang leehom performance.

  • Himei

    I can’t take any awards show seriously if they factor in fan votes because well, its unreliable.  It’s all about the fandoms vs the fandoms when this is considered.  

    Wish it was more about the music, but even if it’s all critics and media based, it can still be iffy because so called “experts” aren’t perfect also.  

    I hope Shinhwa wins for reason Fannie mentioned.  I loved them since their 2nd album (yes that I’m old) and they had a near perfect comeback after a long hiatus.

    I hope BAP wins male rookies because they were consistently releasing good to great songs.  Their first 3 singles were wonderful (last 2 not so much) but if Exo-K wins then we all know it was through fan votes.  After all those teasers, they finally debuted (with obly 1 song!) then just vanished from the kpop scene… can’t win if you didn’t show up to fight but I have a strong feeling they might win due to SM’s power.  

    • http://twitter.com/silverukiss Silver

       Of course, part of the problem when they don’t involve the fans is that you have to worry that the “professionals” who are making the decisions might be bought and bribed by the large companies. If they base points off of how many albums were bought, or digital sales, then it still gives the advantage to big companies who purposefully buy up large amounts of their own artists songs, in order to drive the stats up and make their band look more popular. So really it comes down to whether you trust that the awards are reliable, or whether they in the end are largely driven by the rich and powerful. Of course, a lot of fans probably don’t care either way as long as their band is the one winning the award.

  • cecedee

    I gave up voting in 2010. not that I’m an enthusiast before that, though. what’s the point of voting if every person can vote hundreds and thousands of times every freakin day? and now some awards are making the vote only some a part of the decision to have the winner, but sorry. it’s not convincing either. no show no awards? just give the awards to some company? just make it so that the winners are diversed enough so there will be no fanwar?sigh.

    I do like to watch award shows tho. Because we get to see some collabs, special performances, remixes, and some cute interactions between idols in different groups and companies. I like to laugh at some fans who would wail and shriek and hate whenever their oppars/unnirs are interacting closely with someone outside his/her group >:)

  • Chocho268

    I voted the first, second and third day and then said WTF and couldn’t be bothered anymore. The winners are likely already decided and I’m a person that doesn’t care about awards anyway.

  • http://twitter.com/lillian23910 Sharon

    I find the statistics far more interesting! I was also surprised about how many guys were voting and they apparently love shinwha. I was also surprised to see suju was dominating USA, I thought it would be Big Bang. About China leading the votes, we can’t forget that they have a big population. 

    I really don’t care who wins, I just want to see the performances.

  • LadyXia

    I don’t really bother with Korean Award Shows anymore. But I would hope for the Wonder Girls to win the Global Group Award – although I have a feeling they won’t win, but they still achieved a lot overseas and released awesome songs. So imo they should get recognized for it… at least a little bit ;;

    Probably getting hate for this, but…I feel like I’m the only one who wasn’t that impressed with B.A.P (personal taste, I guess) and I don’t think they deserve the rookie award any more than EXO does. I don’t stan EXO either btw, but no one of those two feel superior to me as an outsider. But hey, not winning an rookie award does not always mean you will not be super successful later on =) so fandoms need to chill with the voting anyway! 

  • moniespio

    All Korean music awards are crap. When fans or entertainment companies put their hands in choosing the winners, the awards are meaningless and official recognition. This does not happen in the Grammy’s, so stop comparing MAMA with them.

  • ariella leemackenzie

    I don’t bother about the voting and winner for this year.But I only pray that PSY will win something that night,he’s the world sensation right now..artist of the year should be him,as well as the song of the year,and music video of the year,,600++million peoples watched it..
    And for rookie of the year,,I’m hoping for Busker Busker to win although the fact that only people attending the ceremony will win the award, they basically kill the digital charts this year and not that bad in physical chart either..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QP3IZLU33W22GNCYZFUVUXW6B4 Remy Vandom

    Where do you vote for the Chinese and Japanese nominees?

  • viettu

    Does Psy really care about a MAMA award.

    It wouldn’t make sense if Busker Busker did not win Rookie award, attending or not.

    VIPs did not bother to vote since they thought BigBang would not attend. Now they’re trying to catch up. I don’t see how they can out spamming other fan bases at this rate.

    I have no faith whatsoever in any of these music award shows, but really, MAMA? Icecream just came out and got nominated for Song of the Year? Epik High is my bias but UP is new and not that impressive either. And can they just make up their mind and not put 2362713712381 songs in that category? 

    The only good thing about MAMA for me is the performances, but 4 hours are pretty long. I think I’d just skip to see the non Korean acts and maybe YG/Leessang.

  • yuki kokoro

    Can someone tell me the difference between “Best Group” and “Best Global Group”? I’m completely puzzled.

    • http://twitter.com/silverukiss Silver

       I’m not sure. To make another category so they can give out more awards?

      • yuki kokoro

        Haha maybe XD

        But the nominees are almost the same… it’s really weird… 

  • animasaurus

    I hate award season. Too much spam voting… pretty pointless too considering that voting doesn’t count for much in the final decision anyways. Besides, it says something when international fans care and vote more than their korean counterparts…

  • http://twitter.com/silverukiss Silver

    For how much mnet is supposedly trying to reach out to an international audience, they seem to cater a lot to what Korean fans what. Even in music shows that are filmed abroad, U-Kiss (who has a large international following) is hardly given any airtime, while the more popular bands within Korea are given all the hype and airtime. And now they don’t even bother to nominate U-Kiss. Of course, now I don’t have to worry about wasting time voting on the computer.

    But from what I understand, the votes hardly count for anything anyways.

  • muggle87

    it is interesting to see the votes by country, what is really surprise is how low percentage of votes coming from korea. all the nominees are kpop groups yet most of the votes are coming from other countries.

    no show no award policy… i am not even sure if they going to use that again but if that is the case busker busker said they aren’t coming and the only rookie group to confirm their attendance so far is b.a.p.

    Other groups that confirm their attendance so far are super junior, sistar, big bang, and psy. From what I hear anyways.

    • wickfan

       most korean knows the awards are rigged they are not big fans of MAMA

  • noiha

    lol it’s not like fan votes count that much. you know what count much??? hmmmm.

    SNSD and SJ will definitely get something, why? because they’re still the top acts in SM (sorry, not so much for TVXQ now, really really sorry, at least not in Korea and MNet isn’t that big name in Japan anyway). they’re not winning is ridiculous, because… they should win something, right? unless they want to make uncomfortable situation between them and SM. and YG guys/girls will definitely secure something, esp PSY. why? because Superstar K sold themselves to PSY.use these past years MNet trying to bridging into YG. with SM C&C trying to invade industry where CJ E&M got most of their money (movie/drama), i’m positive that they’ll try to bridge good relationship with non-SM companies, a strong contender preferably, and that’s YG for you. PSY? a definite winner, in whatever category. and lastly, why i’m 99% sure that Busker Busker will win something? because they’re popular, yes. but mostly because they’re from Superstar K, duh. 

    and don’t let me start on GDA. hahaha.

  • Kristyn H.

    AOA is talented.. Whoever said that they were nominated only because of being from FNC is an idiot.. FNC isn’t even that big.. and that’s coming from a girl whose life is dedicated to FTI..
    AOA’s debut impressed me very much.. Choa’s voice is <3 and Get Out was hella catchy too.

  • black_rose45000

    Please forgive my ignorance but how is “Psy (The man who put K-pop on the international plane)”? :3 I’ve just watched part of the EMAs and I saw him there too, didn’t expect he’d get so…far with Oppa Gangnam Style >.> But I’m also really clueless to current music trends so…

    “On that ground, it is very interesting to see how groups or acts with
    the largest fan bases are getting most of the votes. Super Junior as
    Artist of The Year? OST of the Year being dominated by Idols? ”
    And this is why any Korean Awards are invalid to me, and idek a thing about them, nor want to care/know. Just knowing about fans’ obsessive voting makes me shake my head and walk away.

  • Literati Tempo

    MAMA awards are a sham just like most of them. I’m just going to have fun watching the performances. I realized it a while ago and now I’m just chilling letting the crazy fans have at it. Awards don’t matter oppa could care less. Rookies might care but after a while it’s just old hat looking at you ELFs and VIPs who somehow think this matters.