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It's been a great year of music and after much waiting, the nominees for the 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards are here!
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31 Oct 2016 - 4:04 PM  UPDATED 31 Oct 2016 - 4:04 PM

As we come towards the end of 2016, we're starting to look back at some of the year's best music releases in order to compile the obligatory best-of-the-year lists. One of the big end-of-the-year award events is the Mnet Asian Music Awards, and after much waiting around, the list of nominees are finally here!

Best New Male Artist

  • NCT 127
  • SF9
  • ASTRO
  • KNK
  • PENTAGON

Best New Female Artist

  • Black Pink
  • gugudan
  • Bolbbalgan4
  • I.O.I
  • WJSN/Cosmic Girls

Best Male Group

  • EXO
  • iKON
  • BTS
  • Block B
  • SHINee
  • Infinite

Best Female Group

  • TWICE
  • Red Velvet
  • Mamamoo
  • G-Friend
  • Wonder Girls

Best Male Artist

  • Park Hyo-shin
  • Psy
  • Lim Chang-jung
  • Zico
  • Crush

Best Female Artist

  • Baek A-yeon
  • Ailee
  • Lee Hi
  • Jeong Eun-ji
  • Taeyeon

Best Dance Performance Solo

  • Luna - "Free Somebody"
  • Jun Hyo-Seong - "Find Me"
  • Taemin - "Press Your Number"
  • Tiffany - "I Just Wanna Dance"
  • HyunA - "How's This?"

Best Dance Performance Male Group

  • EXO - "Monster"
  • GOT7 - "Hard Carry"
  • Monsta X - "All In"
  • BTS - "Blood, Sweat, & Tears"
  • VIXX - "Fantasy"
  • SEVENTEEN - "Pretty U"

Best Dance Performance Female Group

  • AOA - "Good Luck"
  • TWICE - "Cheer Up"
  • Red Velvet - "Russian Roulette"
  • SISTAR - "I Like That"
  • G-Friend - "Rough"

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 - "Fallen In Love (Only With You)"
  • Crush - "Don't Forget"

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"

Best Vocal Performance Group

  • Davichi - "Beside Me"
  • Mamamoo - "You're The Best"
  • BEAST - "Ribbon"
  • BTOB - "Remember That"
  • Urban Zakapa - "I Don't Love You"

Best Band Performance

  • 10CM - ""What The Spring??"
  • CNBLUE - "You're So Fine"
  • DAY6 - "Letting Go"
  • FT Island - "Take Me Now"
  • Guckkasten - "Pulse"

Best Rap Performance 

  • Gary - "Lonely Night"
  • DOK2 - "1llusion"
  • San E, Mad Clown - "Sour Grapes"
  • Cjamm, BewHY - "puzzle"
  • Zico - "I Am You, You Are Me"

Best Collaboration

  • MOBB - "Hit Me"
  • Park Hyung, Eunha - "Inferiority" 
  • BoA, Beenzino - "No Matter What"
  • Suzy, Baekhyun - "Dream"
  • Eric Nam, Wendy - "Spring Love"

Best Music Video

  • Black Pink - "Whistle"
  • Dean - "Bonnie & Clyde"
  • Ga In - "Carnival (The Last Day)"
  • BTS - :"Blood, Sweat, & Tears"
  • Wonder Girls - "Why So Lonely"

Best OST

  • Gummy - "Moonlight Drawn By Clouds" (Moonlight Drawn By Clouds
  • Davichi - "This Love" (Descendants of the Sun)
  • Ben - "Like a Dream" (Another Miss Oh)
  • Lee Juck - "Don't Worry" (Reply 1998)
  • Jang Beom-june - "Reminiscence" (Signal)

The 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards will take place on December 2 at the AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong, and all Asian pop music fans can vote for their favourite artists right HERE!

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