The 2023 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) nominations have been unveiled, and it’s a K-pop showdown with BTS’ Jimin and TXT leading the pack. Both artists have achieved remarkable nominations for this year’s awards, with TXT receiving nods as a group and Jimin being recognized for his solo work. When you factor in BTS’s nominations, Jimin’s total nominations surpass TXT’s, making him a nominee for three Daesang awards at this year’s ceremony.
Jimin’s Solo Success
Jimin embarked on his solo career with the release of his album “FACE” and its title track “Like Crazy.” This solo debut set numerous international music records in terms of sales and trends. Jimin has received a total of 8 nominations, with his name making the final list in 6 categories. When combined with BTS’s overall nominations, Jimin boasts an incredible 13 nominations, indicating that he’s a nominee for three Daesang awards at this year’s MAMA.
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TXT’s Impressive Nominations
TXT, a group under BIGHIT MUSIC and the label’s second boy group after BTS is making waves at this year’s MAMA as well. They’ve secured a remarkable eight nominations, showing their growing influence in the industry. Songs like “Sugar Rush Ride” and “Goodbye Now” from their “Love Revolution” album have been nominated for the Song of the Year Award. Additionally, TXT’s “The Name Chapter: Temptation” is in the running for Album of the Year, along with albums from Stray Kids and NewJeans.
This year’s MAMA nominations feature an exciting blend of top K-pop idols alongside Western artists, a less common occurrence for the top awards. Mega collaborations like Jungkook’s “Seven” (Feat. Latto) and J-Hope’s “On the Street” (Feat. J. Cole) have expanded the scope of nominations, highlighting the global reach and influence of K-pop.
Fans’ Choice Awards
Don’t miss the chance to cast your vote for the 2023 MAMA Worldwide Fans’ Choice Awards, where you can support your favorite artists. Pre-voting for these awards continues until October 30 at 11:59 PM KST. Stay tuned for the highly anticipated 2023 MAMA ceremony on November 28 and 29 at Tokyo Dome in Japan, where the winners will be celebrated and music excellence will be honored.