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LIVE UPDATES | MAMA 2021: Full list of winners for year-end Mnet Asian Music Awards

The year-end ceremony saw artists like aespa, Enhypen, Stray Kids as well as a stellar presenter lineup with actors Lee Dohyun, Ahn Bohyun, and other celebs
UPDATED DEC 11, 2021
Acts like aspa, ITZY, Ateez, Stray Kids, NCT 127, NCT Dream, TXT, Enhypen and many more attended the 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards broadcast live on Mnet's YouTube channels on December 11, 2021 (Mnet)
Acts like aspa, ITZY, Ateez, Stray Kids, NCT 127, NCT Dream, TXT, Enhypen and many more attended the 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards broadcast live on Mnet's YouTube channels on December 11, 2021 (Mnet)

As the year 2021 comes to an end, the entire K-pop industry gathered together to congratulate the merits of the many acts that celebrated successful releases in the year 2021. The most awaited night of the year finally arrived and the 2021 MAMA (Mnet Asian Music Awards) aired on a live broadcast on Mnet.

The red carpet event for the show had multiple K-pop acts with several trending fourth generation idols performing at MAMA 2021. This year's ceremony featured acts like aespa, NCT 127, NCT Dream, Jannabi, HAHA, ITZY, TXT, Stray Kids, Ateez as well as artists for special stages like the leaders of the eight dance crews from Mnet's 'Street Woman Fighter' and many more, who performed in front of a live audience. The most exciting performances like the 2021 fourth-gen collab stage was the ceremony's much-awaited stage and did not disappoint. 


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List of Winners at MAMA 2021

As the MAMA 2021 honors outstanding achievements and international contributions of Asian musicians for their contribution to the industry in the year so far, the Mnet show saw a number of wins from popular fourth-generation K-pop groups. Read the full list of winners here.

Best New Female Artist 

aespa (Winner)
Jo Yuri
Kwon Eunbi

Best New Male Artist 

Enhypen (Winner)


KTO Breakout Artist - Brave Girls


Best Band Performance 

10 CM - Sleepless in Seoul
CNBLUE - Then, Now and Forever
DAY6 - You Make Me
Jannabi - A Thought on an Autumn Night (Winner)
N.Flying - Moonshot


Favorite Asian Artist - INI


Best Asian Artist Japan - JO1


Best Hip-Hop & Urban Music 

Ash Island - Melody (Winner)
Changmo - GJD
Jessi - What Type of X
Mino - Runaway 
Yumdda - Gucci


Best Dance Performance Group (Female)

aespa - Next Level (Winner)
Itzy - Mafia in the Morning
Oh My Girl - Dun Dun Dance
Red Velvet - Queendom
StayC - ASAP
Twice - Alcohol-Free


Best Dance Performance Group (Male)

BTS - 'Butter' (Winner)
NCT 127 - β€˜Sticker’
NCT Dream - β€˜Hot Sauce’
Seventeen - β€˜Ready to Love’
SHINee - β€˜Don’t Call Me’
Stray Kids - β€˜Thunderous’


TikTok - Album of the Year 

aespa - Savage
BTS - BE (Winner)
IU - Lilac
NCT 127 - Sticker
NCT Dream - Hot Sauce


Best OST

10 CM - Borrow Your Night from Romance 101 
Cho Jung-suk - I Like You from β€˜Hospital Playlist Season 2’ (Winner)
Choi Yuree - Wish from β€˜Hometown Cha Cha Cha’
Lee Mujin - Rain on Me from β€˜Hospital Playlist Season 2’
Yang Yo-seob & Jeong Eun-ji - Love Day from β€˜Romance 101’


Worldwide Fans' Choice Top 10
(Only fan-voted category)

Stray Kids
NCT Dream
NCT 127
Blackpink - Lisa





Favorite International Artist - Ed Sheeran


Best Asian Artist (Mandarin) - ACCUSEFIVE


Best Asian Artist (Thailand) - Tilly Birds


Best Asian Artist (Indonesia) - Anneth


Best Asian Artist (Vietnam) - Quan A.P


Best New Asian Artist (Japan) - Ado


Best New Asian Artist (Mandarin) - Anson Lo


Best New Asian Artist (Thailand) - Sprite X Guygeegee


Best New Asian Artist (Indonesia) - Lyodra


Best New Asian Artist (Vietnam) - Hoang Duyen


Worldwide Icon of the Year - BTS


TikTok - Favorite Moment - BTS


Best Male Group

BTS (Winner)
NCT 127
NCT Dream
Stray Kids


Best Female Group

Brave Girls
Oh My Girl
Red Velvet
Twice (Winner)


Best Artist (Female) - IU


Best Vocal Performace - IU - Celebrity


Best Artist (Male) - EXO Baekhyun


Best Dance Performance (Solo) - Blackpink Rose - One the Ground


Best Collaboration of the Year - AKMU x IU - β€˜NAKKA’



Best Executive Producer of the Year - Bang Si-hyuk (BTS, TXT and Enhypen)


Best Producer of the Year - Teddy (Blackpink Lisa - β€˜Lalisa’)


Best Composer of the Year - Yoo Young-jin (Aespa - β€˜Next Level’)


Best Engineer of the Year - Gu Jong Pil and Kwon Nam Woo (IU - β€˜Celebrity’)


Best Video Director - Lumpens (BTS - β€˜Butter’)


Best Choreographer - Lee Lee-jung (Lisa - β€˜Money’)


Best Art Director - Mu:E (BTS - 'Butter')


Grand Prize (Daesang)

TikTok Song of the Year 

aespa - Next Level
BTS - Butter (Winner)
IU - Celebrity
Lee Mujin - Traffic Light
Oh My Girl - Dun Dun Dance


TikTok Artist of the Year

BTS (Winner)
NCT 127
Oh My Girl