Who Will Win The 2022 MAMA Awards’ Daesang Prizes? Here’s The Outlook

“Artist of the Year” might be a surprise.

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The 2022 MAMA Awards will take place in Japan on November 29-30, so with the awards show happening in a month, netizens are already speculating about who will take home the grand prizes (daesangs). Notably, even though netizens can use the MAMA Awards‘ criteria to speculate about who will take the awards, the judging panel can greatly influence the results.

Here is the current outlook.

Artist of the Year

The “Artist of the Year” daesang is decided by 20% digital sales in Korea, 10% digital sales globally, 30% physical sales, and 40% from the judge’s panel.

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Based on these metrics and without the inclusion of the judge’s 40%, IVE is the predicted winner for “Artist of the Year.”

However, notably, Lim Young Woong has the highest digital sales in Korea, BTS has the highest digital sales globally, and Stray Kids has the highest physical sales.

Song of the Year

The “Song of the Year” daesang is decided by 40% digital sales in Korea, 20% digital sales globally, and 40% from the judge’s panel.

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Based on these metrics and without the inclusion of the judge’s 40%, IVE’s hit-song “LOVE DIVE” is the predicted winner for “Song of the Year.”

Although IVE’s “LOVE DIVE” had the highest digital sales in Korea, BLACKPINK‘s “Pink Venom” notably had the highest digital sales globally.

Album of the Year

The “Album of the Year” daesang is decided by 60% physical album sales and 40% from the judge’s panel.

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Based on the metrics for physical album sales and without the inclusion of the judge’s 40%, BTS’s anthology album PROOF is predicted to win “Album of the Year.”

You can read about the nominees here.

Here Is A Look At All The Nominations For The 2022 MAMA Awards

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