Asia's Biggest Music Awards

JUDGING CRITERIA

1. K-POP Categories

Eligible Nominees
Songs or albums released between October 18th, 2017 and October 31st, 2018
Judging System
Mwave voting, MAMA expert judges’ evaluation, digital chart data (album/song sales), album sales, social media voting, global music video view counts, live social media voting will be considered for final winners selection.

Fans’ Choice (New) : The final winners are selected by combining Mwave voting, social media voting, and global music video view counts.

Worldwide Icon of the Year (New) : The Global Top 10 will be selected based on the Fans’ Choice category results, and the final winner will be chosen via live social media voting during the <2018 MAMA FANS’ CHOICE in JAPAN> on-air show.

Judging Criteria
Judging Criteria
Division Mwave
Online Voting
MAMA Expert Judges
(International + local)
Music Sales Record Sales Social Media
Voting
Global M/V
View Counts
Live
Social Media
Voting
K-POP
Categories
Artist of the Year Award Category by Artist 20% 30% 30% 20% - - -
Song of the Year Award Category by Genre 20% 40% 30% 10% - - -
Album of the Year - 40% - 60% - - -
Worldwide Icon
of the Year
60% - - - 20% 20% +10%
Global TOP 10
Fans’ Choice
60% - - - 20% 20% -
Special Awards 30% 70% - - - - -
Data provided by GAON chart, Twitter, YouTube
Social Media (Twitter) Voting
- Use registered account on Twitter, only public account is allowed to vote in a poll.
- Only one vote in a day is allowed per account.
- Your tweet MUST include official hashtag of 2018 MAMA vote, which is #MAMAVOTE and official hashtag of an artist, #ARTISTNAME, when voting.
- Retweeting acceptable tweets from other accounts is accepted.
- Tweets with hashtags at multiple artists at the same time are not accepted.
- Tweets using private, bot, ghost accounts are not accepted.
- Tweets that violate Twitter Rules and Policies are not accepted.

2. Asia Music Categories

Eligible Nominees
Artists that worked on songs or albums released between October 18th, 2017 and September 30th, 2018 in 5 regions of Asia (Japan, Mandarin, Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia).
Judging System
The final winners to be selected based on international expert judges panels’ evaluation.

Best New Asian Artist(New) : Awarded to a remarkable new artist in 5 regions of Asia (Japan, Mandarin, Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia).

Data will be provided by ORICON (Japan), Tencent Music(China), KKBOX (Hong Kong, Taiwan),
and JOOX (Indonesia, Thailand), and ZING MP3 (Vietnam)

3. Professional categories

To recognize professional creators in diverse music fields who have contributed to the development of Asian music.
Eligible Nominees
Music expert who participated in music related contents released between October 18th, 2017 and October 31st, 2018
Judging System
Final Winners to be selected based on the music chart data from each region, and the evaluation of expert judges panel working in Asia
Data will be provided by GAON (South Korea), ORICON (Japan), Tencent Music(Mandarin), KKBOX (Hong Kong, Taiwan),
JOOX(Indonesia, Thailand), and ZING MP3(Vietnam)
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