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MAMA 2021 : The Mnet Asian Music Awards



K-Pop Music Awards Ceremony MAMA 2021

The K-Pop Music Awards Ceremony MAMA 2021 Full List Of Nominations, Venue And Date

  • The Mnet Asian Music Awards is one of the biggest South Korean music ceremonies
  • The award ceremony is organized by  CJ E&M, a noble entertainment company
  • This year’s edition of the K-Pop  music awards Ceremony would be held in  South Korea at the CJ ENM Contents World, Paju.
  • Great Asian music stars like TBA, Brave Girls, Twice, D.O and other has been nominated
  • Date : December 11th 2021

The Mnet Asian Music AWards which is also known as MAMA is one of the biggest South Korean music awards ceremony. The awards is annually hosted and organized by CJE&M, a South Korean entertainment and mass media company.

This year’s edition which comes with the title “make some noise” will be hosed by Lee Hyo-ri , a South Korean singer, record producer, activist, actress and television presenter and broadcasted through CJE&M’s music channel Mnet and other international networks.

According to the board of MAMA 2021, all songs that have been released from October 29, 2020, to October 31, 2021, are eligible to be nominated. And also the table below criteria for choosing the best contender in each category.


MAMA professional panel

(Local and foreign)

Digital sales

Record sales

Global music video view counts

Global music platform

(Apple Music)

Online voting

Artist of the Year






Categories by Artist[a]

Song of the Year






Categories by Genre[b]

Album of the Year[c]





Worldwide Icon of the Year[d]

• 80% (MAMA website)

• 10% (Twitter)

• 10% (Apple Music Playlist Voting

  • Best New Male/Female Artist, Best Male/Female Artist, Best Male/Female Group.
  • ^ Best Dance Performance (Solo/Male/Female Group), Best Vocal Performance (Male/Female/Group), Best Hip-hop & Urban Music, Best Band Performance, Best Collaboration, Best OST.
  • ^ Only albums with 5 new songs or more.
  • ^ a b Pre-voting will be held from November 4 to 22, 2021. Main voting period will be held from November 25 until the live broadcast of the show.

a show.

Artists from Japan, Greater China, Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam who have worked on songs released from October 1, 2020, to September 30, 2021.[6]

Professional categories

Music experts who participated in the production, creation, activities etc., of K-Pop’s records and digital songs released from October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021.[6

The below also show the various award categories and nominees

Artist of the Year


Song of the Year




Album of the Year


Worldwide Icon of the Year




Best Male Group

Best Female Group


NCT 127

NCT Dream


Stray Kids

Tomorrow X Together


Brave Girls


Oh My Girl

Red Velvet


Best Male Artist

Best Female Artist




Kang Daniel

Lee Mu-jin






Best Dance Performance – Male Group

Best Dance Performance – Female Group

Stray Kids – “Thunderous

NCT 127 – “Sticker

NCT Dream – “Hot Sauce

Seventeen – “Ready to Love”

Shinee – “Don’t Call Me”

BTS – “Butter

Aespa – “Next Level

Itzy – “In the Morning

Oh My Girl – “Dun Dun Dance”

Red Velvet – “Queendom


Twice – “Alcohol-Free

Best Dance Performance – Solo

Best Vocal Performance

Baekhyun – “Bambi”

Hyuna – “I’m Not Cool

Lisa – “Lalisa

Rosé – “On The Ground

Jeon Somi – “Dumb Dumb

Taeyeon – “Weekend

AKMU – “Nakka” (with IU)

Davichi – “Just Hug Me”

Heize – “Happen”

IU – “Celebrity

Lee Mu-jin – “Traffic Light”

Best OST

Best Collaboration

10cm – “Borrow Your Night” (Romance 101)

Jo Jung-suk – “I Like You” (Hospital Playlist Season 2)

• Choi Yu-ree – “Wish” (Hometown Cha Cha)

Lee Mu-jin – “Rain and You” (Hospital Playlist Season 2)

Yang Yo-seob & Jeong Eun-ji – “Love Day” (2021) (Romance 101)

• AKMU & IU – “Nakka”

Coldplay & BTS – “My Universe

Gaeko & Kwon Jin-ah – “I Feel Like”

Hyolyn & Dasom – “Summer or Summer”

Rain & J.Y. Park – “Switch to Me”

Best New Male Artist

Best New Female Artist







Jo Yu-ri

Kwon Eun-bi



Best HipHop & Urban Music

Best Band Performance

• Ash Island – “Melody”

• Changmo – “GJD”

Jessi – “What Type of X”

Mino – “Run Away”

• Yumdda – “9ucci”

• 10cm – “Sleepless in Seoul”

CNBLUE – “Then, Now and Forever”

Day6 – “You Make Me”

Jannabi – “A Thought on an Autumn Night”

N.Flying – “Moonshot”

The last year’s edition of K-Pop Music awards ceremony MAMA was held online which took place in South Korea due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

  Reference:  @MnetMAMA on Twitter  and Wikipedia  : FullSizeRender


Jaden Smith finally launches sustainable luggage line, which was five years in the making




Jaden Smith has launched his latest, long-awaited venture – a range of high-end suitcases made from post-consumer plastic waste. Called the Harper Collective, it aims to help usher in a new era of sustainable travel.

Five years in the making, Harper Collective is the brainchild of Smith – an actor, musician, environmental activist and son of actor Will Smith – and ex-merchandise director of Selfridges Sebastian Manes.

Together, the pair set out to create a line of lightweight, durable cases from reclaimed plastic waste, which not only tackles the issue of plastic, but is good-looking enough to appeal to a discerning clientele.

The cabin-sized case by Harper Collective. Photo: Harper Collective

The pair admit that there were “numerous mistakes along the way”, but they have now revealed pieces that are stylish with a utilitarian design. They are offered in four sizes – cabin, medium, large and trunk – in black and dark green, with black or silver hardware.

Founders Jaden Smith and Sebastian Manes. Photo: Harper Collective

Working in conjunction with a German plastic specialist company Epsotech, each suitcase is moulded from strong, lightweight Sea Plastic polymer HDPE, which uses 70 per cent post-consumer waste, while the remaining third is virgin plastic.

This marks the first time this new formula of plastic has been used for suitcases, and Manes said that every step had to be tested and double-checked.

“We started with 98 per cent recycled plastic, but found we could not effectively mould it into an effective end-product,” says Manes. “Developing the product has taken five years.”


The case lining is quilted, recycled nylon by Barbour. Photo: Harper CollectiveThe case lining is quilted, recycled nylon by Barbour. Photo: Harper Collective

The use of virgin plastic seems to fly in the face of what the company is setting out to do – which is to reduce the use of new plastic, and instead rework some of the estimated 6.3 billion metric tonnes that litter the planet. However, Smith and Manes are quick to acknowledge that this is still a work in progress.

“We understand that perfection is not always attainable in manufacturing,” they say. “But we believe in continuous improvement and innovation to produce better and more sustainable products for our customers.”

Despite the use of virgin plastic, Manes says the final product still sits within the company’s main objectives. “This material mix supports Harper

Collective’s promise that all materials are recyclable at the end of the luggage’s lifetime,” he adds.

This is far from Smith’s first foray into socially conscious business. At age 12, after witnessing plastic waste in the sea, he launched the social enterprise Just, using only replenishable rainwater bottled in packaging made from 88 per cent plant materials. He also worked with New Balance to create the Jaden 574 trainer, made using surplus materials, and also co-founded MSFTS, a sustainable streetwear brand.

He opened the I Love You food truck, selling only vegan food with the premise that anyone homeless could eat for free, while others not only had to pay, but would be charged over the odds “to pay for the person behind you,” he explained to Variety. In 2021 he also enlisted his famous family to launch Hey Humans, a vegan beauty line.

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Will Smith Visits Botswana And Promises ‘More To Come’ From Trip To Africa




American Hollywood star Will Smith  visited Botswana for the first time.

On Monday( June 19 ), Will smith shared a snippet of his travel on Twitter. “My first time in Botswana… WOW!! More to come. As long as @JasDavis_ don’t keep overheating our cameras” he captioned .

In the snippet, Smith 54, landed before going on safari.

“What if we get inspired and we want to ride an elephant?” he asks the ranger.

“No, you can’t ride an elephant,” he says, moments after Smith makes a heroes pose with the sun setting in the background.

Photo: Will smith in Botswana

“Shoot your own footage, Jas,” he says later on to Davis, who it appears is in charge of managing the actor’s social media, as he continues to capture all that Africa has to offer.

Will smith visited  Okavango Delta, a world  heritage sites in Botswana.

Will smith was very happy as he captured all that Africa offered. However, it’s unclear what he shot in Botswana.

Botswana, known for its vast landscapes, abundant wildlife, and warm hospitality.

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Andell From “The Parkers” and “Moesha” Died in Real Life From Cancer at Age 48




Yvette Wilson was an immensely talented actress and comedian who made a significant impact on the entertainment industry during her career. Born in Los Angeles, California, Wilson began her journey in the 1990s, gaining recognition for her role as Andell Wilkerson on the hit sitcom “Moesha.”

Her memorable performance on the show led to her role in the spin-off series, “The Parkers,” where she continued to captivate audiences with her comedic timing and infectious energy. Wilson’s versatile talent allowed her to effortlessly transition between television and film, appearing in popular movies like “House Party 2” and “Friday.” With her vibrant personality and undeniable charm, Wilson left an indelible mark on the entertainment world.

Tragically, Wilson’s life was cut short when she passed away in June 2012 at the age of 48. She had been battling cervical cancer, and her untimely death left her fans and colleagues devastated. Her legacy, however, lives on through her unforgettable performances, reminding us of all the talent and the joy she brought to millions of viewers.

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