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Third Generation Bombs: EXO & TWICE’s Feats In MAMA That Have Remained Unmatched!

by Victoria Marian Belmis / Nov 28, 2021 05:19 AM EST
TWICE's Jihyo, Nayeon, Momo, Sana, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu

The 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards (2021 MAMAs) is fast approaching, and netizens and fans have been hard at work, voting for their favorite K-pop artists in the respective categories they were nominated in! 

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The two prestigious awards, the "Artist of the Year" and "Album of the Year" awards, are something fans want to covet for their favorite K-pop artists. A lot of K-pop artists have made it big this 2021, and this will surely be a MAMAs to be remembered.

But aside from what's to come, a lot of exciting achievements such as records have already occurred in previous MAMAs, and two K-pop groups come to mind when it comes to records and achievements that have not been repeated in the MAMAs, the groups being TWICE and EXO.

Notably, EXO has been only nominated for one category for this year's MAMAs, which is the "Worldwide Fans' Choice Top 10." But they are one of the most decorated K-pop groups in terms of MAMAs achievements as they have been nominated for a total of 40 awards and won 16.

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Among the 16 awards they have bagged, the most impressive achievement they were able to garner was winning the "Album of the Year" award five times straight from 2013 up until 2017.

The EXO albums that were able to garner the "Album of the Year" awards were "XOXO," "Overdose," "Exodus," "Ex'Act," and "The War," in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 respectively. EXO-Ls, EXO's fandom name, are extremely proud of their favorite K-pop group.

Similarly, ONCEs (the fandom name of TWICE) are immensely proud of TWICE as they also have a record as notable as EXO. TWICE has also been nominated more than 40 times for the MAMAs, winning 16 of the awards.

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For TWICE, however, it was the highly elusive "Song of the Year" award which they won three consecutive times, which has never been done by any other female artist since TWICE.

TWICE's "Cheer Up," "Signal," and "What Is Love?" were able to garner the "Song of the Year" in 2016, 2017, and 2018, respectively.

The 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards will surely have more things in store for the aforementioned K-pop groups, and they truly aren't done making their mark in the K-pop industry yet.

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