Iz*One named best new female artist

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On Monday, South Korean-Japanese girl group Iz*One (above) were named best new female artist at the 2018 Mnet Asian Music Awards in Seoul. However, an online poll had put Iz*One in second place, behind (G)i-dle. But a spokesman for Mnet, a South Korean pay television music channel, said online votes were not the only deciding factor, adding that Iz*One have higher digital sales than (G)i-dle. 

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 13, 2018, with the headline 'Iz*One named best new female artist'. Print Edition | Subscribe