The Melon Music Awards 2018 which celebrates it’s tenth year running,
was held at the Gocheok Dome in Seoul on 1st December and recognized the most popular artists from December 2017 to October 2018. The event was streamed live globally via 1theK on YouTube.
The MMAs combine online fan votes, digital sales, and judge scores to determine it’s winners.
Some of the more notable moments at this year’s show came in the form of Hong Jin Young winning her fourth consecutive Best Trot Award at the MMAs.
iKON won the Daesang for Song of the Year while Wanna One won the Daesang for Record of the Year.
BTS won a total of seven awards including two Daesangs and killed their mash up performance of their biggest hits this year. The highlight of BTS’ twenty minute long performance was the impressive ‘IDOL‘ stage which implemented Korean traditional dance and culture.
Another viral moment from the show would be BTOB‘s Changsub announcing that he would sing for fans till his hair turns gray. However he’d forgotten that his hair had been dyed gray and had inadvertently announced his retirement much to the amusement of his fellow BTOB members.
Apink delighted their fans as they used this opportunity to announce that they will be making a comeback in January.
Here is a list of all the winners from this year’s MMAs!
Top 10 Artists of 2018: Apink, BLACKPINK, Bolbbalgan4, BTOB, BTS, EXO, iKON, MAMAMOO, TWICE and Wanna One.
Best Artist of the Year (Daesang): BTS
Best Record of the Year (Daesang): Wanna One
Best Album of the Year (Daesang): BTS – “LOVE YOURSELF 轉 ‘Tear’”
Best Song of the Year (Daesang): iKON – “Love Scenario”
Global Artist Award: BTS
Best New Artist Award (Male): The Boyz
Best New Artist Award (Female): (G)I-DLE
Hot Trend Award: Loco and Hwasa (MAMAMOO) – “Don’t”
Netizen Popularity Award: BTS
Songwriter Award: iKON’s B.I
Stage of the Year Award: Lee Sun Hee – “Climax”
Best Dance Award (Male): Wanna One – “Boomerang”
Best Dance Award (Female): BLACKPINK – “DDU-DU DDU-DU”
Best Ballad Award: Roy Kim – “Only Then”
Best Rap/Hip Hop Award: BTS – “Fake Love”
Best Trot Award: Hong Jin Young – “Good Bye”
Best R&B/Soul Award: IU – “BBIBBI”
Best Indie Award: MeloMance – “Tale”
Best Rock Award: Min Kyung Hoon and Kim Heechul (Super Junior) – “After Effects”
Best OST Award: Paul Kim – “Every Day, Every Moment”
Best Pop Award: Camila Cabello – “Havana”
Best Music Video Award: GFRIEND – “Time for the Moon Night”
1theK Performance Award: MOMOLAND
Kakao Hot Star Award: BTS
Congratulations to all the Melon Music Awards 2018 winners!