The 2018 Melon Music Awards honored the brightest stars in the Korean music industry.
By Anna Kim
The 2018 Melon Music Awards, which is a renowned annual music award show that is organized by a Kakao company through its online music store, Melon, was held on December 1st, 2018 at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul.
A plenty of idols and singers showcased eye-catching performances on stage and the most popular artists over the past year from December 2017 to October 2018 were recognized at the award ceremony. The Melon Music Awards is noted for its emphasis on digital sales and public votes to determine its winners. This year, Melon held its 10th year and has secured its place in the music award world along with Mnet Asian Music Awards, Golden Disk Awards, and Seoul Music Awards as one of the big four music awards.
Melon announced the Top 10 awardees for 2018 in November. The winners were Apink, BLACKPINK, Bolbbalgan4, BTOB, BTS, EXO, iKON, MAMAMOO, TWICE, and Wanna One. These awardees were applauded by music lovers and their avid efforts paid off.
Among the splendid awardees, BTS was the best boy idol group hands down by sweeping six music sectors: Best Artist of the Year (Grand Prix), Best Album of the Year (Grand Prix), Global Artist Award, Netizen Popularity Award, Best Rap/Hip Hop Award, and Kakao Hot Star Award.
Scores of users online congratulated all of the winners on their performances.
“Congratulations to all the winners and I’m so proud of my babies BTS! This performance was the best one ever at the Melon award ceremony. I’ll never get over IDOL’s intro, never,” said Michael, an online user.
Here is a full winner list of the Melon Music Awards:
Best Artist of the Year (Grand Prix)=BTS / Best Record of the Year (Grand Prix)=Wanna One / Best Album of the Year (Grand Prix)=BTS-“LOVE YOURSELF 轉 'Tear' / Best Song of the Year (Grand Prix)=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 MAMAMOO’s Hwasa-“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)=Wanne 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 Super Junior’s Kim Heechul-“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