BTS carved history at the 2019 Melon Music Awards, proving their dominance.
By Anna Kim
BTS cleaned up at the Melon Music Awards, one of the most prestigious awards, by winning 8 awards in total including 4 grand prizes: Best Record of the Year, Best Album of the Year with “Map of the Soul: Persona,” Best Song of the Year with “Boy with Luv,” and Best Artist of the Year. This is the first time that a single K-Pop group has swept all of the 4 major verticals, alias the Daesang, for the Melon Music Awards. BTS also received Top 10 of the Year, Netizen Popularity, Best Male Dance, and Kakao Hot Star Award. It looks like breaking records back and forth has become a habit for the boy group.
BTS’ humble acceptance speech at the 2019 MMA inspired all once again. As the group’s leader, RM first stated that he wasn’t sure if BTS deserved such a big award and honor.
“I honestly don’t know if we deserve this award, among all the artists who are here in front of us and who made great music this year,” said RM.
RM also pointed out, even in places of doubt, their fanbase ARMY helped BTS realize that they were doing things with their music and making change. He promised that BTS would continue to do as they have always done-spreading music and love.
“Through the long dark nights, you guys lit the way for us. Though we may be small, we will stay where we are, doing what we can, doing what we do best. We will also try to light up the way for your long dark nights. We love you guys!”Before the ceremony, Melon had announced the winners of their Top 10 artists of the year including BTS: EXO, BOL4, Taeyeon, Chungha, MAMAMOO, Jang Beom June, JANNABI, Heize, and M.C the Max.
BTS debuted in 2013, but they did not win their first Daesang until 2016. Now in 2019, BTS has more Daesangs than any other artist. After the awards show, BTS fans celebrated how far the group has come since their debut.
“BTS is the first group to win all the Daesangs at MMA made history. They are literally on another level,” a fan tweeted.
Record of the Year: BTS / Song of the Year: BTS “Boy with Luv” / Album of the Year: BTS Map of the Soul: Persona / Artist of the Year: BTS / Rookie of the Year: TXT, ITZY / Netizen Popularity Award: BTS / Male Dance Award: BTS “Boy with Luv” / Female Dance Award: Chung Ha “Gotta Go” / Music Style Awards Pop Category: Biillie Eilish “Bad Guy” / Best OST: Gummy “Remember Me” (Hotel Del Luna) / Best Music Video: Kang Daniel “What are you up to” / Performance(Stage) of the Year: SEVENTEEN / Ballad Award: Taeyeon “Four Seaons” / Indie Award: Melomance “Festival” / Rap Hip-Hop Award: Epik High“Lovedrunk” / Trot Award: Hong Jin Young “Love Tonight” / Songwriter Award: P-Dogg(BTS “Boy with Luv”) / Kakao Hot Star Award: BTS / Hot Trend of the Year: AB6IX / 1theK Performance Award: They Boyz / Best Rock: N. Flying “Rooftop” / Best R&B Soul: Heize “We Don’t Talk Together”
BTS cleaned up at the Melon Music Awards by winning 8 awards in total including 4 grand prizes.
BTS’s humble acceptance speech at the 2019 MMA inspired all once again.