The 2020 Melon Music Awards are finally here!
Kicking off on Tuesday (12/02), the annual awards show is taking place online until 5 December. This mark's MMA's first time to be held in a virtual space and the organisers promise to create a new "performance culture" as part of the experience.
The likes of BTS, TXT, MONSTA X, OH MY GIRL, DAY6(Even of Day) THE BOYZ, Simon Dominic, CODE KUNST, JANNABI, Lim Young Woong, Young Tak, and more are scheduled to perform throughout the week.
Last month, MMA's Top 10 Artists were revealed to include: Baek Yerin, EXO's Baekhyun, BLACKPINK, BTS, Im Young Woong, IU, IZ*ONE, Kim Ho Joong, Oh My Girl, and Block B's Zico.
Aside from their Top 10 Artist inclusion, BTS also won Artist of the Year and Netizen's Choice. The group also took home the Song of the Year and Best Dance (Male) awards for their Grammy-nominated hit, 'Dynamite'. Their February 2020 record, Map of the Soul:7, won Album of the Year.
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K-pop rookies Cravity and Weeekly won Best New Artist, while MONSTA X were awarded with Best Performance. BLACKPINK's 'How You Like That' took home the award for Best Dance (Female).
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'eight,' IU's collaboration with SUGA, won Best Rock, and 'Leo,' BOL4's song with EXO's Baekhyun got the award for Best Indie.
Check out the complete list of winners here:
Top 10 Artists
- Baek Yerin
- EXO's Baekhyun
- Im Young Woong
- Kim Ho Joong
- Oh My Girl
- Block B's Zico
Artist of the Year: BTS
Album of the Year: BTS - Map of the Soul: 7
Song of the Year: BTS - 'Dynamite'
Best Ballad - DAVICHI - 'Dear'
Best Rap/Hip-Hop - DAMOIM (YUMDDA, The Quiett, Deepflow, Simon Dominic) - 'IMMADO'
Best R&B/Soul - Baek Yerin - 'Square (2017)'
Best Indie - BOL4 - Leo feat. Baekhyun
Best OST - Jo Jung Suk - 'Aloha'
Best Rock: IU - 'Eight (Prod. & Feat. Suga of BTS)'
Best New Artist (Male): Cravity
Best New Artist (Female): Weeekly 위클리
1theK original contents Award: THE BOYZ
Best Songwriter: Young Tak
Best Performance Director: Son Sung Deuk
Best Dance (Male): BTS - 'Dynamite'
Best Dance (Female): BLACKPINK - 'How You Like That'
Best Performance: MONSTA X
Best Trot: Lim Youngwoong
Hot Trend Award: Trotman 6
Best Pop: Sam Smith - 'To Die For'
Netizen's Choice: BTS
Here's a recap of MMA Week:
Day 1: 2 December
Day 2: 3 December
Day 3: 4 December
Day 4: 5 December
1 Erratum: This article previously referred to TREASURE and MAMAMOO as performers for the awards show. It has since been amended.