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BTS takes home bag-full trophies at 2018 MMA

  • Published : Dec 2, 2018 - 00:06
  • Updated : Dec 2, 2018 - 00:06

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Having swept prizes in previous award shows like the MGA and Asia Artist Award, BTS once again won big at the 2018 Melon Music Awards that took place in Seoul.

Held on Saturday evening at Gocheok Sky Dome, the star studded event, celebrating its 10th year, saw the "Idol" singers take home a total of seven trophies, the most of anyone in attendance.

The biggest awards of the night went to BTS, as the band received the Best Artist of the Year award and the Best Album of the Year award with its "Love Yourself: Tear" album.

"It's been a whirlwind of a year. We had gone through so many things since our debut, and we had thought, 'why does the world give us only hardships?' but we realized that those experiences fertilized us. Thanks you so much and we will keep moving forward," Suga said.


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Jin said, "We could have made this thanks to you ARMYs, and we could have weathered through ups and downs thanks to you. We attribute this glory to ARMY."

Jimin also said, "This award is for ARMYs who made us "hot" wherever and whatever we do. This is not Hot Star award but Hot Army award."

The K-pop phenomenon also took home Best Rap / Hip-hop award for its mega hit "Fake Love" and the coveted Netizen's Choice award, as well as Top 10, Kakao Hot Star and Global Artist awards.

"We feel grateful, as we heard that voting for the award was very competitive. The award goes out to you guys, and we will work harder to show you better performances," Jungkook said.

J-Hope also said, "We learned so many things traveling and performing around the world. This year, we learned that there are so many different people on this earth and that lots of communications are going on. I feel so proud and happy right now. I think we've reached a point where we have to pave way for other artists and give them strength. Thank you so much.”


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BTS also appeared as last performers at the event, showcasing "Fake Love," "Airplane Pt.2" and "Idol" as finale, during which the band donned fleshy Korea's traditional hanboks.

The event also recognized some of the best talents in K-pop in 2018.

Best Record of the Year was given to Wanna One and Best Song of the Year went to iKON's "Love Scenario."

iKON's B.I walked away with Best Song Writer award.

Rising rookies (G)I-DLE and The Boyz were recognized as Best New Artists, while acts like iKON, Black Pink, Wanna One, Bolbbalgan4, Mamamoo and Apink were awarded with Top 10 award.


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The entire list of winners:


Best New Artist - Female : (G)I-DLE

Best New Artist - Male: The Boyz

Top 10: BTS

Top 10: iKON

1theK Performance: Momoland

Best Ballad: Roy Kim, Only Then

Best Rap / Hip hop: BTS, Fake Love

Best Dance - Female: Black Pink, Ddu-du ddu-du

Best Dance - Male: Wanna One, Boomerang

Kakako Hot Star: BTS

Hot Trend: Loco, Hwasa, Don't

Best Music Video: GFriend, Time for the Moon Light

Top 10: Bolbbalgan4

Top 10: Wanna One

Global Artist: BTS

Netizen Choice: BTS

Pop: Camila Cabello, Habana

Top 10: Mamamoo

Top 10: Apink

Top10: Blackpink

Top10: BTOB

Stage of the Year: Lee Sun-hee

Song Writer: B.I of iKON

Best Trot: Hong Jin-young, Goodbye

Best Song of the Year: iKON, Love Scenario

Best Album of the Year: BTS, Love Yourself: Tear

Best Record of the Year: Wanna One

Best Artist of the Year: BTS