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[Photo News] BTS arrives at 2018 MGA, expected to collect multiple trophies

By Kim Arin

  • Published : Nov 6, 2018 - 17:50
  • Updated : Nov 6, 2018 - 18:57

BTS hit the red carpet at the 2018 MBC Plus x Genie Music Awards, with multiple wins on the horizon.

MBC Plus x Genie Music Awards or MGA is a newly launched K-pop music awards co-hosted by South Korea’s major television network MBC and music streaming platform Genie.

Fans and reporters were crowding the venue in Incheon hours before the red carpet officially began at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

BTS is the creme de la creme of the superstars lined up for the event.

The seven-member act has swept the preshow voting, which showed a turnout of 30,652,692, conducted for a month from Oct. 1 to Oct. 31. The winner of each category is decided by a popular vote, expert analysis and music streaming data, among other factors.

The boy band topped seven categories, including boy group of the year, best-selling artist, and artist of the year -- the last of which is the top honor of the night. The Billboard-topping single “Idol” won the group best dance of the year for male groups, “Fake Love” the best rap/hip-hop and “Love Yourself: Answer” the digital album.

A joint performance by BTS and US singer-songwriter Charlie Puth will be the headline event at MGA, one of the first year-end music awards of 2018.

By Kim Arin (arin@heraldcorp.com)

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