The 2016 Melon Music Awards took place on November 19 KST at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea.
The Melon Music Awards, presented by Kakao, honors K-pop artists and their achievements this year based on their performance on Melon, one of Korea’s largest online music store. There are a total of 23 different awards, divided into four broad categories: Main, Popularity, Music Style, and Special Awards. Check out the full list of winners below.
Previously, the Top 10 Artists were announced (digital score 80 percent + voting 20 percent) :
Red Velvet, MAMAMOO, BTS, BewhY, Akdong Musician, EXO, GFRIEND, Block B’s Zico, Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon, and TWICE.
Main Awards (digital score 70 percent + voting 30 percent)
Best Artist of the Year Award – EXO
Best Album of the Year Award – BTS
Best Song of the Year Award – TWICE for “Cheer Up”
Best New Artist Award – BLACKPINK
Popularity Awards (digital score 40 percent + voting 60 percent)
Netizen Choice Award – EXO
Hot Trend Award – Block B’s Zico
Music Style Awards (digital score 40 percent + judges’ score 30 percent + voting 30 percent)
Ballad Award – Apink’s Jung Eunji for Female and Lim Chang Jung for Male
Dance Award – GFRIEND for Female, EXO for Male
Rap/Hip-hop – Zico
Indie – Bolbbalgan4
Trot – Hong Jin Young
Folk/Blues – 10cm
OST – Yoon Mirae for “Always” from “Descendants of the Sun”
R&B/Soul – Suzy and Baekhyun’s “Dream”
Rock – Ha Hyun Woo of Guckkasten’s “Don’t Cry”
Music Video Award (judges’ score 100 percent) – Red Velvet for “Russian Roulette”
MBC Music Star Award (MBC Plus Media judges’ 100 percent) – SEVENTEEN
Kakao Hot Star Award (Kakao Talk (Plus Friend) voting 100 percent) – EXO
Tencent QQ Music Asia Star Award (QQ Music user voting) – iKON
Hall of Fame (judges’ score 100 percent) – Sechs Kies
Congratulations to all the winners!
See also: The 2016 Melon Music Awards Red Carpet