BTS Sweeps All 4 Daesangs At Melon Music Awards 2019, Total Of 8 Awards
It was a record-setting night for BTS at the Melon Music Awards 2019!
The Melon Music Awards 2019 were held on November 30 at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea. In addition to presenting awards to some of the brightest stars in Korean music over the past year, stars also appeared on the red carpet and an amazing lineup gave brilliant performances.
BTS had previously been announced by Melon to be one of their Top 10 Artists that year. In addition to this award, the group soon picked up trophies for Best Dance (Male), Kakao Hot Star Award, and the Netizen’s Popularity Award.
BTS also swept all four Daesangs (grand prizes) by the end of the night: 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 Daesangs at a year-end awards show.
In a speech for Artist of the Year, V said, “The child who ate candy as an elementary school student is now standing here today. I personally don’t think that I’m that special a person, so every time our music is recognized like this and people tell us that they felt healed or happy because of us, I choke up. I really don’t think I can give up. We will continue to grow and repay ARMY with good music next year and the years after that.”
J-Hope continued, “This year we have also received this great award. It is a great honor and I think that it’s a way of thanking all of you. There were so many things to feel honored and grateful about this year. If you asked me to pick the most memorable, it would be impossible. I don’t want to miss a single moment, because it’s all so precious to me, and I want to express that, but I’m also afraid of missing the moment. I want to thank everyone as loud as I can for giving us so many honors and awards. I will remember this moment.”
RM added, “When we finish an event like this, we go home and feel a sense of weakness. We work hard in the studio to make music, practice hard in the practice room, and sing on this black stage. There are times when we wonder whether we are really doing something. But just as you all have been the lamps for us in our night, we will be the lamps for you in the ways we know how. I love you, ARMY.”
In a speech for Song of the Year, RM said, “When we were deciding the title for ‘Boy With Luv’ [Korean title: “A Poem for Small Things”], I remember Jimin being concerned that it sounded like we were saying your love is something small to us. But things that are small are not necessarily bad. We will continue to run, sing, and dance until the small things are no longer small.”
In a speech for Album of the Year, Suga said, “Album of the Year is a really big award, and it’s an honor to receive it. I’d like to thank the members who worked on it, PD Bang Shi Hyuk, the composers/producers, and the staff members. It was fun working on ‘Persona.’ It was busy, but fun. No matter how I think about it, I am happiest while making music and touring. 2019 was a very happy year for us. Thank you to ARMY all around the world for showing love to this album.”
Jimin continued, “I said that I wanted to repay you last year with this award, and I’m happy that we could do it this year. We said that we would just work hard on this album without thinking about results or numerical values, but I think that I personally am very influenced by those things. The reason is because I don’t know when we’ll be able to repay the enormous amount of support and love that we have received from everyone. That’s why I want to continue singing and dancing with the members and spending time with everyone. We will work hard to win another Daesang next year. Thank you very much.”
Congratulations to BTS!
— BTS_official (@bts_bighit) November 30, 2019