The Winners Of The 2016 Melon Music Awards
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