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.

See also: Performances From The 2016 Melon Music Awards

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

exo melon 2

Best Album of the Year Award – BTS
BTS melon

Best Song of the Year Award – TWICE for “Cheer Up”

Twice Melon 2

Best New Artist AwardBLACKPINK


Popularity Awards (digital score 40 percent + voting 60 percent)

Netizen Choice Award – EXO

EXO Melon Netizen

Hot Trend Award – Block B’s Zico

Block B's Zico Melon

Music Style Awards (digital score 40 percent + judges’ score 30 percent + voting 30 percent)

Ballad AwardApink’s Jung Eunji  for Female and Lim Chang Jung for Male

Jung Eunji Melon

Dance Award – GFRIEND for Female, EXO for Male

Gfriend Melon

Exo Melon Dance

Rap/Hip-hop – Zico

zico Melon

Indie – Bolbbalgan4

bolbbalgan4 Melon

TrotHong Jin Young

Hong Jin Young Melon


10cm Melon

OST – Yoon Mirae for “Always” from “Descendants of the Sun”

Yoon Mirae Melon

R&B/Soul – Suzy and Baekhyun’s “Dream”

Rock – Ha Hyun Woo of Guckkasten’s “Don’t Cry”

Special Awards 

Music Video Award (judges’ score 100 percent) – Red Velvet for “Russian Roulette”

Red Velvet Melon

MBC Music Star Award (MBC Plus Media judges’ 100 percent) – SEVENTEEN

Seventeen Melon

Kakao Hot Star Award  (Kakao Talk (Plus Friend) voting 100 percent) – EXO

EXO Melon

Tencent QQ Music Asia Star Award (QQ Music user voting) – iKON

ikon Melon

Hall of Fame (judges’ score 100 percent) – Sechs Kies

Sechs Kies Melon

Congratulations to all the winners!

See also: The 2016 Melon Music Awards Red Carpet

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