MelOn Music Awards (MMA) 2016 held at the Gocheok SkyDome located in Gocheok-Dong in Seoul. It is the biggest Korean music appreciation event, and the live broadcast started at 7 pm KST. The award ceremony was a star dubbed show. Performances of famous celebs like Scarlet Heart
There were a number of performances of popular celebs like Scarlet Heart Ryeo, Lee Ji-eun, and Byun Baek-hyn. It was organized by Leon Entertainment through its online music store, MelOn. The winners were selected via the means of fan voting and the analysis of the digital sales for the year.
MelOn Music Awards 2016 Winners
The MMA 2016 was presented by Kakao, honored K-pop artists and their achivements this year. A total of 23 different awards were distributed divided into four broad categories: Main, Popularity, Music Style, and Special Awards. Below is the full list of MMA 2016 Winners.
The Top 10 Artists were declared based on the digital score and voting (80%+20%). Red Velvet, MAMAMOO, BTS, BewhY, Akdong Musician, EXO, GFRIEND, Block B’s Zico, Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon, and TWICE.
MMA Winners 2016
Main Awards (digital score 70 percent + voting 30 percent)
Best Artist of the Year Award – EXO
Best Album of the YearAward – 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”
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!