MelOn Music Awards (MMA) 2016 Winners: Complete List Out

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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”

Special Awards

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!

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