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K-pop artists and songs that shone the brightest this year bagged awards at the MelOn Music Awards 2021 (MMA)! On Saturday, the annual awards ceremony gave six major and special awards to artists IU, aespa, Brave Girls, NCT DREAM and more!
MMA 2021 Welcomes with Star-Studded Performers under this Year Slogan, 'NEXT MUSIC UNIVERSE, MMA 2021'
On Dec. 4, artists who dominated the K-pop scene this year gathered at the 2021 MelOn Music Awards, organized by Kakao TV and music-streaming platform, MelOn.
In the broadcast, which started at 6 p.m. KST, MMA 2021 pre-show "MMA? the Record" was led by announcer Park Sun Young and comedian Lee Yong Jin.
As the broadcast went on, music powerhouses IU, Lee Mujin, Heize, Lim Young Woong, MSG Wannabe (M.O.M), TOMORROW X TOGETHER (TXT), THE BOYZ, ENHYPEN, Brave Girls, and STAYC, and other stars raised the mood with their attendance and exciting performances under this year's slogan, "NEXT MUSIC UNIVERSE MMA 2021".
During the ceremony, IU, aespa, and BTS took home this year's MMA Grand Prize. In particular, IU and BTS bagged the most awards tonight with a total of five awards each, wherein both secured a bonsang as well. aespa then followed with four awards.
Here are the MelOn Music Awards 2021 Winners:
MMA2021 Top10 (Bonsang):
- ASH ISLAND
- NCT DREAM
- Lim Young Woong
- Lee Mujin
'Hot Trend': Brave Girls
'New Artist of the Year - Male': Lee Mujin
'New Artist of the Year - Female': aespa
'Best Collaboration': Coldplay x BTS
'Best Music Style': Homies
'Music Video of the Year': TXT
'Project Music': MSG WANNABE (M.O.M)
'Best OST' : Lee Mujin
'Best Song Writer': IU
'Best Performance': THE BOYZ
'Global Rising Artist': ENHYPEN
'1theK Original Contents': STAYC
'Netizen's Choice: BTS
'Best Performance Director': Son Sung Deuk
Best Male Group' : BTS
'Best Female Group': aespa
'Best Female Solo': IU
'Best Male Solo' : Lim Young Woong
'Record of the Year' (Daesang): aespa
'Song of the Year' (Daesang): BTS's "Butter"
'Album of the Year' (Daesang): IU's "LILAC"
'Artist of the Year' (Daesang): IU