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EXO, BTS, TWICE and Black Pink were among the big winners at this year's Melon Music Awards!
21 Nov 2016 - 10:00 AM  UPDATED 21 Nov 2016 - 11:38 AM

The highly-popular Melon Music Awards took place in Seoul last weekend, and all the high-achieving K-pop artists of 2016 were honoured based on their performance on Melon, one of Korea's largest online music stores. 

The 2016 edition of the awards featured over 20 different awards, which were divided into four categories - main, popularity, music style, and style awards.

Among the night's nominees, it was EXOBTSTWICE, and Black Pink who emerged as the big winners, managing to win the Best Artist, Best Album, Best Song, and Best New Artist Award respectively! 

Here's the full list of winners:

Main Awards

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 – Black Pink

Top 10 Artists:

  • Taeyeon
  • Red Velvet
  • Zico
  • G-Friend
  • BTS
  • EXO
  • BewhY
  • Akdong Musician


Popularity Awards

Netizen Choice Award – EXO

Hot Trend Award – Block B’s Zico


Music Style Awards

Ballad Award – Apink’s Jung Eunji & Lim Chang-jung

Dance Award – GFRIEND & EXO 

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 & Baekhyun’s “Dream”

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


Special Awards

Music Video Award – Red Velvet for “Russian Roulette”

MBC Music Star Award – SEVENTEEN


Kakao Hot Star Award – EXO

Tencent QQ Music Asia Star Award – iKON

Hall of Fame – Sechs Kies

A huge congrats to EXO, BTS, TWICE, Black Pink, and all the winners at the Melon Music Awards! As a bonus, be sure to also check out their performances at the event right here:


Black Pink






Red Velvet



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