The awards show, which is holding its 9th year, has established itself as one of the big four music awards ceremonies in South Korea alongside the 'Mnet Asian Music Awards', 'Golden Disk Awards', and 'Seoul Music Awards'. The 'MelOn Music Awards' is noted for its emphasis on digital sales and public votes to determine its winners.
This year's winning names were chosen from a pool of artists with the highest MelOn chart scores for the year by combining online fan votes, digital sales, and judge scores.
Check out the winners below, the red carpet here, and the performances here!
Best Album of the Year | IU 'Palette'
Best Song of the Year | BTS "Spring Day"
Best Artist of the Year | EXO
Top10 Artist | Big Bang | IU | BTS | Heize | EXO | Winner | TWICE | Bolbbalgan4 | Red Velvet | Wanna One
Best New Artist | Wanna One
Best Pop | Ed Sheeran
Best Indie | MeloMance
Best R&B/Soul | Suran "If I Drunk Today"
Best Folk/Blues | Eunji "The Spring"
Best Trot | Hong Jin Young & Kim Young Chul "Ring Ring"
MBC Music Star | HyunA
Best Rap/Hip Hop | Dynamic Duo x Chen "Nosedive"
Kakao Hot Star | Wanna One
Best Songwriter | IU
Hot Trend | BTS' Suga & Suran
Best Dance Female | TWICE "Knock Knock"
Best Dance Male | EXO "Ko Ko Bop"
Best OST | Ailee "I Will Go to You Like the First Snow"
Best Music Video | BTS "DNA"
Stage of the Year | Park Hyo Shin "I am a Dreamer"
1theK Performance | G-Friend
Netizen Choice | EXO
Global Artist | BTS
Congrats to all the winners!