The MelON Music Awards 2021: The List of Winners – IU, TXT, aespa, and more

The MelON Music Awards 2021: The List of Winners – IU, TXT, aespa, and more

One of the most celebrated nights across the Korean music industry, the 2021 MelOn Music Awards spotlights the most successful Korean artists and music of the year.

Featured Image: @melon_music (IG) IU performing at the MelOn Music Awards

Index:

  1. Introduction
  2. 2021 MelOn Music Awards Event Details, Award Criteria, Voting Rules, Nominees
  3. 2021 MMA Winners
    1. Daesang Awards
    2. Regular Awards
  4. Similar Headlines
Image: @melon_music (IG) TXT at the 2021 MelOn Music Awards

2021 MelOn Music Awards Introduction

With the first ceremony held in 2005, the MMAs celebrate the brilliant music of the Korean entertainment industry, as reflected on Kakao’s MelOn (one of South Korea’s top online music streaming platforms).

The MMA stage has seen some of the most iconic performances in the history of Krean music, and the 2021 ceremony did not disappoint, with brilliant performances ranging from THE BOYZ, IU, and STAYC to Lee Mu-jin.

  • The ceremony got streamed across platforms on the 4th of December. 
Image: @melon_music (IG) Brave Girls at the 2021 MelOn Music Awards

2021 MelOn Music Awards Event Details, Award Criteria, Voting Rules, Nominees

Event Details

The MelOn Music Awards:

  • Date: 4th December 2021
  • Time: 6 PM KST
  • Where to watch:
    • Melon App
    • Kakao TV
    • YouTube (at the 1theK official channel)
  • Voting Period: 8-22th November
Award Criteria

MelOn Music Awards Rubric:

AwardWinning Rubric
TOP 10:Music 80%
Voting 20%
Artist of the Year:Music 60%
Judgement 20%
Voting 20%
Album of the YearMusic 60%
Judgement 20%
Voting 20%
Record of the YearJudgement100%
Song of the YearMusic 60%
Judgement 20%
Voting 20%
Rookie of the YearMusic 60%
Judgement 20%
Voting 20%
Best Solo MaleMusic 60%
Judgement 20%
Voting 20%
Best Solo FemaleMusic 60%
Judgement 20%
Voting 20%
Best Male GroupMusic 60%
Judgement 20%
Voting 20%
Best Female GroupMusic 60%
Judgement 20%
Voting 20%
Best CollaborationMusic 70%
Judgement 30%
Best Music StyleJudging 100%
Best OSTMusic 70%
Judgement 30%
Best Pop ArtistMusic 70%
Judgement 30%
Netizen Popularity AwardMusic 40%
Voting 60%
Hot Trend AwardMusic 70%
Judgement 30%
Project Music AwardMusic 70%
Judgement 30%
Music Video of the YearJudging 100%
1theK Original Contents AwardJudging 100%
Voting Rules

Voting Rules:

  • According to the official MMA Voting rules: “Voting is limited to 3 votes a day for paid members and 1 vote for free members” (refreshing at 00:00).
  • Furthermore, user IDs need to complete self verifications to avoid duplicate voting.
Nominees

2021 MelOn Music Awards Nominees


TOP 10

2021 Nominees:

2020 winners:

  • Kim Ho-jung
  • BTS
  • Yerin Baek
  • BAEKHYUN
  • IU
  • OH MY GIRL
  • Im Young-woong
  • ZICO
  • BLACKPINK
  • IZ*ONE

Album of the year

2021 Nominees:
  • BE (BTS)
  • Hot Sauce (NCT DREAM)
  • LILAC (IU)
  • Don’t Call Me (SHINee)
  • Dear OHMYGIRL (OH MY GIRL)
  • Hello (JOY)
  • NEXT EPISODE (AKMU)
  • Summer Queen (Brave Girls)
  • tellusboutyourself (Yerin Baek)
  • HAPPEN (Heize)

2020 winner: MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 (BTS)

Song of the Year

2021 Nominees:
  • Butter (BTS)
  • Next level (aespa)
  • Celebrity (IU)
  • Dun Dun Dance (OH MY GIRL)
  • On The Ground (ROSE)
  • Traffic Light (Lee Moo-jin)
  • VVS (feat. JUSTHIS) (Mirani, MUNCHMAN, Khungi Panda, MUSHVENOM)
  • crazy coincidence (Heize)
  • Stars in the Night Sky (Kyungseo)
  • I will become a shining star and shine on you (Song Yi-han)

2020 winner: Dynamite (BTS)

Rookie of the year

2021 Nominees:

2020 winner:

Best Solo Male

2021 Nominees:
  • Lee Moo-jin
  • Im Young-woong
  • 10CM
  • ASH ISLAND
  • lIlBOI

Best Solo Female

2021 Nominees:
  • IU
  • TAEYEON
  • ROSE
  • Heize
  • Kyungseo


Best Group Male

2021 Nominees:

Best Group Female

2021 Nominees:
  • OH MY GIRL
  • aespa
  • STAYC
  • TWICE
  • Brave Girls

Netizen Popularity Award

2021 Nominees:
  • BTS
  • IU
  • aespa
  • Red Velvet
  • Yeoseob Yang / Eunji Jung (?)
  • OH MY GIRL
  • TAEYEON
  • ROSE
  • Brave Girls
  • (G)I-DLE

2020 winner: BTS

2021 MelOn Music Awards
Image: @melon_music (IG)
STAYC at the 2021 MelOn Music Awards

2021 MMA Winners

Daesang Awards

  • Artist of The Year – IU
  • Album of The Year – Lilac (IU)
  • Song of The Year – Butter (BTS)
  • Record of The Year – Savage (aespa)
2021 MelOn Music Awards
Image: @melon_music (IG) IU at the 2021 MelOn Music Awards

Bonsang Award

Top 10 Artists:

  • aespa
  • AKMU
  • Ash Island
  • BTS
  • Heize
  • IU
  • Lee Mu-jin
  • lIlBOI
  • Lim Young-woong
  • NCT DREAM
2021 MelOn Music Awards
Image: @melon_music (IG) The Boyz at the 2021 MelOn Music Awards

Regular Awards:

Best New Artist (Male)Lee Mu-jin
Best New Artist (Female)aespa
Best Male GroupBTS
Best Female Groupaespa
Best Male SoloLim Young-woong
Best Female SoloIU
Best CollaborationMy Universe (Coldplay X BTS)
Best Music StyleSiren Remix (Homies)
Best OSTLee Mu-jin
Hot Trend AwardBrave Girls
Project Music AwardMSG WANNABE (M.O.M)
Music Video of the YearTOMORROW X TOGETHER
1theK Original Contents AwardSTAYC
Performance AwardThe Boyz
Global Rising ArtistENHYPEN
송라이터상IU
2021 MelOn Music Awards
Image: @melon_music (IG)
Lee Mu-jin at the 2021 MelOn Music Awards
Watch the 2021 MelOn Music Awards

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