9:07 pm - 11/14/2018

2018 Melon Music Awards TOP 10 Winners + Full Nomination List

Top 10 winners: Apink, Blackpink, Exo, iKON, Twice, Wanna One, Mamamoo, BTS, BOL4 and BTOB

Winners were chosen based on the number of downloads, number of streams, and weekly Melon Popularity Award votes achieved by each artist. Only artists who released music between December 2, 2017 and October 25, 2018 were eligible.

Best Artist
Wanna One | BTOB
Apink | Bolbbalgan4

Best Album
EXO – “Universe – Winter Special Album 2017”
Wanna One – “0+1=1 (I PROMISE YOU)”
iKON – “Return”
MAMAMOO – “Yellow Flower”
Bolbbalgan4 – “Red Diary Page.2”
Camila Cabello – “Camila”
Heize – “Wind”

Best Song
BTS – “Fake Love” | iKON – “Love Scenario”
BTOB – “Only One For Me” | Red Velvet – “Bad Boy”
MAMAMOO – “Starry Night” | TWICE – “Heart Shaker”

BLACKPINK – “DDU-DU DDU-DU” | Apink – “I’m So Sick”
GFRIEND – “Time for the Moon Night” | Chungha – “Roller Coaster”
Paul Kim – “Every Day, Every Moment” | BIGBANG – “Flower Road”

Roy Kim – “Only Then” | Camila Cabello – “Havana”
Bolbbalgan4 – “Travel” | MOMOLAND – “BBoom BBoom”
Loco, Hwasa (MAMAMOO) – “Don’t” | DEAN – “instagram”
MeloMance – “You” | Shaun – “Way Back Home”

Best New Artist (Male)
Yoo Seon Ho
Stray Kids
The Boyz

Best New Artist (Female)

Hot Trend
Baekhyun (EXO), Loco – “Young”
Loco, Hwasa (MAMAMOO) – “Don’t”
Jang Jae In, Suho (EXO) – “Do You Have a Moment”
Taeyeon (Girls’ Generation), MeloMance – “Page 0”
Soyou, Sung Si Kyung – “I Still”

Netizen Popularity
Wanna One | BTOB
Red Velvet | BIGBANG

Best Ballad
BTOB – “Only One for Me”
Roy Kim – “Only Then”
Yong Junhyung (Highlight) – “Sudden Shower”
Loco, Hwasa (MAMAMOO) – “Don’t”
MeloMance – “You”

Best Dance (Male)
EXO-CBX – “Blooming Day”
Wanna One – “Boomerang”
NU’EST W – Dejavu
SEVENTEEN – “Thanks”
Seungri (BIGBANG) – “1, 2, 3!”

Best Dance (Female)
Chungha – “Roller Coaster”
MAMAMOO – “Starry Night”
TWICE – “Heart Shaker”
MOMOLAND – “BBoom BBoom”

Best Rap/Hip Hop
BTS – “Fake Love”
WINNER – “Everyday”
iKON – “Love Scenario”
Heize – “Jenga (Feat. Gaeko)”
HAON – “Boong Boong (Feat. Sik-K) (Prod. GroovyRoom)”

Best R&B/Soul
DEAN – “instagram”
BIGBANG – “Flower Road”
Yang Da Il – “Lie”
Zico – “Soulmate (Feat. IU)”

Best Indie
MeloMance – “Tale”
10cm – “Mattress”
Shaun – “Way Back Home”
Yun Ddan Ddan – “In My Room”
OVAN – “Drunk Night (Feat. Jinsil of Mad Soul Child)”

Best Rock
DAY6 – “I Like You”
Sungkyu (INFINITE) – “True Love”
Min Kyung Hoon, Heechul (Super Junior) – “After Effects”
Hyukoh – “Lova Ya!”
OOHYO – “Honey Tea”

Best Trot
Hong Jin Young – “Good Bye”
Kang Ho Dong, Hong Jin Young – “I Kicked My Luck Off”
Kim Young Chul – “Andenayon (Feat. Wheesung)”
Na Hoon-a – “Hongshi”
Boom – “Boy Next Door”

Best OST
Paul Kim – “Every Day, Every Moment”
Roy Kim – “No Longer Mine”
Heize – “Would Be Better”
MeloMance – “Good Day”
Sondia – “Adult”

Best Pop
Charlie Puth – “Attention”
Camila Cabello – “Havana”
Imagine Dragons – “Thunder”
Marshmello, Anne-Marie – “FRIENDS”
“The Greatest Showman” Ensemble – “This Is Me”

Source: soompi, melon
ohlookshiny 14th-Nov-2018 08:31 pm (UTC)
red velvet largely ignored, kinda weird. they’ve had a good year digitally.

blooming day and thanks getting the recognition they deserve, yes!
cosmicdaze 14th-Nov-2018 08:36 pm (UTC)
i hope chungha wins best dance!
i’m still not over how good sean’s ep is. i listen to it everyday.
dior_chic 14th-Nov-2018 08:42 pm (UTC)
APink doing well makes me happy as they’re a group of ‘older’ female idols, I’m glad their fans are loyal and not ditching them since they’re not teens anymore
youtubelargo 14th-Nov-2018 08:55 pm (UTC)
Jesus Trot is so fucking stacked this year, how do I vote?

Also "Thanks" in dance is the correct choice good work MMA.
babyjenkski 14th-Nov-2018 09:04 pm (UTC)
I'm just so happy to see BTOB up there!
rainstormraider 14th-Nov-2018 09:17 pm (UTC)
Uh, BTS for Best Rap/Hiphop? But not for Best Dance (Male)?
Big Bang for Best R&B/Soul? How?
No Twice or Red Velvet on Best Song?
Where is Red Velvet on Best Artist, Best Album, Best Dance (Female)?
Where is BlackPink on Netizen Popularity?

Some of these are random af.
lizanka23 14th-Nov-2018 09:25 pm (UTC)
Pleasantly surprised to see an equal amount of male and female artists in the top 10 ranking
lydzi 14th-Nov-2018 09:43 pm (UTC)
Where the hell is GOT7 in this?
myungung 15th-Nov-2018 03:08 pm (UTC)
the boys don't do very well digitally, and it was only this year they picked up with it, so I'm not too surprised by their lack of representation here
ggumd 14th-Nov-2018 09:55 pm (UTC)
Red velvet did amazingly well digital wise this year (especially on melon) so how are they not in the top 10 artist category?

iirc that category is 80% digital and 20% fan voting so how are they not in the top 10 but like exo is there especially when its based on digital sales lol melon stays shady

kenziekinz09 15th-Nov-2018 04:27 pm (UTC)
imahurricane 15th-Nov-2018 03:27 pm (UTC)
i'll never trust all these lying, cheating, money-sucking award show after what happened in 2016-2017.
kenziekinz09 15th-Nov-2018 04:28 pm (UTC)
RV had multiple PAK and hit melon roof??? This is fake news
torontok 15th-Nov-2018 06:58 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping The Boyz can snag male rookie at this show. They have slightly better digitals than Stray Kids while they're fairly even with physical sales
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