2016 MelOn Music Awards took place on the night of November 19 KST at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea.
There were a total of 23 different awards, divided into four broad categories: Main, Popularity, Music Style, and Special Awards.
Artist of the year: EXO
Album of the year: BTS for “The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever”
BEST song of the year: TWICE for “Cheer Up”
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Best New Artist Award: BLACKPINK
Netizen popularity award: EXO
HOT TREND: ZICO (I Am You and You Are Me)
Ballad Award : Chang Jung Lim (내가 저지른 사랑), Eun Ji (feat. Zion.T) (Hareem)
Dance Award : GFRIEND (Rough) and EXO (Monster)
Rap/hip hop : ZICO (feat. Zion.T) (Eureka)
Indie :Bolbbalgan4 （Galaxy）
Trot: Hong Jinyoung （Thumb Up）
Folk/Blues: 10cm (What The Spring?? )
OST : Yoon Mirae (Always) “Descendants of the Sun”
KaKao Hot Star Award: EXO
MBC MUSIC STAR Awards: SEVENTEEN
Tencent QQ Music Asia Star Award: iKON
Best MV of the year: Red Velvet (Russian Roulette)
Hall of Fame: Sechs Kies
BLACKPINK took home the Best New Artist Award , which digital scores (70 percent) and online votes (30 percent), the girls thanked their fans for their support “If we were to really get the rookie award, it would be amazing” .
TWICE promised to be artists who deserve this award and to work harder.They promised to be artists who deserve this award and to work harder.
EXO became the biggest winner – five awards: Top 10, Netizen Choice, Dance (Male), Kakao Hot Star Award, and one of the biggest awards (Daesang) of the night, Best Artist of the Year award. EXO has won a Daesang four years in a row.
EXO thanked their fans and promised the fans will become artists that their fans can be proud of. Suho also commented that although he enjoyed to watching other stages, he was moved by the most of Sechs Kies stage. Sechs Kies first generation idol groups, 16 years after their reunion success. Sechs Kies awards ceremony today, but took home honorary award Hall. Suho expressed how he wanted EXO like Sechs Kies who can be with their fans for a long time.