MelOn Music Awards

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MelOn Music Awards
Awarded for Excellence in music
Country South Korea
Presented by LOEN Entertainment, Inc.
First awarded 2009
Official website
Television/Radio coverage
Network CU Media (2009)
MBC Plus (2010-present) (since 2012 including MBC Music)

The MelOn Music Awards is a major music awards show that is held annually in South Korea and organized by LOEN Entertainment through its online music store, MelOn. It is known for only calculating digital sales and online votes to judge winners.[1]

Main awards[edit]

Artist of the Year[edit]

Year Winner
2009 Girls' Generation
2010 Girls' Generation
2011 Beast[2]
2012 Beast[3]
2013 SHINee
2014 IU

Album of the Year[edit]

Year Winner Album
2009 G-Dragon Heartbreaker
2010 2NE1 To Anyone
2011 2NE1 The 2nd Mini Album
2012 Busker Busker Busker Busker 1st Album
2013 Busker Busker Busker Busker 2nd Album
2014 g.o.d Chapter 8

Song of the Year[edit]

Year Winner Song
2009 Girls' Generation "Gee"
2010 2AM "Can't Let You Go Even If I Die"
2011 IU "Good Day"
2012 Psy "Gangnam Style"
2013 EXO "Growl"
2014 Taeyang "Eyes, Nose, Lips"
2015 BIGBANG "Bang Bang Bang"

Top 10 Artists[edit]

Year Winners
2009 2PM Girls' Generation Brown Eyed Girls K.Will G-Dragon 8eight Super Junior 2NE1 Kara Davichi
2010 2PM Girls' Generation 2AM IU DJ DOC CNBLUE Lee Seung-gi 2NE1 T-ara 4Men
2011 f(x) Beast Secret IU BIGBANG Sistar Super Junior 2NE1 Leessang Lena Park
2012 Psy Beast Busker Busker IU BIGBANG Sistar Infinite 2NE1 T-ara Huh Gak
2013 SHINee Beast Busker Busker IU G-Dragon Sistar EXO Ailee Dynamic Duo Davichi
2014 G.O.D Beast WINNER IU Taeyang Sistar EXO 2NE1 Akdong Musician Girl's Day
2015[4] SHINee Girls' Generation Hyukoh Toy BIGBANG Sistar EXO Apink Zion.T San E

Best New Artist[edit]

Year Winners
2009 2NE1
2011 Huh Gak
2012 B.A.P Ailee
2013 BTS Lim Kim
2014 Winner
2015 iKON GFriend

Genre Awards[edit]

Rap/Hip Hop[edit]

Year Winner Song
2010 Supreme Team "Dang Dang Dang"
2011 GD&TOP "Oh Yeah" (feat. Park Bom)
2012 Dynamic Duo "Without You"
2013 Baechigi "Shower of Tears" (feat. Ailee)
2014 San-E & Raina "A Midsummer Night's Sweetness"
2015 Mad Clown "Fire" (feat. Jinsil)


Year Winner Song
2010 Gummy "Because You’re A Man"
2011 Kim Bum-soo "Please"
2012 K.Will "Please Don't"
2013 Huh Gak "Monodrama" (with Yoo Seung-woo)
K.Will "Love Blossom"
2014 R&B/Soul Fly to the Sky "You You You"
Ballad M.C the Max "Wind That Blows"
2015 R&B/Soul Naul "Living in the Same Time"
Ballad Baek Ah Yeon "Shouldn't Have" (feat. Young K)


Year Winner Song
2010 Hot Potato "Confession"
2011 CNBLUE "Intuition"
2012 Nell "The Day Before"
2013 Cho Yong-pil "Bounce"
2014 CNBLUE "Can't Stop"
2015 Kim Sunggyu "The Answer"


Year Winner Song
2009 Future Liger "Let's Dance"
2010 Lee Seung-gi "Losing My Mind"
2011 Sunny Hill "Pit-a-Pat"
2012 Seo In-guk & Jung Eun-ji "All For You"
2013 Yoon Mi-rae "Touch Love"
2014 Lyn "My Destiny"
2015 Loco & Yuju "Spring is Gone By Chance"


Year Winner Song
2010 Jang Yun-jeong "Ole"
2015 Hong Jin Young "Love Wifi"


Year Winner Song
2012 Maroon 5 "One More Night"
2013 Bruno Mars "Young Girls"
2015 Mark Ronson "Uptown Funk" (feat. Bruno Mars)


Year Winner Song
2014 Male Block B "Her"
Female Apink "Mr. Chu"
2015 Male BTS "I Need U"
Female Red Velvet "Ice Cream Cake"


Year Winner Song
2014 Akdong Musician "200%"
2015 10cm "Sseudam Sseudam"


Year Winner Song
2014 Standing Egg "Lean on Me" (feat. Park Se-young)
2015 Standing Egg "The Sunlight Hurts" (feat. Wheein & Obroject Yundak)


Year Winner Song
2014 2NE1 "Come Back Home"

Popularity awards[edit]

Netizen Popularity Award[edit]

Year Winner Song
2010 Shinee "Lucifer"
2011 Super Junior "Mr.Simple"
2012 Beast "Midnight"
2013 EXO "Growl"
2014 Beast "Good Luck"
2015 BIGBANG "Bang Bang Bang"

Hot Trend Award[edit]

Year Winner Song
2010 Girls' Generation "Hoot"
2011 Infinite Challenge "West Coast Highway Song Festival"
2012 Trouble Maker
(Hyuna & Hyunseung)
"Trouble Maker"
2013 Crayon Pop "Bar Bar Bar"
Rose Motel "Longtime Lovers"
2014 Soyou & Junggigo "Some"
2015 Infinite Challenge "Yeongdong Expressway Music Festival"

Special awards[edit]

Music Video Award[edit]

Year Winner Music Video
2010 Hwang Soo-ah Ga-in's "Irreversible"
2011 Cha Eun-taek T-ara's "Roly-Poly"
2012 Lee Bo-young Psy's "Gangnam Style"
2013 Lee Gi-baek Beast's "Shadow"
2014 Won Tae-yeon Melody Day's "Another Parting"
2015 Park Jin-young "Who's Your Mama?" (feat. Jessi)

Song Writer Award[edit]

Year Winner Song
2009 Hitman Bang
(Bang Si-hyuk)
2010 Lee Min-soo & Kim Yi-na IU and Im Seulong's "Nagging"
2011 Jeon Hye-sung Davichi’s "Don’t Say Goodbye", Baek Ji-young's "That Woman"
2012 Duble Sidekick
(Michael "Chance" Kim, Park Jang-geun)
Sistar’s "Loving U", Baek Ji-young's "Voice", "Good Boy"
2013 Shinsadong Tiger
(Lee Ho-yang)
Ailee's "U&I", Apink's "NoNoNo", Trouble Maker's "Now"
2014 Kim Do-hoon Soyou & Junggigo's "Some", Mad Clown's "Without You", Ailee's "Don't Touch Me"
2015 Teddy Park

MBC Music Star Award[edit]

Year Winner
2010 Miss A
2011 Baek Ji-young
2012 Shindong & Kim Shin-young
2013 f(x)
2014 Ladies' Code
2015 EXID

Performing Arts Award[edit]

Year Winner Song
2010 Psy "Right Now"
2011 Lee Seung-hwan "Super Hero"
2013 Shin Seung-hun

Global Star Award[edit]

Year Winner Song
2011 Girls' Generation "The Boys"
2012 Psy "Gangnam Style"
2013 Psy "Gentleman"

Other awards[edit]



  • Best Dressed Singer: Girls' Generation
  • Best MBC Radio Singer: Jung Yeop – "Without You"


Most wins[edit]

Rank 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Artist Girls' Generation 2NE1 Beast IU Psy, BIGBANG
Total awards 12 10 8 7 6

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Winners from the '2012 MelOn Music Awards'!". Allkpop. December 14, 2012. Retrieved September 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ Choi, EunHwa (15 December 2012). "Psy, B2ST Take Home the Big Awards at the 2012 Melon Music Awards". enewsWorld (CJ E&M). Retrieved 13 May 2016. 
  3. ^ Kim, JiYeon (25 November 2011). "IU, B2ST, 2NE1 Win Big at 2011 Melon Music Awards". enewsWorld (CJ E&M). Retrieved 13 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "2015 Melon Music Awards Awards categories TOP10". Melon. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 

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