The KPop Music Awards Season has officially started and first on cue in the BIG FOUR is Melon Music Awards 2013, held at Olympic Gymnastic Stadium on the 14th and which was live-streamed through YouTube.
Melon Music Awards recognizes artists who have garnered the highest digital sales and the highest online votes. Included in this year’s top ten (Bonsang) are: B2ST, Busker Busker, Dynamic Duo, SISTAR, EXO, SHINee, Davichi, G-Dragon, Ailee and IU.
The following are the list of Awards and the Artists who have received them:
Artist of the Year (Daesang) – SHINee
Album of the Year (Album Daesang) – Busker Busker (Busker Busker 2nd Album)
Song of the Year (Digital Daesang) – EXO (Growl)
Newcomer Award – Bangtan Boys (BTS) & Lim Kim (Kim Hye Rim)
Global Star Award – Psy
Music Style Awards
Best Rap & Hip-Hop – Baechigi (Shower of Tears ft. Ailee)
Best R&B Ballad – Huh Gak (Monodrama) & K.Will (You Don’t Know Love)
Best OST – Yoonmirae (Touch Love)
Best Pop – Bruno Mars (Young Love0
Netizen’s Choice – EXO
Hot Trend Award – Rose Motel (Call Me Oppa) & Crayon Pop (Bar Bar Bar)
Best Music Video – B2ST (Shadow)
Best Songwriter – Shinsadong Tiger (for Ailee’s “U&I”, A Pink’s “NoNoNo” & Trouble Maker’s “Now”)
MBC Music Star – f(x)
Cultural Achievement Award – Shin Seung Hun
The awards ceremony was hosted by EXO’s Suho, Kai, Baekhyun & Chanyeol & actress Lee Yoo Bi and graced by performances of Rose Motel, BTS, B2ST, SHINee and special stages from Huh Gak and Ailee among many others.