2015 MelOn Music Awards winners
There was only one surprise winner during Saturday's MelOn Music Awards.
iKON took home the award presented to WINNER at last years music awards, and powerhouse BIGBANG swept the floor with four awards and a fantastic performance. Noticeably absent were SHINee (Minho is filming Because It's the First Time and Jonghyun is on solo promotions) and EXO (on their "world tour" of China, Japan and Korea). Despite this, EXO ended up winning Album of the Year — an obvious surprise since there was no prepared video acceptance speech and an obviously shocked Red Velvet went to accept the award for them.
Here is the full list of 2015's winners:
- Best New Male Artist: iKON
- Best New Female Artist: G-FRIEND
- Top 10 Award: Girls' Generation, A Pink, SISTAR, San E, SHINee, Big Bang, Zion.T, EXO, TOY, Hyukoh
- Best Trot Artist: Hong Jin Young
- Best Rap & HipHop Artist: Mad Clown; Single: "Fire"
- Best Rock Artist: Kim Sung Kyu; Single: "The Answer"
- Best Ballad Artist: Baek Ah Yeon; Single: "Shouldn't Have"
- MBC Music Star Award: EXID
- 1TheK Performance Award: MONSTA X
- Netizen Popularity Award: Big Bang
- Best Male Dance Group: BTS
- Best Female Dance Group: Red Velvet
- Hot Trend Award: 2015 Infinity Challenge Music Festival
- Album of the Year: EXO; EXODUS
- Song of the Year: Big Bang; Single: "Bang Bang Bang"
- Artist of the Year: Big Bang
Did you vote for this year's 2015 MelOn Music Awards? Are you surprised by the winners?
If you like to make your voice heard, you can still vote in the 2015 MAMAs (Mnet Asian Music Awards)! Voting is ongoing HERE, where you can vote once each day.