2018 Melon Music Awards

The 2018 Melon Music Awards ceremony, organized by kakao M (a kakao company) through its online music store, Melon, took place on December 1, 2018 at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea. This was the tenth ceremony in the show's history.

2018 Melon Music Awards
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DateDecember 1, 2018
LocationGocheok Sky Dome, Seoul, South Korea
Most awardsBTS (7)
Television/radio coverage
Runtime240 minutes

Wanna One, iKon and BTS took home the grand prizes, also known as the "Daesang Awards".[1]

Judging criteriaEdit

Division Online Voting Digital Sales Judge Score
Main awards* 20% 60% 20%
Genre Awards** 30% 40% 30%
Popularity Awards*** 60% 40%
Special Awards**** 100%
*Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Top 10 Artists, Best New Artist
**Rap/Hip Hop, R&B/Ballad, Rock, OST, Trot, Pop, Dance, Folk/Blue, Indie, Electronic
***Netizen Popularity Award, Hot Trend Award
****Music Video Award, Song Writer Award, MBC Music Star Award, Performing Arts Award, Global Star Award, QQ Asia Artist Award, Hall of Fame Award, Kakao Hot Star Award

Winners and nomineesEdit

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

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface. Voting for Top 10 Artists took place on the Melon Music website from October 26 through November 13, 2018. Voting for Category awards took place from November 14 through November 30, 2018.[2][3]

Voted AwardsEdit

Top 10 Artists Song of the Year
Artist of the Year
Album of the Year
Best New Male Artist Best New Female Artist
Best Dance Award (Male) Best Dance Award (Female)
Best Rap/Hip Hop Award Best R&B/Soul Award
Best Indie Award Best Rock Award
  • MeloMance – "Tale"
    • 10cm – "Mattress"
    • Shaun – "Way Back Home"
    • Yun Ddan Ddan – "In My Room"
    • OVAN – "Drunk Night (feat. Jinsil of Mad Soul Child)"
Best Trot Award Best OST Award
Best Pop Award Best Ballad Award
Netizen Popularity Award Hot Trend Award

Other awardsEdit

Nominess Winners
Record of the Year (Daesang) Wanna One
Best Music Video Award Ko Yoo-jeong (LUMPENS) (GFriend's "Time for the Moon Night")
Stage of the Year Lee Sun Hee
Best Songwriter Award iKon's B.I
Global Artist Award BTS
Kakao Hot Star BTS
1theK Performance Award Momoland

Presenters and performersEdit

The following individuals and groups, listed in order of appearance, presented awards or performed musical numbers.


Name(s) Notes
B.I Opening
Wanna One Presenter for Best New Artists
Nam Ji-hyun Presenter for Top 10 Artists (BTS and iKon)
Heo Kyung-hwan and Jeon So-nee Presenter for Dance War and 1theK Performance Award
Lee Sang-yeob and Kim Hee-jung Presenter for Best Ballad and Best Rap / Hiphop
Kim Ho-young, Bae Jung-nam and Na Hae-un Presenter for Best of Dance Performance
Park Sung-kwang and Jung Da-bin Presenter for Kakao Hot Star Award
Shin Seung-ho and Kim Yong-ji Presenter for Hot Trend Award
Lee Yu-bi Presenter for Top 10 Artists (Bol4 and Wanna One)
Ryu Hyun-jin Presenter for Global Artist
Lee Yeong-ja Presenter for Netizen Popularity Award
Choi Daniel Presenter for Top 10 Artists (Apink and Mamamoo)
Lee Hyun-hee and Kim Jae-hyun Presenter for Best Song Writer
Hyunjae (The Boyz) and Soyeon ((G)I-dle) Presenter for 10th Anniversary Best Song
Jung So-min Presenter for Top 10 Artists (Blackpink and BtoB)
Presenter for Song of the Year
Lee Dong-wook Presenter for Album of the Year
Go Soo Presenter for Record of the Year
Lee Byung-hun Presenter for Artist of the Year


Name(s) Performance(s) Notes
Momoland "Bboom Bboom" "Youth Festival I"
GFriend "Time for the Moon Night" "Fly Me To The Moon"
Hong Jin young "Intro Tango Performance" + "Goodbye (Tango Ver.)" "Por Una Cabeza"
Dance War "Unlimited", "DNA" and "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du" "Unlimited"
(G)I-dle "Hann", "Soyeon Rap Performance" and "Latata" "Fatal Love"
The Boyz "No Air" and "Boy" "To All The Boyz I've Loved Before"
Apink "I'm So Sick" "Moulin Rouge"
Roy Kim "Only Then" "My Story"
iKon "Intro + Love Scenario" and "Goodbye Road" "A Short Film About Parting"
Black Pink "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du" "The Devil: Dangerous"
BtoB "Missing You" and "Beautiful Pain" "Moment To Remember"
Bolbbalgan4 "Travel" "Travel to Myself"
Mamamoo "Wind Flower", "Starry Night" and "Egotistic" Shadow Of The Black Moon
Wanna One "Intro + Light", "Destiny" and "Spring Breeze" Youth Festival II
BTS "Intro + Fake Love", "Airplane Pt. 2" and "Intro + Idol + Outro" "Love Yourself, In BTS' Own Words"


  1. ^ Herald, The Korea (2018-12-02). "BTS takes home bagful of trophies at 2018 MMA". Retrieved 2018-12-02.
  2. ^ "2018 Melon Music Awards Announces Nominees For Top 10 + Opens Voting". Soompi. Retrieved 2018-11-17.
  3. ^ "2018 Melon Music Awards Announces Nominees For Category Awards + Voting Begins". Soompi. Retrieved 2018-11-17.

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