Melon Music Award 2017
Just as I was catching up on all the exciting activities with the final MAMA 2017 winners and performances, I woke up to news about results from the Melon 2017 Awards. I want to first express how happy I am upon learning our very own talented BTS member, Min Yoongi a.k.a. Suga, winning the Hot Trend Producer award for Wine (performed by Suran). I’ve really been focusing on Suga lately as his talents, especially as a song writer, has been blowing my mind. I’m so happy he is being recognized. This young man deserves the spotlight and it makes me giddy to see his Bangtan family cheering him on!
I haven’t browsed through all the Melon 2017 performances (just BTS’ performance below) but I do want to mention a congratulations on BTS’ wins – Best Song of the Year for Spring Day, Global Artist Award, Top 10 Award, and Best Music Video Award for DNA.
Also, congratulations goes out to EXO for their Melon award take homes: Best Artist of the Year (a Daesang award), Top 10 Award, Netizen Choice, and Best Dance Award (Male).
BTS Melon Awards – Intro + DNA + YNWA + Spring Day
Another lit intro with Jimin and J Hope showing their mad dance skills. And I love watching the softer side of BTS during the Spring Day choreo. I have no idea how Jimin can hold such a steady singing voice during his solo tumbling sequence. Yeah – I know they do a lot of tougher moves but still… I’m sure it’s way harder than he makes it look!
Now, moving on to MAMA 2017 wins, I am ecstatic BTS received another daesang award (last year they received Album of the Year for Wings); this year being Best Artist of the Year. They also won Best Music Video for Spring Day as well as Best Style. EXO won the Album of the Year daesang award with War. As well as Global Fan’s Choice.
A quick shout out should also go out to GOT7 for the Worldwide Performer award. And I’m extremely happy for Monsta X’s for Best Concert Performer award – things are starting to really look up for Monsta X who, compared to some of the lead winners, are still a bit new in the scene!
I have not watched all MAMA performances either but of what I have watched so far of my favorite kpop groups, I wanted to share.
GOT7 & DAY6 – Never Ever (Rock Version)
Oh my – this rock version with DAY6 is just soooo good! What energy! Damn.
KAI Solo and EXO – I See You + Power
Kai is my EXO bias. I have a weakness for dancers. Especially ones with background training as Kai has grown up with ballet and jazz (hence my bias for Jimin who grew up with modern dance training). So yes, I love watching a solo by Kai. And EXO’s Power performance was just that – powerful!
BTS – Intro + Not Today
Oh man. OH MAN! That intro? What the… how amazing was that intro? And how did they do that intro?
BTS – Cypher 4 + MIC Drop Remix (Steve Aoki)
Of course I had to save the best for last. As Cypher 4 leading into the MIC Drop remix is like a dream come true! But then wait – that new choreography sequence they added just blew me away as it wasn’t just amazing but extended MIC Drop further by prolonging the song. Even though I knew they were going to surprise us with new choreo I was still not prepared!
Up next, the 27th Seoul Music Award on January 25th!