Melon Music Awards 2021, one of the most prestigious award shows of the year arranged by Kakao M through its music streaming Site Melon, is taking place on December 4th. Here are the live updates on all the major winners at MMA 2021 below.

Two-time Grammy-nominated BTS, double million-seller NCT Dream, self-producing group Seventeen, SHINee, and more are nominated for Best Male Group.

Aespa, Twice, Oh My Girl, Brave Girls, and rookie group STAYC have snagged the nods for Best Female Group of the year.

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Winners of MMA 2021

Check this space for live updates on winners of MMA 2021.

Artist Of The Year

IU swept MMA 2021 snagging two major Daesangs (Grand Prize) as Artist Of The Year as well as Album Of The Year.

IU snags two major Grand Prize, Artist Of The Year and Album Of The Year at MMA 2021 (1THEK YouTube)

Album Of The Year

K-pop’s longest-reigning hit singer IU won the Best Album Of The Year Daesang (Grand Prize) for ‘Lilac.’

Best Song Of The Year

Two-times Grammy-nominated South Korean Music group BTS won the Best Song Of The Year Award (Grand Prize) for their Billboard’s longest-charting Hot 100 topper song ‘Butter.’

Record Of The Year

SM’s globally popular rookie group ‘Next Level’ crooners Aespa won the first Daesang (grand prize) Record Of The Year Award.

1theK Original Content Award

Emerging K-pop girl group STAYC won the 1TheK Original Content Award at MMA 2021.

Global Rising Artist

‘Million seller’ HYBE’s super-rookie group Enhypen won the Global Rising Artist Award at MMA 2021.

Best Performance MMA 2021

‘Kingdom’ stunner The Boyz who rocked the MMA stage with a killer ‘Maverick’ performance won the Best Performance MMA 2021 Award.

MMA 2021 Winner – Best Songwriter

‘Celebrity’ crooner IU claimed the trophy for the Best Songwriter at MMA 2021.

Best Collaboration Award

BTS and Coldplay won the Best Collaboration Award for their 2021 Billboard Hot 100 number hit ‘My Universe.’

Best Style of Music

K-hip-hop group Homies comprising of CK, Chin and Louie won The Best Style Of Music Award at MMA 2021.

MMA 2021 Winner of Best Music Video

Tomorrow x Together snagged the trophy for The Best Music Video of The Year at MMA 2021.

Hot Trend of MMA 2021

Brave Girls snagged MMA Hot Trend 2021 Award.

MMA New Artist of the year award


Lee Mujin won the Best New Artist of MMA (male).


Aespa won The Best New Female Artist.

Best Male Solo Award

The most famous Trot singer Lim Young Woong won the Best Solo Male Award 2021.

Best Female Solo Award

K-pop’s reigning queen IU rightfully took home the Best Female Solo Award at MMA 2021.

MMA 2021 Winner – Best Project

MSG Wannabe M.O.M won the Best Project Award at MMA 2021.

MMA 2021 Winner – Best OST

Lee Mujin snagged the Best OST award for ‘Rain and You’ at MMA 2021.

Top 10 Award



Ash Island

NCT Dream




Lim Young Woong

Lee Mujin


Best Performance Director Award

BTS, TXT and Enhypen’s choreographer Son Sung Deuk was awarded the Best Performance Director at MMA 2021.

Check full nominations here.

Winners criteria for MMA 2021

MMA 2021 revealed the criteria for various categories at MMA 2021.

For the ‘Top 10 Artists Awards,’ MMA 2021 winners are decided based on 20% online voting and 80% digital sales.

For all the main awards, winners are decided based on 20% online voting, 60% digital sales, and 20% Judges score.

For Genre awards, 70% digital sales and 30% judges’ scores will decide the MMA 2021 winners.

Popularity awards are based on 60% online votes and 40% digital sales.

Special awards are given based on 100% Judges’ scores.

MMA 2021 is taking place online without the presence of a live audience on December 4 from 6 PM KST/ 4 AM ET. Watch the ceremony below. Keep an eye on this space for all the live updates on MMA 2021.

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