Melon Music Awards 2019 Nominees

Melon Music Awards 2019 Announces Nominees List today. It is a little disappointed when I don’t see GOT7 nominated in any category. Still, I want to root for the respective nominees here.

The Melon Music Awards (MMA) 2019 will be happening on 30 Nov 2019 at 7 PM (KST) in Gocheok Sky Dome, Seoul through broadcasting station, SBS.

Best Artist Award (Top 10 Winners)

  • BOL4
  • BTS
  • Chungha
  • EXO
  • Heize
  • Jang Beom June
  • MAMAMOO
  • M.C the MAX
  • Taeyeon

Best Album Award

Out of the 10 the best album award, I am supporting AKMU’s Sailing as I really like almost all the songs in the album. As for these two other nominees, I do like the title track in the respective ablum; BTS – Map of the soul: Persona and EXO – Love Shot.

Best Song Award

This is really a struggle as 2019 really produced quite a fair bit of good music. I did not listen to all 20 songs that was nominated but I do hope Jang Hye Jin and Yoon Min Soo’s Drunk on Love wins. I also like BTS’s Boy With Luv (probably my favorite BTS song by far), EXO’s Love Shot and Chungha’s Gotta Go as well.

Best New Artist Award

Obvious choice for me, X1! Hope the boys able to pull through the storm that the adults caused right now and ultimately able to stand up on the stage as 11 + One Its to receive this award. Of course, I also like JYP’s magnae group, ITZY out of the 4.

(MMA will be happening on X1’s Hyeongjun Birthday. So, it will be a even better present that One It and the industry can give him.) 

Hot Trend Award

All 5 nominees are directly and indirectly debut because of the Produce series, 1st and 2nd. AB6IX, Ha Sung Woon, Jeon Somi, Kang Daniel and Kim Jae Hwan. In terms of variety wise, I do want to support Kang Daniel and vocal wise, Kim Jae Hwan.

Netizen Popularity Award

Hmm… Safe guess, BTS will be the winner. Do hope Red Velvet, Taeyeon or EXO are able to stay close to the trophy.

Best Ballad

Not going to be the best person to predict since I have only listened to Taeyeon’s Four Seasons.

Best Dance Track (Male)

I am in between BTS’s Boy with Luv and EXO’s Love Shot. If is performance on stage, I do like Love Shot since the trainees used it for the battle on Produce X 101. If is based on the groove and dance, Boy with Luv is stuck in my mind.

Best Dance Track (Female)

Chungha’s Gotta Go or ITZY’s Dalla Dalla. Gotta Go was made into covers from countless people including idols like Girl’s Generation’s Yoona, X1’s Hyeongjun, IZ One’s Chaeyeon and way way more.

Best Rap/Hip Hop Track

Hands down for Epik High’s Love Drunk (ft. Crush) one of my favorite comebacks in 2019! I guess many will be expecting Blackpink’s Kill This Love to take home the trophy.

Best R&B/Soul Track

I am going to support Crush’s NAPPA. The song stuck in my mind since the first time I chance upon it while listening to the Top 100 Songs in South Korea from Apple Music. And it is pretty clear that I really like Crush’s song.

Best Rock Track

N.Flying’s Rooftop, I was honored enough to be able to see their performance live for this particular track while they are in Singapore. Really hope this boys will get recognize more since they debut for quite some time now. On the side note, I do like AKMU’s Freedom.

There are a few more categories such as Best Trot Track, Best Indie Track, Best OST, Best Pop Track that I did not explore much.

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