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NewJeans, IVE, NCT Dream Took Home Daesangs+MMA 2023 Winner’s List

These fourth-generation idol groups received the highest awards at MMA 2023

The fourth-generation idol groups simply swept the Melon Music Awards 2023 ceremony held at Incheon Inspire Arena on the afternoon of December 2nd. In four categories (Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, and Record of the Year), NewJeans, IVE, and NCT DREAM were named.

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In particular, NewJeans won the Song of the Year Award for “Ditto.” During their acceptance speech, Hanni said, “I’m so thankful that we were able to convey the feelings when we heard ‘Ditto’ to many people.” Hyein added, “Winter is coming. So I hope that people who are struggling or worried will always listen to “Ditto” and have a warm day.”

IVE members then held the Album of the Year in their arms with her first full-length album ‘I’ve IVE’. Looking back on the year, the members couldn’t hold back their tears. Jang Won-young said, “I never thought of winning the grand prize today. I just wanted to finish the “MMA” stage well this time, but thank you for giving us such a great award. I think there is a time when not only us but also everyone these days is wondering if what they are doing is right. There seem to be many situations where our music can be a force or an answer to it. I think we realized that once again through this award, so it’s very meaningful.”

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“In fact, it hasn’t been long since we debuted, and it’s an honor and I’m so grateful to receive a lot of great awards at one awards ceremony,” said NewsJeans, who won their second Daesang as Artist of the Year. “I don’t know what to say, but I think I thought we should always repay you by growing and showing good performances.”

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Finally, NCT DREAM was named at the Record of the Year category. “I think it’s an era where a lot of music is released these days and you can easily get tired of it. We are preparing for next year’s album with the mindset always keeping the importance of the music,” raising fans’ expectations.

The list MMA 2023’s winners:

🏆 Daesang Record Of The Year: NCT Dream

🏆 Daesang Artist Of The Year: NewJeans

🏆 Daesang Album Of The Year: IVE – “I’ve IVE”

🏆 Daesang Song Of The Year: NewJeans – “Ditto”

Bonsang Top 10: NewJeans, IVE, aespa, NCT Dream, (G)I-DLE, LE SSERAFIM, SEVENTEEN, Lim Young Woong, Jungkook, BTS

New Artist Of The Year: ZEROBASEONE, RIIZE

Best Female Group: NewJeans
Best Male Group: NCT Dream

Best Female Performance: aespa
Best Male Performance: SEVENTEEN

Best Male Solo: Jungkook
Best Female Solo: Lee Young Ji

Stage Of The Year: SHINee – SHINee World VI [Perfect Illumination]

Millions Top 10: BSS (SEVENTEEN), SEVENTEEN, (G)I-DLE, LE SSERAFIM, Lim Young Woong, Jungkook, aespa, IVE, LE SSERAFIM, NCT Dream, NewJeans

Global Artist: aespa

Global Rising Artist: BOYNEXTDOOR

1theK Global Icon: KISS OF LIFE

Best Music Video: STAYC – “Bubble”

Best OST: Lim Jae Hyun – “Heaven (2023)”

Best Song Writer: Ryan S. Jhun (IVE “I Am”)

Best Music Style: Silica Gel

Best Pop Artist: Charlie Puth

J-Pop Favorite Artist: imase

Hot Trend Award: Jungkook

Kakaobank Favorite Star: BTS

Source: slist

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