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Daesang two-peat: BTS sweeps all grand prizes anew



K-pop boy band BTS won all the daesang, or grand prizes, for the second time in less than a week at the 2019 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) held on Dec. 4 in Nagoya, Japan.

The group won Song of the Year for “Boy with Luv” featuring Halsey, Artist of the Year, Album of the Year for “Map of the Soul: Persona” and Worldwide Icon of the Year at the music awards ceremony hosted by actor Park Bogum.

Last Nov. 30, BTS made their first sweep of the daesang at the 2019 Melon Music Awards (MMA) by winning Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Record of the Year.

“ARMY, we’ve been able to receive this award thanks to ARMY. I’d like to give my thanks to you. We work really hard to make music. Many artists here and others are also making good music. And I hope that there would come a world where those songs can be more acknowledged and loved. I hope that music could be made with more honesty,” said Jin when the group won the Song of the Year for “Boy with Luv,” reported JTBC Plus.

(Clockwise from top left) BTS, TWICE, X1, GOT7, Seventeen and Monsta X (Twitter)

(Clockwise from top left) BTS, TWICE, X1, GOT7, Seventeen and Monsta X (Twitter)

Upon winning the Artist of the Year, Suga said, “Thank you, ARMY! 2019 was a fierce year and we really did our best. Last year, here at this awards ceremony, the members cried a lot and we told ourselves that we must try harder in the following year. Thank you for giving us so many awards.”

The winners of the Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10 are BTS, Seventeen, TWICE, Monsta X, GOT7, TXT, EXO, ATEEZ, BLACKPINK and X1.

BTS and TWICE won best group, Qoo10 Favorite Artist and best dance performance while EXO’s Baekhyun and Chungha bagged the best male and female artists awards, respectively.

Taeyeon and BOL4 grabbed the best vocal performance awards for solo and group and Monsta X won the world performance award and BTS won best music video.

ITZY and TXT emerged as the best new artists for the year and Seventeen bagged the breakthrough achievement award.

The other winners are: Mamamoo, favorite vocal performance; GOT7, favorite dance performances; Gummy, best OST; Chungha, best dance (solo): Heize, best hip-hop/urban; Jannabi, best band performance; Lee Sora and BTS’ Suga, best collaboration; Dua Lipa, international favorite artist; WayV, best new asian artist; Pdogg, best musician of the year; Kwon Nam Woo, best engineer of the year; Lumpens, best music video director of the year; and Bang Shi Hyuk, best executive producer of the year.

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