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BTS Wins 4 Daesangs at MMA 2019 While Others Were Snubbed

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There is no doubt that BTS is another league in itself. They’re without a doubt the biggest boy group in the world. They’ve got the sales, the digitals, the sold-out concerts. So, the 4 awards that they got in MMA are justified. The group has become the only kpop group to sweep all the major awards at a music awards show. Even though BTS deserves every award they got, we can’t neglect the fact that they were the only big group attending the award. Any other competition of theirs was not present. So, was the MMA 2019 really fair or have they become one of the attendance award shows. (You know the ones where the artists that attend the award show get the award and the ones who don’t, don’t get one even when they deserve it).

BTS Wins 4 Daesangs

BTS also swept all four Daesangs (grand prizes) by the end of the night: Best Record of the Year, Best Album of the Year with Map of the Soul: Persona, Best Song of the Year with Boy With Luv, and Best Artist of the Year. This is the first time that a single K-pop group has swept all of the Daesangs at a year-end awards show.

In a speech, member V said:

The child who ate candy as an elementary school student is now standing here today. I personally don’t think that I’m that special a person, so every time our music is recognized like this and people tell us that they felt healed or happy because of us, I choke up. I really don’t think I can give up. We will continue to grow and repay ARMY with good music next year and the years after that.

The leader of the group, RM added,

When we finish an event like this, we go home and feel a sense of weakness. We work hard in the studio to make music, practice hard in the practice room, and sing on this black stage. There are times when we wonder whether we are really doing something. But just as you all have been the lamps for us in our night, we will be the lamps for you in the ways we know how. I love you, ARMY.

Everyone Else Was Snubbed

*Trigger WARNING For BTS Fans

Before we really get into this rant, can we all just acknowledge how bad Mamamoo was treated? Mamamoo is one of the biggest kpop groups and yet they get only one award. Now, getting to how everyone else was snubbed. First of all, the major groups were not in attendance. EXO, Twice, Red Velvet, Blackpink, IU, Akmu and more didn’t attend the award show.

Though fans were accepting that they’d all get their due, but no. No one got an award. Daniel got the best music video award when a whole Blackpink’s Kill This Love exists. Also, No Awards for Twice and IU. IU is the biggest digital artist in Korea and the Queen gets nothing! And Twice’s Fancy was a strong contender for Song of the Year but since they weren’t in attendance, they didn’t get it.

We probably shouldn’t go there because BTS does really have the stats that justify their win. But has music only become quantity over quality? Views over impact? However, that is a debate for another day. We don’t really have any problem with the awards BTS got but they simply gave them all the major awards. Even though Boy With Luv was great and had the views along with the digitals, the song didn’t really have the best dance choreography.

BTS also got another award indirectly. The songwriter award went to Boy With Luv’s writer. I just want to say Akmu made a comeback this year and the song has the best lyrics ever.

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8 Comments
  1. Precy says

    Bts wins because they don’t have big groups that they compete, like album, concert, or digital? For example, EXO only have comeback album on Nov 27 2019, u think for one month they can sell more than million? BTS comes back early 2019, if I am not mistaken it’s April 2019, of course they can gather sales, duh! I heard BTS album gather sales 4-6 months. Same thing happen in 2018, EXO comeback album on Nov 2 2018, but even its late comeback they gathered 1.9 million, what if they comeback even in the middle of the year, u think BTS can surpassed EXO? U should know or realized, EXO wins best album of the year, 5 years in a row (2013-2017), BTS debutes 2013, and EXO on 2012. That time exo isn’t busy with Asian tours and etc, so they can come back and make album earlier, same with BTS, but they can’t surpass EXO no matter they comeback earlier than EXO, if they really that good or talentef, they can do it, but EXO hold those positions even Big Bang, Super Junior, TVXQ or Shinee were around to compete them, not to mention other big groups too.

    In two years (2018-2019) BTS has no competitions, no Big Bang, or Shinee because they’re in military, SUJU were busy in Latin and TVXQ in Japan, and EXO is busy Asian Tours, plus some have modeling and others act in drama or make movies, others with OST and CF, they couldn’t even afford to comeback with albums if EXOLS dont really demand SM for EXO’s comeback even late. So, BTS has no big groups competitions….it isn’t fun or can’t prove that ur good or talented if no competitions, esp. BIG GROUPS. BTS only competitions are young and new groups, lol. Before BTS wins deasangs EXO wins first that get them into Guinness World Record for having many deasangs, despite Big Bang and other big groups are around. Now that’s competitions, and can prove that ur not just popular but also talented defeating other big groups, then u can only boast or proud. No big competition, that doesn’t makes u proud for the acheivements u make for only competing urself? So funny, lol!!!

    1. Eddy says

      But EXO never had a 4.2 million pre-order. Let the number talks.

    2. Eddy says

      But EXO never had a 4.2 million pre-order and 3.2 million. Let the number talks.

    3. Joseph says

      Oh wow, I think that was the most biased opinion! I became a huge K-drama fan, so with that, you want to know their music, and I didn’t like it, and I listened to so many songs from different labels. BTS has definitely proven themselves! They have a different feel to EXO, Black Pink, Vixx, Super Jr, Twice, etc. If it was a dance contest, well hats off to EXO, and I love D.O’s acting, still BTS can move even excel in that. I come from the US, and I can tell you that they are huge here! You might be an American as well, and if you are, then you should know. Why do you think that the other groups didn’t make it? Now that BTS has made it’s huge movement, others listen to K-Pop, but they are still not getting sold out concerts across the world like Bullet Proof Boys. Also, once you start loving their music, you learn about them. It is no mistake that they got where they are! They communicate with their fans all the time. They bring them into a piece of their world. Bighit doesn’t make them feel like they are prisoners. Another Idol I loved was Jonghyun from Shinee. He sang with so much feeling! He will be missed so much! His voice was so soulful! We are not being biased. We listen and if we like a song, it’s not because there are no other groups have released some good stuffs. If that was the case, then I would like many other artists. I feel bad that nobody else won, but it’s not BTS’s fault! The award show they had this year wasn’t televised, and it seemed more like a concert. That also isn’t the bands fault. All these groups that didn’t show up love BTS and what they have done for South Korea. More people are now interested in K-Pop and that is because of them, It wasn’t pure luck! RM makes some damn good beats and music! What you wrote is just your opinion, but the facts are in the numbers!

  2. Ali-Sia says

    If the MMA’s are only for South Korea, then I believe that it should only be on the records that were bought in that Country. I am ARMY, and I feel bad for BTS! They didn’t ask to win all the awards. They have showed up when they were the underdogs, and got a lot of hate when they won their first award. Still, why didn’t anyone show up? Blame MMA! Blame their record labels. SM wouldn’t even allow EXO to go because they weren’t going to win. Now that is shady (not records)! How many years in a row has EXO been the Ace among all of the others and everyone showed up just to give them respect. RM’s and Jin’s speeches were to say, we don’t feel like we deserve this. or that when they get home they feel weak, (hmm, I wonder why?), and it’s probably because they feel like none of the artist like them anymore. They did when they first came out. They did even when they performed at the MMA’s in 2014, but then they got so huge. Hello, but EXO has always been big! They sell albums and millions at that. So, I don’t think it was right what happened. If these awards is for best song of the year, but only for South Korea, then they should go by the standards of who bought who’s album in their Country, and who watched the most YouTube videos from their homeland. Make it fair so that BTS doesn’t have to feel like they need to go to these awards show for ARMY! We love them! They are humble young men, and they have feelings just like everyone else. They loved going to the MMA’s so they could see all of the other K-Pop groups, and Korean artists like IU, who is the queen of SK! Even here in the America, Army was so upset because they should have been nominated for so many awards at the MTV VMA’s. We are supposed to go by the stats, and they didn’t. It was so disappointing to us! Yeah, I think MTV knows. Besides, who is MTV anymore? They are nothing, but they still have an award show. This is the one that BTS wanted to win because everyone knows that this is where you are recognized, and they should have! They made a new catagory to try and tame us ARMIES, but it failed because it seemed racist to me. Anyways, people in SK, please think about what BTS must have felt going to the MMA’s. They had to do an over 30 minute like concert and I’m sure it was hard for them. Through all the smiles, they weren’t happy. They shouldn’t have had to. If the other groups and artists showed up, then they would have maybe done a 10-15 minute one, which is normal at this award ceremony. I am hurt by the other jealous label companies, and also offended by those who could go, but didn’t because somehow they felt it was unfair. Even if it was, you should have still supported your fellow group who has always been there for you instead of making them feel like fools. This was not what they wanted either, and like RM said, they did it for ARMY, and I think he was upset with the SK music industry when he said, and we will be better next year! They work very hard just like the rest of you, and it’s not their fault that they blew up the way they did. Bighit was the smallest out of all the biggest ones, and humbly still went to these shows. You who could have went, well you should think about what you did, and maybe talk to them. Of course you probably won’t, and you won’t see my message as much as I wish you would. This was an open minded opinion! I agree and understand why you were all upset, but you could have still sat there and be there for them. They didn’t ask for this either! Peace and love to all of you!

  3. Eddy says

    EXO been big because they are from SM. And bts had to start from no-name. Can you be less bias?

  4. Tala says

    I don’t think BTS needs competition. We don’t expect competition from two different leagues. Whether an ARMY or not, you can’t deny the fact that BTS is not your ordinary kpop idol. Lol. They transcend ages, skin color and nationality and broke language barrier. How can you even have the audacity to talk about competitions with BTS

  5. Joseph says

    Oh wow, I think that was the most biased opinion! I became a huge K-drama fan, so with that, you want to know their music, and I didn’t like it, and I listened to so many songs from different labels. BTS has definitely proven themselves! They have a different feel to EXO, Black Pink, Vixx, Super Jr, Twice, etc. If it was a dance contest, well hats off to EXO, and I love D.O’s acting, still BTS can move even excel in that. I come from the US, and I can tell you that they are huge here! You might be an American as well, and if you are, then you should know. Why do you think that the other groups didn’t make it? Now that BTS has made it’s huge movement, others listen to K-Pop, but they are still not getting sold out concerts across the world like Bullet Proof Boys. Also, once you start loving their music, you learn about them. It is no mistake that they got where they are! They communicate with their fans all the time. They bring them into a piece of their world. Bighit doesn’t make them feel like they are prisoners. Another Idol I loved was Jonghyun from Shinee. He sang with so much feeling! He will be missed so much! His voice was so soulful! We are not being biased. We listen and if we like a song, it’s not because there are no other groups have released some good stuffs. If that was the case, then I would like many other artists. I feel bad that nobody else won, but it’s not BTS’s fault! The award show they had this year wasn’t televised, and it seemed more like a concert. That also isn’t the bands fault. All these groups that didn’t show up love BTS and what they have done for South Korea. More people are now interested in K-Pop and that is because of them, It wasn’t pure luck! RM makes some damn good beats and music! What you wrote is just your opinion, but the facts are in the numbers!

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