The 2021 Melon Music Awards result has caused a huge rage among ARMYs – BTS fandom.
The 2021 Melon Music Awards (MMA) was held in the evening of December 12th, featuring many famous KPOP artists, including IU, TXT, The Boyz, Enhypen, StayC, Brave Girls, etc. Although the big names, such as BTS, BLACKPINK, TWICE, Seventeen, and aespa, were absent from the 2021 MMA, IU’s performances still filled the festive atmosphere of the awards ceremony. However, the result of the MMA caused heated debates online.
In particular, the 4 Daesang, including Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Song of the Year, and Record of the Year, were awarded to 3 artists, IU, BTS, and aespa, who has gained the most impressive achievements this year. Especially, IU took home 2 Daesangs, Artist of the Year, and Album of the Year. Meanwhile, BTS earned the Best Song of the Year for “Butter”, and the “monster rookie” girl group aespa was awarded the Record of the Year.
aespa deserves to be called the “ace of SM’s new generation” because the girl group has successfully gained many impressive achievements at awards ceremonies. They even earned the Daesang twice. However, BTS fans were not satisfied with this result.
On social media platforms and online communities, many ARMYs express their dissatisfaction with the way MMA 2021 distributed their Daesang awards and question the difference between Daesang Song Of The Year and Daesang Record Of The Year. Fans of the HYBE boy group also believe that BTS deserves to win both awards, instead of losing one to aespa.
2018 was the first year MMA presented Daesang Record Of The Year to an artist and the winner was Wanna One. The following year, this award went to BTS, making BTS the first K-pop act in history to sweep all 4 MMA Daesangs in one night.
However, the inexplicable disappearance of Record Of The Year from the list of awards in 2020 and its unexpected return in 2021 makes ARMY suspect that this is MMA’s intention to give a Daesang to aespa.
Some comments from netizens:
- MMA did well this year though.
- But what’s the difference between Record of the Year and Song of the Year?
- This Daesang feels off…
- BTS deserves more Daesangs.
- Record of The Year sounds like a joke.