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MMA2023 Awards: IVE wins album of the year, NewJeans named artist of the year

The 2023 Melon Music Awards (MMA 2023) captivated global fans with extraordinary performances and spectacles.

On the 2nd of December, Melon, a music platform by Kakao Entertainment (represented by Lee Jin-soo and Kim Sung-soo), hosted The 15th Melon Music Awards, MMA 2023, opening its doors to a total of 13 dazzling performances and the presentation of awards in 30 categories.

MMA 2023 took place at Incheon’s Inspire Arena, sponsored by Kakao Bank, with an audience of 12,000 attendees.

NewJeans achieved a remarkable feat by winning five major awards, including Artist of the Year and Best Song of the Year.

NCT DREAM claimed Record of the Year and earned four awards of their own.

The Album of the Year title was awarded to IVE for their first full-length album, ‘I’ve IVE,’ released in April this year.

The Rookie of the Year award was shared between the groups ZEROBASEONE and RIIZE.

Here is the list of the main award winners at MMA 2023:

  • Artist of the Year: NewJeans
  • Album of the Year: IVE (IVE) – ‘I’ve IVE’
  • Record of the Year: NCT DREAM
  • Best Song of the Year: NewJeans – ‘Ditto’
  • Rookie of the Year: ZEROBASEONE / RIIZE


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