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Three awards of 'Artist Of The Year,' 'Song Of The Year,' and 'Album Of The Year,' especially, are regarded as MAMA's grand prizes. BTS, TWICE, and EXO were the respective recipients of the three awards of '2017 MAMA.'
Let's check up on the previous winners of MAMA's grand prizes since 2013.
Artist Of The Year = G-Dragon
G-Dragon won 'Artist Of The Year' with his studio album 'COUP D'ETAT' released on Sep. 2013. Listed tracks such as 'Crooked' and 'Niliria' were received well by fans and critics. G-Dragon also successfully closed his solo tour '2013 World Tour: ONE OF A KIND.'
Song Of The Year = Cho Yong-
EXO won 'Album Of The Year' with its first album 'XOXO.' Listed tracks, including the title 'Wolf And The Beauty,' 'Baby, Don't Cry' and 'Peter Pan'
Artist Of The Year = EXO
Members Chris and Luhan left the team, but EXO's winning streaks continued! The public loved EXO's album 'Overdose' and the identical title.
'Eyes, Nose, Lips' is the title of Taeyang's second studio album 'RISE,' with Taeyang writing the lyrics himself. The lyrics are said to be about Taeyang's own experiences. The song ranked No.2 in the 2014 Gaon Digital Album Chart.
'Overdose,' EXO's second mini album released in May 2014, rose to the top of Gaon Chart's Yearly Album Sales Chart. The public loved EXO's identically titled song 'Overdose.'
Artist Of The Year =
BIGBANG, after a long vacancy of a thousand days, was elected as 'Artist Of The Year.'
'BANG BANG BANG' topped the 2015 Gaon Digital Chart. 'LOSER' placed second, 'BAE BAE' fourth, and 'IF YOU' ranked 29th, with eight songs breaking the top 100.
EXO's second studio album 'EXODUS' rewarded EXO with 'Album Of The Year' award for three consecutive years. EXO sold, again, over a million, including the repackage version and Chinese version. EXO's title 'CALL ME BABY' ranked No.7 on the 2015 Gaon Digital Chart.
Artist Of The Year = BTS
BTS' October released album 'WINGS,' selling a total of 750,000, topped the 2016 Gaon Album Chart. The May released 'The Most Beautiful Moment In Life Young Forever' sold over 360,000. The title 'Blood Sweat & Tears' was loved both in and out of Korea.
TWICE's 'CHEER UP' is probably the most viral song of 2016. Topping Gaon and MelOn Charts, TWICE's 'CHEER UP' also set the record for breaking a hundred million streaming counts in the shortest time.
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Artist Of The Year = BTS
BTS released on February its second repackage album 'YOU NEVER WALK ALONE,' and on September released its fifth mini album 'LOVE YOURSELF: Her.' Songs 'Spring Day' 'DNA' 'MIC DROP' were all well received.
BTS became famous worldwide, being invited to perform at the '2017 American Music Awards,' and further proved so by appearing in U.S. major talk shows, such as 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' and 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show.'
TWICE's fourth mini album 'SIGNAL,' with the identical title, became an instant hit, with JYP Entertainment's Park Jin Young responsible for the melody and lyrics. 'KNOCK KNOCK,' especially, ranked No. 3 in the first half of 2017 Gaon Digital Chart.
EXO's fourth studio album 'The War,' sold over 940,000, and the repackage album sold over 440,000. EXO became a quadruple million seller (selling over a million albums for four consecutive years).
'Ko Ko Bop,' the title for 'The War,' topped the August Gaon Digital Charts. EXO, for five consecutive years, was nominated for 'Album Of The Year.'
'MKMF' transformed into 'MAMA' in 2009. 'MAMA' went global in 2010 beginning with Macao, later being held in Singapore in 2011, and Hong Kong from 2012 to 2016. In 2017, MAMA was hosted in a total of three nations; Vietnam, Japan, and Hong Kong.
By Bongbong and Suwon Han firstname.lastname@example.org