When Did BTS Win Their First Daesang? - When looking back on this moment, the members couldn't believe that it had been five years since they won their first Daesang. Jimin shared that this award means a lot to them. At the Melon Music Awards (MMA) 2016, BTS (Bangtan Boys) won their first Daesang (Grand Prize). Yes! They won their first Daesang in 2016.
What is Daesang?
For those who still don't understand what Daesang is. The word is often mentioned in the K-pop world and is identified with an award. For ordinary people, they may be confused by the phrase Daesang because from that word, and many idols shed tears of joy.
Yep! Daesang is the highest award given to talented South Korean singers. Surprisingly, South Korean musicians were immediately moved when they received the award, especially for the first time. Suppose the Daesang is likened to the highest honor or gold certificate below. In that case, it is a bonding compared to a silver certificate.
The award is given to musicians as a form of appreciation for their extraordinary work. Musicians who get this award must undergo an assessment process taken from 30 percent of the public vote, 40 percent digital downloads, and 30 percent of the judges' assessment.
This award event has been around since 2016 and was held in Hanoi, Vietnam, in 2019 and organized by Star News, Money Today, and MTN. Meanwhile, the Daesang held by the Seoul Music Awards organized by Sports Seoul was given to BTS in the physical album category and Taeyeon Girls in the digital song category.
The Seoul Music Awards is a music awards event going on since 1990. This event is highly anticipated by all K-pop music lovers around the world. The reason is that this award ceremony is very prestigious and has witnessed the struggle of the K-pop industry.
In the K-pop industry, BTS is listed as one of the boy groups that have won the most Daesangs, which is around 40. The first Daesang was obtained in 2019 at the Melon Music Award, where they won the Best Album award.
BTS Wins First Daesang of 2016
The K-Pop BTS group consisting of Jin, J-Hope, RM, Suga, V, Jimin, and Jungkook received many achievements and awards for their works. BTS has won Daesangs, or major awards on Korean music shows for BTS songs and albums over the past few years.
Jin, J-Hope, RM, Suga, V, Jimin, and Jungkook BTS received their first Daesang in the Album of the Year category from the 2016 Melon Music Awards (MMA) through the album The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever. Some time ago, Jin, J-Hope, RM, V, Jimin, and Jungkook BTS were guest stars at Vanity Fair.
Apart from talking about BTS's recent achievements, such as topping Billboard's top spot and being nominated for GRAMMY Awards, BTS also reminisced about essential things in their careers. Quoted from Koreaboo, one moment that BTS saw was the moment from MMA 2016. Jimin BTS revealed that the Daesang was very meaningful to BTS members.
"This award means a lot to us because this award shows that people like the entire BTS album and not just one song," said Jimin.
J-Hope BTS also mentioned that winning Album of the Year is a great honor for BTS. According to J-Hope at the time, the Daesang from the 2016 MMA was the most meaningful to BTS. Because BTS also worked hard on the album The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever.
Jin BTS also added that when he got the Daesang from the 2016 MMA, BTS members were shocked and couldn't believe the award. Not only discussing the achievement of the first Daesang, in the video interview with Vanuty Fair, BTS also discussed such as BTS's first tweet in 2012 to the 2021 GRAMMY Award nominations.
Of the many achievements of BTS, one of them is hitting the top position of BTS on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the first time with the hit song BTS Dynamite. Jimin compared when BTS won #1 on the Billboard charts with being nominated for a GRAMMY.
"Reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 feels like… Even though we were recently nominated for a GRAMMY, the feeling of getting #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 is different because the Billboard Hot 100 includes all music around the world," said Jimin BTS. He said that being at the top of the Billboard chart, a worldwide chart means a lot to Jimin. "And the fact that we got #1 on Billboard makes me think that our music, our sincerity, touches so many people," he said.
Jimin BTS revealed why BTS's achievement on the Billboard charts means a lot to him. According to him, BTS's work can reach and connect many people. "Realizing that we reach out to people and connect with them, I think that's the most meaningful part," said Jimin BTS.