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MAMA 2019 winners #BTSDaesangSweep and #BTSDaesangAllKill Trend As K-Pop Boy Band Dominates Top Awards

The winners of the 2019 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), one of the biggest music awards in Asia, were announced Wednesday at a ceremony at the Nagoya Dome in Japan.

K-pop royalty BTS dominated this year’s awards, bagging 9 wins, including the top 4 “daesang” (grand awards), becoming the first artist in Mnet history to win all 4 grand titles, according to Soompi.

The K-pop sensation’s top wins include artist of the year, song of the year for their track “Boy with Luv (featuring Halsey), and album of the year for Map of the Soul: Persona, which was announced by comedian/television host Jimmy Fallon who made a special appearance for the award, claiming he owned all of the BTS albums and “loved this band [BTS] so much.”

BTS also claimed worldwide icon of the year to round out the top 4 grand titles, as well as best male group, best dance performance by a male group and best music video for “Boy with Luv,” and Qoo10 favorite male artist among their other wins. The group were also awarded a spot in the top 10 Worldwide Fan’s Choice list.

The band’s sweep of awards comes after a record-breaking year for BTS, having already achieved several milestones including “Love Yourself: Answer” becoming the first K-pop album to spend a year on the Billboard 200 chart and the song “Euphoria” (sung by BTS member Jungkook) becoming the first song by a male K-pop singer to surpass 100 million streams on the music platform Spotify.