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BTS scoops up nine trophies at 2018 MGA

2018/11/07 10:12

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SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Yonhap) -- Globally popular boy group BTS swept nine trophies at the 2018 MBC Plus X Genie Music Awards (MGA) in Incheon, west of Seoul, on Tuesday night.

The inaugural annual awards created four main prizes -- Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Digital Album of the Year and Best-selling Artist of the Year -- and BTS won two, Artist of the Year and Digital Album of the Year for "Love Yourself: Answer."

   They also collected seven more awards, including Best Group, Best Male Dance Performance, Genie Music Popularity Award, Best Music Video and Best Style.

BTS attends the 2018 MBC Plus X Genie Music Awards in Incheon, west of Seoul, on Nov. 6, 2018. (Yonhap) BTS attends the 2018 MBC Plus X Genie Music Awards in Incheon, west of Seoul, on Nov. 6, 2018. (Yonhap)

During the ceremony, BTS performed "We Don't Talk Anymore" and "Fake Love" with American singer-songwriter Charlie Puth.

The group's producer Bang Si-hyuk and choreographer Son Sung-deuk went home with Best Producer and Best Choreographer.

BTS performs with American singer-songwriter Charlie Puth during the 2018 MBC Plus X Genie Music Awards in Incheon, west of Seoul, on Nov. 6, 2018. (Yonhap) BTS performs with American singer-songwriter Charlie Puth during the 2018 MBC Plus X Genie Music Awards in Incheon, west of Seoul, on Nov. 6, 2018. (Yonhap)

"We thank ARMY who gave this prize. We always wanted to have a good influence on many people via our music. It was an honor to be able to deliver our message to the world with this album," member Suga said after receiving the best digital album award. ARMY refers to the group's fan base.

The remaining two main prizes went to massively popular rookie group Wanna One and girl group TWICE. Wanna One won Best Song of the Year for its hit song "Beautiful" and TWICE Best-selling Artist of the Year.

The boy band was also given Best Male Vocal Performance for "Beautiful" and the MBC Plus Star Award. TWICE also won Best Female Group and Best Global Performance.

Meanwhile, BTS ranked 61st on the Billboard 200 main albums chart for "Love Yourself: Answer," down from the previous week's 50th, according to the latest chart released Tuesday.

The group has stayed on the chart for the 10th straight week since it debuted atop the list in September.

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