Along with appearing as performers at the event, BTS also won five trophies, the most of anyone in attendance. They won the two grand prizes, known as daesangs, for best artist of the year and best digital album of the year for Love Yourself: Answer, and also won best male dance performance for “Idol,” genie music popularity award, and best male group. The group’s producer Bang Si-hyuk also won producer of the year.
Puth, who has two upcoming concerts in Seoul on Nov. 7 and 8, was awarded the best international artist prize.
Girl group TWICE, who came out with their Yes or Yes album yesterday, was recognized as the best-selling artist of the year and also awarded the best global performance award, while best song of the year went to Wanna One’s “Beautiful.” Momoland, Jung Seung Hwan, Chungha, Stray Kids, and (G)I-DLE were also recognized at the inaugural MGAs.
Following the performance, both Puth and BTS tweeted about the meeting.