BTS Turn 2019 Melon Music Awards Into Mini Concert Before Picking Up Top Honors

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BTS spent nearly 40 minutes at the 2019 MMAs showing the world why they are the best.
In Seoul on Saturday (Nov. 30), BTS took home the night's top prize at the 2019 Melon Music Awards (MMAs). Sweeping the grand prize categories for artist of the year, record of the year, album of the year with April's Map of the Soul: Persona and song of the year "Boy with Luv," featuring Halsey, the septet turned the event into their own personal mini concert with a set that put the spotlight on their musicality and artistry.

Things started off with RM performing "Intro: Persona," his solo track off of the Billboard 200 chart-topping EP Persona, opening up the event that the MMAs dubbed "Map of the Soul: The Show." His set then turned into "Boy In Luv," BTS' 2014 single and an artistic foil to "Boy with Luv," which they then performed next.

An evocative performance of "Mikrokosmos" followed after an introductory voiceover from RM: "In the beginning, I did not shine so bright. I only knew my best to shine. But we found each other and our universe was born. Now let us shine on each other. We are no longer small. Just as the universe expands, our universe will last forever."

While most artists' sets at an…
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