Watch: IVE Cries As They Become Third Fastest Girl Group In History To Win A Daesang At MMA 2022

IVE won the first ever Daesang (Grand Prize) of their career at the Melon Music Awards (MMA) last night!

On November 26, IVE won Best Song of the Year at the 2022 Melon Music Awards for their hit “LOVE DIVE,” which dominated the charts for weeks after its release in April.

The win was an emotional moment for the rookie girl group, which debuted less than a year ago — and all six members couldn’t hold back tears as they accepted the award.

“It’s really such an honor to be able to win new artist of the year and best song of the year at the same time,” said leader An Yu Jin, who repeatedly had to take a moment to wipe her tears and pull herself together. to pick up. during her acceptance speech.

After thanking their fans and agency staff, An Yu Jin continued: “There is something I really wanted to say. I think it was only possible for us to win this prize because we had all six of our members. Each of our members is so precious and I am so grateful to them. I love you. IVE will continue to work hard in the future, so show us lots of love next year!”

Jang Won Young agreed: “I can’t believe 2022 is coming to an end already. I hope 2022 continues to be a very valuable year for our six members as well as everyone else, and we will try to become an artist worthy of this award. We are becoming an IVE that truly understands the weight and value of this award. Thank you.”

With this impressive performance, IVE has become the third fastest girl group in history to win their first Daesang, behind miss A and 2NE1. IVE took just 360 days to hold their first Daesang, overtaking AESPA’s record of 380 days from last year.

Including Best Song of the Year, IVE won a total of four awards at this year’s Melon Music Awards: the group also took home Best Group (Female), New Artist of the Year and Top 10 Artist (Bonsang) awards.

Congratulations to IVE! Check out the full list of this year’s Melon Music Award winners here and watch the clip of their emotional first Daesang win below!

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