The winners of the 14th annual Melon Music Awards, or MMAs, were announced on November 26, 2022. The event had many iconic moments, including NewJeans Danielle‘s breathtaking visuals, LE SSERAFIM Sakura‘s detailed choreography, and TXT Soobin‘s muscular arms.
OH MY GOD pic.twitter.com/GCz6LsVLUA
— danielle pics (@daniepictures) November 26, 2022
Among the awardees was (G)I-DLE’s leader Soyeon, who won the “best songwriter” title for her composition and lyric writing work on the group’s 2022 comeback albums I Never Die and I Love, particularly their hit singles “Tomboy” and “Nxde.”
BEST SONGWRITER SOYEON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/myXSORu35w
— keeper (@reminniescence) November 26, 2022
Her win was even more special because she and legendary soloist IU are the only two female K-Pop idols to win the award, making Soyeon the first female idol group member winner. IU had previously won in 2017 and 2021.
— (G)I-DLE Charts (@idlecharts) November 26, 2022
Neverlands, (G)I-DLE’s official fandom, took to Twitter to celebrate the historic moment.
those girls went from being the only ones who believed in soyeon when she wrote latata to joining her on the stage as she accepts her best songwriter award. these girls are day 1s, man. if only they're complete now pic.twitter.com/W7kDdDkmRZ
— ً (@soyeonichas) November 26, 2022
— peach🍑 ᥫ᭡ (@yontararich) November 26, 2022
Soyeon’s fellow member Minnie couldn’t hold back her tears as her friend accepted the award. The entire group hyped up Soyeon as she made her acceptance speech.
MINNIE TEARING UP WHEN SOYEON WON BEST SONGWRITER I CAN'T DO THIS ANYMORE 😭♥️ pic.twitter.com/tKBqyClr6D
— iris ᥫ᭡ (@miniminniez) November 26, 2022
The title is another well-deserved honor for (G)I-DLE’s fearless leader.