Winning is more than just a trophy for Kpop groups.
Trophies could prove to their company that the group should have another single, in the case of Infinite it was rumored that they'd disband if they didnt get a win soon. It gives the groups more recognition, they get more sponsors, they can do more work.
So these tears are a mix of relief, exhaustion, happiness, and, I'm sure, memories of the pain they all went through to get here.
Here are a few of the most memorable wins in my mind:
This was the first promotion that I had ever watched every single live performance. Something about this song really drew me in, and when they won I couldn't have been happier. In 2011, Infinite won their first time with Be Mine, their 5th single.
Of course my babies are on this list. VIXX's win for Voodoo was really emotional. They were the first idol group from their company and when they won the boys were a wreck. Poor N could barely give the speech, but he was sure to thank Starlights first :) This was their 4th single.
BTS' first win was hilarious because of how confused they looked, plus Jin's little clapping :3 Also Suga and Jungkook in the back with their mics randomly muttering thank you. It was all very discombabulated and adorable. This was for I Need U in 2015, their 10th single.
Girl groups have a really hard time when it comes to Kpop. Theyre subjected to harsher judegment, higher standards, and dont easily get fans like boy groups do. When GFriend won with Rough, their ugly tears showed how much they worked for this, and that they truly deserved it. This was in 2016, their 3rd single.
Awww leader Suho, for EXO's first win he literally couldnt say anything, sobbed a lot, and then Chanyeol took over and thanked everyone ;) Knowing now what would unfold in that year, I'm sure there was so much stress and pressure on Suho and the boys that this win was a shining light. This was in 2014 for their 4th single.
Like a true friend, while the three other members of Mamamoo were ugly sobbing, Hwasa was laughing uncontrollably :) These girls are so insanely talented, I am so happy they got the recognition they deserve. This was your You're The Best, their 10th single.
I couldn't find a video of this, but this was one of the most emotional wins ever. When B14 was announced, CNU fell to the floor and was LOUD crying. He just kept falling over and was laughing at himself while he cried. These boys have been writing and producing their own tracks for so long, they really deserved it. This was in 2013 for What's Happening, their 9th single.
Got to love the meme kings. When their win was annoucen they all froze, looked at each other, and then started jumping around like crazy. This was for Pretty U in 2016, their 3rd single.
9. Monsta X
Monbebes have been waiting a long time for this, and when Monsta X won the crowd went wild! The boys ranged from shocked to sobbing to speechless and I'm so glad they finally have a win!