The weekly music programs (Mnet M!Countdown, KBS Music Bank, MBC Music Core and SBS Inkigayo) have always been one of the most important aspects when promoting a new song. Through these stages, fans in Korea and the rest of the world see if a group or artist has what it takes to become a top star.
With so many strong groups out there, taking a single win is a big deal to newer groups. If you aren’t familiar with how these shows go, they announce the winner at the end, selected by a scoring system which varies by program. After that they give an acceptance speech and then a very playful encore stage of the song.
Lets look back the the first wins of top girl groups! Tears will be shed!
Note: M!Countdown and Music Bank currently have a “winner” system. Inkigayo stopped awarding a weekly winner in the middle of 2012.
If you want to skip to the boy groups, go here.