A More Definitive Ranking of Artists with the Most Music Show Wins

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    ***Note that this post will be updated regularly with the latest music show win data.***


    Long time lurker, first time poster here. I figured now would be a fitting time to get started.


    So I’ve always taken somewhat of an interest in music show wins. Over the years, I’ve seen numerous rankings of artists with the most wins that people have created, but they never seemed quite accurate to me. Specifically, these lists often minimized the accomplishments of older artists, and failed to include data from older music shows.


    Given the recent COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve been spending much more time at home. As a result, I’ve had much more free time than usual, and thus decided to build my own database of music show wins, with data reaching all the way back to the 1980s. As far as I know, nothing this comprehensive has been attempted before.


    My methodology was basically to incorporate as much data as I could find on Wikipedia. Wins are easy enough to locate for the current crop of music shows, but were much more difficult to uncover for older ones. In fact, many of the older music shows only had Wikipedia articles written in Korean. In addition to having to translate text from hangul, I also had to deal with inconsistent formatting between Wikipedia articles, and thus the raw data had to be manipulated to conform to a standard arrangement. I’ve integrated full or partial data from the following music shows:


    iTV: Hot3 Big10

    JTBC: Music on Top

    KBS: Bravo New Generation, Music Bank, Top 10 Songs

    KMTV: Decision! Is It Popular 43, Music Triangle, Show Music Tank

    Korea MTV: MTV Countdown

    MBC Music: Show Champion

    MBC: Choice Best Popular Songs, Everyone's Popular Songs, Live Music Camp, Live Young Times, Music Camp, Popular Songs Best 50, Show! Music Core, Show Network

    Mnet: Gayo Best 27, M Countdown

    NTV: N-Top Inkigayo

    SBS MTV: The Show

    SBS: Inkigayo, Star Seoul Star, TV Gayo 20


    However, despite cataloguing over 6600 music show wins, I know my database is incomplete. There are a number of older shows for which I simply couldn’t locate complete (or any) information for. I’d appreciate it if anyone could assist with the shows below:


    MBC: 무궁화 인기가요 (Mugunghwa Inkigayo) [aired from 1971-10-08 to 1971-12-24]

    MBC: 금주의 인기가요 (Geumjuui Inkigayo) [aired from 1972-01-07 to 1975-10-04]

    MBC: 인기가요20 (Inkigayo 20) [aired from 1975-10-11 to 1977-03-31]

    MBC: MBC 인기가요제 (MBC Inkigayoje) [aired from 1977-11-05 to 1978-04-09]

    MBC: 금주의 인기가요 (Geumjuui Inkigayo) [aired from 1979-04-06 to 1981-03-11]

    MBC: 인기가요 퍼레이드 (Inkigayo Parade) [aired from 1981-03-19 to 1981-09-24]

    MBC: 내가 뽑은 인기가요 (Naega Ppob-Eun Inkigayo) [aired from 1983-11-04 to 1984-04-27]

    KMTV: 쇼 뮤직탱크 (Show Music Tank) [need 2008 winners if they exist]

    KMTV: 결정 인기가요 43 (Decision! Is It Popular 43)

    ITV: Hot3 Big10 [aired from 2001-02-05 to 2002-04-07]

    Mnet: 가요베스트 27 (Gayo Best 27) [aired from 1995 to 2003]

    Mnet: 가요베스트 (Gayo Best) [aired from 2003 to 2004-07-17]

    Channel V: 새한 코리안 탑20 (Saehan Korean Top 20)

    NTV: N-top 인기가요 (N-top Inkigayo)

    Korea MTV: 카운트다운 (Countdown)


    In any case, here’s the ranking of artists with the most music shows wins, along with the dates of their first and last wins. Only artists with 13 or more wins are listed, and wins are current as of 2021-06-13:


    1. BTS – 139 wins, 5/5/2015 to 6/13/2021

    2. EXO – 115 wins, 6/14/2013 to 12/14/2019

    3. Twice – 113 wins, 5/5/2016 to 1/3/2021

    4. Girls' Generation – 100 wins, 10/11/2007 to 9/19/2015

    5. Big Bang – 92 wins, 9/7/2007 to 1/20/2017

    6. S.E.S. – 87 wins, 1/17/1998 to 3/30/2002

    7. IU – 84 wins, 6/27/2010 to 5/8/2021

    8T. Cho Yong-pil – 80 wins, 2/10/1981 to 12/20/2013

    8T. Kim Gun-mo – 80 wins, 3/18/1993 to 7/9/2005

    10. H.O.T. – 78 wins, 12/15/1996 to 11/23/2000

    11. g.o.d – 77 wins, 1/9/2000 to 12/10/2005

    12. Turbo – 74 wins, 12/3/1995 to 1/3/2016

    13T. Im Chang-jung – 73 wins, 7/9/1997 to 10/7/2018

    13T. Red Velvet – 73 wins, 3/27/2015 to 1/24/2020

    15T. Shin Seung-hun – 72 wins, 5/3/1991 to 4/6/2002

    15T. Fin.K.L – 72 wins, 7/18/1998 to 5/11/2002

    17T. Seo Taiji and Boys – 71 wins, 6/19/1992 to 12/6/1995

    17T. Shinhwa – 71 wins, 6/8/1999 to 1/22/2017

    17T. GFriend – 71 wins, 2/2/2016 to 11/18/2020

    20. Shinee – 65 wins, 9/18/2008 to 3/11/2021

    21. Kim Hyun-jung – 63 wins, 7/25/1998 to 8/2/2003

    22T. Super Junior – 61 wins, 6/25/2006 to 10/25/2019

    22T. Beast – 61 wins, 3/25/2010 to 5/15/2021

    24. TVXQ – 60 wins, 3/6/2004 to 2/7/2014

    25T. Cool – 58 wins, 1/18/1997 to 8/23/2003

    25T. Yoo Seung-jun – 58 wins, 8/9/1997 to 10/21/2001

    27. Psy – 56 wins, 4/14/2001 to 5/21/2017

    28. Apink – 51 wins, 1/5/2012 to 5/3/2020

    29. Wanna One – 49 wins, 8/16/2017 to 12/5/2018

    30. Wonder Girls – 45 wins, 10/27/2007 to 8/5/2016

    31. Lee Hyori – 44 wins, 9/6/2003 to 6/13/2013

    32T. 2NE1 – 43 wins, 6/14/2009 to 3/27/2014

    32T. Sistar – 43 wins, 12/17/2010 to 7/7/2016

    32T. Infinite – 43 wins, 9/1/2011 to 1/21/2018

    32T. Blackpink – 43 wins, 8/21/2016 to 10/25/2020

    36. Mamamoo – 42 wins, 3/6/2016 to 11/19/2020

    37T. Sechs Kies – 41 wins, 12/7/1997 to 2/6/2020

    37T. 2PM – 41 wins, 5/7/2009 to 6/23/2015

    39. Roo'ra – 40 wins, 8/28/1994 to 4/4/1999

    40. Itzy – 39 wins, 2/21/2019 to 5/16/2021

    41. Seventeen – 38 wins, 5/4/2016 to 11/1/2020

    42T. Lee Sang-woo – 37 wins, 3/1/1991 to 6/12/1994

    42T. Kim Jong-kook – 37 wins, 9/11/2004 to 11/23/2008

    44T. Kim Jung-min – 36 wins, 12/9/1995 to 12/21/1996

    44T. Rain – 36 wins, 10/5/2002 to 1/14/2021

    46T. DJ DOC – 35 wins, 1/22/1995 to 8/19/2010

    46T. CNBLUE – 35 wins, 1/29/2010 to 4/22/2016

    48. BoA – 34 wins, 5/11/2002 to 8/14/2012

    49T. Jo Sung-mo – 33 wins, 11/7/1998 to 8/26/2010

    49T. Lee Soo-young – 33 wins, 10/12/2002 to 3/18/2006

    49T. f(x) – 33 wins, 4/29/2011 to 11/19/2015

    52. Got7 – 32 wins, 10/6/2015 to 5/1/2020

    53T. Baby V.O.X. – 30 wins, 8/3/1999 to 6/21/2003

    53T. VIXX – 30 wins, 12/6/2013 to 4/24/2018

    55T. Lee Sun-hee – 29 wins, 11/25/1984 to 4/21/1991

    55T. Noise – 29 wins, 4/16/1993 to 8/11/1995

    55T. Koyote – 29 wins, 3/1/2001 to 9/30/2006

    58T. Seven – 28 wins, 5/4/2003 to 2/19/2012

    58T. Tei – 28 wins, 2/28/2004 to 1/8/2006

    58T. F.T. Island – 28 wins, 7/19/2007 to 7/26/2016

    58T. G-Dragon – 28 wins, 8/28/2009 to 6/30/2017

    58T. T-ara – 28 wins, 1/1/2010 to 6/20/2017

    58T. (G)I-dle – 28 wins, 5/22/2018 to 2/4/2021

    64T. R.ef – 27 wins, 8/5/1995 to 6/3/1998

    64T. MC the Max – 27 wins, 6/30/2001 to 2/2/2006

    64T. Jang Na-ra – 27 wins, 11/17/2001 to 2/5/2005

    64T. Wheesung – 27 wins, 7/6/2002 to 5/21/2014

    64T. SG Wannabe – 27 wins, 5/15/2005 to 6/12/2009

    64T. iKon – 27 wins, 9/26/2015 to 10/18/2018

    70T. Kim Won-joon – 26 wins, 2/12/1993 to 10/13/1996

    70T. Yangpa – 26 wins, 3/8/1997 to 7/21/2007

    70T. Kara – 26 wins, 3/5/2009 to 6/2/2015

    70T. Iz*One – 26 wins, 11/8/2018 to 12/24/2020

    74T. Baek Ji-young – 25 wins, 5/27/2000 to 1/9/2009

    74T. Buzz – 25 wins, 3/27/2005 to 7/29/2006

    76T. Kim Min-jong – 23 wins, 10/31/1993 to 11/25/2001

    76T. Clon – 23 wins, 7/13/1996 to 5/30/2000

    76T. 4Minute – 23 wins, 9/27/2009 to 3/1/2015

    76T. Winner – 23 wins, 8/21/2014 to 5/23/2019

    80T. Lee Seung-gi – 22 wins, 8/22/2004 to 12/13/2012

    80T. EXID – 22 wins, 1/8/2015 to 4/10/2018

    80T. Taeyeon – 22 wins, 10/14/2015 to 12/27/2020

    83T. Jung Su-ra – 21 wins, 3/18/1984 to 10/19/1988

    83T. Fly to the Sky – 21 wins, 7/14/2002 to 6/6/2014

    83T. Epik High – 21 wins, 10/29/2005 to 3/24/2019

    83T. Taeyang – 21 wins, 6/19/2008 to 7/6/2014

    87T. Lee Hyun-woo – 20 wins, 8/12/1992 to 2/11/1998

    87T. Park Mi-kyung – 20 wins, 2/1/1995 to 10/13/1995

    87T. MC Mong – 20 wins, 5/30/2004 to 11/16/2014

    87T. SS501 – 20 wins, 9/15/2005 to 6/18/2010

    87T. Davichi – 20 wins, 5/4/2008 to 6/9/2019

    92T. Min Hae-kyung – 19 wins, 5/19/1982 to 12/7/1990

    92T. Kim Soo-hee – 19 wins, 4/3/1983 to 11/7/1993

    92T. Park Jin-young – 19 wins, 2/19/1995 to 12/9/2007

    92T. Kang Daniel – 19 wins, 8/9/2019 to 4/25/2021

    92T. Oh My Girl – 19 wins, 1/23/2018 to 5/26/2021

    97T. Hyun Jin-young – 18 wins, 10/23/1992 to 1/27/1993

    97T. Lee Ki-chan – 18 wins, 10/14/2001 to 3/24/2007

    99T. Jeon Yeong-rok – 17 wins, 6/10/1984 to 8/3/1988

    99T. Green Area – 17 wins, 5/31/1995 to 3/20/1996

    99T. Sharp – 17 wins, 12/7/1999 to 1/13/2002

    99T. Jewelry – 17 wins, 4/28/2005 to 4/18/2008

    99T. Girls' Generation-TTS – 17 wins, 5/8/2012 to 10/11/2014

    99T. NU'EST – 17 wins, 5/8/2019 to 5/2/2021

    105T. B1A4 – 16 wins, 5/18/2013 to 12/14/2016

    105T. Sunmi – 16 wins, 3/2/2014 to 9/23/2018

    107T. Byun Jin-sub – 15 wins, 1/25/1989 to 4/18/1990

    107T. Kim Ji-ae – 15 wins, 12/24/1989 to 2/10/1991

    107T. Kim Min-woo – 15 wins, 7/11/1990 to 10/21/1990

    107T. Miss A – 15 wins, 7/22/2010 to 11/22/2013

    107T. BtoB – 15 wins, 10/21/2015 to 11/23/2018

    107T. Monsta X – 15 wins, 11/14/2017 to 11/11/2020

    113T. 015B – 14 wins, 12/11/1992 to 1/23/1994

    113T. Untitle – 14 wins, 4/5/1997 to 5/25/1997

    113T. Uhm Jung-hwa – 14 wins, 5/3/1997 to 8/7/1999

    113T. Jinusean – 14 wins, 10/19/1997 to 4/28/2001

    113T. Hong Kyung-min – 14 wins, 9/3/2000 to 5/26/2001

    113T. Lee Hi – 14 wins, 11/7/2012 to 6/16/2019

    113T. NCT Dream – 14 wins, 2/14/2017 to 6/3/2021

    120T. Yoon Soo-il – 13 wins, 11/10/1981 to 10/1/1986

    120T. Choi Sung-su – 13 wins, 3/25/1987 to 5/9/1990

    120T. Park Nam-jung – 13 wins, 2/1/1989 to 8/13/1989

    120T. Yang Soo-kyung – 13 wins, 4/30/1989 to 3/11/1992

    120T. 1TYM – 13 wins, 1/24/1999 to 2/22/2004

    120T. K.Will – 13 wins, 4/3/2011 to 7/10/2014

    120T. Trouble Maker – 13 wins, 12/15/2011 to 11/20/2013

    120T. Zico – 13 wins, 11/15/2015 to 2/22/2020

    120T. NCT 127 – 13 wins, 6/22/2017 to 6/4/2020

    120T. Chungha – 13 wins, 1/9/2019 to 7/18/2019

    120T. Akdong Musician – 13 wins, 3/20/2013 to 11/25/2020


    Please let me know of any errors or omissions. Also, keep in mind that solo and sub-unit wins are not stacked. A detailed breakdown of wins by date/song/show for the artists above (or any other artist) can be provided upon request.

  • H.O.T won 56 times. Anyway, I don't think it makes them any less popular in Korea compared to those who have more wins.

    Where did you get the 56 figure from? I have 78 wins documented for them, so that's a pretty huge discrepancy.

  • https://ko.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/H.O.T.


    It's under 가요 프로그램 1위


    So I reviewed the table of wins, which was a bit of a mess in terms of consistency, and I believe the author was working off an incomplete data set. If you actually add up the number of wins listed in that table, it's actually 66, not the 55 listed in the header, so that's a red flag right off the bat.


    Comparing the table with my database, I have additional 16 wins:


    12/28/1996 캔디 MBC-Popular Songs Best 50

    1/11/1997 캔디 KMTV-Show Music Tank

    6/29/1997 <NA> SBS-TV Gayo 20 (Popular prize in the first half of 97)

    8/16/1997 행복 KMTV-Show Music Tank

    8/23/1997 행복 KMTV-Show Music Tank

    10/17/1998 열맞춰 (Line Up) KMTV-Show Music Tank

    10/24/1998 열맞춰 (Line Up) KMTV-Show Music Tank

    12/12/1998 빛 (Hope) KMTV-Show Music Tank

    12/19/1998 빛 (Hope) KMTV-Show Music Tank

    12/22/1998 빛 (Hope) KBS-Music Bank

    1/2/1999 빛 (Hope) KMTV-Show Music Tank

    10/9/1999 아이야 (I Yah) KMTV-Show Music Tank

    10/16/1999 아이야 (I Yah) KMTV-Show Music Tank

    10/23/1999 아이야 (I Yah) KMTV-Show Music Tank

    10/7/2000 Outside Castle KMTV-Show Music Tank

    10/14/2000 Outside Castle KMTV-Show Music Tank


    However, at the same time, there are four wins in the Wiki article that do not appear in my database:


    Candy

    12월 29일연말결산 SBS 《[[TV 가요 20|TV가요201위


    We Are the Future

    11월8일km쇼뮤직탱크1위2주연속

    11월15일km쇼뮤직탱크1위3주연속


    빛 (Hope)

    11월 17일 KBS 《뮤직뱅크》 MVP


    In the end, I can't be 100% certain that my database is correct, but I'm pretty confident that H.O.T.'s total number of wins is closer to 78 than 55/56.

  • I've updated my initial post to be current as of 2021-01-31. Highlights:

    • (G)I-dle scored 9 wins for "Hwaa", increasing their total from 18 to 27 and improving their ranking from 94th to 63rd place (tied with the likes of iKon and SG Wannabe).
  • doesn't include EXO-K's Overdose wins since it's debatable if those should be included]

    LMAO who does this in 2021. It’s all EXO why y’all trying to erase exo achievements. Overdose is performed only as EXO since then.


    Everyone knows and understands it’s all EXO. This isn’t like NCT units or EXO CBX ffs.

  • LMAO who does this in 2021. It’s all EXO why y’all trying to erase exo achievements. Overdose is performed only as EXO since then.


    Everyone knows and understands it’s all EXO. This isn’t like NCT units or EXO CBX ffs.

    This forum is like:

    Erase EXO for their achievements

    Attack EXO for bad rap while they are a vocal group

    Bring back EXO for fanwars with other groups

    Underestimate EXO-Ls like we are no longer existing

  • LMAO who does this in 2021. It’s all EXO why y’all trying to erase exo achievements. Overdose is performed only as EXO since then.


    Everyone knows and understands it’s all EXO. This isn’t like NCT units or EXO CBX ffs.

    I agree that EXO-K is not like EXO-CBX, EXO-SC, or the various NCTs, since those are sub-units. EXO-K is a sub-group.


    My hesitation lies in the fact that the Overdose wins were specifically for the EXO-K version of the song. That being said, I'm not opposed to including those wins. I will give it some more thought, and perhaps even seek advice from the AKP community.

  • good work :claps:

    I didn't think AKMU would be low on the list

    So I think what's going with AKMU is that, though they are strong digitally, they are relatively weak in physical sales, views, and voting, which are all important factors going into music show wins.

    That was big jump

    Indeed. In fact, it's one of the biggest jumps (maybe the biggest) I've seen during my normal two week update cycle.

  • kudos for your hard work!!!👏👏👏👏👏👏👏


    BTS broke All records related to Music Shows except 1.. The most music show wins with 1 song & that record probably would have been broken till now if Music Core & Music bank combinedly had not cancelled more than 6 weeks. But it was for Safety!!


    Hoping to see more than 30 years old record to be broken in February with Dynamite as it is still #3 on every K_Chart & we gonna have million of sales with this version alone.

  • I've updated my initial post to be current as of 2021-02-21. Highlights:

    • IU scored 7 wins for "Celebrity", increasing her total from 65 to 72 and improving her ranking from 19th to 14th place (tied with the likes of Shin Seung-hun and Fin.K.L).
    • (G)I-dle scored 1 more win for "Hwaa", increasing their total from 27 to 28 and improving their ranking from 63rd to 58th place (tied with the likes of G-Dragon and T-ara).
    • Based on the results of this poll, I've added 8 EXO-K wins for "Overdose" to EXO's total.
  • I've updated my initial post to be current as of 2021-03-07. Highlights:

    • Thanks to his 4 wins for "Paranoia", Kang Daniel appears on the list for the first time at 111st place, with 14 wins.
    • Shinee scored 4 wins for "Don't Call Me", increasing their total from 59 to 63 and improving their ranking from 23rd to 20th place (tied with the likes of Kim Hyun-jung).
    • BTS scored 2 more wins for "Dynamite", increasing their total from 129 to 131.
    • IU scored 1 more win for "Celebrity", increasing her total from 72 to 73 and improving her ranking from 14th to 12th place (tied with the likes of Im Chang-jung and Red Velvet).
  • I've updated my initial post to be current as of 2021-03-21. Highlights:

    • IU scored 2 more wins for "Celebrity", increasing her total from 73 to 75 and improving her ranking from 12th to 11th place.
    • Shinee scored 2 more wins for "Don't Call Me", increasing their total from 63 to 65 (thus breaking a tie with Kim Hyun-jung).
    • Brave Girls got their first ever music show win with "Rollin'", and the song went on to win 6 times.

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