These 18 K-Pop Artists Had To Wait The Longest For Their First Wins

Their hard work finally paid off!

Some K-Pop artists are fortunate enough to get their first win with their debut songs, but others aren’t so lucky. It can take months or even years for them to earn their first win, even if the music they’re coming out with is great and popular. These are the 18 K-Pop artists that have had to wait the longest for their first wins – but that doesn’t make them any less talented than anyone else!

1. U-KISS: 6 years, 7 months

Won with: “Playground” on The Show in March 2015

2. NU’EST: 5 years, 7 months

Won with: “Where You At” on M Count Down in October 2019

3. T-ARA: 5 years

Won with: “What’s My Name” on The Show in June 2017

4. CLC: 3 years, 11 months

Won with: “No” on The Show in February 2019

5. N.Flying: 3 years, 10 months

Won with: “Rooftop” on The Show in May 2019

6. DAY6: 3 years, 10 months

Won with: “Time of Our Life” on Show Champion in July 2019

7. BTOB: 3 years, 7 months

Won with: “Way Back Home” on The Show in October 2015

8. BOYFRIEND: 3 years, 6 months

Won with: “Witch” on The Show in November 2014

9. SF9: 3 years, 4 months

Won with: “Good Guy” on M Countdown in January 2020

10. Girl’s Day: 3 years

Won with: “Female President” on Inkigayo in July 2013

11. VICTON: 3 years

Won with: “Nostalgic Night” on The Show in November 2019

12. EXID: 2 years, 11 months

Won with: “Up & Down” on KBS Music Bank in January 2015

13. ASTRO: 2 years, 11 months

Won with: “All Night” on The Show in January 2019

14. LABOUM: 2 years, 8 months

Won with: “Hwi Hwi” on KBS Music Bank in April 2017

15. Lovelyz: 2 years, 6 months

Won with: “Now, We” on The Show in May 2017

16. Block B: 2 years, 6 months

Won with: “Very Good” on Inkigayo in October 2013

17. MONSTA X: 2 years, 6 months

Won with: “Dramarama” on The Show in November 2017

18. Chungha: 2 years, 5 months

Won with: “Gotta Go” on Show Champion in January 2019

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