There have been nearly 50 music show awards given to K-Pop artists so far this year, with some songs earning an incredible amount!
Some songs that have won were even released months ago in late 2020, either adding to an already formed list of wins or being their first.
These are the 16 K-Pop songs that have won these highly coveted awards so far this year, listed in order from least to most!
16. “Black Mamba” by aespa
Though “Black Mamba” was released in 2020, aespa made their first win with the song on Inkigayo on January 17!
15. “Fireworks (I’m The One)” by ATEEZ
ATEEZ’s latest hit has also one won music show award so far, when they won on The Show on March 9!
14. “Beautiful Beautiful” by ONF
ONF is another group that has taken home one music show award this year, with “Beautiful Beautiful” taking home the prize on The Show on March 2!
13. “Shiny Star (2020)” by KyeongSeo
This soloist’s latest song is another that has one music show win, with “Shiny Star (2020)” winning on the January 10 episode of Inkigayo!
12. “90’s Love” by NCT U
“90’s Love” is another song that came out in 2020 but has still won one music show award in 2021 (and second win total), taking home the trophy on the January 15 episode of Music Bank.
11. “Switch To Me” by Rain & J.Y. Park
This collab has earned one music show award as well, with the two icons earning the prize on M Countdown on January 14.
10. “Thank U” by U-Know
The long-awaited comeback from this soloist has earned one music show win as well, earning the award on Music Bank on January 29!
9. “I Can’t Stop Me” by TWICE
TWICE’s “I Can’t Stop Me” won 6 music show awards in 2020, and they got their 7th one for the hit single on the January 3 episode of Inkigayo!
8. “Burn It” by Golden Child
“Burn Out” has won two music show awards so far this year, both on The Show and Show Champion on February 2 and February 3 respectively.
7. “Sugar” by Kim Wooseok
“Sugar” has also won two music show awards, which the soloist won on M Countdown and Music Bank on the February 18 and February 19 epsiodes.
6. “Rollin'” by Brave Girls
Brave Girls’ massively successful comeback from years past has now won three music show awards! They won their very first award ever on the March 14 episode of Inkigayo, with their second and third wins on The Show and Show Champion respectively.
5. “Paranoia” by Kang Daniel
Kang Daniel has had the most wins for a male soloist so far this year, as “Paranoia” has won four total! His most recent one was on the February 27 episode of Music Core, with the other three happening on The Show, Show Champion, and M Countdown.
4. “Dynamite” by BTS
“Dynamite” was already the K-Pop song with the most music show awards of the 21st century at the end of 2020, and this year, they’ve added four more wins to their previous 28 for a total of now 32. The song is now the one with the most wins in Korean music history, surpassing the 1992 song “Invisible Love” by Shin Seung Hun, which had 31!
3. “Don’t Call Me” by SHINee
SHINee’s long-awaited comeback has won them six music show awards so far! They won twice on Show Champion and M Countdown, and once on Music Core and Inkigayo, with their most recent being the March 11 episode of M Countdown.
2. “Celebrity” by IU
IU’s “Celebrity” is the female soloist song with the most wins in 2021 so far, totaling ten: Once on Show Champion, and three times each on Inkigayo, Music Bank, and Music Core! The most recent win was on the March 13 episode of Music Core.
1. “HWAA” by (G)I-DLE
And finally, (G)I-DLE’s “HWAA” has also taken home 10 awards in 2021! They’ve won at least once on the six major shows: Once on The Show, Show Champion, and Music Bank, twice on Music Core and Inkigayo, and three times on M Countdown! Their 10th win was on the February 4 episode of M Countdown.