Music show wins are huge for K-pop artists: they usually represent a lot of people streaming and buying their music, plus voting for them, depending on the show in question.
While some acts get their first win early on in their careers, others take some time, and often the songs can be a surprise compared to what we might think the 'hits' are of that group.
So here are 20 songs that got K-pop groups their first music show win!
Their first win was in 2004 on Inkigayo, barely three months after debut.
Super Junior: "U"
Less than a year after debuting, SuJu took their first music show win on Inkigayo.
Ft Island: "Love Sick"
This hit song is burned in everyone's memory for good reason, it was the group's first show win too.
A year after debuting the group had their first win on Music Bank.
Girls' Generation: "Into The New World"
It was only 67 days after debut that the girls won their first music show award on M Countdown with their first single.
SHINee: "Love Like Oxygen"
In 2008, the group got their first music show win on M Countdown with this song.
They took their first music show win on Inkigayo, 79 days after debut.
Sistar: "How Dare You"
In 2010, the girls had their first win on Music Bank.
f(x): "Pinocchio (Danger)"
605 days after debut, f(x) had their first win on Music Bank.
It took more than a year after debut, but "Wolf" was a huge hit on music shows, and got the group their first of many wins.
VIXX: "Voodoo Doll"
Almost two years after debut, VIXX had their first win on Music Bank.
B.A.P: "1004 (Angel)"
The group had their first music show win in 2014 on Show Champion with this song.
They took their first win on M Countdown, just nine days after their official debut.
BTS: "I Need U"
BTS didn't get their first music show win until 2015 with The Show.
GOT7: "If You Do"
Despite having successful singles after debut, it took close to two years for GOT7 to get their first music show win.
MAMAMOO: "You're The Best"
The girls had their first win in 2016 on Inkigayo.
SEVENTEEN: "Pretty U"
They got their first win just before celebrating a year since debut.
TWICE: "Cheer Up"
The catchy song became an incredible hit for the group and their first music show win too.
MONSTA X: "Dramarama"
Close to three years after debut, Monsta X had their first win in November 2017.
Oh My Girl: "Secret Garden"
Another group who waited a long time for their first win, it took over three years until they took first place on The Show.
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