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Music Shows

Music Show

Music shows are weekly broadcasted TV programs in South Korea with different artists performing to promote their latest music. Every week, there is a winning song based on criteria set by each show. Stray Kids usually perform and promote their latest release for up to 3 weeks. One of our goals is to reward Stray Kids' hard work and dedication with wins on music shows while promoting — by participating in streaming & voting on various platforms — which in turn boost their brand reputation, helps them in receiving end-of-year awards and more.

Music Shows Tracking & Schedules

SHOW CHAMPION

TRACKING PERIOD: Mon - Sun the week Prior to LIVE Show
PREVOTING via Idolchamp: Fri 20:00 KST - Mon 14:00 KST
LIVE BROADCAST: Wed 18:00 KST - NO LIVE VOTE

 

MCOUNTDOWN

TRACKING PERIOD: Mon - Sun the week Prior to LIVE Show
PREVOTING via MNET+: Sat 12:00 - Mon 23:59 KST
LIVE BROADCAST: Thurs 18:00 KST
LIVE VOTING BEGINS AFTER NOMINEES ARE ANNOUNCED

 

MUSIC BANK

TRACKING PERIOD: Mon - Sun the week Prior to LIVE Show
PREVOTING via Mubeat: Mon 11:00 - Wed 11:00 KST
LIVE BROADCAST: Fri 17:00 KST - NO LIVE VOTE

 

SHOW! MUSIC CORE

TRACKING PERIOD: Mon to the next Mon starting the week Prior to LIVE Show
PREVOTING via Mubeat: Tues 18:00 - Thurs 11:00 KST
LIVE BROADCAST: Sat 15:15 KST
LIVE VOTING BEGINS AFTER NOMINEES ARE ANNOUNCED

 

INKIGAYO

TRACKING PERIOD: Mon to the next Mon starting the week Prior to LIVE Show
PREVOTING:  KSTAYS via Melon   ISTAYS via Idol+
LIVE BROADCAST: Sat 15:15 KST
LIVE VOTING BEGINS AFTER NOMINEES ARE ANNOUNCED

 

Music Show Scoring Criteria

 

The criteria to win each show varies so it is important that STAYs familiarize themselves with the basics and prepare accordingly.
Data is collected in each criteria area leading up to the live broadcast of each music show.

STRAY KIDS' COMEBACK IS USUALLY ON A FRIDAY. THAT MEANS STAYS ONLY HAVE 3 DAYS OF TRACKING TIME (COLLECTION OF DATA) FOR THE 1ST WEEK OF THE COMEBACK PROMOTIONS, WHICH IS THE MOST CRITICAL TIME FOR A MUSIC SHOW WIN, SO WE NEED TO GO ALL-IN, ESPECIALLY ON DIGITALS!

Criteria
Show Champion
MCountdown
Music Bank
Music Core
Inkigayo
Digitals
35% - 3,500 pts Downloads & Streams on Melon, Flo, Genie & Bugs
50% - 5,000 pts Circle Global Kpop Chart
60% - 120,000 pts Chart on Flo, Melon, BUGS or Vibe - the higher it charts the more points
50% - 5,000 pts Circle Album Digital Chart
55% - 5,500 pts Downloads & Streams on Melon, Flo & Genie
Physicals
15% - 1,500 pts Physical album sales according to Hanteo Sales Album Chart
15% - 1,500 pts Circle Album Sales Chart
5% - 10,000 pts Circle Album Sales Chart
10% - 1,000 pts Circle Album Sales Chart
10% - 1,000 pts Circle Album Sales Chart
Pre-Voting
20% - 2,000 pts Votes via Idolchamp App
10% - 1,000 pts Votes via MNET+ app or website
10% - 2,000 pts Votes via Mubeat App
5% - 500 pts Votes via Mubeat App
5% - 500 pts Votes via Melon KSTAY & Idol+ for ISTAY
Live Voting
-- NO LIVE VOTING --
10% - 1,000 pts Votes via MNET+ app or website
-- NO LIVE VOTING --
10% - 1,000 pts Votes via Mubeat App Global & Texting for Korea
5% - 500 pts Votes via SuperstarX App
SNS
10% - 1,000 pts YouTube Views on official music video
15% - 1,500 pts YouTube Views on official music video & Short Form Video usage
5% - 10,000 pts Tracked using the Circle Social Index 2.0 which uses data from YouTube & TikTok Only
10% - 1,000 pts YouTube Views on official music video
30% - 3,000 pts YouTube Views on official music video
Broadcast
20% - 2,000 pts Number of times the song is played on MBC M TV or participating in MBC M shows.
10% - 1,000 pts Number of times the song is played on MNET
20% - 40,000 pts Number of times the song is played on KBS TV or Radio
10% - 1,000 pts Number of times the song is played on MBC TV or Radio
10% - 1,000 pts Number of times the song is played SBS TV or Radio
Viewers Committee
-- NO VIEWERS COMMITTEE --
-- NO VIEWERS COMMITTEE --
-- NO VIEWERS COMMITTEE --
5% - 500 pts Randomly selected each weeks via MBC Viewer's Panel
-- NO VIEWERS COMMITTEE --

SHOW CHAMPION

SHOW CHAMPION KEY POINTS

  • Live Broadcast: Wednesdays at 17:00 KST on MBC Music -- Global STAYs can watch Show Champion via ALL THE K-POP's YouTube channel.

  • Tracking Period: Mondays to Sundays

  • PRE-VOTING: Fridays at 20:00 KST - Mondays at 14:00 KST via IdolChamp app -- GAP MATTERS We need 1st place with a large gap for points!

COMEBACK PREPARATION

  • Collect and save Chamsims on IdolChamp - you will need 3,600 Chamsims per account, per week of comeback.

  • Prepare K-streaming accounts on Melon, FLO, Genie, and/or Bugs.

Show Champion
Criteria
Percentages
Points
Tracker or Platform Used
Digitals
35%
3,500
Downloads & Streams on Melon, Flo, Genie, & BUGS
Broadcast
20%
2,000
Number of times the song is played by MBC M TV
Pre-Voting
20%
2,000
Votes via Idolchamp App
Physicals
15%
1,500
Physical album sales according to Hanteo Album Chart
SNS
10%
1,000
YouTube views on official music video

RULES:

  • Triple crown winners (3 Show Champion wins in a row) are not eligible.

Source: Show Champion website

 
 

MCOUNTDOWN

MCOUNTDOWN KEY POINTS

  • Live Broadcast: Thursdays at 18:00 KST on MNET -- Global STAYs can watch MCD via the MNETPLUS.WORLD website.

  • LIVE VOTING: MNET+ APP OR WEBSITEDURING BROADCAST -- GAP MATTERS We need 1st place with a large gap for points!

  • Tracking Period: Sundays to Mondays

  • PRE-VOTING: Saturdays at 12:00 KST - Mondays at 23:59 KST via MNET PLUS -- GAP MATTERS We need 1st place with a large gap for points!​​


COMEBACK PREPARATION

  • Prepare K-streaming accounts on Melon, FLO, Genie, and/or Bugs.

MCOUNTDOWN
Criteria
Percentage
Points
Tracker or Platform Used
Digitals
50%
5,000
Circle Global Kpop Chart
Physicals
15%
1,500
Circle Album Sales Chart
Pre-Voting
10%
1,000
Votes via MNET+ - App & Website
SNS
15%
1,500
YouTube - views on official music video & Short form Video usage
Broadcast
10%
1,000
Number of times the song is played by MNET
Live Voting
10%
1,000
Votes via MNET+ - App & Website

RULES:

  • Artist must promote on a music show the week of the broadcast or the week before.

  • Not eligible if triple crown (3 MCOUNTDOWN wins in a row) has been awarded.

MUSIC BANK

MUSIC BANK KEY POINTS

  • Live Broadcast: Fridays at 17:00 KST KBS 2TV --Global STAYs can watch Music Bank via KBS WORLD TV'S YouTube channel.

  • Tracking Period: Monday to Sunday

  • PRE-VOTING: Mondays at 11:00 KST - Wednesdays at 11:00 KST via the MuBeat App -- GAP MATTERS We need 1st place with a large gap for points!​


COMEBACK PREPARATION

  • Collect and save Heart Beats on MuBeat.

  • Prepare K-streaming accounts for Melon, Genie, FLO, Bugs, and/or VIBE.

Music Bank
Criteria
Percentages
Points
Tracker or Platform Used
Digitals
60%
120,000 Shared
Chart on Flo, Melon, Genie, BUGS or Vibe; the higher it charts the more points are awarded
Broadcast
20%
40,000 Shared
Number of times the song is played on KBS TV, Radio, & Digital Shows
Pre-Voting
10%
2,000 Relative
Votes via Mubeat App
Physicals
5%
10,000 Shared
Circle Chart Album Sales Chart
SNS
5%
10,000 Shared
Tracked using the Circle Chart Social Index 2.0; which uses data from YouTube & TikTok ONLY

SHOW! MUSIC CORE

MUCORE KEY POINTS

  • Live Broadcast: Saturdays at 15:15 KST on MBC M -- Global STAYs can watch via private stream or the rebroadcast on MBCkpop's YouTube channel.

  • LIVE VOTING: MUBEAT APP - BEGINS DURING BROADCAST AFTER TOP 3 ARE ANNOUNCED (ABOUT 15:25 KST) — GAP MATTERS We need 1st place with a large gap for points!
     

  • Tracking Period: Mondays at noon to Mondays at 11:59 KST
     

  • PRE-VOTING: Tuesdays at 18:00 KST - Thursdays at 11:00 KST via the MuBeat App — GAP DOES NOT MATTER Just need 1st place.


COMEBACK PREPARATION​

  • Collect and save Heart Beats on MuBeat.
     

  • Prepare K-streaming accounts for Melon, Genie, FLO, and/or Bugs.
     

  • ​Save up to purchase physical albums from verified CIRCLE CHART RETAILERS.

Mucore
Criteria
Percentages
Points
Tracker or Platform Used
Digitals
50%
5,000
Circle Digital Chart
Physicals
10%
1,000
Circle Album Sales Chart
SNS
10%
1,000
YouTube views on official music video
Broadcast
10%
1,000
Number of times the song is played on MBC M TV or Radio
Live Voting
10%
1,000
Global via Mubeat App - 5% Korea via Texting - 5%
Pre-Voting
5%
500
Votes via Mubeat App
Viewers Committee
5%
500
Randomly selected each week via MBC View Panel Registered Accounts

Nominee Selection Criteria:

  • Top 50 teams as a result of summing up music + albums, video scores, and MBC radio broadcast counts from within the tracking period.

  • Songs and sound sources of officially debuted singers/groups are tracked and eligible.

  • OST sound sources and audition program broadcast sound sources are ineligible for MBC review.

  • Songs with quintuple crown (5 wins in a row) are not eligible.​

​Source: Show! Music Core Website & MuBeat FAQ

 
 

INKIGAYO

INKIGAYO KEY POINTS

  • Live Broadcast: Sundays at 15:40 KST on SBS -- Global STAYs can watch INKIGAYO via SBS KPOP's YouTube channel.

  • LIVE VOTING: DURING BROADCAST VIA SUPERSTARX APP -- GAP MATTERS We need 1st place with a large gap for points!

  • Tracking Period: Mondays to Mondays

  • PRE-VOTING: K-STAYS VIA MELON APP; I-STAYS VIA IDOLPLUS (1 vote per account) — GAP MATTERS We need 1st place with a large gap for points!


COMEBACK PREPARATION

  • Prepare K-streaming accounts on Melon, FLO, and/or Genie.


ADDITIONAL VOTING POLL AVAILABLE
Artists who perform on INKIGAYO are immediately eligible for the Hot Stage Award, the winner of which is revealed during the next live broadcast. Voting for HOT STAGE begins immediately after each week's broadcast via the SuperstarX App.

 
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Criteria
Percentages
Points
Tracker or Platform Used
Digitals
55%
5,500
Melon, Flo, Genie
SNS
30%
3,000
YouTube views on official music video
Physicals
10%
1,000
Circle Album Sales Chart
Broadcast
10%
1,000
Number of times the song is played on SBS TV & Radio
Pre-Voting
5%
500
KSTAY via Melon ISTAY via Idol+ website
Live Voting
5%
500
Vote via SuperstarX App

RULES:

  • Up to 2 songs per artist/album will be counted.

  • OST songs are excluded from the ranking tally.

  • Sound sources in broadcast programs (e.g., audition, entertainment programs, etc.) are excluded.

  • Songs judged ineligible for review by SBS will be excluded from the ranking.

  • Songs that have been ranked #1 for 3 weeks in a row will be inducted into the Hall of Fame of the popular song chart. It will then be excluded from future charts.

Source: SBS INKIGAYO Website & INKIGAYO Scoring Guide & Hot Stage Voting

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