Getting the number 1 trophy may be easy for some K-Pop idol groups whereas for others, it may take them years.
After the recent news that NU’EST had finally received number one as a whole group on music shows with their latest title track ‘BET BET’, Kpopmap had decided to find out 5 K-Pop groups that had taken the longest time to receive number one on music shows after debut.
Let’s find out who they are!
#1 U-KISS – 2364 days
U-KISS debuted back in 2008 and they only received their first number one back in 2015 on “The Show” with ‘Playground’! It took them almost 7 years to receive the honorable trophy and fans were extremely happy to see that they have finally gotten a number one trophy.
#2 NU'EST – 2611 days
This is their first comeback with MinHyun after the end of promotion of Wanna One and it looks like their fans had missed them for a very long time. Despite the fact that NU'EST W had received number one before, this is technically their first win as a full group.
#3 BTOB – 1480 days
Some K-Pop lovers might thought that BTOB would have received a number one much earlier in their career but it had taken them around 3 and half years! They received the number one for the first time with their song ‘Way Back Home’ back in 2015.
#4 Boyfriend – 1265 days
Do you remember the boy group under Starship Entertainment? Well, some new K-Pop fans may not recall but it took Boyfriend about 3 and half years to receive their number one trophy! In 2014, the boys were presented with the trophy together with their title track ‘Witch’.
#5 Girl’s Day – 1094 days
You would also remember Girl’s Day as they are so far the girl group that took the longest to receive a number one trophy since their debut. Thanks to their song ‘Female President’, they clinched the trophy back in 2013 after about 3 years into their debut.