Music Bank (TV series)

Music Bank (Korean뮤직뱅크; RR: Myujikbaengkeu) is a South Korean music program which airs every Friday at 17:00 KST on KBS2. As of 2015, the show is also broadcast in more than a hundred countries through KBS World. Episodes are filmed at the KBS New Wing Open Hall in Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu.[1] The show also organizes the global live concert Music Bank World Tour.[2][3]

Music Bank
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GenreMusic
Presented by
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of seasons15
No. of episodes1,150 (as of February 3, 2023 (2023-02-03))
Production
Running time90 minutes
Production companyKBS Entertainment Production Department
Release
Original networkKBS2
Picture format1080i (ATSC)
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseJune 16, 1998 (1998-06-16) –
present

HistoryEdit

Prior to Music Bank, Top 10 Songs (가요톱10) debuted in 1981 airing live at 6:30 (KST) on Fridays and aired until 1998. For the first few months of 1998, Bravo New Generation took its place, but due to low ratings, it was quickly replaced by Music Bank on June 18, 1998. The chart format that was used since Top 10 Songs was abandoned in late 2001 due to controversy and was changed into a request format.

In 2005, the show was moved to Sunday afternoons at 12:45 (KST) and became a recorded broadcast. Due to sinking ratings, in September 2007, the show returned to its original time slot of Fridays evenings at 6:30 (KST) and returned to a live format. The charts were revived as category-based charts.

In January 2008, the category-based charts were combined into the K-Chart which is the familiar countdown chart and the only program to do so. In June 2008, the show extended to 70 minutes, airing from 6:30 (KST) to 7:40 (KST) making it the longest music program on air. In November 2008, as part of the Autumn format changes, the show began airing from 6:40 (KST) to 8:00 (KST) for 80 minutes. In May 2010, as part of the Spring format changes, the show began airing from 5:50 (KST) to 7:10 (KST) for 80 minutes.

On August 27, 2010, Music Bank began airing live to 54 countries around the world through KBS World, and included new interactive features for international viewers through Twitter.

On November 11, 2011, as part of the autumn format changes, the show began airing for 105 minutes from 6:10 (KST) to 7:55 (KST), following KBS News 6.

In August 2012, Asian American cable network Myx TV began airing the first English dubbed version of Music Bank.

Since October 25, 2013, the show began airing for 80 minutes from 6:30 (KST) to 7:50 (KST), following KBS Global 24, which was transferred from KBS1 with effect from October 21, 2013.

Since January 2023, it is hosted by Lee Chae-min. Past hosts include Song Hye-kyo, Rain, Ji Sung, Song Joong-ki, Park Seo-joon, Yoon Bora, Irene, Park Bo-gum, Choi Bo-min, Shin Ye-eun, Choi Soo-bin, Arin, Park Sung-hoon and Ive's Jang Won-young among others.[4][5]

K-ChartEdit

K-Chart is the countdown charts of Music Bank. The charts are calculated by combining the Digital Music Charts (70%), Album Sales (5%), Number of times broadcast on KBS (10%), K-POP Fan Voting Charts (Mubeat App) (10%), and social media charts (5%).[6] This charts tracking from Monday to Sunday, and the Top 50 songs of the week are featured on the show, where the Top 50–21 songs are shown via marquee and the Top 20–3 songs are featured by the hosts. The hosts showcase the Top Two songs in beginning of show and announce who will be the winner of the week. The Number 1 song on the chart is the winner of that week's chart and receives an award.

During the last week of June, the most popular song of the first half of the year is awarded the Music Bank First Half 1st Place award. During the last week of December, the Music Bank 1st Place award (or Music Bank MVP in 2008) is awarded to the most popular song of the entire year.

Prior to the combined K-Charts, category-based charts were used. From September to December 2007, every week a different category (Digital Music Charts, Karaoke Charts, Viewers Choice Charts, Album Sales Charts) was featured. Technically, each category would only be featured once a month. It was similar to K-Chart except the results each week could only be based on a specific chart, and not all the charts combined. From January 2008 to April 2009, two charts were used. Every week, the Digital Music Charts and Album Sales Charts were used, and at the end of the month were the combined charts (Album Sales Charts (20%) + Digital Music Charts (50%) + Viewers Choice Charts (30%)). In May 2009, this was abandoned for the combined charts featured every week. Note that the Music Bank ranking system is different from other previous and current televised K-Pop music shows, in that an artist can win an unlimited number of times for the same song (other shows generally remove it from the charts after three wins, for Music Core it's after five wins or two months since release). While other music chart shows have a full score of 10,000 or 11,000, Music Bank's full score is 200,000, meaning Digital Music Charts category have 140,000 score as full score, 20,000 for Broadcast, 20,000 for K-POP Fan Voting Charts (Mubeat App) 10,000 for Album Sales, and finally 10,000 from Social Media. The new criteria for Music Bank took effect in the January 7, 2023 episode, where the Digital Music Chart percentage decreased from 65% to 60%, the Album Sales are will now be acquired from Gaon instead of the previous Hanteo chart, the KBS Broadcast Plays now added its digital channel in the aggregation scoring alongside its TV and radio channels, and the Social Media Charts will be sourced from the YouTube and TikTok data gathered from the Gaon charts.

WinnersEdit

HostsEdit

Date Hosts
1998 Ryu Si-won, Kim Ji-ho
1999 Ryu Si-won, Hwang Yu-sun
Kim Seung-hyun, Hwang Yu-sun
Joo Young-hoon, Hwang Yu-sun
2000 Joo Young-hoon, Kim Gyu-ri
Lee Hwi-jae, Song Hye-kyo
Lee Hwi-jae, Lee Na-young
2001 Lee Hwi-jae, Kim Bo-kyung
November 8, 2001 – April 18, 2002 Lee Hwi-jae, Kim Gyu-ri
April 25 – October 24, 2002 Lee Hwi-jae, Kim Min-jung
October 31, 2002 – January 30, 2003 Rain, Shoo
February 6 – June 19, 2003 Jun Jin, Shoo
June 26, 2003 – June 11, 2004 Choi Jung-won, Park Jung-ah
June 18 – November 5, 2004 Ji Sung, Park Eun-hye
November 12, 2004 – April 29, 2005 Namkoong Min, So Yi-hyun
May 8 – October 30, 2005 Ji Hyun-woo, Kim Bo-min
November 6, 2005 – March 12, 2006 Kang Kyung-joon, Park Kyung-lim
March 26 – November 19, 2006 Kang Kyung-joon, Jang Hee-jin
November 26, 2006 – April 1, 2007 Haha, Lee So-yeon
April 8, 2007 – February 1, 2008 Haha, Lee Hyun-ji
February 15 – May 16, 2008 Tablo, Kim Sung-eun
May 23 – August 8, 2008 Tablo, Min Seo-hyun
August 29, 2008 – January 9, 2009 Yoo Se-yoon, Seo In-young
January 16 – July 31, 2009 Yoo Se-yoon, Park Eun-young
August 7, 2009 – November 19, 2010 Song Joong-ki, Seo Hyo-rim
December 3, 2010 – October 21, 2011 Hyun Woo, Kim Min-ji (actress)
October 28, 2011 – November 11, 2011 Hyun Woo, Uee
November 18, 2011 Tim, Sohee, Sunye
November 25, 2011 Shindong, Sohee, Sunye
December 2, 2011 Minho, Sohee, Yubin
December 9, 2011 Minho, Sohee, Sunye
December 16, 2011 Shindong, Sohee, Yubin
December 23, 2011 Jung Yong-hwa, Choi Siwon, Yoon Doo-joon, Jun Hyun-moo
January 6, 2012 – March 29, 2013 Lee Jang-woo, Uee
April 5, 2013 Lee Jang-woo, Kang Min-kyung
April 12, 2013 – October 4, 2013[7] Jeong Jinwoon, Park Se-young
September 6, 2013 Jo Kwon, Park Se-young
October 11, 2013 Seulong, Park Se-young
October 18, 2013 Jo Kwon
October 25, 2013 – April 24, 2015 Park Seo-joon, Yoon Bora
May 1, 2015 – June 24, 2016 Park Bo-gum, Irene
December 4, 2015 Park Bo-gum, V, Him-chan
July 1, 2016 – November 4, 2016 Kang Min-hyuk, Solbin
July 15, 2016 Kang Min-hyuk, Solbin, Son Dong-woon
November 11, 2016 – May 11, 2018[8] Lee Seo-won, Solbin
May 18, 2018 Solbin, N
May 25, 2018 Solbin, Son Dong-woon
June 1, 2018 Solbin, Taemin
June 8, 2018 Solbin, Kim Seok-jin
June 15, 2018 – June 28, 2019 Kei, Choi Won-myeong
July 5, 2019 – July 17, 2020 Shin Ye-eun, Choi Bo-min
July 24, 2020 – October 1, 2021 Arin, Choi Soo-bin
October 8, 2021 – September 2, 2022[9] Jang Won-young, Park Sung-hoon
November 19, 2021 Jang Won-young, Park Sung-hoon and Huening Kai
February 4, 2022 Jang Won-young and Yang Jung-won
August 5, 2022[10] Park Sung-hoon and Park Ji-hu
September 16, 2022 Jang Won-young and Lee Ju-yeon
September 23, 2022 Jang Won-young and Lee Young-ji
September 30, 2022 – January 13, 2023 Jang Won-young and Lee Chae-min
October 14, 2022 Kang Seul-gi and Lee Chae-min
December 2, 2022 Shin Yu-na and Lee Chae-min
January 6, 2023 Haewon and Lee Chae-min
January 20, 2023 - January 27, 2023 Minji and Lee Chae-min
February 3, 2023 Mimi and Lee Chae-min
February 10, 2023 - present Hong Eun-chae and Lee Chae-min

Achievements by artistsEdit

List of most No. 1 winners

Most No. 1 winners

Rank Artist Count
1st BTS 49
2nd Girls' Generation 41
3rd Exo 34
4th Twice 28
5th IU 24
6th Super Junior 20
7th Psy 18
8th Seventeen 17
Beast/Highlight
10th Shinee 16
List of longest consecutive No. 1 songs

Longest consecutive No. 1 songs

Rank Artist Song Count Year
1st Psy "Gangnam Style" 10 2012
2nd Girls' Generation "Gee" 9 2009
3rd Girls' Generation "The Boys" 6 2011
IU "You & I" 2011–2012
BTS "Dynamite" 2020
6th G-Dragon "Heartbreaker" 5 2009
2NE1 "I Don't Care" 2009
Girls' Generation "Oh!" 2010
"Hoot"
Super Junior "Mr. Simple" 2011
Twice "TT" 2016
List of most awarded songs

Songs with most awards:

Rank Artist Song Count Year
1st Psy "Gangnam Style" 17 2012–2013
2nd BTS "Dynamite" 16 2020-2021
3rd Girls' Generation "Gee" 11 2009
4th Girls' Generation "Oh!" 7 2010
BTS "Boy with Luv" 2019
6th Girls' Generation "The Boys" 6 2011
IU "You & I" 2011–2012
Twice "TT" 2016–2017
9th Super Junior "Sorry, Sorry" 5 2009
2NE1 "I Don't Care"
G-Dragon "Heartbreaker"
Girls' Generation "Hoot" 2010
Super Junior "Mr. Simple" 2011
Soyou & Junggigo "Some" 2014
Twice "Cheer Up" 2016
List of top 10 highest scores (current system)

Top 10 highest scores (current system) February 25, 2022 – present

Scoring system: digital music charts (60%), number of times broadcast on KBS (20%), viewers choice charts (10%), album sales (5%) and social media charts (5%)

Rank Artist Song Score Date
1st Seventeen "Hot" 13,816 2022/06/04
2nd TXT "Good Boy Gone Bad" 12,610 2022/05/20
3rd (G)I-dle "Nxde" 12,541 2022/10/28
4th Ive "After Like" 12,174 2022/09/02
5th "Love Dive" 12,095 2022/04/15
6th "After Like" 11,406 2022/09/09
7th Stray Kids "Case 143" 11,168 2022/10/14
8th NewJeans "Attention" 11,150 2022/08/19
9th The Boyz "Whisper" 11,097 2022/08/26
10th NCT Dream "Beatbox" 11,069 2022/06/10
List of top 10 highest scores (all time)

Top 10 highest scores (all time) March 2013 – present

Rank Artist Song Score Date
1st f(x) "Rum Pum Pum Pum" 16,888 2013/08/09
2nd Infinite "Man In Love" 16,387 2013/04/05
3rd Sistar "Give It To Me" 16,347 2013/06/28
4th Cho Yong-pil "Bounce" 16,309 2013/05/03
5th Ailee "U&I" 16,069 2013/07/26
6th Psy "Gentleman" 15,768 2013/04/26
7th Sistar "Give It To Me" 15,542 2013/07/05
8th BTS "Fake Love" 15,019 2018/06/01
9th Dynamic Duo "BAAAM" 14,499 2013/07/12
10th Exo "Wolf" 14,419 2013/06/14

ToursEdit

Similar programsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

General

  • "List of winners since 2013" (in Korean). KBS. Retrieved January 2, 2017.

Specific

  1. ^ "How to apply for K-Pop Music Shows". Korea Tourism Organization. Archived from the original on 11 February 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Music Bank' to restart its world tour starting in August". allKpop. Archived from the original on 2017-08-20. Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  3. ^ "Park Bo-gum, Irene to emcee Singapore tour of 'Music Bank'". Korea Herald. 28 April 2017. Archived from the original on 28 April 2017. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  4. ^ Shim Yeon-hee (June 16, 2016). [문화광장] 뮤직뱅크. KBS News (in Korean). Archived from the original on August 12, 2016. Retrieved June 27, 2016.
  5. ^ "[리폿@이슈] "송중기♥서효림→박보검♥아이린"…'뮤뱅' 역대 커플 MC" (in Korean). Naver. June 16, 2016. Archived from the original on December 24, 2021. Retrieved June 27, 2016.
  6. ^ (in Korean) Official Music Bank homepage. How the K-Chart is calculated Archived 2022-02-25 at the Wayback Machine. KBS. Retrieved 4 October 2009
  7. ^ "Jung Jin-woon & Park Se-young, the New Hosts of Music Bank". KBS World. 18 April 2013. Archived from the original on 25 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  8. ^ "이서원, '뮤직뱅크' 새 MC 확정…박보검 뒤 잇는 스타될까" [Lee Seo Won Appointed as New Music Bank Host]. thestar.chosun.com. 4 November 2016. Archived from the original on 24 October 2018. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  9. ^ Hwang Chae-hyun (September 27, 2021). "장원영·엔하이픈 성훈 '뮤직뱅크' MC 발탁 [공식]" [Jang Won-Young and Sunghoon of Enhypen Selected as MCs for 'Music Bank' [Official]] (in Korean). Sports Kyunghyang. Archived from the original on April 11, 2022. Retrieved September 27, 2021 – via Naver.
  10. ^ Kim, Ji-young (August 3, 2022). "[단독] '지우학' 박지후, '뮤직뱅크' 스페셜 MC 낙점". JoyNews 24 (in Korean). Retrieved August 3, 2022.

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