Show Champion

Show Champion (Korean: 쇼 챔피언) is a South Korean music television program broadcast live by MBC Music every Wednesday at Bitmaru Broadcasting Center in Ilsan.[1]

Show Champion
Show Champion Logo.png
GenreMusic
Presented byMoonbin, Yoon San-ha, Kangmin
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes356 (as of June 3, 2020)
Production
Running time80 minutes
Release
Original networkMBC Music
MBC Every1 (simulcast live)
Picture format1080i
Original releaseFebruary 14, 2012 –
present
External links
Website

SegmentEdit

In 2013, the show's producers decided that the weekly music show would switch from pre-recorded format to a live show format. New changes to the show started with the episode on January 30, 2013.[2] Since 2015 it also has a Triple Crown system used in Inkigayo and The Show, where the song is not eligible for top 3 anymore after winning three times.[citation needed]

HostsEdit

Chart point systemEdit

Prior 2013, the program selected the top 10 of the week and the chart winner by combining the following:

  • 45% digital sales (Melon)
  • 10% physical sales (Hanteo)
  • 15% ranking from netizens
  • 15% ranking from professionals in the music industry
  • 15% points on MBC Music broadcast

The song at the top of chart earned the title “Champion Song”. On the other hand, the star with the hottest issue was named as “Issue Champion”, while the best rookie was called “Rookie Champion”. The feature “Rookie Survival” gained particular attention because the audience was able to give scores during the live broadcast.[4]

On September 4, 2012, the program was reorganized and the chart ranking system was abolished.

In 2013, the show underwent another reorganization, which resulted in the resurrection of the "Champion Song" ranking system with new criteria starting from January 30.

  • 50% digital sales (streaming + downloads)
  • 15% online voting (Melon)
  • 20% physical sales (Hanteo)
  • 15% ranking from professionals and expert judges (MBC Music)

In 2017, the show underwent another change of chart point system, with the new criteria below.

  • 40% Digital
  • 10% Album
  • 20% Melon Online Voting
  • 15% Ranking from expert and professional judges
  • 15% Broadcast[5]

From 2018 until 2020, the criteria for the chart point system was as below:

  • 30% Digital
  • 20% Idol Champ Pre-voting
  • 20% Genie Pre-voting
  • 10% MBC Music Broadcast
  • 10% Critics' Choice
  • 10% Album Sales

The current criteria for the chart point system is as below:[6]

  • 50% Digital and Album
  • 20% Idol Champ Pre-voting
  • 20% MBC Music Broadcast
  • 10% SNS

Champion Song winnersEdit

2012Edit

List of Champion Songs

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

  • 08.07 – No Show
  • 08.14 – BoA – "Only One"
  • 08.21 – Beast – "Beautiful Night"
  • 08.28 – Kara – "Pandora"

(Starting from September 4, 2012, the ranking system was abolished but was revived later on January 30, 2013)

2013Edit

List of Champion Songs

January

  • 01.30 – CNBLUE – "I'm Sorry"

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

2014Edit

List of Champion Songs
Episode Date Artist Song
January 1 No Chart and Winner
90 January 8 Girl's Day "Something"
91 January 15 Ailee "Singing Got Better"
92 January 22 B1A4 "Lonely"
93 January 29
94 February 5
95 February 12 B.A.P "1004 (Angel)"
96 February 19 Soyou & JunggiGo "Some"
97 February 26 Special Episode, winner not announced
98 March 5 CNBLUE "Can't Stop"
99 March 12 Girls' Generation "Mr.Mr."
100 March 19
101 March 26 Special Episode, winner not announced
April 2 No Chart and Winner
102 April 9 Apink "Mr. Chu"
103 April 16 Mad Clown & Hyolyn "Without You"
April 23 No Chart and Winner
April 30
May 7
104 May 14 Exo-K "Overdose"
105 May 21 Wheesung "Night and Day"
106 May 28 Infinite "Last Romeo"
107 June 4
108 June 11 VIXX "Eternity"
June 18 No Chart and Winner
109 June 25 Special Episode, winner not announced
110 July 2 Beast "Good Luck"
111 July 9 K.Will "Day 1"
112 July 16 f(x) "Red Light"
113 July 23 B1A4 "Solo Day"
114 July 30 Girl's Day "Darling"
115 August 6 Hyuna "Red"
116 August 13
117 August 20 Block B "H.E.R"
118 August 27 Kara "Mamma Mia"
119 September 3 Sistar "I Swear"
120 September 10 Super Junior "Mamacita"
121 September 17
122 September 24 Teen Top "Missing"
October 1 No Chart and Winner
October 8
123 October 15 Ailee "Don't Touch Me"
124 October 22 VIXX "Error"
125 October 29 Beast "12:30"
126 November 5 Special Episode, winner not announced
November 12 No Chart and Winner
127 November 19 AOA "Like a Cat"
128 November 26 Kyuhyun "At Gwanghwamun"
December 3 No Chart and Winner
December 10
December 17
December 24
December 31

2015Edit

List of Champion Songs
Episode Date Artist Song
January 7 No Chart and Winner
January 14
129 January 21 Jonghyun "Déjà-Boo"
130 January 28 Mad Clown "Fire"
131 February 4 Jung Yonghwa "One Fine Day"
132 February 11 Zion.T & Crush "Just"
133 February 18 4Minute "Crazy"
134 February 25
135 March 4 VIXX "Love Equation"
136 March 11 Shinhwa "Sniper"
137 March 18
138 March 25 Minah "I Am a Woman Too"
139 April 1 Red Velvet "Ice Cream Cake"
140 April 8 Exo "Call Me Baby"
141 April 15
142 April 22
143 April 29 EXID "Ah Yeah"
144 May 6
145 May 13 BTS "I Need U"
146 May 20 Big Bang "Loser"
147 May 27 Shinee "View"
June 3 No Chart and Winner
148 June 10 Exo "Love Me Right"
149 June 17
150 June 24
151 July 1 AOA "Heart Attack"
152 July 8 Sistar "Shake It"
153 July 15 Girls' Generation "Party"
154 July 22 Infinite "Bad"
July 29 Apink "Remember"
155 August 5 Beast "YeY"
156 August 12 Shinee "Married to the Music"
157 August 19 B1A4 "Sweet Girl"
158 August 26 Girls' Generation "Lion Heart"
September 2 No Chart and Winner
September 9
159 September 16 Red Velvet "Dumb Dumb"
160 September 23 CNBLUE "Cinderella"
161 September 30 Special Episode, winner not announced
162 October 7 Ailee "Mind Your Own Business"
163 October 14 Taeyeon "I"
164 October 21 BtoB "Way Back"
October 28 No Chart and Winner
November 4
November 11
165 November 18 VIXX "Chained Up"
166[A] November 25 EXID "Hot Pink"
December 2 Dynamic Duo "Jam"
167 December 9 BTS "Run"
168 December 16
169 December 23 Special Episode, winner not announced
December 30 No Chart and Winner

2016Edit

List of Champion Songs
Episode Date Artist Song
January 6 No Chart and Winner
January 13
170 January 20 Special Episode, winner not announced
171 January 27 Crush "Don't Forget (feat. Taeyeon)"
172 February 3 GFriend "Rough"
173 February 10 Special Episode, winner not announced
174 February 17 GFriend "Rough"
175 February 24
176 March 2 Taemin "Press Your Number"
177 March 9 Mamamoo "You're The Best"
178 March 16
179 April 6 Red Velvet "One of These Nights"
180 March 30 Special Episode, winner not announced
181 April 6 BtoB "Remember That"
182 April 13 CNBLUE "You're So Fine"
183 April 20 Block B "Toy"
184 April 27 VIXX "Dynamite"
185 May 4 Seventeen "Pretty U"
186 May 11
187 May 18 Tiffany "I Just Wanna Dance"
188 May 25 AOA "Good Luck"
189 June 1 Jonghyun "She Is"
190 June 8 EXID "L.I.E."
June 15 No Chart and Winner
191 June 22 Exo "Monster"
192 June 29 Sistar "I Like That"
193 July 6
194 July 13 Beast "Ribbon"
195 July 20 GFriend "Navillera"
196 July 27 Special Episode, winner not announced
August 3
197 August 10 GFriend "Navillera"
198 August 17 I.O.I "Whatta Man"
199 August 24 VIXX "Fantasy"
200 August 31 Exo "Lotto"
September 7 No Chart and Winner
201 September 14 Special Episode, winner not announced
202 September 21 Red Velvet "Russian Roulette"
203 September 28 Im Chang Jung "The Love That I Committed"
October 5 No Chart and Winner
October 12
204 October 19 BTS "Blood Sweat & Tears"
205 October 26 I.O.I "Very Very Very"
206 November 2 Twice "TT"
207 November 9 Special Episode, winner not announced
November 16 No Chart and Winner
November 23
208 November 30 Sejeong "Flower Way"
December 7 No Chart and Winner
209 December 14 B1A4 "A Lie"
210 December 21 Seventeen "Boom Boom"
December 28 No Chart and Winner

2017Edit

List of Champion Songs
Episode Date Artist Song
January 4 No Chart and Winner
211 January 11 Special Episode, winner not announced
212 January 18 AOA "Excuse Me"
213 January 25
214 February 1 Special Episode, winner not announced
215 February 8 Red Velvet "Rookie"
216 February 15
217 February 22 BTS "Spring Day"
218 March 1 Special Episode, winner not announced
219 March 8 Twice "Knock Knock"
220 March 15 BtoB "Movie"
221 March 22 Got7 "Never Ever"
222 March 29 Highlight "Plz Don't Be Sad"
223 April 5 Girl's Day "I'll Be Yours"
224 April 12 IU "Through The Night"
225 April 19 Jung Eun-ji "The Spring"
226 April 26 EXID "Night Rather Than Day"
May 3 No Chart and Winner
227 May 10 Special Episode, winner not announced
228 May 17 IU "Palette"
229 May 24 Twice "Signal"
230 May 31
231 June 7 Seventeen "Don't Wanna Cry"
232 June 14
233 June 21 G-Dragon "Untitled, 2014"
234 June 28 Mamamoo "Yes I Am"
235 July 5 Apink "Five"
236 July 12
237 July 19 Red Velvet "Red Flavor"
238 July 26 Exo "Ko Ko Bop"
239 August 2
240 August 9 GFriend "Love Whisper"
241 August 16 Wanna One "Energetic"
242 August 23
243 August 30
244 September 6 Sunmi "Gashina"
245 September 13 Exo "Power"
246 September 20 Special Episode, winner not announced
247 September 27 BTS "DNA"
October 4 No Chart and Winner
October 11
248 October 18 Special Episode, winner not announced
249 October 25 BtoB "Missing You"
250 November 1
251 November 8 Twice "Likey"
252 November 15 Seventeen "Clap"
253 November 22 Wanna One "Beautiful"
November 29 No Chart and Winner
December 6
December 13
December 20
December 27

2018Edit

List of Champion Songs
Episode Date Artist Song
January 3 No Chart and Winner
254 January 10 Special Episode, winner not announced
255 January 17 Infinite "Tell Me"
256 January 24 Oh My Girl "Secret Garden"
257 January 31 Momoland "Bboom Bboom"
258 February 7 Red Velvet "Bad Boy"
259 February 14 Seventeen "Thanks"
February 21 No Chart and Winner
February 28
260 March 7 iKon "Love Scenario"
261 March 14 Mamamoo "Starry Night"
262 March 21 Wanna One "I Promise You (I.P.U.)"
263 March 28 "Boomerang"
264 April 4
265 April 11 Special Episode, winner not announced
266 April 18 Twice "What Is Love?"
267 April 25
268 May 2
269 May 9 GFriend "Time for the Moon Night"
270 May 16
271 May 23 Special Episode, winner not announced
272 May 30 BTS "Fake Love"
June 6 No Chart and Winner
273 June 13 Wanna One "Light"
274 June 20
275 June 27 BtoB "Only One For Me"
July 4 No Chart and Winner
276 July 11 Apink "I'm So Sick"
277 July 18 Twice "Dance the Night Away"
278 July 25 Seventeen "Oh My!"
279 August 1 Special Episode, winner not announced
August 8 No Broadcast and Winner
280 August 15 Red Velvet "Power Up"
281 August 22
282 August 29 (G)I-dle "Hann (Alone)"
283 September 5 BTS "Idol"
284 September 12
285 September 19 Sunmi "Siren"
286 September 26 No Chart and Winner
287 October 3 Got7 "Lullaby"
288 October 10 iKon "Goodbye Road"
289 October 14
October 24 No Chart and Winner
October 31 Monsta X "Shoot Out"
November 7 No Chart and Winner
291 November 14 Twice "Yes or Yes"
292 November 21
293 November 28 Wanna One "Spring Breeze"
294 December 5
295 December 12 Mino "Fiancé"
296 December 19
December 26 No Chart and Winner

2019Edit

List of Champion Songs
Episode Date Artist Song
297 January 2 Special Episode, winner not announced
298 January 9 Chungha "Gotta Go"
299 January 16 Apink "%% (Eung Eung)"
300 January 23 GFriend "Sunrise"
301 January 30 Seventeen "Home"
302 February 6 Special Episode, winner not announced
303 February 13 Seventeen "Home"
304 February 20 Taemin "Want"
305 February 27 Monsta X "Alligator"
306 March 6 (G)I-dle "Senorita"
307 March 13 Ha Sung-woon "Bird"
308 March 20 TXT "Crown"
309 March 27 Mamamoo "Gogobebe"
310 April 3 Momoland "I'm So Hot"
311 April 10 Iz*One "Violeta"
312 April 17
313 April 24 BTS "Boy with Luv"
314 May 1 Twice "Fancy"
315 May 8 NU'EST "Bet Bet"
316 May 15 Oh My Girl "The Fifth Season (SSFWL)"
317 May 22 NU'EST "Bet Bet"
318 May 29 Kim Jae-hwan "Begin Again"
319 June 5 AB6IX "Breathe"
320 June 12 NCT 127 "Superhuman"
321 June 19 Cosmic Girls "Boogie Up"
322 June 26 Red Velvet "Zimzalabim"
323 July 3 Chungha "Snapping"
324 July 10 GFriend "Fever"
325 July 17 Ha Sung-woon "Blue"
326 July 24 Day6 "Time of Our Life"
July 31 No Chart and Winner
327 August 7 Itzy "Icy"
328 August 14
329 August 21
330 August 28 Red Velvet "Umpah Umpah"
331 September 4 X1 "Flash"
September 11 No Chart and Winner
332 September 18 X1 "Flash"
333 September 25 Bolbbalgan4 "Workaholic"
334 October 2 Twice "Feel Special"
335 October 9
336 October 16 AB6IX "Blind For Love"
337 October 23 Chen "Shall We?"
338 October 30 NU'EST "Love Me"
November 6 No Chart and Winner
November 13
November 20
November 27
339 December 4 Mamamoo "Hip"
340 December 11 Exo "Obsession"
December 18 No Chart and Winner
341 December 25 Special Episode, winner not announced

2020Edit

List of Champion Songs
Episode Date Artist Song
342 February 19 GFriend "Crossroads"
343 February 26 Iz*One "Fiesta"
344 March 4 BTS "On"
345 March 11
346 March 18
347 March 25 Itzy "Wannabe"
348 April 1
349 April 8 Kang Daniel "2U"
April 15 No Chart and Winner
350 April 22 Apink "Dumhdurum"
351 April 29 Got7 "Not By The Moon"
352 May 6 Oh My Girl "Nonstop"
353 May 13 Astro "Knock"
354 May 20 NU'EST "I'm in Trouble"
355 May 27 TXT "Can’t You See Me?"
356 June 3 Baekhyun "Candy"

Achievements by artistsEdit

List of most Champion Song winsEdit

Rank Artist Count
1st Exo 17
2nd Twice 14
3rd BTS 13
4th Red Velvet 12
5th Wanna One 11
GFriend
7th Shinee 10
Seventeen
9th Apink 8
10th CNBLUE 7
4Minute
Infinite
13th Beast / Highlight 6
Sistar
B1A4
BtoB
VIXX
Mamamoo
19th Super Junior 5
EXID
AOA
Itzy

List of longest consecutive Champion Song winnersEdit

Rank Artist Song Count Year
1st Shinee "Dream Girl" 4 2013
2nd Girls' Generation-TTS "Twinkle" 3 2012
Super Junior "Sexy, Free & Single"
CNBLUE "I'm Sorry" 2013
4Minute "What's Your Name?"
Exo "Growl"
B1A4 "Lonely" 2014
Exo "Call Me Baby" 2015
"Love Me Right"
GFriend "Rough" 2016
Wanna One "Energetic" 2017
Twice "What Is Love?" 2018
Itzy "Icy" 2019
BTS "On" 2020

End of the Year AwardsEdit

2015Edit

These are special end-of-the-year broadcast awards. Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.[7]

Best Champion Songs of 2015 Most appearances
Best Audience Rating Stage Most Spectators
Best performance – Male Best performance – Female

Similar programsEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Episode number for 4th week of November and 1st week of December were both numbered 166 on Show Champion twitter account and MBCPlus youtube channel

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "MBC에브리원 측 "'주간아이돌' 수요일 오후 5시 편성 이동"". TV Report (in Korean). October 4, 2018. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  2. ^ "Super Junior's Shindong and Kim Shin Young Depart 'Show Champion'". Retrieved January 22, 2013.
  3. ^ "아스트로 문빈X윤산하, MBC M '쇼! 챔피언' 고정MC 발탁". entertain.naver.com (in Korean). March 2, 2020. Retrieved March 4, 2020.
  4. ^ "신동 김신영, '쇼 챔피언' MC 발탁 '시선집중'" (in Korean). Retrieved April 22, 2012.
  5. ^ "쇼챔피언 순위 | 쇼챔피언". www.mbcplus.com (in Korean). Archived from the original on June 4, 2017. Retrieved June 4, 2017.
  6. ^ "SHOW CHAMPION 342회". www.mbcplus.com (in Korean). Archived from the original on March 14, 2020. Retrieved March 14, 2020.
  7. ^ 'Show Champion' reveals 'Best Champion Songs' of 2015 and more for its end-of-the-year awards. December 23, 2015.

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