GFriend Music Show Wins, Achievements, and Awards

(Updated December 2020)

First Win: February 2, 2016 on The Show for “Rough”
Total Wins: 70 (as of December 2020)
50th Music Show Win: January 24, 2019 on M! Countdown for “Sunrise”
Most Awarded Song: “Rough” with 15 wins (as of December 2020)
First Triple Crown: February 18, 2016 on M! Countdown for “Rough”
Total Triple Crowns: 7 (as of December 2020)

GFriend is currently the girl group with the most music show trophies earned in one year, winning 29 total times throughout 2016.

The ShowShow ChampionM! CountdownMusic BankMusic CoreInkigayoTotal Wins
Love Whisper11114
Summer Rain112
Time For the Moon Night12122210

NOTE: There are two reasons why GFriend does not have many trophies from Music Core. The first is that Music Core stopped giving awards for a period of time, and they didn’t reinstate their trophy system until mid-2017. The second is because Source Music was acquired by Big Hit Entertainment in 2019 (after “Fever” promotions), and Big Hit Entertainment has a “rumored” conflict with MBC. As a result, artists from Big Hit and associated labels no longer perform on Music Core as of 2020. You can read more about it here. So as a result, the only songs that were eligible for Music Core wins were the ones released in 2018 and 2019. (Of course, it’s possible that GFriend could still gain a Music Core win without performing on the show – however, it’s not likely.)


Sales and Streaming


  • “Rough” placed #1 on Gaon’s overall digital chart and the streaming chart for February .


  • “Rough” passed the 100 million streaming mark on January 3.  This made GFriend “double 100 million streamers,” as “Me Gustas Tu” had reached that mile sometime in 2016.


  • GFriend earned a triple crown on Gaon when “Time for the Moon Night” placed #1 on the digital download chart and the social chart for the week of April 22 – 28 and Time for the Moon Night placed #1 on the album sales chart. 
  • “Time for the Moon Night” also placed #1 on Gaon’s digital download chart the week of May 6 – 12.


  • “Sunrise” placed #1 on Gaon’s digital download chart and social chart the week of January 13 – 19.
  • Fever Season was #1 on Gaon’s Album Sales Charts the week of June 30 – July 6.



NOTE: I have chosen to arrange the prizes by awards season, because awards shows don’t technically take place in the same year.  So for example, shows like the MNET and Melon Music Awards happen in December, other ones like Gaon Chart and Golden Disc happen a month later in January of the next year, but they’re all awarding the same music.  Notable awards such as a bonsang and a daesang are highlighted in bold.


Awards ShowAward(s)
Gaon Chart Music AwardsNew Artist of the Year (Female)
Golden Disc AwardsNew Artist of the Year
MMA (MelOn Music Awards)Best New Artist (Female)
Seoul Music AwardsBest New Artist


Awards ShowAward(s)
Gaon Chart Music AwardsSong of the Year – January (for “Rough”)
Golden Disc AwardsDigital Bonsang (for “Rough”)
MAMA (MNET Asian Music Awards)Best Dance Performance (Female Group) (for “Rough”)
MMA (MelOn Music Awards)Top 10 Artists
Best Dance (Female) (for “Rough”)
Seoul Music AwardsBonsang Award (for “Rough”)


Awards ShowAward(s)
Golden Disc AwardsBest Female Group
MMA (MelOn Music Awards)1theK Performance Award
Soribada Best K-Music AwardsTop 11 Artists


Awards ShowAward(s)
Golden Disc AwardsBest Female Group
MMA (MelOn Music Awards)Best Music Video (“Time for the Moon Night”)
Seoul Music AwardsBest Dance Performance (“Time for the Moon Night”)


Awards ShowAward(s)
The Fact AwardsArtist of the Year (Bonsang)

SOURCES: Wikipedia, Gaon Chart, Melon, Soompi (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
The featured image is from GFriend’s Twitter account when they won on Show Champion for “MAGO.” You can see the original tweet here.

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