NU’EST Music Show Wins, Achievements, and Awards

(Updated May 2021)


First Win: October 19, 2017 on M! Countdown for “Where You At” (as NU’EST W)
First Win as a Full Group: May 8, 2019 on Show Champion for “Bet Bet”
Total Wins: 21 (as of May 2, 2021) / 17 as NU’EST, 4 as NU’EST W
Most Awarded Song: “Love Me” (as of May 2021)

The ShowShow ChampionM! CountdownMusic BankMusic CoreInkigayoTotal Wins
Where You At112
Help Me11
Bet Bet2114
Love Me111115
I’m in Trouble11114
Inside Out11114

NOTE: Show Champion and Music Core were not airing when NU’EST W was promoting “Where You At” due to the strike at MBC.


Sales, Streaming, and Certifications

  • After most of the NU’EST members failed to make it into Wanna One at the end of Produce 101, their song “Hello” climbed to the top of the charts and stayed there for several days – even grabbing them a coveted 1st place nomination on SBS Inkigayo.  This was seen as a major accomplishment because “Hello” had been released in 2013, four years before Produce 101.  The only other group who has made such a huge comeback was EXID, and their hit song had been outa few months before it became popular.
  • When NU’EST W released W,Here, they became the fourth K-pop group to sell over 200,000 albums in one week.  The other three groups to do so were BTS, EXO, and Wanna One.
  • NU’EST W’s album WHO, YOU received a platinum certification from Gaon for selling over 250,000 copies. Happily Ever After has also been certified platinum.
  • During the week of Happily Ever After (NU’EST’s first release as a full group after Produce 101), they achieved a Triple Crown on Gaon’s Weekly Chart by taking first place in album sales, digital downloads, and BGM
  • Both of the mini albums NU’EST released in 2019 were in the Top 25 of Gaon’s overall albums sales chart for that year. Happily Ever After was #23, and The Table was #25.


  • NU’EST won their very first music show after almost 5 and a half years with “Where You At,” which is one of the longest time periods before a group has won their first music show prize after debut.


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.

2017-2018 (As NU’EST W)

Awards ShowAwards Won
Asia Artist Awards (AAA)Best Entertainer (shared with
Monsta X and Bolbbalgan4)
Gaon Chart Music AwardsHot Performance of the Year
Golden Disc AwardsDisk Bonsang (for W,HERE)
MAMA (MNET Asian Music Awards)Discovery of the Year
Seoul Music AwardsBonsang (for W,HERE)

2018-2019 (As NU’EST W)

Awards ShowAwards Won
Asia Artist Awards (AAA)*Artist of the Year (shared with
multiple groups)
*Best Music Award (shared with
Sunmi and MAMAMOO)
Gaon Chart Music Awards*Hot Performance of the Year
Golden Disc Awards*Disk Bonsang (for Who, You)
MAMA (MNET Asian Music Awards)Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10
Seoul Music Awards*Bonsang
Soribada Best K-Music Awards*New Hallyu Icon Award


Awards ShowAwards Won
Asia Artist Awards (AAA)*Asia Celebrity
*Best Musician
Golden Disk Awards*Disk Bonsang (for Happily Ever After)
*Cosmopolitan Artist Award
Seoul Music Awards*Bonsang

SOURCES: Wikipedia, Soompi (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) / Cover Image is from NU’EST’s Twitter account when they won their first award for “Bet Bet” at Show Champion.

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