Red Velvet: Music Show Wins, Achievements, and Awards

(Update in Progress – September 2021)

NOTE FROM KATHERINE 8/28/21: Hi all! I haven’t gotten around to fully reformatting Red Velvet’s group profile yet, but I did update the music show wins section to include all of their trophies up through “Queendom.” I’ll continue to check in and update in real time. And hopefully I’ll be able to make the rest of the new profile soon! ❤

MUSIC SHOW WINS

First Win: March 25, 2015 on Music Bank for “Ice Cream Cake”
50th Win: August 23, 2018 on M! Countdown for “Power Up”
Total Wins: 79 (as of September 12, 2021)
Most Awarded Song: “Power Up” with 10 wins (as of September 2021)
First Triple Crown: January 18th, 2020 on Music Core for “Psycho”
Total Triple Crowns: 3 (as of September 2021)

The ShowShow ChampionM! CountdownMusic BankMusic CoreInkigayoTotal Wins
Ice Cream Cake1111116
Dumb Dumb11215
One of These Nights21216
Russian Roulette21216
Rookie122229
Red Flavor111115
Peek-a-Boo22
Bad Boy12115
Power Up12221210
Zimzala-bim111115
Umpah Umpah1111116
Psycho3339
Queen-dom11327

*MBC Music Core got rid of their awards system in 2015 and re-introduced it in 2017, which is partially why there’s a gap in Music Core trophies for a while.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Charts, Streaming, and Certifications

Red Velvet received their first Perfect All-Kill with “Power Up” in August 2018.  A Perfect All-Kill is when a song hits #1 on 6 music charts (daily and real time), as well as #1 on iChart’s real time and weekly charts.

Billboard

  • “Dumb Dumb” was #70 on Billboard‘s list of “100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time”
  • Red Velvet is the first K-pop girl group to top the “World Albums” chart four times (The RedRookieThe Red Summer, and Perfect Velvet).
  • “Bad Boy” is #43 on Billboard‘s list of “100 Best Songs of 2018: Critics’ Picks.” They are one of four K-pop acts who were listed.

YouTube Views 

As of December 2018, Red Velvet has five music videos with over 100 million views: “Russian Roulette,” “Dumb Dumb,” “Bad Boy,” “Peek-A-Boo,” and “Red Flavor.” (Listed in order of when each passed 100 million)

Historical Achievements

 In April 2018, Red Velvet was the first K-pop group to perform in North Korea as part of a special concert (minus Joy).  The concert was aired on MBC in South Korea.

AWARDS

NOTE: The prizes are arranged by awards season, as several awards shows take place in the beginning of the year after music is released.  Notable awards such as a bonsang and a daesang are highlighted in bold. Also, this blog will mainly focus on awards given in Korea (with a few exceptions).

2014-2015

Award ShowAwards Won
Golden Disc AwardsNew Artist Award
Seoul Music AwardsNew Artist Award

2015-2016

Awards ShowAwards Won
Gaon Chart AwardsHot Performance of the Year
Golden Disc AwardsDigital Bonsang
(for “Ice Cream Cake”)
Melon Music Awards (MMA)Best Female Dance
(for “Ice Cream Cake”)
MAMA (MNET Asian Music Awards)Best Dance Performance – Female
(for “Ice Cream Cake”)
Seoul Music AwardsBonsang (for “Ice Cream Cake”)

2016-2017

Awards ShowAwards Won
Golden Disc AwardsCeci Asia Icon Award
Melon Music Awards (MMA)Top 10 Artist
Best Music Video
(for “Russian Roulette”)
Seoul Music AwardsBonsang (for “Russian Roulette”)

2017-2018

Awards ShowAwards Won
Golden Disc AwardsDigital Bonsang (for “Red Flavor”)
Korean Music Awards*Best Pop Song (for “Red Flavor”)
Melon Music Awards (MMA)Top 10 Artist
MAMA (MNET Asian Music Awards)Best Female Group
Seoul Music AwardsBonsang
Soribada Best K-Music AwardsSOBA Top 11 (Bonsang)
Hallyu Icon Award

*NOTE: Winning a Korean Music Award is fairly significant because it’s somewhat rare for K-pop artists to win them.  The Korean Music Awards rely on professional opinions and critics to determine their winners, unlike sales/streaming records and fan votes (which most of the awards shows do).

2018-2019

Awards ShowAwards Won
Korean Popular Culture and Arts AwardsMinister of Culture, Sports,
and Tourism’s Commendation
Soribada Best K-Music AwardsSOBA Top 11 (Bonsang)
Hallyu Artist Award

SOURCES: Wikipedia, Soompi (1) (2) (3) (4), Billboard, YouTube

FEATURED IMAGE: Red Velvet’s 2nd win for “Queendom” on Music Bank in 2021 – original picture can be seen on their Twitter here

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