K-pop Groups That Won Their First Music Competition in 2022

K-pop Groups That Won Their First Music Competition in 2022: For a K-pop group, winning their first trophy at a music show is a huge deal. Weekly winners are announced on music shows, including Inkigayo, Music Core, Music Bank, Show Champion, etc.

One of the first goals of each band is to take home the prize from their first music competition triumph and display it proudly. Many K-pop acts won their first music competitions that year, 2022. Some groups that finally broke through this past year are listed below.

K-pop Groups That Won Their First Music Competition in 2022
K-pop Groups That Won Their First Music Competition in 2022

Kep1er

Kep1er, a new girl group formed through the reality show “Girls Planet 999,” debuted on January 13 with the title track “WA DA DA” and won their first music competition. Kep1er first performed on January 3, and just 10 days later, they won their first music show prize.

GOT The Beat

As a female supergroup, SM Entertainment created GOT The Beat. On January 3, they released their first single, a digital version of “Step Back.” The six members of this supergroup include members of three separate girl groups from SM Entertainment as well as the solo artist BoA.

On the January 30 broadcast of SBS’s Inkigayo, GOT The Beat’s “Step Back” ranked first, earning the group their first win at a music competition.

VIVIZ

VIVIZ and IVE share the title of the quickest girl group to win a music competition. With their first EP, “Beam of Prism,” rookie girl group VIVIZ—composed of three former members of GFriend—made their official debut.

A little over a week after their debut, on the February 16 episode of “Show Champion,” the group’s lead single, “BOP BOP!,” topped the charts, giving them their first victory.

TREASURE

The youngest boy group under YG Entertainment, TREASURE, came back with their debut mini album “THE SECOND STEP: CHAPTER ONE,” at the beginning of this year after an absence.

It took them 18 months to win their first music competition, but the title single “JIKJIN” was the one that did it. On February 23rd, TREASURE took home their first victory as they topped the competition on the show Show Champion.

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