* represents criteria that I-fans can participate in
Show Champion - Wednesdays at 6PM KST
50% Digital Sales (Melon, Soribada, Bugs, etc)*
20% Physical Sales (Hanteo, Synnara, Hot tracks, etc)*
15% Online Voting*
15% Professional music judges criteria
Tutorial to vote on MBC Show Champion here.
M! Countdown - Thursdays at 6PM KST
50% Digital Sales (Mnet, MelOn, Soribada, Bugs, etc)*
10% Physical Album Sales (Hanteo, Synnara, Hot tracks, etc)*
10% Social Media Score (Youtube Official MV + SNS data)*
10% Rating (Global Fan Vote + Age Preference)*
10% Broadcast Score
10% Live Voting*
Tutorial to vote on Mnet M! Countdown here.
Music Bank - Fridays at 6:30PM KST
65% Digital Sales (Melon, Soribada, Bugs, etc)*
20% Broadcast Points (Frequency of appearances on KBS TV and Radio shows, song plays)
10% Voting (requires KSSN, international fans cannot vote)
5% Physical Album Sales (Hanteo, Synnara, Hot tracks, etc)*
Music Core - Saturdays at 3:50 PM KST
60% Digital and album sales*
15% Viewers' pre-votes (voting through MBC’s website, voted by a committee of 2000 people)*
15% Live votes (only top 3 artists are eligible)*
10% Official music video views*
Tutorial to vote on MBC Music Core here.
Inkigayo - Sundays at 1:15 PM KST
55% digital sales (Gaon Digital Chart)*
35% SNS points (Official MV YouTube views)*
10% Live voting (only top 3 artists are eligible)* Tutorial to vote here
5% Physical album sales (Gaon Chart)*
5% Pre-voting (it's done through MelOn voting & requires a Korean's cell phone number)
Vote for Jonghyun Daily on MelOn official website!! Tutorial
*Digital sales – Downloads or streams from the following sites contribute toward digital sales:
However, MelOn is Korea’s largest digital music store and dominates over 50% of the digital market. You must be log in to able to listen the full song and MelOn will only count it as one no matter how often you play the song. MelOn counts their score from 40% streaming and 60% downloads whereas Soribada/Mnet/Bugs count their scores from 50% streaming and 50% downloads. Unless you pay, you will only be able to stream 1 minute previews. Listening to the previews does not count towards the chart.
*Album sales – This includes the sales of the physical album both online and offline. All the music programs use the Hanteo chart and some include Synnara or Hottracks. You must make sure that the store you are buying from counts towards one of them! Your best bet is to buy from stores that report to Hanteo because it is one of the biggest, most well-known charts. Here is a list of recommended stores where you can purchase an album: Yesasia KpopMart KpopTown DVDHeaven Music-Plaza Aladdin Synnara (Music-Plaza & Aladdin are US+CAN only. Synnara & Aladdin are Korean.)
The ‘Gaon’ chart is a comprehensive chart which tracks the total yearly album sales, physical and digital, and together with the ‘Hanteo’ chart it counts towards the end-of-year award shows.
*Note: iTunes does NOT count toward any of the mentioned charts. It only counts toward the Billboard Chart.
SNS Points are important to determined the winner for M! Countdown and Inkigayo. It mainly involve in 4 areas:
Don’t forget to like, favorite and comment on the MV or live performances as they count for SNS points too.
-You need to watch the full MV. No pause or fastward. Refresh or replay will not increase view count. Try watching it on Incognito browser (Private Browsing mode).
-You need to clear all time history or cookies after a few views. Then open a new tab and close the old tab to watch the MV again.
Tutorial for Youtube here
Like/comment/share all posts on SHINee Official Facebook
- Use only one hashtag #종현 per tweet in all your tweets. It is recommended to use a maximum of 2 hashtags in a tweet or your tweet may be marked as spam. Make sure your account is a public account for tweets to count.
Although we can't vote for some music charts, we can do our part in our own way! Let's all vote diligently.
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