INFINITE has been sweeping music shows with their latest single "Man In Love" and they're now recognized as the first artist in 12 years to win #1 on three major broadcasting stations (SBS, MBC, KBS) with the same song.
INFINITE recently achieved #1 on MBC's 'Music Core's first broadcast with its new ranking system. INFINITE also achieved #1 on KBS 2TV's 'Music Bank' on the 4th and 12th as well as on SBS' 'Inkigayo' on March 31st and April 7th.
The previous artist and song that was able to achieve such a grand slam was back in 2001 when Fin.K.L's "You Wouldn't Know" achieved #1 on 'Inkigayo', 'Music Bank', and 'Music Camp' before it became 'Music Core'.
The reason it took so long for artists to hit a 'grand slam' on all three broadcasting stations involved the different timing of the music shows' ranking systems. 'Music Bank' previously discarded their ranking system back in August 2001 and revived its ranking system in September 2007. 'Music Core' also removed its ranking system in January 2006 and just recently returned with a new ranking system on April 20, 2013.
A music insider commented, "It is true that the music show ranking systems which have made their return are a good barometer that showcases star power. The industry is flooded with various teams and because the standards for each show's ranking system are different, it would be difficult for an artist(s) to achieve a grand slam in the future."
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