K-pop boy band Pentagon’s dream finally came true: To win their first trophy on a Korean TV music show.
Through their new song “Daisy,” the group clinched their first win on “The Show” on Oct. 20. It took four years since their debut in 2016 before they achieved it but the boys were ecstatic.
“Hey Universe, we've finally made it! I've been waiting for this day all along just to express my gratitude to all of you. This honour goes to all of you, thank you, you are our number one!” Pentagon posted on Twitter.
For The Show Choice, Pentagon got 8,470 points to claim victory over Weki Meki’s 4,360 and Weekly’s 3,378.
Pentagon released their 10th mini-album “WE:TH” on Oct. 12 led by the main track “Daisy,” an alternative rock song with Pentagon’s Hui and Wooseok participating as songwriters.
In a Q&A with Manila Bulletin Entertainment, Pentagon expressed their goal to win first place on Korean TV music shows.
“To win first on the music show” said Yeo One while Kino responded, “It would be great to have a win on a music program.”
During the group’s online media showcase for the album, Shinwon said, “As for achievements, of course we would love to win first place on music shows, but my personal wish is to see everyone smiling, whether it be Universe, Pentagon, or our staff, once the promotions for this album are over. It may sound like a trivial wish, but it isn’t very easy to achieve.”
Pentagon have won awards since their debut but they have never won on TV music shows in South Korea.
In addition, Pentagon also set a new personal record in album sales. According to Korea’s Hanteo Chart, “WE:TH” has sold 64,045 copies in the first week of release, higher by 29,322 copies compared to the group’s last album “Universe: The Black Hall,” which sold 34,723 copies in the first week.
On YouTube, the music video for “Daisy” has accumulated 15.4 million views as of writing since it was uploaded on Oct. 12.