All you Mnet M! Countdown fans, rejoice!
The show that seemed to disappear off the face of the earth last November is finally coming back this February 18th. Moreover, Mnet announced that they have completely changed their chart ranking system. Normally M! Countdown counts album sales, but in this new system, the higher score between the album sales and the song sales will be chosen.
Also, M! Countdown will no longer choose a first place winner between the top two songs. Instead, the first place winner will ben chosen among the top ten songs based on weekly sales and online digital sales.
CP Kim Ki Woong who is in charge of the show stated, “Because this data will be used later for MAMA (Mnet Asian Music Awards) decisions, we will focus on being accurate and fair.”
Additionally, M! Countdown plans to hold special stages every episode in order to make the show “global.” CP Kim expressed, “Last year M! Countdown was aired in 9 different regions of Asia including Japan, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Taiwan, Singapore, and Singapore Asia. This year we plan to include America, Cambodia, and the Philippines to the list and promise to have ‘trendy’ stage performances that emphasize how global this show is.”
Now, who’s excited for the “brand new” M! Countdown?
Source Credit: Allkpop