Minho returns to 'Show! Music Core': Airdate, concept and all you need to know about MBC's music series with SHINee's star

MBC's announcement arrives after SHINee's new Korean studio album ‘Don’t Call Me’ which dropped on February 22, 2021


                            Minho returns to 'Show! Music Core': Airdate, concept and all you need to know about MBC's music series with SHINee's star
SHINee's Minho was a regular host on the show from 2013 to 2015 (choiminho_1209/Instagram)

South Korean rapper, singer Choi Min-ho is set to make a return to MBC's weekly 'Show! Music Core' for this weekend's episode. Minho, who's commonly known as a member of K-pop boy group SHINee, was a regular host on the show from 2013 to 2015 (and later as an emcee in 2018), is joining 'Show! Music Core' as a special guest once again. MBC's announcement arrives just after SHINee's new Korean studio album ‘Don’t Call Me’, which dropped on February 22, 2021.

Here's all you need to know about 'Show! Music Core' and Minho's upcoming guest appearance.

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Airdate

'Show! Music Core' is a weekly music show broadcast by MBC. It airs live every Saturday at 3.45 pm KST / 1.45 am EST. Fans, get ready for the exciting new episode!

Concept

'Show! Music Core' is recording the new episode this week and Minho is slated to appear not only as a special guest host but also as a performer. His appearance will be reminiscent for both the singer and his fans, as Minho is an honorary retired MC of the show. In the past, Minho hosted the program with partners like actress Kim So Hyun, Suzy, and singer/actress Jiyeon. Other MCs in previous episodes have included Kim Min Ju, Cha Ni, Hyunjin, Mina, Mark and Ong Seong Wu.

It is unclear what material the rapper will perform as Minho is seemingly keeping it a surprise, but there is a likely chance it will be a song(s) from SHINee's new album.

What is 'Show! Music Core'?

For those who haven't tuned in before, 'Show! Music Core' (or simply known as Music Core) is broadcast from MBC Dream Center in Goyang, Gyeonggi. In every episode, fans look forward to seeing some of the latest and most popular artists who will perform on stage. While the show also features its own chart awards, it is known for its special production and stages.

How the chart ranking system works for first-place winners — as of February 27, 2021 — is by ranking according to the following scoring computation.

Physical Album + Digital Sales - 60%
Music Video Views - 15%
Viewers Committee (by 2,000 people) - 5%
MBC Broadcast - 10%
Global Fans Vote - 10%
FLO streaming - 10% (for 1st place nominees only)
Audience Live Voting - 10% (for 1st place nominees only)

How to stream

As mentioned earlier, 'Show! Music Core' airs on MBC (Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation) network. 

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