On the October 21 airing of MBC M‘s Show Champion, NCT U went up against the talented girls of BLACKPINK to take home the well-deserved win for their track “Make A Wish (Birthday Song)”.

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Though they didn’t perform the track on the episode, they did appear for a celebratory speech that was full of excitement.

Jaemin and Doyoung weren’t the only ones showing off their dance of victory. The moment was an important one for fans, for a few critical reasons.

Even though NCT U debuted back in 2016 and gifted the world with their bops “The 7th Sense”, “BOSS”, and “Baby Don’t Stop”, none of those tracks ever earned a single music show win.

For the first time ever, “Make A Wish (Birthday Song)” has achieved that long-awaited milestone for the unit. It’s an even bigger deal when thinking of the members in the unit as well.

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With the addition of new member Shotaro and WayV‘s Xiaojun‘s official debut in the unit, it’s their first win ever as a member of NCT—along with Lucas.

In the same vein, it’s Jaemin, Jaehyun, Doyoung, and Taeyong‘s first-ever win as NCT U members.

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NCTzens’ highly anticipated wish has finally come true and created a valuable moment for the NCT members. Congratulations to NCT U on their well-deserved win.