Read a Billboard article recently on BTS. Neither the author of the article, nor the article itself, make the accusation, mentioned that BTS fandom had been accused of chart manipulation. The accusations apparently sprang from BTS’ pretty incredible chart success with their last couple of singles juxtaposed with the group’s less than significant radio play in the US.
Now, I know for a fact that Kpop fans manipulate YouTube views and streaming, and not just BTS fans, but I’m at a loss as to how to tie unit sales to “manipulation” by fans. It would be different if BTS’ company was buying up albums, but that would seem to he easily proven.
Also have to keep in mind that the group is WILDLY popular, they did a STADIUM tour last time in the US, with multiple dates at the friggin Rose Bowl. Only the biggest acts can do this.
I suppose chart manipulation is possible, but likely not significant.
The same article had the guys in the group claiming they didn’t like singing in English and would likely not continue the trend. Lol, let’s see how they chart on the Billboard Hot 100 with songs sung all, or mostly, in Korean.
Really happy for Twice. Their English single debuted in the Billboards Hot 100, only the 4th SK artists to ever do it. And this whole week they will be celebrating their 6th year anniversary with their fans!
Makes you appreciate everything these girls have gone through in those years.
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Scored Twice tickets at the Great Western Forum! Wooooooohooooo!
Same! Here now.
How was it? Going in Oakland on Friday but I’m in LA right now and thinking of going today (Wednesday) too. Do you think there’s any benefit of going twice? _________________ Damian Lillard shatters Dwight Coward's championship dreams:
Bit the bullet and am going tonight in Inglewood. Anyone else going?
Lucky! How’s you like it? I heard OT9 performed ALL their songs tonight. When we went yesterday Jeongyeon had to miss 3 performances. Still worth it but I think day 2 was more complete! _________________ Tacos
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