As we all know B1A4 had their first win for “Lonely” on Show Champion, so congratulations! Though, there’s a problem, but I don’t know what to say that won’t offend the Banas. I want to be happy for them because this is their second win since debuting, so what exactly is going on?
Let’s understand the term Sajaegi (buy back) first, buy back basically means buying back your album. Self explanatory, but the controversy behind it is that their company is buying back their album. How you do it is that “companies will take one CD, replace the barcode, record the barcode as sold, replace the barcode again, record it as sold again, and rinse and repeat with the same single CD”. A big no no in K-pop because you are basically buying their success and that’s why I’m at a crossroad with their win.
Another reason why this is an controversy because their company is not speaking up on the matter. Let’s look at their sells record, so you guys can have a better understanding on what I’m talking about.
“Proof gathered on the side of B1A4 accounts for 1,000 in domestic group orders, 3,500 in international group orders, and 3,000 in fan signing (Hanteo Charts confirmed that the max limit is 1,000 copies for group orders), which means 32,500 copies (81.25% of their sales) are still missing in the air and unaccounted for. No receipts released (agency claimed they will show them after they assessed the situation)”
This is a very big problem on their company’s part. You have to wonder if their company is involved, (I held my opinion out until now), but how come they haven’t released a proper statement that will get the blame off of them? They will “assess the situation”? If it’s not their fault then they should have said, ” we did not buy back their albums and we will assess the situation,” that way the fans (mostly non-fans) will not blame their company. It’s that simple, but if it’s true then that would be lying. So, no statement is better than a bullshit (lying) statement. They have to be better at covering their butts or else this will be the result.
I think the reason why this was brought up because TVXQ’s fans weren’t too thrilled with B1A4’s win. Side note: I hate when veteran groups’ fans think that “rookie” groups cannot win while their oppas and unnies are promoting their track. It’s not impossible. You don’t have to think that they’re cheating (well in this case…we don’t know), but still veteran groups will not win ALL the time. Goodness, but I believe they’re the reason why this is brought up. I won’t say anything else on the matter because we all know how veteran fans act. Just saying. I just wished that their company aren’t involved in this because this will truly effect B1A4 when it’s not even their fault. B1A4 fighting!