It’s been 7 years, but we’re finally getting solo projects from TWICE members. Nayeon became the first of her group to make her solo debut with debut single “POP” which is already trending on social media. And Nayeon proved her mettle as an established artist by topping domestic and international charts. In fact, she broke a record by becoming the first Korean soloist to break into the top 10 best-selling albums in the United States by debuting at No. 7 with 55,000 pure sales in the first week. But wins on Korean music shows are another challenge.
Although she passed Gaon and was in the top 10 on VIBE, Bugs and #11 on MelOn, Nayeon lost on KBS’s “Music Bank” to debut girl group Kep1er’s “Up”. Although music show wins don’t translate into success, K-pop labels value it a lot, which is why fans try their best to help artists win. The TWICE star dropped 561 points, and for the social media score, she got 1 point. ‘POP’ got 49 million views on YouTube in one week while Kep1er got 25 million for the music video ‘Up’. The group’s “Music Bank” performance got 695k views while Nayeon amassed 3.1 million views. With KBS under investigation for allegedly rigging a win for HYBE’s new girl group The Sserafim against million-dollar seller Lim Young-woong, fans are wary.
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Kep1er fans are angry that TWICE fans think there’s foul play because their Wake One label isn’t as big as HYBE at faking a music show. They also brought back the lower ranks of Kep1er on the survival show ‘Queendom 2’ hosted by Mnet, the very channel that formed the girl group and shared that if they didn’t rig a survival show that was bigger than a music show, there was no reason to be suspicious. Nayeon’s fans, meanwhile, try to clarify that they’re not trolling Kep1er but are mad at KBS.
Nayeon won second place on Music Bank today. The biggest point gap was the stream score, which is the number of times the song was played on KBS…
I also don’t know why KBS only gave him 1 for his SNS score 😐 but please keep streaming his MV to increase his views https://t.co/3MvQIjcdVB pic.twitter.com/dkvqJId3AF
— misa •ᴗ• (@misayeon) July 1, 2022
“Nayeon Was Robbed”
We had Knetizens commenting like, “But what happened with Nayeon’s SNS points? Why does Nayeon only have one point…? “How does Nayeon only have one point for SNS? She’s doing pretty well on Youtube. and “Mubank should just drop the overall ranking if they want to do stuff like this seriously.” A fan from TWICE tweeted, “Keplians please let us rant it’s rigged and nayeon was stolen we don’t hate kepler but kbs. we don’t want a fight we want justice.” Another said: “Idrc about the broadcast score (its sus too) cause it’s like a door prize but how did ny only get one point sns this team n isn’t that popular nor is their social media hype big but somehow they managed to beat ny aka the center of one of the major ggs like OK?!?? Rigged.”
One fan joked: “Why [Loona’s] Yves looks more upset than Nayeon herself. Another observed that even Kep1er was surprised, “THEY CLEARLY DON’T EXPECT WINNING TO BE BC. LOOK AT THEIR FACES 😭 YOUNGEUN EVEN SIGNED NAYEON.” A ONCE explained, “That’s the reason why we are mad in sns category, nayeon is top, on youtube, she has more views even though it’s only a 3 day follow, on tiktok 2 POP! audio exceeded 100,000 videos so it doesn’t make sense that she only gets one, so FYI SNS is YouTube and Tiktok.
keplians please let us rant it’s rigged and nayeon was stolen we don’t hate kepler we hate kbs. we don’t want a fight, we want justice.
— sat | NAYEON WAS STOLEN (@jinhitter) July 1, 2022
idrc about the broadcast score (its sus too) because it’s like a door prize but how did ny only get one point sns this team is not that popular nor their social media hype is big but somehow they managed to beat ny aka the center of one of the major ggs like OK?!?? rigged pic.twitter.com/2em3QiFcAr
— sai 🎭 nolo (@nayfulls) July 1, 2022
thats why we mad in category sns nayeon is on top, on youtube she has more views even though it is only a 3 day follow, in tiktok 2 POP! audio exceeded 100,000 videos so it doesn’t make sense that she only gets one so FYI SNS is YouTube and Tiktok
— Sanayi 🎈 (@onetrue9tw) July 1, 2022
However, Kep1er fans try to clarify, “The tracking time for music bank is June 20-26, and nayeon’s first day was June 24 if I’m not mistaken. it makes sense that kep1er racked up more points because they came back on June 20, so please I don’t want to see anyone questioning kep1er’s win!” Another claimed, “It’s funny how it’s claimed it was rigged when wakeone doesn’t care enough to buy a win like 😭 if they could barely spend money on the girls when they debut and queen why would they buy them a win for their first comeback. ” A Kep1ian joked, “What makes you think Wakeone would spend the money to fake the result when Kep1er literally filmed his DEBUT mv in this dumpster.”
track time for music bank is june 20-26 and first day of nayeon was june 24 if i am not mistaken. it makes sense that kep1er racked up more points because they came back on June 20, so please, I don’t want to see anyone questioning kep1er’s victory!
— giu (@xiaorinalogy) July 1, 2022
it’s funny how they claim it was rigged when wakeone doesn’t care enough to buy a win like
– the pie is semi ia?!🍹 (@kep1dream) July 1, 2022
what makes you think wakeone would spend money to fake the result when kep1er literally filmed his FIRST mv in this dumpster pic.twitter.com/8DC3FyN767
— sky (@kimslayeonz) July 1, 2022
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