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Idols accused of 'Sajaegi' (chart manipulation) over the years

By AllK_Maknae   Tuesday, May 2, 2017   559,491   2,936   251
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Idols accused of 'Sajaegi' (chart manipulation) over the years
If you're new to the K-Pop world or at least keeping up with today's current K-Pop news, you may have seen the word 'Sajaegi' flying around here and there. 'Sajaegi' is the term used for when companies purchase their own artists albums in order to increase sales and boost their chances at winning music programs. Unfair, right? But, it has been done! Whether it is true or not, there have been many artists accused of this 'Sajaegi' method over the years and the ones involved may just surprise you! Check out the list and see who were accused of manipulating their way to the top.

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    fantastikforce Friday, May 5, 2017

    There are a lot of groups though who have done Sajaegi in their early careers and it has worked for them as they are some of the popular and top idol groups you see now.

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    shinyjonginnie Friday, May 5, 2017

    leave my boys teen top out of this mess knetz

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    iman13 Friday, May 5, 2017

    so basically, fans are always annoyed when a group that is not from the BIG 3 succeeds... we really do live in a sick world

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    ourcheers2u Thursday, May 4, 2017

    Clickbait using BTS in the thumbnail ahaaa. People should know by now that lists from AKP are so irrelevant

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    Kbloom Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    All these comments are so fucking salty why can't we just be multifandom trash together

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    Winston Kbloom Thursday, May 4, 2017

    its like expecting the world to live happily without wars, conflict or terrorism. Sounds good, but reality it never really happen. Too much greed, jealousy, and more in the human heart. Those lower in popularity are jealous of the top, while those fandoms at the top, have some fans whom are so Hearty and Proud that they diss those at the lower ranks.

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    suicalicka Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    Rainbow management really cheap they couldnt even do this kind of thing! I would have encouraged it just for rainbow! Now it's too late. ffff

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    suicalicka Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    Laboum and stellar are having crowd funding once every 2 weeks! What is going on anymore in this planet.

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    suicalicka Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    W;e that group is called is it stellar? They dress almost unclothed

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    KPOP_GIRL_EUROPE suicalicka Thursday, May 4, 2017

    XD you think you're so clever?

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    imjonginswife Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    lol no wonder why BTS is here. shame on u ARMYs

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    LveKimTae imjonginswife Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    bts were accused from haters not because of armys, research ur facts first lol

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    crystalina imjonginswife Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    you better stay in your limits!! BTS was accused and they are 101% just rumors!! we are proud to be ARMY!! and if you are true prove it! they have world wide recognition and you are just jealous!!

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    imjonginswife crystalina Thursday, May 4, 2017

    meh such a waste of time talking to u

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    imjonginswife LveKimTae Thursday, May 4, 2017

    meh such a waste of time talking to u

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    bangeryun94 imjonginswife Thursday, May 4, 2017

    Kinda like you wasted everybody's time trolling? Meh. Baa, Boo, Blah, Yack.

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    LveKimTae imjonginswife Thursday, May 4, 2017

    made urself look like a fool so u just chickened out? lol

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    CBA Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    Why do you think companies do this kind of thing? Because we have become a bunch of sheep who follow what's on trend/top instead of what's good

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    Lotus_Girl CBA Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    INDEED

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    suicalicka CBA Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    If you look at laboum they have done like 5 crowd funding in just 1 year !!! I guess they feel they owe the fans something to cheer for! Suckers!

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    OppaBean Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    So, I guess that Korean drama "Entertainer" wasn't so scripted after all. Now, I know why groups I love never have any top sales. Cause no talent shits manipulate the charts. To be honest BTS only had one song I like it "war of the hormones" To bad Twits (Twice) isn't there cause they suck the most. awful voices.

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    Kbloom OppaBean Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    It's fair to say that we all have different takes on this issue, but idols mostly rise to fame because they're talented. All groups have the vast potential to do well, and none should be given hate for their steadfast dedication to their passion.

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