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LABOUM's win over IU on 'Music Bank' stirs up a controversy

By yckim124   Friday, April 28, 2017   361,696   19,159   0



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LABOUM beat IU and took their first ever #1 since debut with ''Hwi Hwi'' on this week's 'Music Bank'. Unfortunately, numerous netizens are finding LABOUM's victory unjust.

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The girl group failed to enter the top 100 on music charts with ''Hwi Hwi''. In fact, they were at 347th place. Meanwhile, IU topped various music charts with not just one but several of her new tracks. She also achieved a perfect all-kill with ''Palette'' and an all-kill with ''Can't Love You Anymore''. 

The total MV views of LABOUM's ''Hwi Hwi'' is also significantly low compared to IU. 

Furthermore, LABOUM's album sales only ranked 23rd in real time and 64th in weekly. (Note: LABOUM did achieve #1 on physical album chart for Gaon).

Many netizens are unaccepting of LABOUM's win considering their poor performance and sales compared to IU. 

Thousands of comments were left regarding LABOUM's controversial win on various online communities. Netizens stated, "It's a song that didn't even enter the top 100 and I've never heard of it but why did it get #1", "A track remaining on the 300s on Melon gets #1?", "'Music Bank' is making stuff up. This is nonsense", "Last time it was TEEN TOP with #1 and now LABOUM. There's something wrong with 'Music Bank', "?? This is nonsense", "I've never heard the song;;", ''Is this a scam?"

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Ohayosan Friday, May 5, 2017

People are so fucking dumb and butthurt. They wont fair and square, Palette wasn't even nominated wtf.

lehduff Monday, May 1, 2017


chaelicen Saturday, April 29, 2017

but... palette wasn't even nominated?? let laboum live smh

lyricaldancer10 Saturday, April 29, 2017

Oh lord is this going to be another AOA situation? 😟

Twiceforever Saturday, April 29, 2017

Palette was not nominated this week, but her pre release. Do you people not do research before writing these articles? Palette will be nominated next week. Laboums win was completely justified. Sompi wrote a better article explaining this.

Asdfghjkl97 Twiceforever Saturday, April 29, 2017

actually i have been quite curious. why wasnt palette nominated in mubank but nominated in other music programms?

lehduff Asdfghjkl97 Monday, May 1, 2017

Different system

MessiXI Saturday, April 29, 2017

Laboum is so lucky to win this. First, they aren't in the competition period with many popular group. Second, Music bank make a good manage how to scoring. It has performance score not only for selling score to lead popular artists to be on the stage not only for make some digital single and they win many times without show on any broadcasting program. It's unfair with other underrate group that they want to shine on the music show. And I would say again "IU's song in the competition isn't Palette song" @Allkpop you should edit MV view out!!!

MessiXI Saturday, April 29, 2017

Laboum is so lucky to win this.First, they aren't in the competition period with many popular group.

honeybe3 Saturday, April 29, 2017

Laboum fighting^^ 💖💖

charlie_d Saturday, April 29, 2017

I think it's great, I mean the same artist always win. They are already popular I mean... Isn't it nice to see the girls from Laboum getting emotional and happy over the price? Is not that UI's song is super awesome either...

IGOTBUDDIES charlie_d Sunday, April 30, 2017


AngelOfLight Saturday, April 29, 2017

(Side track from article) Even Laboum has won #1.... when will their sunbae U-kiss get #1? T-T After all this yr....and even Kevin has left.

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