'Sajaegi' is when companies purchase their own artists albums in order to increase sales and boost their chances of winning on music shows (chart manipulation).
According to the calculations on Hanteo Charts, Momoland's latest album 'Great!' with the title track "BBoom BBoom" sold a total of 8,200 copies in a single day on February 12.
The album was originally released back in January and in that one month, Momoland sold a total of 5,000 copies. With this in mind, many are finding it hard to believe the girl group has surpassed their monthly sales in just one day and accused Duble Kick Company of sajaegi.
In response to the issue, the agency stated, "It is not sajaegi at all. We don't have the reason to do so and we're not in a situation where we can." The label added, "We believe 8,200 is the total amount counting in the pre-orders for February. The initial supply of Momoland's 3rd mini-album was very small. Therefore, we had to take additional orders (due to increased demands) and the total all together for February added up to 8,200."
The agency emphasized 8,200 copies were not sold on a single day and stated they will be checking with Hanteo Charts for clarification.
Meanwhile, Momoland won their first ever music show win with "BBoom BBoom" in January.