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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Shaun shares thoughts about beating TWICE and Black Pink on the music charts + sajaegi controversy

Shaunopened up about his sajaegicontroversy on MBC Every1's 'Video Star.'

This summer, Shaun and his agency Limez Entertainmentwere accused of manipulating the charts after his song, "Way Back Home," beat popular artists such as TWICE andBlack Pink, and took #1 on the music charts.

On the October 23 episode of the talk show, Shaun shared his thoughts on overcoming popular idol groups and taking over the music charts. He said, "It felt unreal. Something like this actually happened in my life. I'm still stunned."

When asked if he checks the music charts every day, Shaun answered, "It's been a while since I've checked. I stopped checking after I placed #1. I thought something tremendous happened when I entered the top 100."

Shaun also shared about "Way Back Home." He said, "The melody was producedfive years ago. Originally, it was a song created for JYJ's Jaejoong. But it was rejected because the original edition was deemed too similar to a Japanese song, so it got recreated in 5 hours."

Shaun once again claimed innocence on the sajaegi accusations. He said, "There was no manipulation at all. I received so much attention (for the issue). It became a pain in my heart,but I'm overcoming it well now."

He also claimed innocence for Limez Entertainment. Shaun said, "Even my close peers were suspicious,but the agency is not the size that could (do sajaegi). The people I work with have been with me for 4-5 years."

Shaun revealed he has been avoiding people and became a homebody since the controversy. He said,"I'm trying my best to be an artist who can prove myself with music."

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hiroonakamura545 pts Tuesday, October 23, 2018 0
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

people dont realize how much it would cost to do sajaegi on this scale.... a mior agency like his really cant afford it.



candye112732 pts Tuesday, October 23, 2018 1
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

I believe him. I heard this song at a supermarket but I didn’t know the song title so I couldn’t search for it online. The second time I heard I quickly recorded it on my phone and searched it on popular kpop songs on google and eventually found it after some effort. Not every song could call for a love at first sight, but so many people got hooked after listening to this song their first time (source: social media), even people who don’t usually listen to Kpop. You can say he manipulated the chart only when your song is at this level, but then again, those who claimed that he did so may not even have a competent song to begin with...


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