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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF 6 days ago

Woody faces sajaegi accusations after 'Fire Up' takes #1 on 'Inkigayo' and music charts

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Singer Woody is facing sajaegi accusations for "Fire Up."

Around 3 pm KST on February 11, "Fire Up" placed #1 on major music charts including MelonBugsOlleh MusicGenie Music, and Soribada. The song was also #3 on Naver Music and Mnet Music's real-time charts. 

In addition, a day earlier on February 10, "Fire Up" managed to win #1 on SBS' 'Inkigayo' with a total score of 5,790. He received zero points in the album sales and on-air category but received over 5,500 points in digital single sales. 

  

Netizens became suspicious of Woody's success, especially since "Fire Up" is unfamiliar to many. It's also claimed his rise on the music charts was abrupt, similar to the singers like Nilo and Shaun who were accused of sajaegi in the past. 


Comments stated, "Congratulations. The system made the #1 for you," "Who the hell is Woody?" "Nobody knows who he is," "The song became #1 overnight," "The only Woody I know is from 'Toy Story," "Sajaegi everywhere," "The song is not even that good but it's annoying because it keeps getting #1."

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Secretninja312 6 days ago 5
6 days ago

Soo every time a new or relatively unknown artist beats a big named idol group, win a music show or reach number 1, they’re suddenly cheating? Korean music doesn’t just surround KPOP idol groups and bands you know. Why can’t we just be happy for those who worked hard and won. Instead, they have to feel bad because they beat an idol. Can’t get over watching momoland win yet another music show but look sad about it or Shaun basically hiding away after he was accused. And both them and Nilo were cleared

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aloemist 6 days ago 0
6 days ago

but the thing is currently on charts he's against non idol songs. idk if that makes him more suspicious or less.. what I don't like about it is he also has plagiarism accusations so if his company really did both sajaegi and plagiarism...

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MC_Kpop 6 days ago 0
6 days ago

People said this guy just debut tho....I think his song is nice, it sudden jump out from youtube so I heard it. But his situation does sounds a bit weird...it’s rare any brand new singers can chart that well. The song that charting after him is a long time kma award winner that very recognized n sk too.( not a kpop group

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mrrreow 6 days ago 0
6 days ago

Just listened to his song for the first time and I must say, I like it.

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deza7744 6 days ago 0
6 days ago

and here we go again......

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edurance 6 days ago 1
6 days ago

People think everyone in Korea listens to idol music. Sales reflect that it is not true, and Inkigayo is all about sales. Btw the song is really nice :)

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love_isplus21 6 days ago 0
6 days ago

right lol

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Bukkeureob 5 days ago 0
5 days ago

the toy story comment was funny tho..

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rrodriguez0309 5 days ago 0
5 days ago

oh god people are still going on with sajaegi? the reason it will never be resolved, it's because the digital charts are also in on this.. they get a cut pay of the people controlling the charts... and that's if they're not the ones controlling the charts them selves!! people... this will never be resolved. how does a singer no one has herd of (or at least not me) go to no.1 when people who have been around for years struggle to do so?

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Nouchh 6 days ago 0
6 days ago

Nilo and Shaun went through a great deal and was proven INNOCENT. So lets see how this one goes. The song is not bad.

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Pookiewoo 5 days ago 2
5 days ago

He used to be in a group called N-Train. He was my bias lol

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mocchimar1 5 days ago 1
5 days ago

Thank you, I was the same with the netizen thinking the only woody I know is from toy story

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L_catzzz 4 days ago 0
4 days ago

How about Woody Woodpecker?


I know Woodie Gochild tho...


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downwithNPDnarcs 5 days ago 0
5 days ago

It's a good song

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NORM 5 days ago 0
5 days ago

Normal pple would look up a song when it tops the charts & congratulate the artist.

Kpop fanatics think something illegal must have happened for a kpop song/popular idol not to be no. 1 -_-

News flash, the public can like non-pop songs sometimes as well

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petz4lyf 5 days ago 0
5 days ago

UGH! People said THE SAME THING about Shaun's Way Back Home too BUT GUESS WHAT! That song was a bop, okay!

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rosyjimin 6 days ago 1
6 days ago

maybe the korean public likes these artists? just a thought?

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Nakken 5 days ago 0
5 days ago

No, he is not known in sk and was competing against a famous artist with a tone of album sales.

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T_Jazz 6 days ago 2
6 days ago

If this came on while I was listening to the radio, I wouldn't change the channel. And if it came up during autoplay on a streaming site, I wouldn't skip it. That's a big 👍 from me since I find most of the songs featured on those shows as painful listening.


If anything, that WD logo might get him in trouble. lol

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krell 6 days ago 1
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T_Jazz 6 days ago 0
6 days ago

Exactly.

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wallygirl1976 5 days ago 0
5 days ago

Even Elvis took a few weeks after his first songs to hit number one. But, who is to say that he or his management company cheated? Can't we as people just listen to whatever we like and not worry about rankings? It ruins the whole vibe of what music is for! I like lots of different music, and K-Pop is the only genre that has this kind of problem. I'm over it.

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EskiePt 5 days ago 0
5 days ago

I actually like the song.. And it does sound like something koreans would listen too tbh.

People need to stop being so immature about these things. "Oppa didn't make it to number one so this guy must be cheating!!!!" *rolls eyes*

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dc222a 5 days ago 0
5 days ago

omg! Another great song I've discovered thanks to netizens complaining about it! I'll be following Woody from now on!

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sparklepeach79 5 days ago 0
5 days ago

ah it just started again...

Sometimes I wonder IF the company really did sajaegi for a new artist and makes the song suddenly top the chart or even winning music shows wouldn't that just make people suspicious ? looking at the previous case of Nilo and Shaun (which have been cleared of the accusation), yep ofc they'd get people listen to the song and pay attention to the artist because of the issue (possibly gaining some fans) but they would also get a tons of hate comments and accusations, but does the amount of attention gained from this equal with the artist reputation that's branded as 'the nugu who did sajaegi' ? considering that, is there any company in their right mind that would do this move that'd destroy it's own artist reputation....


ppl really need to stop jumping into conclusion of sajaegi right away just because a newbie artist top the chart, it'd be so unfair for those who really worked hard trying to get recognition like shaun and nilo which songs are actually really nice tbh /

anyway there might be a possibility of sajaegi but i wish ppl won't brand the artist as doing sajaegi right away before getting the confirmation from officials who actually investigated this whole things



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Rahcel_Roberson (Banned) 5 days ago 0
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methodman88 5 days ago 0
5 days ago

Isn't it actually refreshing to see someone else get the number 1 that isn't an idol group? Why is it that the accusations of sajaegi/chart manipulation only actually happens in SK? You rarely hear of anything happening like this in any other music market.

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love_isplus21 6 days ago 0
6 days ago

This literally happens to every artist but no one gives a fuck. and I ik damn well not every person follows up with kpop in sk so it’s very much possible if kpop artists can get number 1’s, so can solo artists like him, shaun et

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vipic88 6 days ago 0
6 days ago

honestly this song is 🔥 and i wasn't expecting it to be.

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123PoP 6 days ago 0
6 days ago

the charts can't be trusted anymore. All these nilos taking over the chart while other who work hard have to work harder

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jessicamtn 6 days ago 0
6 days ago

SRSLY, let just spread new music sometime. And btw Woody's song is sooooooooo good

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Znewie71 6 days ago 0
6 days ago

Kpop fans stop it already, so I guess it is what it is, if you ain't a kpop idol and your song charts your doing chart manipulation. Anyways this song is awesome, I can listen to it all day, soothing vocals.

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RIILEY 6 days ago 0
6 days ago

ppl are still sajaegi crazy even after Shaun and Nilo got cleared... maybe the song is just popular, ever thought of that?

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ItsKDay 6 days ago 1
6 days ago

I swear there are some people that thrive off spreading hate. Yes there are some people that manipulate and cheat the system, but just because you are not a fan of an artist or never heard of them does not take away that these artist are talented and appreciated by others. What makes it worse, I am from the United States and appreciate and recognize the talents and hard work of the musicians from South Korea than some of their own people. Some people take it so lightly to make false claims to hurt others

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Arlandria 6 days ago 0
6 days ago

Sadly, you're right. As great as music production has progressed in SK, i can't help to say that the system is poorly ruled majorly by kpop groups fans.


I'm glad in my country (even if the music aren't as popular as SK), people are still appreciating and accepting indie musicians' works and people who actually makes good music despite being not known/famous before they rise.

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Roddy 6 days ago 0
6 days ago

these korean fans are like the boy who cried wolf, if you keep saying it, no one will/or should even care

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Winston 6 days ago 0
6 days ago

well at least the week he won. Inigayo didbt air. it’s better to look at the Karaoke popular song chart and see if the song is sung often. if it’s that popular i am sure it will be sung often. like Yoon Jungshin’s Like It.

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