On February 27, MBC aired the finale of their collection My Teenage Girl. The ultimate contestants went in opposition to one another in a ultimate mission to find out which of the members would make it within the debut lineup of the present’s woman group, CLASSy.
During the present, there have been two groups which had been the “Debut” and the “Challenger” staff. The “Challenger” staff carried out the music “Sun” throughout the finale. It was launched as an authentic music produced and written by (G)I-DLE member Soyeon, who can also be a mentor on the present.
However, after the monitor was shared on social media, the music was met with criticism from followers of the K-Pop group ATEEZ. According to ATINYs (ATEEZ’s fan base), the refrain of the music “Sun” was extraordinarily just like ATEEZ’s hit 2019 music “Wave.”
In specific, after placing the 2 clips collectively, followers seen that not solely was the melody and rhythm the identical however the signature “Oh Oh” utilized in “Wave” was additionally heard within the My Teenage Girl monitor.
— 짭스 (@stevejjabx) February 27, 2022
I really like Soyeon and the women (my teenage ladies) , they’re soo gifted which I can not disagree that however…. this sounds sooo similar.. mybe deliberately or unintentionally. I would like some rationalization plis. SUN x WAVE #ATEEZDESERVESBETTER #ATEEZ #MyTeenageGirl #SUN #WAVE pic.twitter.com/HRu9fXrttk
— New World (신 세계) (@Atinyyyy5) February 28, 2022
When the video was launched, ATINYs raised their considerations on social media. Although many had been fast to elucidate that they weren’t accusing the present of plagiarism, they needed to know whether or not KQ Entertainment was conscious of the difficulty.
In specific, many questioned whether or not the melody was an obtainable pattern that might be used, or it was taken from the KQ manufacturing staff Eden-ary, who’re identified for producing ATEEZ’s greatest hits, though they weren’t credited on the present.
no trigger this isn’t only a “small similarity”, it’s so apparent that the melody and lyrics received copied and it hurts much more if you understand ateez received their first win with wave like.. this music means rather a lot to them
— #1 san misser (@choi_nele) February 27, 2022
1. wave was by no means obtainable for sampling.
2. even when it was, melodies n lyrics can NOT be sampled, solely copied.
3. edenary could be credited provided that Sun was explicitly a canopy of wave, which it wasn’t. it was marketed as “original” as an alternative.
the entire case is an abnormality+
— Skyva (@alwaysteez) February 28, 2022
On February 28, followers on-line seen that the credit had been modified on the Korean streaming web site Bugs and that Eden-ary had been credited, though it hadn’t been modified on different streaming platforms.
Although followers had been grateful to see the difficulty addressed, many needed to know what had actually occurred concerning the usage of the music related to “Wave.”
On February 28, KQ launched a press release concerning the difficulty after they obtained experiences from followers that the refrain melody of “Sun” was just like ATEEZ’s ‘WAVE’, which was launched in 2019.
According to the assertion, though Eden-ary was listed within the credit, there was no prior dialogue about the usage of melody.
On the twenty seventh, the Challenge Team(?)’s stage, referred to as ‘SUN’, was broadcast for the primary spherical of the FINALs on My Teen Girl. Afterward, we obtained a number of experiences by means of the corporate’s official channel and mails from site owners that the music’s refrain melody was just like ATEEZ’s ‘WAVE’, which was launched in 2019.
As the corporate was monitoring the associated concern, they found that the corporate’s producing staff, Eden-ary, was listed within the credit for ‘SUN.’
We wish to make clear that we didn’t have any discussions earlier than with the corporate or Eden-ary. In hopes of respecting creators and their distinctive works and in hopes that any misinformation could be corrected, we ask everybody to chorus from making unreasonable assumptions concerning the difficulty.
— KQ Entertainment
The assertion was welcomed by ATEEZ followers who needed to know what was taking place, particularly as “Wave” is seen as an essential monitor for each the group and the followers because it earned them their first win in 2019.
Although KQ Entertainment has launched a press release, MBC has but to handle the difficulty.