On July 27th at 10AM, SHAUN’s “Way Back Home” ranked 1st in 6 real time music charts: MelOn, Genie, Bugs, Soribada and OllehMusic. He is currently the record holder.
After SHAUN released his EP titled “TAKE” on June 27th, “Way Back Home” has taken the top spot in the charts since its release.
In addition, SHAUN’s “Way Back Home” also won 1st place twice in the 29th week of Gaon Digital Chart and the BGM Chart.
Although being mired in controversy of manipulating music chart and album purchasing, the singer continues to draw attention from viewers, both good and bad.
SHAUN’s agency, DCTOM Entertainment and SHAUN himself stated that there was no manipulation of the chart nor album sales. They too expressed their discontent on the accusations that have been made. However, suspicions are yet to be removed as there is no clear evidence to prove the fact since they only used emotion to speak up.
In order to prove that he’s innocent and to find out the truth, SHAUN filed a complaint with the Seoul Central District Prosecutors ‘ Office. No results have been made yet.
Though many are accusing him of chart manipulation, there is an even larger group of people that enjoy the song and aren’t surprised that it has become such a huge hit. Here’s what a few people had to say over the whole situation.
“I really like this song… Hopefully the controversy doesn’t get bigger and gets more attention for his music”
“I don’t believe that he’s done sajaegi or whatever. This song sounds really good”
“The song is so nice and catchy. Why are people accusing and such? Just let people have their light. If it’s a good song, then no wonder it’d be on the charts.”
In conclusion, the suspicion against SHAUN has not been resolved. Meanwhile, the ironic situation of SHAUN’s 1st rankings still remains. What are your thoughts on the whole matter?