BTS Army Reacts To “Chart Manipulation” Statements

#BillboardApologizeToBTS is trending on Twitter currently.

Contending with the BTS Army is ordinarily a very dangerous transfer. Rallying behind a widespread trigger — possibly in help or opposition — is conveniently a single of the significant international fandom’s best strengths, and that proved to be correct yet again this 7 days.

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Twitter customers could possibly have noticed that BTS is trending on the system currently, following the wildly well known K-pop group appeared on Billboard‘s hottest include. The band and magazine are the two mentioned in a new viral hashtag: #BillboardApologizeToBTS.

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Most of the tagged posts criticized Billboard’s protect story.

Individuals exclusively took situation with a question that the outlet posed to BTS about the band’s regularly superior rankings on its music charts (5 BTS albums have rated No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart due to the fact 2018, which hasn’t occurred considering the fact that the Beatles more than 40 yrs ago, according to Billboard) and no matter whether enthusiasts deliberately “manipulated” the quantities.

will not permit them wreck our temper we have to be completely ready for the remix

@RevathiSiyyadri / Through Twitter: @RevathiSiyyadri

#BillboardApologizeToBTS THE AUDACITY TO Place THEM AS YOUR HEADER!!! You might be Really MESSING W THE Incorrect FANDOM!!
GRAMMY 🤝 @billboard = TRASH 🗑

@arch3ryyy / By means of Twitter: @arch3ryyy

You are messing with the wrong fandom @billboard
#BillboardApologizeToBTS #BillboardApologizeToBTS

@kaija_bts / By means of Twitter: @kaija_bts

Billboard pointed out in its article that the same query about “chart manipulation” has been circulating online for a although, and it stems from the BTS Army’s coordinated efforts to purchase actual physical albums and digital documents in bulk.

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In the course of the Billboard interview, RM of BTS rejected the concept that the fanbase’s determination is skewing the band’s chart place.

“It is really a fair query,” he reported. “But if there is a conversation within Billboard about what staying No. 1 should really signify, then it really is up to them to alter the guidelines and make streaming weigh additional on the rating.”

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“Slamming us or our lovers for obtaining to No. 1 with bodily product sales and downloads, I don’t know if which is proper,” he continued. “It just feels like we’re easy targets simply because we’re a boy band, a K-pop act, and we have this higher enthusiast loyalty.”

You can scan by way of the most the latest tweets contacting out any chart manipulation promises right here and determine for yourself if individuals recommendations are legit or totally bogus. Permit me know what you imagine in the remarks beneath.

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