V, Suga, Jin and Jungkook from South Korean boy band BTS on the red carpet during the MAMA Awards in Nagoya, Japan on December 4. Photo: Reuters

BTS’ Jin lifts lid on K-pop’s sajaegi chart manipulation scandal

  • Unethical methods of boosting a song’s ranking, such as using bots, are believed to be common in South Korea’s music industry
  • While no names have been directly associated with the practice, Jin’s speech at the MAMA Awards has renewed discussion about it
Topic |   South Korea
V, Suga, Jin and Jungkook from South Korean boy band BTS on the red carpet during the MAMA Awards in Nagoya, Japan on December 4. Photo: Reuters
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