August 23

BTS’Jungkook Accused of Plagiarism: HYBE Issued Official Announcement

Written by
Uruba Kashish

BTS' Jungkook the youngest member of world-famous K-pop group, made his solo debut with the official music video "SEVEN" on 14TH July featuring American rapper and singer Latto along with K-drama leading actress Han So-Hee.

The video was a blast and became viral the minute it released on YouTube and gained over 10 million views in just nearly 3 to 4 hours. "Seven" surpassed 400 million streams on Spotify. It was the fastest song by a male singer to reach this milestone, achieving it in just 33 days.

"Seven" is also the third fastest song overall to reach 400 million streams, with Miley Cyrus' "Flowers" coming in first and Harry Styles' "As It Was" in second place. With only one official solo song released, Jungkook has truly made a global impact.

However, suddenly he come to in the controversy with his album as composer Yang Joon Youn has accused the BTS singer of plagiarism.

The composer claims that SEVEN is similar to his Fin.K.L’s 1999 hit Time of Mask. He expressed his concerns over similarities and presented evidence to HYBE's in-house producers. Yang Joon Youn urged the company to investigate.

However, Big Hit Music issued an official statement and said the claims are not true. It said, “We would like to inform you that the claims of copyright infringement regarding Jungkook’s Seven are not true.”

They further added that “Seven is a song that was made through the collaboration of five foreign composers, and it is a creation that is completely unrelated to the song on a domestic album from 24 years ago like some are claiming. They are one-sided claims that do not meet any criteria such as substantial similarity and principles in determining plagiarism.”

The fandom of the BTS i.e., known as BTS ARMY is also angry and want the action on the person for false accusing to the artist. The BTS ARMY is also happy that how HYBE has announced the official statement on the matter without wasting the time and protecting Jungkook from accusation of plagiarism on his solo album "SEVEN".


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