SuperM Accused Of Cheating After Debuting On Top Of Billboard 200

Cristian García
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SuperM is a new group from SM Entertainment, which has generated a great deal of controversy since its announcement. In this way, this group made up of Kai, Ten, Lucas, Mark, Taeyong, Taemin and Baekhyun, would be again echoing the news due to its recent debut at # 1 on the Billboard 200. Thus, many US media they have considered that this boy band would have inflated their numbers.

SuperM Accused Of Cheating After Debuting On Top Of Billboard 200

Rolling Stone and BuzzFeedNews published recent articles talking about the success of SuperM. In this way, they made it clear that this boy band has made manyof marketing strategies to achieve a position in the first position of the Billboard 200. Thus, they have remarked that the sale of the album together with the entrance to their concerts and the 8 versions different from the first EP of this group have helped him to generate this achievement.

SuperM is accused, by Rolling Stone and The New York Times, of inflating its figures to debut in the top of the Billboard 200

The note left by Rolling Stone turned out to be quite clear and would imply that the marketing strategies that helped SuperM have made history in the K-pop industry:

The marketing strategies generated by SuperM, which have focused on the sale of their album with their concert tickets and the sales of physical copies, have made them totally annihilate their main competitor, Summer Walker.

Remember that Summer Walker had asked to hear her hit song Over It to avoid any use of SuperM on the music charts, which would not have generated any success.

Other magazines such as BuzzFeedNews and The New York Times have indicated that SuperM would have managed to be # 1 on the Billboard 200 with almost zero scores in streaming, which is currently the main market. Therefore, they would have declared that there would be the possibility of generating a certain "trap" to inflate the debut numbers of said boy band.