TWS has found themselves at the center of a controversy over alleged digital sajaegi
The debut title track of HYBE’s newest rookie boy group TWS, “Plot Twist,” has impressively made its way into the Top 10 of Melon Top 100, yet sparking a wave of skepticism and intrigue among netizens.
While TWS is still a rookie, their ascent on domestic digital charts has raised eyebrows. Surpassing even established female artists like IU and Taeyeon in the speed of their rise, the group’s trajectory has left the public scratching their heads.
Despite their newcomer status, TWS has managed to outpace even their male counterparts, including rookie boy group RIIZE from SM Entertainment.
What’s even more baffling is the consistency of TWS’s streaming numbers, which seem unusual compared to the usual fluctuations seen during national events like weekend football matches.
While other artists experience a dip in unique listeners, TWS continues to climb steadily, leading to speculation about the authenticity of their streaming figures.
As discussions swirl online, Pledis Entertainment, TWS’ agency, has remained silent.
Netizens left comments:
“They rise even during the streaming downtimes; even Lim Young Woong falls but they keep going up… hmm.”
“I really like their song though…”
“This is a bit too much”
“Seriously, are they the male version of NewJeans…? Hilarious.”