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Thursday, 24 November 2016

[Misc] 161124 Melon's response to questions regarding Album of the Year Award

<Inquiry conversation>

I will take down the recordings if it becomes a problem~

Award criteria: Digital 70 Vote 30. In 70 of digital, 40% is streaming and 60% is downloading. Streaming: This doesn't exclude repeated streamings, it's the total streaming during one year.

Q-1. If so, the current Weekly Album Chart is a system which excludes repeated streaming when they announce the chart every week. Does this mean that it's meaningless to use the rankings from this chart to evaluate the results of different artists?

A-1. Yes. That's right.

Q-2. EXO's album title song "Monster" was placed in the "Hall of Fame" because of it's 1.5 million user record while BTS's title track "FIRE" wasn't able to enter the "Hall of Fame", this is causing the issue as well. But what you're saying is that all songs from the album are considered for "Album of the Year" award and you look at the total figure which means Monster, despite its many numbers of users doesn't really matter when evaluating the winner for the award? Since one user can stream an album number of times?

A-2. Yes. That's also right.

Q-3. Also, EXO's songs from their album scored higher on Daily Chart and Weekly chart but this is again meaningless because these charts don't exclude the repeated streamings, they represent the total number of streaming, right? Because Daily Chart and Weekly Chart exclude the number of repeated users.

A-3. Yes. That's correct.

Q-4. And the number of entry users and users who listen/download the title song the (first) 24 hour are irrelevant because literally, the entry users equal to the users who stream during the 24 hour period, right?

Q-4. Yes!!

Q-5. In the end, EXO secures higher position on the chart because they have more number of users who listen/download their songs every moment and also because they had a higher number of users listening/downloading their title track, which resulted in entering the "Hall of Fame". However, when you look at the overall figure, BTS maintained a constant amount of streaming, right?

A-5. Yes. You understand it very well. BTS rightfully won the award according to MMA's standard.

[He said I have understood it very accurately ^ㅁ^ Melon did not ! not even once! revealed the number of streaming and downloads. Gaon Chart excludes repeated streaming and they combine many different charts and he said it's not right to refer to those charts]

+For instance, if there is a data that has the information of the songs listened by one million users, it's correct to use that data to sum up the results for the chart and the award but the way  "Melon Charts" are calculated is different from the way "MMA results" are calculated. He said if they award winners based on the rankings they've achieved on the charts, it would be a "Chart awarding ceremony" and not "MMA ceremony".

Conclusion: EXO ranked higher on the charts because they had more number of users every time (they release an album) and their title track "Monster" reached 1.5 million users so it entered the "Hall of Fame" but when you look at the overall score, BTS's songs were streamed more constantly which resulted in higher score! so according to! MMA's standard! BTS! is! the! rightful! owner!!

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[Misc] 161124 Reply from online civil complaint center (for Seoul)

File no: _______

Hello. Thank you for showing interest and love for our government.
We will inform you the result of your civil complaint.

Location of civil complaint (address): Gurogu Gocheok Sky Dome
Detail of civil complaint: Request to investigate the injustice regarding the result of Melon Music Award ceremony. 

Result of your civil complaint:
"2016 Melon Music Awards" is a private event hosted by private enterprises Loen Entertainment, MBC Plus and supervised by M Storm.

On May, Seoul City approved them to use the title Seoul City because to our judgment, this event was going to help attract tourists. Using the title of "Seoul City" means they can use the title when they're promoting their event, etc. This does not mean that Seoul City has the right to get involved in selecting the winners, hosting the event or setting the criteria for the awards. 

Therefore, we hope you will understand that Seoul City cannot help you to solve your request and we'd be grateful if you would contact Melon (Melon Customer Care: 1566-****) regarding this issue.

We hope you will continue to show interest to our government and thank you for your valuable suggestion.

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(T/N: The person who tweeted this is not an e*o L)

[Article] 161124 [HD Theme] Boy idols with pretty dimples Super Junior Lee Teuk - Infinite L - VIXX Hongbin - BTS Rap Monster

Dimples make one's smile more beautiful and there are boy idols who own these attractive dimples.

Super Junior Lee Teuk, Infinite L, VIXX Hongbin, BTS Rap Monster are the stars.

"BTS Rap Monster"

BTS Rap Monster has million dollar dimples. Rap Monster's dimples bring out the cuteness that hides behind his charismatic strong image. They are his secret weapons as well. 

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+) photos of his dimples ♥ (cr. to owners)

[PANN] 161123 I think the journalists find Taehyung cute too ㅋㅋㅋ

ah seriously I'm about to break the Earth ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ Kim Taehyung's so cute I'm dying ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ it's his first time attending the movie premiere without his hyungs so he became a baby ㅠㅠㅠ

[S Photo+] BTS V, "You mean hide the microphones behind me like this?" (Two Men VIP Premiere)

You should watch the video. It's really cute ㅋㅋㅋ it's so funny to watch the fansite masters dying from his cuteness too ㅋㅋㅋ

Original post here
Response +139 -0

1. There are many cute article titles from this day like "V smiling like a baby Asian black bear" I couldn't stop laughing at this ㅋㅋㅋㅋ he's cute to everyone's eyes ㅠ +45 -0

2. he was really cute on this day ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ he didn't know what to do ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ baby ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ +38 -0

3. Taehyung is really loved by the journalists and staffs +37 -0

4. ah on this day the journalist asked him to say something supportive~~ and he got really flustered and said "....FFIGHTING!..." and his smile was so adorable ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ +14 -0

5. when you see him off the stage, he looks like a rookie everyday ㅠㅠ I almost died when I watched the video ㅠㅠ +5 -0

6. ㅋㅋㅋ who sent the baby to the movie premiere alone!!! ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ how old are you, Taetae~? +5 -0

[PANN] 161123 They just won't congratulate BTS whenever they accomplish something

I haven't seen people congratulating them when they set records on Billboard, appear on the news, become the fastest Kpop group to reach N million views on Youtube, sell most number of albums or even when they win an award...
It seems like they somehow drag them down...

"go to other countries if you're so famous globally"
"what's the big deal about Billboard chart?"
"they did sajaegi"
"why did they win the album of the year award?"
"BTS is a nugu group"

well... I don't know what to say...

We should congratulate them for winning the recent award but this is sad...

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Response +657 -219

1. Karma will get you. Seriously karma will come and hit your heads one day really hard. Anticipate for real. +244 -51

2. But you can't enter Billboard Main chart without actually promoting in the US. BTS debuted at 26 on 200 Chart (it's not the main but they competed against global singers like Adele). This is amazing. How could you say they're in the middle rankㅠ they're in the top +212 -16

3. But I saw more people congratulating them on Naver articles... well, antis are everywhere ㅜ +188 -27

4. Some argued they entered the Billboard by sajaegi so Billboard staff addressed them 

+102 -2

5. It's true that BTS is underrated... +92 -7

6. what are they even talking about +90 -6

Henry asked, "who is Bangtan?"
he said fans from other countries don't know Bangtanㅋ
but he said BTS is daebak 
ㄴHenry-nim is so cute.... 
(T/N: He was joking how BTS is more famous as "BTS" than "Bangtan Sonyeondan")

7. When BTS said their goal is to win Dasang people said they shouldn't even dream about it because the winner of the award has been chosen already, saying things like "you guys think you can surpass us? don't make me laugh" and they slandered us so even we didn't talk about it and stayed quiet. I can still remember this clearly but BTS won the Daesang and fans cried with them. And now they're accusing BTS of stealing their award ㅋㅋㅋ when I see my artist and fellow fans being slandered I honestly want to attack you back without thinking about my singer's image but I'm controlling my anger because I'm afraid my actions would destroy my singer's reputation and I'm waiting for Melon's feedback. But seriously until when should we be attacked? We're so happy being fangirls/boys but you guys are really making us upset. Your actions will strike you back. Wait for it. +87 -4