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[Video] Crayon Pop On the Rise Despite ‘Ilbe’ Controversy

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2013.07.23 15:30 Mwave Grace Danbi Hong

With their unique dance and addictive song, the Crayon Pop members are on its way to the top.

While the group’s new song, Bar Bar Bar was released on June 20, the track has been gradually rising on most music charts. The song initially ranked outside of the top 100 songs, but soon found itself in the top 20 chart as of the third week of July.

[Video] Crayon Pop On the Rise Despite ‘Ilbe’ Controversy

As of July 22, Bar Bar Bar is #11 on Olleh, #12 on Melon, #14 on Naver, #17 on Mnet, #23 on Bugs, and #29 on Monkey3.

This feat comes after Crayon Pop was swept in the controversy in June when the company head and a member used terms that were most frequently used in the online community, Daily Best or Ilbe, a very political and offensive site that is often under fire.

The CEO admitted to entering the site to gain information on concepts and trends, but denied using it to cause controversy or stir up trouble.

The Crayon Pop members, who used Ilbe terms on Twitter and in an old video, said she was not a site user and said that she was merely using words that she uses on a regular basis.

While the company has denied noise marketing, the controversy brought the rookie group’s name to the spotlight, allowing the song and music video to rise in popularity.

The group debuted in 2012.

Check out the dance version music video below!



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