Singer Kyung Seo has been dominating music charts for the past few months.
Kyung Seo is a 21 year old singer who was previously a participant on Channel A‘s Vocal Play 2. The survival program was the first of its kind, judging the contestants based solely on their vocal abilities.
This meant that they had to sing without any instrumental accompaniment. Kyung Seo proved her talent by placing second overall in the second season of the show.
Following her appearance on Vocal Play 2, the rookie singer made her official debut on November of 2020 with “Shiny Star.”
Her debut song is a modern remake of the 2010 version released by the original singer, Yang Jung Seung. While the older generation of Korean netizens may know the original version, the newer generation of K-Pop fans seemed to be unfamiliar with the song.
Upon release, Kyung Seo was slammed with sajaegi (chart manipulation) accusations due to her song charting well. Her debut song charted right behind BTS’s “Life Goes On” at number two, confusing the public and BTS fans.
Eventually, her song would claim the number 1 spot.
While her sajaegi accusations were neither confirmed nor denied, the allegations have been continuing to grow as the rookie singer maintains the number 1 spot. It seems that it was her talent and pure luck that played huge roles in her debut success.