KQ Entertainment Responds To Reports That “My Teen Girl” Finale Song Plagiarized ATEEZ’s “Wave”
“My Teen Girl” is an MBC audition program in a classroom format aimed at debuting a new girl group. It aired its finale live on February 27, where the debut lineup and the group’s name were revealed. During the finale, the contestants performed original songs that were written for the show. However, one of the songs, “SUN,” which (G)I-DLE’s Jeon Soyeon, who is a mentor on the show, composed for the contestants, became controversial for its similar chorus to ATEEZ’s “Wave,” which was released in 2019.
On February 28, KQ Entertainment released the following statement:
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After a group of contestants performed the song “SUN” in the first round of the finale for MBC’s “My Teen Girl” on February 27, the agency received multiple reports through official channels and emails that the chorus melody of the song copied the chorus melody of ATEEZ’s “Wave,” which was released in 2019.
The agency reviewed the information and found that in the credits of the song “SUN,” the agency’s producing team, Eden-ary, was listed there.
We would like to state clearly here that there was no prior discussion about this with Eden-ary or with us, the agency.
With the goal of respecting the inherent work of creators, we ask people to refrain from reckless speculation and stop false reports in their tracks.