(G)I-DLE’s Jeon Soyeon Opens Up About the Plagiarism Allegations Surrounding Her Song “SUN”

(G)I-DLE Soyeon SUN ATEEZ Wave
Jeon So Yeon
Credit: CUBE Entertainment

(G)I-DLE’s Jeon Soyeon has responded to the plagiarism allegations surrounding SUN, the track she recorded for MBC’s talent show, My Teen Girl.

On February 28th, Jeon Soyeon’s agency, Cube Entertainment, released the following statement:

“After the episode went on air, we immediately noticed some melodies of “Sun” that sounded similar to those of “Wave.” Jeon Soyeon then spoke directly to the showrunner about the situation and made an apology regarding the matter.”

Cube continued, “In that sense, we thought giving proper credit to the original writer is crucially important. So, Soyeon had a conversation with the producer and sent a request to her album’s production company to modify the credits on “SUN.” However, an hour before the song’s release, the writer’s agency (KQ Entertainment) expressed disapproval of the idea. We then immediately contacted the production to cancel our request, but the track was released with our initial demand for the credit. Once again, we sincerely apologize for making a change in the credits without having the consent of the original songwriter and his agency. We can assure you that this kind of incident will not happen again in the future”.

“SUN” was released on February 27th, the day MBC aired My Teenage Girl’s final episode. Back then, Jeon Soyeon and Poptime were the only artists named in the credit. However, soon after, people noticed the similarity of its chorus to ATEEZ’s song WAVE, and the name “Eden-ary” on the song’s credit fueled the fire to the plagiarism allegations.

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