MOMOLAND's hit song Boom Boom surpasses 100 million views on YouTube

Park Sae-jin Reporter Posted : 2018-04-23 15:26 Updated : 2018-04-23 15:26
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SEOUL -- K-pop girl group MOMOLAND's hit song "Bboom Bboom" has garnered more than 100 million views on YouTube despite allegations that it plagiarized a Russian song.

The nine-member group's agency, Double Kick Entertainment, said in a statement that the song's music video was watched more than 100 million times on YouTube. Thanks to its popularity, MOMOLAND has signed multiple endorsement deals.

Fans have argued that the song was very similar to "Mi Mi Mi", a song released in 2013 by Serebro, a Russian female EDM (electronic dance music) trio.  On January 12, the Russian trio wrote on its Instagram: "Пока в России байтят мировые хиты, мир понемногу байтит нас (While Russia is plagiarizing world hits, the world is plagiarizing us)." 

Sinsadong Tiger, who created Bboom Bboom, admitted its intro seems similar to the Russian song, but he insisted the two songs are completely different.