The group undoubtedly has an uncommon idea.
On October 27, Acid Angel from Asia — the primary sub-unit of Jaden Jeong‘s new K-Pop girl group, tripleS — debuted with the song “Generation” and album ACCESS.
If you’re confused by the idea behind tripleS, you’re not alone. To clarify how they work as merely as doable, everything of tripleS consists of 24 members, with varied sub-units deliberate that embrace a pair members every. The members embrace identified trainees, former idols, and survival present contestants, in addition to beforehand unknown ladies.
It sounds just like the group won’t ever truly promote as 24 members, however solely in sub-units. The sub-units themselves, nevertheless, are reasonably precarious in nature as a result of necessities positioned on them, and that may already be seen within the group’s first sub-unit, Acid Angel from Asia.
The sub-unit — which consists of members Yooyeon, Hyerin, Yubin and Naky (the youthful sister of soloist BIBI) — was given the strain to promote 100k copies of their first album, or else they might be “disbanded” as a sub-unit. This didn’t imply they might be faraway from tripleS totally, however simply that the sub-unit would stop to exist.
As could possibly be anticipated of a newly debuted woman group underneath a comparatively unknown firm, the sub-unit didn’t promote 100k copies of their album. In truth, they offered solely round 17k, which by another requirements could be fairly spectacular, however appears small in comparison with what was anticipated from their administration.
Because of this, Acid Angel from Asia received’t be having additional comebacks, and they’ll disband only for one other sub-unit of tripleS to debut with the identical requirement and “punishment” if not reached.
Reactions from netizens to this news have been blended, with a couple of pondering that it’s not so large of a deal that the sub-unit disbanded as a result of the members can have alternatives sooner or later.
- “They said that they were a unit that’s part of a group so it’s okay whether they sell 100K albums or not”
- “They are not disbanding the group but the unit”
- “The 100K goal was just for the temporary unit. But their song went viral so they should be a little bit more flexible”
But many others suppose that the 100k album gross sales requirement is much too excessive, particularly for a rookie woman group from a small firm like MODHAUS.
- “They are rookies so isn’t 100K eba? Even idols from big companies cannot sell that much. Where does the confidence from that company comes to sell 100K?”
- “Weird concept that the fans can get attached to a unit, 100k?? That’s insane for an unknown rookie group”
- “So they’ll keep debuting units then disbanding them but if a unit sold 100k they’ll be permanent? Let’s see if that will work especially because Jaden Jeong is known for starting projects and never completing them”
- “They expected 100k? From where would these sales come from? So do they have like an NCT system where TripleS is a subunit, I’m confused”
- “If the other subunits don’t get 100k sales (which I think is likely) that just means they’ll all disband too which is wild. They should debut as a full group and do the subunits later or something, maybe cut down on the member numbers, I don’t know”
- “How are they supposed to build a fandom that buys 100k albums if their lineup changes every time they fail to reach that milestone?”
How do you’re feeling about tripleS’s idea? Only time will inform if the bizarre model of administration will find yourself working for them in the long term or not.