SM Entertainment supergroup GOT the Beat recently had their first comeback, Stamp On It, released on January 16. Comprised of BoA, Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon and Hyoyeon, Red Velvet‘s Seulgi and Wendy, and aespa‘s Karina and Winter, the line-up for the group is definitely filled with incredibly talented women in the K-Pop industry.
That’s why some people are surprised that responses to the group’s music have been fairly lukewarm at best, with many fans saying that they would have preferred that SM Entertainment focus more on the original groups that the members are from rather than the GOT the Beat project.
In fact, at the time of this writing, the mini-album has only made around 87,000 sales, far less than the most recent albums released from Girls’ Generation, Red Velvet, or aespa.
In the five days since it was released, the music video for “Stamp On It” also hasn’t even quite reached five million views, which is fairly low.
And it seems that the low music video views have even come to the attention of the members themselves. After the group’s performance of “Stamp On It” at M Countdown, BoA brought up the subject to their fans.
Our music video isn’t getting as many views as I’d expected. Please go watch it! Have a happy new year. And take care of yourselves. Thank you!
The moment can be seen between about 5:30 and 5:45 in her fancam below.
Her candid statement and request were received with very mixed reactions. Some netizens thought her speaking on the topic was in poor taste, and heavily criticized it online.
Some feel like she was guilt-tripping fans into watching the music video more, giving them a poor opinion on why she may be involved with GOT the Beat in the first place.
Others, however, don’t think she did any harm with what she said, and that she was simply sharing her feelings honestly with fans.
Others are blaming SM Entertainment for releasing the performance version of “Stamp On It” early, resulting in fewer views of the actual music video.
Despite all of this, there’s no denying that all of the members of GOT the Beat are talented and successful women in their own way, even if “Stamp On It” didn’t do quite as well as expected.