|0806||August 6, 2018||All-S Company, Kakao M||CD, Digital Download|
|M1112 (4colors)||November 12, 2018||All-S Company, Kakao M||CD, Digital Download|
|“Palace”||August 6, 2018||Lee Gi-baek|
|“Palace” (performance ver.)||August 13, 2018||Lee Gi-baek|
|“Stealer”||November 12, 2018||Kim Jong-wan|
|“Stealer” (flashlight ver.)||November 13, 2018||Kim Jong-wan|
|“Stealer” (container ver.)||November 19, 2018||Kim Jong-wan|
|“Stealer” (performance ver.)||November 22, 2018||Kim Jong-wan|
Awards and Nominations
|Year||Nominee / work||Award||Result|
|2018||D-Crunch||Asia Artist Awards Focus Award||Won|
Accused of Plagiarizing
Although D-Crunch already has a lot of musicality, there were still some rumors said that they plagiarized work from other boy-groups, and even girl-groups. First, they were said to have plagiarized from the boy-group Seventeen by using diamond imagery, which Seventeen used during their debut era, and also by using the phrase “boom boom” in the group’s introductory greeting.
Not only Seventeen, but they’ve also been accused of plagiarizing Pentagon, according to K-nets and Pentagon’s fans. The first instance is with their album poster, which uses the same theme of having them on a rooftop.
The second instance is with a hand signal that D-Crunch used. It was pretty similar to what Pentagon did before.
D-Crunch was also accused of plagiarizing the girl-group CLC, as they used a similar template for their song. Many people defended them this time, one saying “Some concepts are recycled. I have now seen THREE groups do the same “group stands under a big blue sky with scrawled white writing” concept. Which wasn’t new to begin with!”
Facing so many accusations of plagiarism early in their debut isn’t a nice way to begin. D-Crunch talked about these issues during the showcase for their first mini album, M1112 (4Colors). Hyunwook explained, “We know that we were suspected of concept plagiarism. We were taken aback when we first heard it. Ever since we were young, we had been dreaming of becoming singers and practicing by following our amazing senior idols.”
He continued, “Of course, we want to follow our seniors. We want to become like them. However, that’s all. It has only been three months since we debuted. We are still in the process of finding our colors. We are sorry for the controversy that happened, but we hope people will look at us with an open mind.”
It’s a little harsh to bully them by accusing D-Crunch of plagiarizing the other group’s concept, since they already worked hard to make their debut happen. Let’s support D-Crunch with an open heart and mind!
Not all of the members of the group personal official Instagram accounts, so let’s check out the group’s account, as well, to see their photo collection at @d_crunch_official !
Chanyoung sends his love to Diana!
Hyunwoo and Hyuno’s cute selfie!
One of D-Crunch’s clips in TikTok. Must watch!
The First Comeback
Four months into their debut, D-Crunch released their first mini album, M1112 (4colors), on November 12, at 6PM KST, with the lead single titled Stealer. The album was composed and written by the group members, themselves. They even participated in creating the choreography for their new single.
Stealer is a daring and ambitious track that evokes different moods, and it stands out among the other tracks on the album. I’m Ok is one of the songs in the album which feels quite calm and comforting, while the song titled Now” is styled to feel sophisticated, yet groovy, and I Miss You is a song dedicated to their fans, Diana. Don’t miss it, guys! Check out the MV for Stealer below: