Sechs Kies story, why they broke up and shit things DSP entertainment has done #젝스키스
Ever since the debut of Sechskies in 1997, Daesung entertainment (DSP) gave really bad treatments to them. Low payments, hitting them. The members were underage but they had to come to drinking parties at adult night club on a hectic schedule and if they didn't come, they were scolded and called arrogant. The company didn't even film music videos for their title tracks.
In the first half years of Sechskies, they never got to take a break and released two albums in their first year, the first k-pop group to do so. But Daesung was starting to be short of money, so what did they do? They made Sechskies perform in this musical (Alibata and the 40 Thieves) for 15 days and shoot a movie (Seventeen) with barely any time to practice, just to raise money.
As time passed. In 1998, a new group named Fin.K.L came along. Since Daesung entertaiment didn't have enough money to take care of both Sechskies and Fin.K.L, they decided to just dump Sechskies and promote Fin.K.L instead.
Sechskies's schedule changed notably in the year 1999, and since Daesung entertaiment stopped advertising them, there popularity started to drop a little. To strengthen Fin.K.L's popularity, Sechskies started to appear less in music shows such as Inkigayo and Music bank
In 1999 SBS DAESANG award, everyone was expecting for Sechskies to get that reward. But then the MC announced the winner "Fin.K.L." Later, a Sechskies fan revealed the picture of the SBS DAESANG trophy he took, and it said "Sechskies" in it.
And then Daesung Entertainment revealed the amount of 4th album sold for that year, and it was 350,000 copies in order to trick people of why Sechskies get low payments, absolutely pathetic. All the Sechskies fans realised that this was fake because the sales of the 4th album in its first month alone was 300,000 copies!!!! Sechs Kies fans also kept their receipt to keep track of Sechs Kies album sales. Sechskies fans became so mad that they egged the Daesung Entertainment building.
Daesung earned a ton of money by under-reporting the physical sales of Sechs Kies. Their first and second albums sold millions copies . Since their third album, their physical sales shrunk down to 400,000 ~ 500,000 copies. Daesang entertainment even told the members that they flopped because they only sold 500,000 copies. Daesung company also been investigated by the Seoul Tax Service for tax evasion allegations.
In early 2000, Sechskies decided to move to another entertainment (rumour - YG Entertaiment). But Daesung entertaiment forced them to quit, due to fear that they may interrupt Fin.K.L's popularity. (Jaejin even said that he tried to runaway to prevent Sechskies disband). Sechs Kies fans had enough of DSP's bullshit and when Sechskies disbandment was announced, they tried to destroy the Daesung CEO's car which turned out to be Jo Young Goo's car instead (a journalist).
And in mid 2000 dream concert, Sechskies held their last performance, which made almost all the fans cry. The Suwon World Cup Stadium, amazingly, was completely filled with yellow balloons.
Sechskies members only earned 200 million won for 3 years . They only has a verbal contract with Daesung entertainment (there is no written contract).
After Sechskies disbanded, Ko Ji Yong wanted to become an actor and even signed under a famous actor company. But Daesung entertainment kept blocked him so he couldn't do anything and was disillusioned about the entertainment industry. He went overseas to study and started a business. In 2005, Lee Jaejin spoken the truth about why Sechkies broke up and he got blocked from Daesung entertainment. He never performance on any music shows after that until Sechskies made a comeback on Infinity Challenge.
Sechs Kies last stage at dream concert