Both IU and EXO‘s Baekhyun are two of the most popular singers in South Korea currently. With IU releasing “Lilac” and Baekhyun dropping “Bambi,” it was a no-brainer that the two would go head to head on the charts.
Fans, however, realized that this was not the first time the two singers were pit against each other. Back in 2019, EXO’s “Obsession” and IU’s “Blueming” alternated between the top two positions on the charts for weeks.
Subsquently, IU dropped “eight” in 2020, only to have Baekhyun release his duet track, “Leo”, with BOL4.
Now, in 2021, with “Lilac” and “Bambi” pushing each other off the top spot by the hour, fans found the situation a hilarious case of déjà vu.
In real life, both are known to be friends with each other. They met on the set for Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo. Baekhyun played the youngest prince who had an adorable crush on IU’s character. This led to fans using one of their squabbling scenes as a meme for the chart battle.
— 🕷꿍까🕸 (@PEEKA_BOO_17) March 30, 2021
Once is a coincidence, twice is fate! It’s time for the two to do a duet together, don’t you think?