Ever since BTS took a temporary hiatus from group activities and began exploring solo projects, it has become abundantly clear that the stratospheric records set by the K-pop group can be surpassed by the members of BTS only. Case in point: Jungkook’s debut global single ‘Seven’, featuring Latto, landing a No.1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart!
The youngest member of BTS released his first solo global single ‘Seven’ recently and promptly broke many previously held records on streaming platforms and YouTube.
This week, the song earned another achievement by topping the prestigious Hot 100 chart in the US. He is the second member of BTS who can claim they achieved this after Jimin became the first Korean solo artist to land the spot in April with his song ‘Like Crazy’ from his debut solo album Face. Before this, BTS was the only K-pop group that had earned the top spot on the Hot 100 chart with ‘Dynamite’.
In case you didn’t know, the Hot 100 chart takes into account all genre of US streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay, and sales data.
Previously, Jungkook had hit No.22 when he was featured on Charlie Puth’s ‘Left and Right’ and the track from the OST of 7 Fates: CHAKHO ‘Stay Alive’ produced by Suga, which charted at No. 95 on the Hot 100.
While fellow Billboard Hot 100 topper Jimin, BTS leader RM, and popular Korean artist Psy cheered Jungkook on by posting a message on Instagram, the ‘Still With You’ singer took to Weverse to acknowledge the achievement and say “Let’s go higher”.
It’s safe to say that we can’t wait to see what new records Jungkook and his fellow BTS members break next!