Jimin, a member of the Ok-pop supergroup BTS, has made historical past as the primary South Korean solo artist to land the primary spot on the highest US songs chart, Billboard introduced on Monday.
The only Like Loopy debuted on the first place on Billboard’s Scorching 100 this week, bumping Miley Cyrus’s Flowers out of the highest spot, the place it had reigned for eight weeks.
“Jimin is the primary South Korean soloist to attain a No1 hit on the #Hot100, due to Like Loopy,” Billboard tweeted.
The music, off Jimin’s first solo album Face is the 66th monitor to debut on the peak of the Scorching 100 chart, which dates again to 1958 and combines all-genre US streaming, radio play and gross sales information, the trade tracker reported.
Face hit Billboard’s fundamental albums chart on the second spot making it the highest-charting album by a South Korean solo musician and beating fellow BTS member RM’s Indigo, which reached third place in December, trade retailers reported.
BTS is taken into account South Korea’s biggest-ever cultural phenomenon, promoting out stadiums around the globe and dominating the charts whereas raking in billions for the nation’s financial system and constructing a worldwide legion of followers generally known as ARMYs.
All able-bodied males in South Korea should serve a minimum of 18 months within the navy and, after a years-long debate about whether or not BTS deserved an exemption, Jin, the oldest member of the group, enlisted final yr.
Earlier than the pause, BTS bagged six hits on the highest spot at Scorching 100 and all seven members of the boyband have reached the highest songs chart with solo tracks, Billboard stated.
Earlier than BTS’s dominance, South Korean rapper Psy’s world hit Gangnam Fashion peaked at second quantity in 2012, in accordance with Billboard.
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