BTS rule Billboard charts with their solo releases

K-pop supergroup BTS added another record to their name, with all seven members’ charting on the US Billboard Hot 100.

In the chart for Aug 26, 2023, Billboard revealed Jungkook’s Seven topped both Global 200 and Global (Excl. US) charts.

This marks the fifth consecutive week at #1 for Jungkook. He is the first Korean solo artist to achieve this feat. Seven amassed 104.3 million streams on the Global 200 and 95.1 million streams on Global (Excl. US).

But that’s not all; Seven also clinched the #30 position on the Hot 100 chart, also for the 5th consecutive week. jungkook_bighitentertainment

Fellow member V, also known as Kim Taehyung, made his debut on the Hot 100 chart with Love Me Again at #96. The song is his first pre-release single from his debut solo album Layover. This marks his second successful entry into the Hot 100 as a solo artist, following Christmas Tree.

Love Me Again also performed remarkably well on various other Billboard charts. It made it to #1 in World Digital Song Sales and #3 in Digital Song Sales. It also reached #6 in Global (Excl. US), and #12 in Global 200.

His second pre-release single, Rainy Days, is also making its way up the Billboard charts. It secured #4 in Digital Song Sales, #8 in Global (excluding the US), and #16 in Global 200.

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Jungkook and V join other BTS members who are still on various Billboard charts with their releases from earlier this year.

Jimin’s debut solo album FACE continues to make waves at #8 in the Billboard World Album chart. His album is proving to have remarkable staying power. The title track, Like Crazy, re-entered the World Digital Song Sales chart at #9 and also ranked #31 in Global (Excl. US), and #53 in the Global 200, charting consistently for 21 weeks.

Jimin also made history by becoming the first K-pop soloist to top Billboard’s Hot 100 and Artist 100, as well as the first to enter the top 2 of the Billboard 200.

Suga’s solo album D-Day remains in #43 on the Top Current Album chart. It is also #67 in Top Album Sales, charting for a successful 17 weeks.

J-Hope’s single On The Streets (feat. J-Cole) debuted at #60 on the Hot 100 chart this year. The song is his highest charting solo single off his album Jack In The Box.

Last December, RM’s solo album Indigo made history, sweeping all top eight spots on the World Digital Song Sales chart. His single Wildflower (feat Youjeen) also debuted at #83 on the Hot 100 chart.

Meanwhile, Jin’s single The Astronaut arguably paved the way for all other members on Billboard. Released last October, it was the highest solo debut on the Hot 100 for a K-pop solo artist at #51.

With this achievement, each individual member of BTS has entered the Hot 100 with their solo songs.

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