BTS’ Jin becomes 3rd million selling solo artist in the Circle chart history

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BTS member Jin has now become a solo million-seller and the Army is already elated! It was on November 18, 2022, that BigHit Music officially announced Jin’s first-ever solo album ‘The Astronaut’ having sold 1,024,382 copies, as per the Circles Chart (formerly called Gaon Chart) data. With this particular achievement, the eldest member of the septet has become the third solo artist in the Circle Chart history to have sold over 1 million copies of an album. The first two records are held by EXO‘s Baekhyun and Lim Young Woong.


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Jin’s military enlistment

BTS member Jin was the second one among the group to make his official solo debut on October 28, 2022, after J-Hope. For the unversed, the star teased the single album at the group’s Busan concert and further announced his upcoming promotions. It was after that it was revealed that the eldest member of the Septet will be enlisting for mandatory military service in the Korean army. The same applies to the rest of the Bangtan Boys who will also be performing their military duties eventually. Later, it was further reported that Jin applied for the cancellation of his notice that had earlier delayed his enlistment.


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Jin’s latest comment

Talking about the BTS member, he earlier dropped multiple content to promote his single album titled ‘The Astronaut.’ He recently returned from Argentina where he performed with the British band Coldplay at the Buenos Aires concert. It is there that the initial reports of cancellation of his delaying notice were made public. On November 12, 2022 the Septet member took to Weverse to interact with fans and replied to one of them who asked if he was excited about his birthday the coming month. For the unversed, Jin will turn 30 on December 4, 2022. The singer responded to the user by saying “No.. I got [to be at] the front line.”

The response

Jin’s response to the fan has indicated that he is all set to embark on his basic military training location. Talking about the front line, it is situated nearer to the North, around the Gyeonggi-do or Gangwon-do areas. Here, the new soldiers undergo five weeks of training after military enlistment. It is more likely that the BTS member will be at a base in the North which is especially cold during this time of the winter and gets a lot of snowfall. However, that does not confirm either that Jin would be at the same military base for the rest of his service. Reports suggest that he will be assigned to another location after the initial evaluation.