On November 3, BTS’ golden maknae, Jungkook, took his first solo step into the music world with the release of his debut album, GOLDEN. The highly-anticipated album, featuring all-English tracks, sent shockwaves through the music industry. Fans were ecstatic as Jungkook unveiled the mesmerizing music video for the album’s title track, “Standing Next to You,” which instantly garnered millions of views and immense love.
A Mesmerizing TODAY Show Performance
Jungkook wasted no time in showcasing his talent as a solo artist. On November 8, he graced the stage of the prestigious TODAY Show, where he delivered an enchanting performance. The audience was left spellbound as he performed not only “Standing Next to You” but also his other chart-topping hits, “Seven” featuring Latto and “3D” featuring Jack Harlow.
— BTS_official (@bts_bighit) November 8, 2023
New York City Surprise Event
Just when you thought the excitement couldn’t get any higher, on November 9, an announcement sent fans into a frenzy. BTS’ Jungkook unveiled plans for a surprise event in New York City on November 10 KST (November 9 ET). The anticipation is palpable, and fans can hardly wait to see what the idol has in store for them.
A Times Square Takeover
Keen-eyed fans have already noticed something big brewing. An area in Times Square has been mysteriously cleared up, and the billboard next to it features a Calvin Klein advertisement starring Jungkook. Speculation is rife that this signifies Jungkook’s takeover of the renowned TSX stage. This iconic stage, which opened in July, has previously witnessed performances by artists like Post Malone. The unique stage is built on an 18,000-square-foot billboard, setting the stage for a truly spectacular event.
Collaborations and International Flair
GOLDEN isn’t just any solo debut album; it’s an album filled with collaborations with international artists that elevate the music to new heights. Jungkook has teamed up with the likes of Major Lazer, DJ Snake, Latto, Jack Harlow, Ed Sheeran, and Shawn Mendes, making it a global sensation. The music video for “Standing Next to You” is making waves, with fans captivated by Jungkook’s smooth dance moves and flawless vocals.
An Exciting Lineup
The surprises just keep coming! Jungkook is set to appear on Audacy for a conversation and a streaming party, giving fans a unique opportunity to connect with their idol. But the excitement doesn’t end there; on November 20, Jungkook will be taking the stage for his first solo concert, “GOLDEN Live On Stage.” The concert will be held in Korea and live-streamed worldwide, ensuring that fans across the globe can be a part of this momentous event.
Jungkook’s solo debut has been nothing short of spectacular, and it’s clear that he’s on the path to an illustrious solo career. With his charisma, talent, and a legion of dedicated fans, Jungkook’s journey as a solo artist is bound to be filled with more golden moments in the future.