BTS’ Jungkook becomes Billboard’s Pop Star of the Year

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BTS’ Jungkook, the golden maknae of the globally acclaimed group, has secured the title of Pop Star of the Year from the esteemed US Billboard staff. While the acknowledgment is grand, it comes with the caveat that his solo releases and hit album, despite their undeniable impact, were unveiled in the latter half of the year, preventing him from clinching a spot in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Greatest Pop Stars of 2023.

A Testament to Jungkook’s Impact

Jungkook’s solo journey, particularly highlighted by the success of “Seven” featuring Latto, found its place in Billboard’s Greatest Pop Stars of 2023: Introduction & Honorable Mentions (Staff List) and The 100 Best Songs of 2023: Staff Picks. Billboard praised “Seven” for its captivating beat influenced by UK garage and the strong featuring of Latto, acknowledging its appeal to even the most discerning pop fans worldwide.

Fans Celebrate JK’s Achievements

The inclusion of Jungkook in the prestigious list sparked joy among fans, who took to social media to express their pride in the singer’s accomplishments. As the recognition is seen as a result of Jungkook’s unwavering dedication and undeniable talent, fans extended their heartfelt congratulations to the idol.

Billboard delved into Jungkook’s impact on the pop scene, highlighting not only “Seven” but also other popular songs like “3D” with Jack Harlow, “Standing Next to You,” the album “GOLDEN,” and the remix of “Standing Next to You” featuring Usher.

 “Seven” Surpasses 300 Million Views

In a testament to Jungkook’s global appeal, his debut solo single “Seven” featuring Latto surpassed 300 million views on YouTube in just about five months since its release on July 14. The cinematic storytelling and visually stunning aesthetics of “Seven” resonated with fans worldwide, catapulting it to the number one position on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and achieving a peak position of number three on the UK’s official singles chart, the Top 100.

“Seven” has also claimed the fourth spot in Spotify’s Top 10 Songs Globally as part of their 2023 Wrapped Year-End Summary campaign.