In a remarkable milestone, Jungkook, a member of the globally acclaimed group BTS, made his solo debut in July 2023 with the single “Seven.” The song, featuring Latto, was released alongside an official music video on July 14, capturing the attention of music enthusiasts worldwide. “Seven” offers both clean and explicit versions, and it is the latter that has achieved a historic feat.
One Billion Streams and a Guinness World Record
On November 6, the Guinness World Record shared the exciting news via its official social media platform, formerly known as Twitter. “Seven” by Jungkook of BTS has exceeded one billion streams on the popular audio streaming platform Spotify. This monumental accomplishment was attained within just 109 days from the song’s release date until October 30, 2023.
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Breaking Records and Making History
Jungkook’s “Seven” surpassed the previous record of 118 days held by The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber’s “Stay,” as well as Harry Styles’ “As It Was.” Notably, it also outshone Miley Cyrus’ record with her song “Flowers,” which achieved one billion streams in 112 days. “Seven” made an impressive debut on Spotify’s Daily Top Songs Global chart, securing the top spot on its release day.
Fans React to the Milestone
The news of “Seven” attaining one billion streams elicited mixed reactions from fans. While some enthusiasts noted that the record was achieved in 108 days, the Guinness World Record organization officially reported that it reached the one billion milestone in 109 days. As of November 2, 2023, “Seven” had garnered an astounding 1,012,138,588 streams.
Jungkook’s Ongoing Success
Jungkook’s musical journey has continued to flourish. Following the success of “Seven,” he released the song “3D,” featuring Jack Harlow, an American rapper. Both tracks are featured on his recently released album titled “GOLDEN,” which has taken the music charts by storm.
The eleven-track record, with the title track “Standing Next To You,” achieved significant recognition by topping iTunes music charts worldwide. Jungkook also hosted a listening party for his album, further connecting with his fans.
Impressively, the entire tracklist of “GOLDEN” secured a spot on Spotify’s Global Top 30 list, marking the most significant debut for a K-pop solo album. Excitingly, Jungkook is set to host his inaugural solo concert titled “Golden Live On Stage” on November 20, further solidifying his status as a musical sensation.