In a groundbreaking achievement for the world of K-pop, Jungkook, a member of the globally renowned group BTS, has recently matched BLACKPINK’s historic record on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This milestone solidifies his position as one of the most influential K-pop artists on the international stage.
The BTS member made history in July with the debut of his solo track “Seven,” featuring Latto, which soared to the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100, Global 200, and Global Excl. U.S. charts. This achievement marked the golden maknae as the first Korean soloist to simultaneously claim the top spot on all three charts, showcasing the immense global appeal of K-pop.
Matching BLACKPINK’s Record
The journey of “Seven” has been nothing short of remarkable, as it continues to maintain a strong presence on the Hot 100, currently residing at No. 53 after an impressive 10 consecutive weeks. This places Jungkook on par with BLACKPINK in terms of the third-highest cumulative weeks on the Hot 100 among K-pop artists.
The only artists ahead of them are Jungkook’s own group, BTS, and the iconic PSY. Excluding BTS’s group releases, both JK and BLACKPINK have accumulated an impressive 28 weeks each on the Hot 100 across all their songs.
Global Impact of “Seven”
“Seven” continues to leave its mark globally, securing the No. 2 position on both Billboard’s Global 200 and Global Excl. U.S. charts. Furthermore, the track maintains a strong presence at No. 18 on Billboard’s Pop Airplay chart, underscoring its consistent play on mainstream Top 40 radio stations throughout the United States.
JK’s success story doesn’t end with “Seven.” He recently unveiled his latest solo venture, the single “3D,” featuring a collaboration with American rapper Jack Harlow. The announcement of the song’s release was made on September 24, 2023, during Jungkook’s electrifying performance at the Global Citizen Festival 2023.
“3D” takes listeners on a journey through the complex landscape of unrequited emotions, and offers a multi-dimensional narrative that captures the essence of longing. Following the triumph of “Seven,” the BTS member is once again poised to make a significant impact on the music scene with “3D.”