BTS’ Jungkook has undeniably etched his name in music history with his solo sensation, “Seven.” There is no denying that the track featuring Latto has proven to be the biggest hit of the year. Since its release on July 14, 2o23, the song has been a relentless chart-topper, shattering records and setting new milestones globally.
As of now, JK’s remarkable achievement extends to the United Kingdom, where he continues to rewrite K-pop history. In July 2023, “Seven” made an indelible mark by debuting at No. 3 on the United Kingdom’s Official Singles Chart.
Months later, the song maintains its stronghold within the top 40. On September 22, 2023, it was officially confirmed by the Official Charts that Jungkook “Seven” celebrated its 10th consecutive week on the chart. As of now, the track has secured the No. 34 position on the same chart.
Historic Milestone in the UK
“Seven” now holds the distinction of being the first song by any Korean soloist to spend its initial 10 weeks within the top 40 of the Official Singles Chart. This accomplishment makes the BTS member only the second Korean soloist ever to achieve a 10-week chart presence in the top 40, following in the footsteps of PSY.
Enduring Success on Streaming Charts
Beyond the singles chart, “Seven” maintains a robust presence at No. 74 during its 10th consecutive week on the Official Streaming Chart. This enduring popularity underscores the song’s remarkable success on the UK music charts.
Global Citizen Festival Headliner
On September 6, the Global Citizen Festival unveiled its star-studded lineup for the 2023 edition, with BTS’ Jungkook headlining the event. The festival’s focus includes advocating for equality, gender equality, addressing global hunger, and tackling the climate emergency. Jungkook’s solo performance at Central Park in New York City made a powerful statement at the festival, which was held on September 23.
BTS’ Ongoing Journey
It’s worth noting that the entire BTS group recently renewed their contracts with HYBE, their agency, for the second time. While fulfilling mandatory military service duties, they will reunite in 2025, marking another chapter in their remarkable journey.