BTS’ Jungkook secured the “Song of Summer” award at the MTV VMAs 2023 with his track “Seven (feat. Latto),” much to the delight of fans. This marks his second win in this category, having previously won in 2022 with the song “Left and Right,” a collaboration with Charlie Puth. Notably, Jungkook now holds the distinction of being the only K-pop artist to have won this award twice since its inception.
So excited to be nominated for "Song of Summer" with "Seven (feat. Latto)" at the 2023 #VMAs! Thank you so much for your love and support, ARMY💜
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— BTS_official (@bts_bighit) September 7, 2023
Army Expresses Love Over Jungkook’s Presence
Fans couldn’t contain their excitement at Jungkook’s win but expressed their desire to see him at the award ceremony to personally accept the honor. Despite his absence from the event, Jungkook left a memorable mark with his victory. Leading up to the MTV VMAs, Jungkook was spotted in New York, sparking speculation among fans about his potential attendance or performance at the event. However, he chose not to attend the show and instead surprised fans with a captivating photo showcasing his broad shoulders, humorously referring to himself as “photogenic.”
Best Art Direction Winner: Doja Cat – "Attention" Art Direction by Spencer Graves #VMAs
— Video Music Awards (@vmas) September 13, 2023
“Seven (feat. Latto)” on Billboard Charts
Billboard’s most recent chart, released on September 12th, revealed the continued success of Jungkook’s “Seven (feat. Latto),” which secured the 37th position on the Hot 100 chart. The song had previously dominated the chart, holding the top spot for eight consecutive weeks. Additionally, “Seven” achieved the first position on the Global (Excl. the US) chart and the second position on the Global 200 chart for eight consecutive weeks. This achievement is significant as, apart from BTS’ “Dynamite,” “Seven” became the first song by a Korean artist to claim the top spot on Billboard’s Global (Excl. the US) chart for eight consecutive weeks.
Record-Breaking Music Video Views for “Seven”
The music video for “Seven,” Jungkook’s debut solo single, surpassed 200 million views on HYBE Labels’ official YouTube channel within just 55 days of its release, highlighting its immense popularity and global impact. The video also achieved the remarkable feat of amassing 9 million likes, becoming the fastest Korean solo artist’s video to reach this milestone. As of September 13, it remains among the top 10 most popular music videos worldwide and ranks second among the world’s most popular weekly songs.