BTS’ V makes a record with solo album Layover as it crosses 100 million Spotify streams

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BTS member V is on the brink of a remarkable solo debut soon. In the midst of all this, his upcoming album “Layover” has already achieved a remarkable feat. With the release of two pre-release tracks, “Love Me Again” and “Rainy Days,” the album has garnered an astounding 100 million listens on the global music streaming platform Spotify. For the unversed, the official album release is scheduled for September 8, 2023, at 1 p.m. KST (9:30 a.m. IST). It will involve all tracks, including the anticipated title song.

Pre-Release Triumph on Spotify

Kim Taehyung’s debut as a solo artist has been met with fervent enthusiasm from fans and listeners alike. The pre-release tracks “Love Me Again” and “Rainy Days,” have garnered immense adoration, contributing to their remarkable streaming success on Spotify. In just two weeks preceding the official album launch, “Layover” achieved a monumental milestone of over 100 million streams on the platform. This achievement is a testament to V’s exceptional artistry and the anticipation surrounding his solo debut.

Billboard Recognition and International Acclaim

Tae Bear’s foray into solo music has garnered international recognition, notably marked by the debut of his pre-release tracks on Billboard’s Global 200 chart (Excluding the U.S.). This accomplishment solidifies his status as the first Korean solo artist to achieve such a feat. “Love Me Again” soared to the top spot on the iTunes Top Songs Chart in an impressive 35 regions, while “Rainy Days” captured the No. 1 position in a staggering 70 countries. The songs’ official music videos on YouTube have also been met with an outpouring of love from dedicated fans.

Album Insights and Anticipation

“Layover” offers a diverse range of content that has stoked anticipation among fans. Alongside the pre-release tracks, V has unveiled captivating concept photos that showcase his unique individual style, often featuring his beloved pet dog, Yeontan. The excitement continues with the release of music video teasers for the B-side track “Blue,” set to debut on September 13, 2023. The album boasts a total of five tracks, including “Love Me Again,” “Rainy Days,” “Blue,” “For Us,” and the title track “Slow Dancing,” along with a piano version of the latter.

Special Additions and SoundCloud Releases

Adding to the thrill, BTS’ V is set to officially release songs that were previously available on SoundCloud. Fan-favorite tracks such as “Winter Bear,” “Snow Flower,” and “Scenery” will make their debut on Spotify on August 28, 2023, at 1 p.m. KST (9:30 a.m. IST).

As V’s “Layover” journey continues to captivate listeners worldwide, the milestone of 100 million streams on Spotify serves as a resounding testament to his artistic impact and the extraordinary anticipation that surrounds his solo debut.