In a historic moment for both BTS and the Korean music industry, Jungkook, one of the beloved members of the global sensation BTS, achieved a remarkable feat at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards. Jungkook’s debut solo song, “Seven,” clinched the prestigious title of “Song of the Summer” at the VMAs, marking a groundbreaking achievement.
JK made his official solo debut in July 2020 with the release of “Seven.” This marked a significant moment in his career as he ventured into the music industry as a solo artist. The song, available in both clean and explicit versions, resonated with fans worldwide, showcasing his exceptional talent and artistry.
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A Noteworthy Nomination
The 2023 MTV VMAs featured “Seven” among several other acclaimed singles by renowned artists in the “Song of the Summer” category. Competing against tracks like “Rush” by Troye Sivan, “Do It Like That” by TXT and the Jonas Brothers, “Cupid” by FIFTY FIFTY, and more, “Seven” stood out as a powerful contender. Jungkook’s victory was met with an outpouring of love and support from BTS’s dedicated fanbase, known as ARMY.
When the win was officially announced by MTV VMAs, BTS expressed their gratitude on their official X handle, stating, “LOVE our ARMY seven days a week! Thank you so much!” This heartfelt response harked back to a time when the group would personally connect with their fans following award show victories through their X account.
A Historic Win for Korean Music
Jungkook’s win at the 2023 MTV VMAs not only celebrates his talent but also marks a significant milestone for Korean music. He became the first Korean soloist to secure a victory at the renowned Video Music Awards, a testament to the global impact of BTS and their individual pursuits.