BTS’ Jungkook, one of the world’s most beloved artists, released his highly anticipated solo album, “GOLDEN,” along with the main track “Standing Next to You” on November 3. The response to the release has been nothing short of spectacular, with both the album and the song swiftly climbing to the top of iTunes charts in numerous countries worldwide.
iTunes Chart Domination
According to BTS’ agency, BIGHIT MUSIC, by 9 a.m. KST on November 4, “GOLDEN” had achieved the remarkable feat of reaching the number one spot on iTunes Top Albums charts in a staggering 77 distinct regions. These regions included major countries such as the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Canada, and Japan.
Simultaneously, “Standing Next to You” claimed the number one position on iTunes Top Songs charts in no less than 71 diverse regions, showcasing the global appeal of Jungkook’s music. These regions included places like Greece, Poland, and Qatar.
Worldwide and European iTunes Success
Jungkook’s solo album also made its mark on both the Worldwide iTunes and European iTunes song and album charts. Notably, every track from “GOLDEN,” including solo singles like “Seven” (feat. Latto) and “3D” (feat. Jack Harlow), achieved top rankings, solidifying Jungkook’s international popularity.
The music video for “Standing Next to You” made an immediate impact, entering the trending video section in multiple countries and regions. It swiftly climbed to the number one position on the YouTube Trending Worldwide chart. Within just 18 hours of its release, the music video garnered over 10 million views on YouTube, further demonstrating Jungkook’s global influence.
In terms of album sales, “GOLDEN” achieved remarkable success, recording 2,147,389 copies sold on its release day, according to the Hanteo Chart, a platform for album sales statistics. This remarkable achievement not only makes it the top-selling K-pop solo album upon its debut but also secures the 6th position among all K-pop groups in terms of sales.
An Album Full of Golden Moments
“GOLDEN,” the long-awaited album, has captivated fans with its distinctive songwriting and the narratives woven into each track. This all-English album features a total of 11 tracks and showcases collaborations with international artists. The album encapsulates the golden moments from Jungkook’s journey as both a member of BTS and as a solo artist, living up to the nickname bestowed upon him by his fellow BTS member, RM. Jungkook’s “GOLDEN” is a testament to his immense talent and the unwavering support of his global fanbase.