BTS Jimin First Korean Solo Artist ‘Like Crazy’ to Top US Charts

Seema Rai
Seema Rai

Jimin of BTS is the first South Korean solo artist to top the American songs chart thanks to his big hit, “Like Crazy.” This week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart. Which is based on sales, streaming, and radio airplay, debuted the sensual slow jam at the top.

The 27-year-old shared the chart with his 49 million followers on Instagram as a way to commemorate the record. BTS made history in 2020 by becoming the first South Korean artist to top the Billboard charts.

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The tune, which is from Jimin’s debut solo album “Face,” is the 66th to enter at the top of the Hot 100 list. Including radio play, and sales statistics, according to an industry tracker.

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According to industry insiders, “Face” overtook RM, another member of the BTS, and his song “Indigo,” which peaked at No. 3 in December. to become a South Korean solo artist’s top-charting album.

BTS Billboards Chart Debuts Jimin

BTS is regarded as South Korea’s biggest cultural achievement so far, dominating the charts. Selling out stadiums all over the world and generating billions of dollars for the economy. And gathering a worldwide army of millions of followers. But, the K-pop titan announced a pause last year due to the mandatory military service in South Korea.

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According to industry observers, Jimin’s success with Like Crazy is a reflection of the group’s enduring global appeal. BTS have six number-one songs to their credit. Other major hits including Dynamite and Butter, have carried the K-Pop musical banner in the States.

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According to the industry tracker IFPI, the septet, which includes members Jimin, RM, Jungkook, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, and V, was the world’s second best-selling artist last year, trailing only Taylor Swift. The international hit “Gangnam Style” by South Korean rapper PSY reached No. 2 in 2012 before BTS took over, according to Billboard.

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