BTS's Jungkook Achieves Milestones with 'Golden'

Jungkook's latest solo album 'Golden' sweeps global music charts.

by Nouman Rasool
BTS's Jungkook Achieves Milestones with 'Golden'
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BTS's Jungkook has once again made history in the music industry with his latest solo album, "Golden." The K-pop sensation's first solo album has shattered records on its first day of release, cementing Jungkook's status as a global music phenomenon.

According to Spotify, "Golden" amassed a staggering 39,653,740 streams on its debut day, setting a new record for the highest first-day stream count by a K-pop solo artist on the platform. Jungkook's songs dominated Spotify's Daily Top Song Global chart, with "Seven" claiming the top spot and the title track "Standing Next to You" following closely at number two with 6,472,019 streams.

In fact, eight of the album's songs secured positions in the top 30 of the chart, showcasing Jungkook's immense popularity. Notably, Jungkook holds the distinction of having the most-streamed K-pop album on the first day both as a solo artist and as a member of BTS.

Last year, BTS set the group record with their ninth anniversary anthology album, "Proof," which garnered 47,565,917 streams.

Japan's Chart-Topping Success

"Golden" also made waves in Japan, debuting at No. 1 on Oricon's daily album ranking, selling an impressive 205,961 copies on its first day.

On the daily digital single ranking, all eight songs from the album secured positions in the top 15, with "Standing Next to You" leading the pack. The album's success didn't stop there. "Golden" became the first K-pop solo artist's album to achieve the double million-seller title on its first day, selling over two million copies in less than five hours, according to Hanteo Chart.

It also surpassed the previous weekly album sales record for a Korean solo singer in just one day. Internationally, "Golden" dominated the iTunes' Top Albums chart in 77 countries and "Standing Next to You" claimed the top spot on the Top Song chart in 71 countries, a testament to Jungkook's global appeal.

Jungkook's achievements extended to Billboard as well, with three of his songs ranking in the top 10 of the Global 200 (US excl.) chart, making him the first Asian artist to achieve this feat. "Seven" and "3D" secured the second and seventh positions, respectively, while his collaborative single "Too Much" with The Kid Laroi and Central Cee reached No.

10. Moreover, Jungkook tied the record on Billboard's Ho* 100 for the most hits by a K-pop solo singer, alongside "Gangnam Style" hitmaker Psy, as "Too Much" debuted at No. 44, marking his fifth solo release to enter the chart.

Locally, "Standing Next to You" reached No. 4 on Melon's Top 100 list, further solidifying Jungkook's remarkable solo career. As the youngest member of BTS, Jungkook's solo journey that began with "Seven" in July continues to break boundaries and set new standards in the music industry. "Golden" is yet another testament to his exceptional talent and the unwavering support of his global fanbase.