“BTS’ Jungkook, in His Debut Solo Year, Achieves Remarkable Records and Monumental Success – Exploring the Maknae’s Flourishing Career”
Jungkook, a member of the global sensation BTS since their debut in 2013 under Bighit Music, a subsidiary of HYBE, has embarked on a remarkable solo career. His solo ventures within BTS include tracks like “Begin” from the 2016 album “Wings,” “Euphoria” from the 2018 compilation album “Love Yourself: Answer,” and “My Time” from the 2020 album “Map of the Soul: 7.” Each of these songs offers a glimpse into his personal experiences, with “Euphoria” and “My Time” achieving notable success on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart.
Jungkook’s Solo Success Unveiled
In July 2023, Jungkook’s debut single as a solo artist, “Seven” featuring American rapper Latto, took the music industry by storm. The track made history by debuting at #1 on the US Hot 100, Global 200, and Global Excl. US charts. This achievement solidified Jungkook as the only Korean solo artist to attain such a feat. He also became the second BTS member, following Jimin, to top the Hot 100 chart. Adding to his accolades, Jungkook was named the Global Ambassador for Calvin Klein in March 2023, causing a frenzy among fans.
Collaborations and Diverse Projects
Before his official solo debut, Jungkook engaged in various collaborations and solo projects. In 2018, he shared the stage with Charlie Puth, performing a duet of Charlie’s “We Don’t Talk Anymore” at an award show. In 2020, as part of BTS’ 7th anniversary celebrations (FESTA), he released “Still With You,” a self-produced track on SoundCloud.
Expanding His Solo Repertoire
In February 2022, Jungkook lent his vocals to “Stay Alive,” a soundtrack for “7Fates: Chakho,” a BTS-based Webtoon. This marked his first solo entry on the Billboard Hot 100, debuting at #95, and his first top 10 entry on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart. The Korean soundtrack made history by debuting on the Official Singles Chart in the U.K. Following this success, Jungkook released “My You,” another self-produced song. He also collaborated with Charlie Puth on “Left and Right.”
A Historic Moment at the FIFA World Cup
In November 2022, Jungkook released “Dreamers,” becoming the first Korean artist to sing an official theme song and perform at the FIFA World Cup opening ceremony.
Prior to his official solo debut, “Still With You” and “My You” were released as official singles globally. “Seven” by Jungkook made history by maintaining a presence on the Billboard Charts for six consecutive weeks and crossing 500 million streams on Spotify, setting a record as the fastest K-pop solo artist to exceed 2 billion Spotify streams. Jungkook’s solo journey is undeniably making history.