Seoul: BTS’s member V, Kim Taehyung, has rightfully earned the title of the “most successful soloist of 2020 because of his first-ever solo soundtrack “Sweet Night”.
V broke an eight-year-old record set by the 2012 global hit song “Gangnam Style” by topping the charts of 86 countries.
V continued to extend his record as the “Korean soloist with the most #1s on the worldwide iTunes chart” and has recently bagged another monumental title to his name.
“Sweet Night” topped 101 countries marking V as the first and only Korean soloist to achieve such a milestone. V currently ranks behind “Adele”, one of the most critically acclaimed artists in the world as the soloist with the second most #1s on the chart.
In addition, “Sweet Night” currently ranks as the third solo song in history to score #1s in 100 countries, falling shortly behind Adele’s “Hello” (102) and BTS’s “Black Swan” (104).
“Sweet Night” debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart—an all-time high for a Korean solo artist—and has garnered an impressive 38.6 million Spotify streams since March.
BTS recently surpassed Adele to the top, V is now the only artist in the world to chart two songs on the prestigious list.
BTS’s RM also reached a new milestone on Wednesday with his 2018 playlist/mixtape, Mono. The collection of lush, moody hip-hop songs has reached No. 1 on iTunes in 100 countries, becoming the first album by an Asian act to do so.