BTS’s V Becomes 1st Korean Solo Artist To Take No. 1 On Japan’s iTunes Top Songs Chart With Non-Japanese Track
BTS’s V has smashed another record with his self-composed “Itaewon Class” OST “Sweet Night”!
In July, “Sweet Night” become the track with the most No. 1s on the iTunes Top Songs charts around the world with 105 countries topped at the time.
On August 1, “Sweet Night” hit No. 1 on Japan’s iTunes Top Songs chart, which is known to be one of the hardest charts to top with a foreign track that is not promoted in Japan. V is now the first soloist in history to take the top spot on Japan’s iTunes Top Songs chart with a track released in Korea.
As of August 2, “Sweet Night” has topped the iTunes Top Songs chart in a total of 114 countries including eight of the 10 major music markets around the world: United States, Japan, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Canada, Australia, and Brazil (iTunes does not service music in South Korea and China, the two other major music markets). The top 10 major music markets are based on the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry’s (IFPI’s) Global Music Report 2020. According to World Music Awards, V is the first Asian soloist to hit No. 1 in all major iTunes music markets.
Congratulations to V and ARMY!