Jungkook’s “Seven” Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard Hot 100 + Joins BTS And Jimin As Only Korean Artists To Do So
On July 24 local time, Billboard revealed the top 10 of their latest Hot 100 chart, its weekly ranking of the most popular songs in the United States. For the Hot 100 chart dated July 29, “Seven” by BTS’s Jungkook debuted at No. 1, making it his first time to do so as a solo artist.
Through this impressive record, Jungkook joins Jimin as the only other Korean artist to earn a solo No. 1 following Jimin’s “Like Crazy.” In addition to Jimin, BTS is the only other Korean artist to top the Billboard Hot 100. Previously, Jungkook hit No. 22 on the chart after featuring on Charlie Puth’s “Left and Right,” and Jungkook’s “7 Fates: CHAKHO” OST track “Stay Alive” (produced by Suga) also charted at No. 95.
In its first week of release from July 14 to 20, “Seven” sold a combined total of over 153,000 song downloads and CD singles, in addition to garnering 21.9 million streams and 6.4 million radio airplay audience impressions.
Outside of the Hot 100, “Seven” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Global 200 chart and The Global Excl. U.S. chart.
A huge congratulations to Jungkook on this incredible new achievement!