BTS's Jungkook Becomes 1st Korean Soloist Since PSY To Chart In Top 40 Of Billboard's Hot 100 For 8 Weeks

Two months after its release, BTS’s Jungkook’s solo debut single “Seven” is still a top 40 hit in the United States!

Back in July, Jungkook made history when “Seven” (featuring Latto) debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100, Global 200, and Global Excl. U.S. chart, making him the first Korean soloist in history ever to debut a song at No. 1 on all three charts simultaneously.

On September 12 local time, Billboard revealed that “Seven” had successfully remained on the Hot 100 for an eighth consecutive week: for the week ending on September 16, “Seven” stayed strong at No. 37.

Jungkook has now become only the second Korean solo artist in history—and the first in a decade—to chart a song for eight weeks in the top 40 of the Hot 100 (which ranks the most popular songs in the United States). The only other Korean soloist to achieve the feat to date is PSY.

Meanwhile, “Seven” continued its interrupted reign at No. 1 on Billboard’s Global Excl. U.S. chart this week, making it the only song released in 2023 to spend its first eight weeks at the top of the chart.

Additionally, after seven consecutive weeks at No. 1, “Seven” fell one spot to No. 2 in its eighth week on Billboard’s Global 200. The song also held steady at No. 19 on Billboard’s Pop Airplay chart, which measures weekly plays on mainstream Top 40 radio stations across the United States.

Congratulations to Jungkook!

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