BTS’s Jungkook Breaks Record For Biggest U.S. Sales Week Of Any K-Pop Soloist As “GOLDEN” Debuts On Billboard 200
On November 12 local time, Billboard officially announced that Jungkook’s first solo album “GOLDEN” had debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 after achieving the biggest U.S. sales week of any K-pop soloist in history.
“GOLDEN” also debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart, meaning it was the best-selling album of the week in the United States.
Additionally, Jungkook has tied the record for the highest ranking ever achieved on the Billboard 200 by a Korean soloist—a record he now shares with his bandmates Jimin, Suga, and V (all of whom reached No. 2 on the chart this year).
According to Luminate (formerly Nielsen Music), “GOLDEN” earned a total of 210,200 equivalent album units during the week ending on November 9, marking the biggest week ever achieved by any Korean solo artist. The album’s total score consisted of 164,800 traditional album sales and 29,800 streaming equivalent album (SEA) units—which translates to 41.59 million on-demand audio streams over the course of the week. “GOLDEN” also racked up 15,600 track equivalent album (TEA) units in its first week.
Congratulations to Jungkook on his historic achievement!