BTS’ Jimin Breaks Record as the Longest-Charting K-Pop Soloist on Billboard Artist 100 Chart

In a groundbreaking achievement for both himself and the K-pop industry, BTS member Jimin has become the longest-charting Korean soloist in history on the Billboard Artist 100 chart, solidifying his position as a global music sensation. With an incredible run of eight consecutive weeks on the chart, Jimin’s solo debut album, “FACE,” has captured the hearts of millions around the world since its release on March 24, 2023.

“FACE,” released under Big Hit Music, showcases Jimin’s versatility as an artist, blending pop, hip hop, and R&B elements. The album’s production was helmed by acclaimed producers Pdogg, Ghstloop, and Evan. Comprising five emotionally charged tracks, all co-written by Jimin himself, and one instrumental, “FACE” intimately delves into themes of loneliness, self-reflection, and personal growth, reflecting Jimin’s own experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The album’s lead single, “Set Me Free Pt. 2,” accompanied by a captivating music video, was released on March 17, serving as a prelude to the full album. The second single, “Like Crazy,” and its accompanying music video were unveiled simultaneously with the album’s release. Both singles were met with immense enthusiasm from fans worldwide, further propelling “FACE” to new heights.

From the moment of its debut, “FACE” shattered numerous records, starting with its domestic success in South Korea. The album surpassed one million copies sold on its opening day, a remarkable achievement that solidified Jimin as the first solo artist in Hanteo Chart history to achieve this feat. By the end of its first week, “FACE” exceeded 1.45 million sales, debuting at number one on the Circle Album Chart.

Jimin’s musical prowess extended far beyond South Korea’s borders, as “FACE” conquered international charts as well. The album secured the number one spot on Japan’s Oricon Albums and Digital Albums charts, as well as Billboard Japan’s Hot Albums chart, further cementing Jimin’s popularity in the Japanese market. Notably, Jimin became the first solo artist to debut at number one on both Oricon album charts in 2023.

Across the Pacific, “FACE” made an impressive impact on the highly competitive US music scene. Debuting at number two on the coveted Billboard 200, Jimin achieved the highest-charting album by a South Korean solo artist in Billboard’s history. The album’s success extended to several European countries, including Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Lithuania, and Switzerland, where it reached the top ten. Additionally, “FACE” gained significant traction in Canada and New Zealand, captivating audiences worldwide.

Jimin’s rise to the summit of the Billboard Artist 100 chart solidifies his status as a multifaceted artist capable of captivating audiences with his powerful vocals, intricate dance moves, and heartfelt storytelling. As a member of the global phenomenon BTS, Jimin has consistently demonstrated his immense talent and charisma. However, “FACE” showcases a deeply personal side of the artist, connecting with fans on a profound level.

With his record-breaking feat on the Billboard Artist 100 chart, Jimin has proven that his artistry transcends language barriers and resonates with diverse audiences around the world. Through “FACE,” he has shared his personal journey, inviting listeners to find solace and strength amidst challenging times.


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