Jungkook of BTS is no stranger to breaking records. The youngest member of the global phenomenon has been making waves as a solo artist even before his official solo debut. With just three songs released under his own name on Spotify, Jungkook has achieved a remarkable feat: he has become the fastest solo K-pop artist to reach 1 billion streams on the platform (male).
Jungkook’s solo journey began in 2016, when he released his first solo song “Begin” as part of BTS’ album Wings. Since then, Jungkook has released two more solo songs with BTS: “Euphoria” in 2018 and “My Time” in 2020. Both songs showcased his versatile vocal skills and musical style.
In 2022, Jungkook made his solo debut on Spotify with “Stay Alive”, a song produced by his fellow BTS member Suga. The song was featured on the soundtrack for the BTS-based webtoon 7Fates: Chakho, which tells the story of seven boys who are destined to save the world. “Stay Alive” was an instant hit, topping iTunes charts in over 100 countries and debuting at No. 95 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Jungkook followed up his success with two more solo songs: “Left And Right”, a collaboration with American singer-songwriter Charlie Puth, and “Dreamer”, a song he performed at the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Jungkook’s solo achievements have not gone unnoticed by the industry and the fans. In March 2023, he was announced as the global brand ambassador of Calvin Klein. His sensational debut campaign for the brand caused quite a stir online, showcasing his charisma and style. After that, he traveled to Los Angeles where he was spotted with a lot of famous music producers. He was also spotted recording new music, sparking rumors of his solo album.
Jungkook has recently confirmed that he will release his debut solo album later this year, much to the delight of his fans. The anticipation for this album is through the roof, as Jungkook has proven himself as one of the most successful and talented solo artists in K-pop. With his impressive vocals, musical versatility, stage presence, and record-breaking achievements, Jungkook is ready to take over the world with his solo debut.