BTS’ V’s ‘Christmas Tree’ was officially launched in Japan roughly two weeks after its worldwide release and reception, and the Japanese ARMYs reacted positively! The song had only been out for a day, but it had already set and broken global records. ‘Christmas Tree’ reached number one on Japan’s iTunes in less than three hours!
Now V aka Kim Taehyung’s Christmas Tree has debuted at #29 on Billboard Japan Hot 100. It has also earned the highest debut for a solo song by a Korean Male Soloist ever since PSY.
With two solo tracks, the OST for Park Seo Joon’s ‘Itaewon Class,’ a wonderful ballad titled ‘Sweet Night,’ and ‘Christmas Tree,’ for ‘Our Beloved Summer,’ V became the first and only Korean solo artist to reach number one on iTunes Japan. He became the first Korean solo artist to reach the top of the Japan iTunes charts with ‘Sweet Night.’
The instrumental version of the OST peaked at number 95 on Line Music Japan, the highest debut for a Korean OST in the platform’s history. In addition, it has added a few new recordings to its collection! ‘Christmas Tree’ debuted at number 19 on On-Line Music Japan’s daily chart. It’s the first OST by a Korean soloist to crack the top 20. It debuted at number two on Line Music Japan’s daily BGM & Melody Top 100 list, making it the highest-charting OST by a Korean performer.
The OST had only been out for a day in Japan, but it had received a lot of love, topping charts and breaking records, as well as acclaim from Japanese ARMYs who can’t get enough of V’s amazing voice!
This week’s Billboard charts were updated, and BTS’ V’s song “Christmas Tree” officially debuted at No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales chart. The song was the best-selling single in the United States for the week, and it was part of the soundtrack for actor Choi Woo Shik and actress Kim Dami’s drama ‘Our Beloved Summer.’
As V set a new record with the OST, we can’t wait for him to break more records. Christmas Tree made a new record as it made V the first Korean male soloist that earned the highest debut after PSY. Congratulations Kim Taehyung!!! Congratulations ARMY!!