BTS V, also known as Kim Taehyung, is one of the most versatile and talented artists in the music industry. He has proven his skills as a singer, songwriter, producer, actor, and visual. He has also shown his ability to create music for different genres and moods, from upbeat pop songs to soulful ballads.
One of his most remarkable achievements is his success as an OST (original soundtrack) artist. He has released three OSTs for Korean dramas, namely “It’s Definitely You” for Hwarang (2016), “Sweet Night” for Itaewon Class (2020), and “Christmas Tree” for Our Beloved Summer (2021). All of these songs have received critical acclaim and commercial success, both in Korea and internationally.
Among his OSTs, “Sweet Night” and “Christmas Tree” have achieved a rare feat of spending 500 consecutive days on Spotify South Korea’s Top 200 Daily Songs Chart. This makes them the only OSTs to do so in the history of the chart.
“Sweet Night” is a soft acoustic song that expresses the longing and regret of a lost love. It was released on March 13, 2020, as part of the soundtrack for Itaewon Class, a drama that starred V’s close friend Park Seo Joon. The song topped iTunes charts in 119 countries, breaking the record for the most number-one iTunes hits by a song in history. It also won several awards, including Best OST at the APAN Star Awards and Best Pop Song at the Korean Music Awards.
“Christmas Tree” is a warm ballad with a gentle guitar melody that works as the soundtrack for Our Beloved Summer, a romantic comedy that tells the story of an ex-couple that broke up on a bad note, forced to come together after years when a documentary they shot in high school goes viral. The main role is played by another close friend of V, Choi Woo Shik. The song was first heard on December 6, 2021, with the airing of the first episode on SBS TV. It was officially released on December 24, 2021, as a Christmas gift for V’s fans.
Both “Sweet Night” and “Christmas Tree” showcase V’s unique vocal color and emotional delivery. They also reflect his personal style and taste in music, as he participated in writing and producing them.
V’s OSTs are not only popular among fans and general listeners, but also among critics and industry insiders. They have praised his versatility, artistry, and impact as an OST artist. He has been dubbed as the “King of OSTs”, “OST Genius”, and “OST Fairy” by various media outlets.
V’s OSTs are also meaningful for him as an artist and a person. He has expressed his gratitude and happiness for being able to work with his friends and create music that resonates with many people. He has also shared his love and appreciation for his fans who support his music.
With his impressive achievements as an OST artist, Taehyung has proven that he is not only a member of BTS, but also a soloist who can shine on his own. He has also shown his potential to explore more genres and styles in his future music projects.