South Korean singer Jimin of the global K-Pop sensation BTS has broken yet another record with his latest single, “Like Crazy.” The song has become the fastest solo song by a K-Pop soloist to reach 100 million streams on Spotify, achieving this feat in just 30 days.
“Like Crazy” was released as the second single from Jimin’s debut solo studio album “Face” on March 24, 2023. The synth-pop track, produced by Pdogg and Ghstloop, has two versions – one in Korean and one in English. Both versions were written by a team of talented songwriters that includes Jimin himself, BTS bandmate RM, and Evan, among others.
The Korean version of “Like Crazy” touches upon the realization of losing a loved one and holding onto a reality where they still exist. On the other hand, the English version addresses the burden of stardom and the fear of losing oneself. Fans have been quick to praise the song for its heartfelt lyrics and catchy beat, contributing to its rapid success.
The single has achieved multiple accomplishments since its release. It debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, making Jimin the first South Korean solo artist to do so since the chart’s inception in 1958. It also achieved the highest debut for a South Korean solo artist on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number eight.
“Like Crazy” has proven to be a global hit, peaking in the top ten of charts in countries like Hungary, India, the Netherlands, Singapore, and South Korea. It has also gained popularity in multiple countries around the world, accumulating 71.2 million streams and 86,000 sales.
Like Crazy is a song that showcases Jimin‘s versatility and talent as a singer and songwriter. It is also a song that resonates with many listeners who can relate to its themes of love, loss, and identity. If you haven’t listened to it yet, you can stream it on Spotify or watch the official music video on YouTube.