The Astronaut by BTS Jin Becomes The Most Shazamed Song by A K-Pop Act

The Astronaut, a solo single by Jin of the global sensation BTS, has achieved a new milestone. It has become the most shazamed song by a K-Pop act, surpassing 12.85 million Shazams as of May 4, 2023. The previous record-holder was another song by Jin, Yours, which has 12.84 million Shazams. The third place belongs to BTS’s smash hit Dynamite, which has 7.41 million Shazams.

If you are not familiar with Shazam, it is an app that allows users to identify songs and artists by listening to a short snippet of music. It is a popular way to discover new music and artists, especially for international fans who may not have access to other sources of information. Shazam also tracks the number of times a song has been identified by users, which reflects its popularity and recognition.

The Astronaut is a special song for the fans, as Jin released it as a farewell gift before he enlisted in the military in December 2022. The song was co-written by Jin and Coldplay, who had collaborated with BTS on My Universe earlier that year. The song was also co-produced by Kygo and Bill Rahko, and featured vocals from Moses Martin, the son of Coldplay’s lead singer Chris Martin.

“The Astronaut” is a masterpiece that showcases Jin’s talent and personality. He has a soothing and powerful voice that conveys emotion very well. He also has a great sense of humor and a warm heart that makes him relatable and lovable. He is a versatile artist who can sing different genres of music, from rock to pop to ballads. He is also a generous person who always thinks of his fans and gives them meaningful gifts.

The song is a heartfelt expression of Jin’s love and gratitude for his fans, who have supported him throughout his career. It uses a cosmic theme to convey the idea of connection and longing across time and space. The song is available in digital and CD formats, and has an accompanying music video that shows Jin as an alien astronaut who crash-lands on Earth and finds a new home with his friends.

The Astronaut received positive reviews from critics, who praised Jin’s vocals and the song’s lyrics. The song also broke several records, such as the highest first-day sales for a solo single in South Korea, with over 700,000 copies sold according to Hanteo. The song also debuted at number 51 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, marking Jin’s first solo entry on the chart.


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