BTS’s Jung Kook Units New Mark With “Seven” – Billboard

It has been a fantastic week for BTS’ Jung Kook, who set a UK report with “Seven.”

The Ok-pop star’s hit hit No. 3 on the UK’s official singles chart, launched on July 21, for the highest-grossing debut by a Korean group as a solo artist.

The singer’s sizzling begin to “Seven” (by way of BigHit Leisure) tops the week one arcs of BTS group members j-hope and Jimin, studies the Official Charts Firm.

All seven members of the Ok-pop phenomenon — Jin, Jimin, Suga, Jung Kook, RM, V, and J-Hope — shared solo materials, with Jimin setting the bar with a high 10 hit for “Like Loopy” (peaking at No. 8) in March; he individually earned a high 40 look with “Set Me Free Pt. 2”, reaching No. 30.


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J-hope was the primary member of BTS to earn a UK high 40 single, because of their collaboration with J. Cole “On The Road” peaking at No. 37.

Along with his podium, Jung Kook matches BTS’s high UK chart positions thus far – 2020’s “Dynamite,” plus Coldplay’s “Butter” and “My Universe” (each from 2021) all debuted and peaked at No. 3.

The very best-charting UK solo single by a Korean group belongs to Psy, whose “Gangnam Fashion” dropped in September 2012 to No. 61, then climbed to No. 1 in its fourth week on the rely. The viral hit logged 55 weeks on the chart, final showing in 2014.

“Seven,” which options the vocals of American rapper Latto, and hits No. 2 on Australia’s ARIA chart, is topped within the UK by Dave and Central Cee’s hip-hop hit “Sprinter” (Stay Yours/Neighbourhood), which is dashing to a seventh consecutive title. After a good three-way race on the high, Olivia Rodrigo’s “Vampire” (Geffen) flies to No. 2, unchanged from the earlier week.

Lastly, American pop star Billie Eilish lands her ninth UK high 10 single with “What Was I Made For?” (Interscope). The brand new model, from the Barbie film soundtrack, is new at No. 10.

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