BTS’s Jungkook has further cemented his status as a global pop star, as his first solo single Seven soared to the top of the Billboard Hot 100.
As per the most recent chart released by Billboard (dated July 29th), Jungkook’s solo single Seven, released on July 14th, has claimed the number one spot on the Hot 100. “Seven” became the 68th song to debut directly at number one since the inception of the Hot 100 chart in 1958.
The Hot 100 compels streaming data, radio airplay, and digital sales (downloads and CDs) to rank songs. During its weekly tally (July 14th-20th), “Seven” recorded 153,000 downloads, 21.9 million streams, and 6.4 million radio airplay.
Previously, Jungkook made his presence known on the Hot 100 chart with “Stay Alive (Prod. SUGA of BTS),” the OST for the HYBE original story 7FATES: CHAKHO, produced by Suga in 2022, and his collaboration with Charlie Puth, “Left and Right.”
Billboard reported, “Jung Kook’s ‘Seven,’ featuring Latto, bounds in at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. Jung Kook becomes the second member of BTS with a Hot 100 leader, after Jimin’s ‘Like Crazy’ launched at No. 1 in April.”
“The superstar South Korean septet is now among elite company, as nine groups boast multiple members with solo Hot 100 No. 1s,” they added. “Further, with BTS having logged six Hot 100 No. 1s and Jung Kook and Jimin with one No. 1 each, BTS joins The Beatles, The Black Eyed Peas, Destiny’s Child, and Genesis as the only groups with leaders and multiple members also with No. 1s.”
With “Seven,” Jungkook is on a record-breaking journey and adds a significant milestone to his resume: topping the Billboard Hot 100, further accelerating his stride as a formidable solo male artist.