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BTS's Jimin first S Korean solo artist to prime U.S. songs chart

Jimin, a member of the Okay-pop supergroup BTS, has made historical past as the primary South Korean solo artist to land the primary spot on the highest U.S. songs chart, Billboard introduced Monday.

The single “Like Crazy” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 this week, bumping Miley Cyrus’s “Flowers” out of the highest spot, the place it had reigned for eight weeks.

“Jimin is the first South Korean soloist to score a No. 1 hit on the #Hot100, thanks to ‘Like Crazy,'” Billboard tweeted.

The music, off Jimin’s first solo album “Face,” is the 66th monitor to debut on the peak of the Hot 100 chart, which dates again to 1958 and combines all-genre US streaming, radio play and gross sales information, the business tracker reported.

“Face” hit Billboard’s important albums chart at No. 2, making it the highest-charting album by a South Korean solo musician and beating fellow BTS member RM’s “Indigo,” which reached No. 3 in December, business retailers reported.

BTS is taken into account South Korea’s biggest-ever cultural phenomenon, promoting out stadiums around the globe and dominating the charts whereas raking in billions for the nation’s economic system and constructing a world legion of followers referred to as ARMYs.

But the Okay-pop juggernaut introduced a hiatus final yr on account of South Korea’s required army service.

All able-bodied males in South Korea should serve at the very least 18 months within the army and, after a years-long debate about whether or not BTS deserved an exemption, Jin, the oldest member of the group, enlisted final yr.

Before the pause, BTS bagged six No. 1 hits on the Hot 100 and all seven members of the boyband have reached the highest songs chart with solo tracks, Billboard stated.

Before BTS’s dominance, South Korean rapper Psy’s international hit “Gangnam Style” peaked at No. 2 in 2012, in response to Billboard.

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