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Jungkook’s “Golden” album sets streaming records

SOUTH KOREA (ANN/KOREAN HERALD) – Jungkook of BTS is breaking records as a K-pop solo artist with his first album, “Golden.”

Spotify reported that the 11-song album received an impressive 39,653,740 streams on its release day, making it the most-streamed debut for a K-pop solo artist on the platform.

Jungkook’s songs dominated Spotify’s Daily Top Song Global chart, with “Seven” claiming the top spot and the title track “Standing Next to You” in second place.

The album also achieved success in Japan, ranking No. 1 on Oricon’s daily album ranking with 205,961 copies sold on the first day.

Jungkook of BTS. PHOTO: Big Hit Music via ANN/KOREAN HERALD

“Golden” instantly set a new record by selling over two million copies in less than five hours, becoming the first K-pop solo artist’s album to achieve this title on its debut day.

The album also reached No. 1 on iTunes’ Top Albums chart in 77 countries, and “Standing Next to You” topped the Top Song chart in 71 countries.

Jungkook made history on Billboard, with three songs from the album landing in the top 10 of the Global 200 (US excl.) chart, making him the first Asian artist to achieve this feat.

Additionally, “Too Much,” Jungkook’s collaboration with The Kid Laroi and Central Cee, entered the Billboard Hot 100, tying him with Psy for the most hits by a K-pop solo singer.

“Standing Next to You” also reached No. 4 on Melon’s Top 100 list.

Jungkook, the youngest member of BTS, released “Seven” in July, marking his debut as a solo artist.