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V logs record streak with solo album

(ANN/THE KOREAN HERALD) — V of BTS’ first solo album maintained on the Billboard 200 for a seventh consecutive week, a new record for a K-pop solo artist.

EP “Layover” debuted on the main albums chart at No. 2 after being rolled out in September and ranked No. 160 on the chart dated Nov. 4, surpassing the six-week mark set by bandmate RM.

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

The six-track mini album sold over 1.6 million copies on the day of its release and 2.1 million in the first week, both records for a K-pop solo musician at the time.

He amassed 100 million plays on Spotify within the first week, a first for a K-pop solo album. Side track “Love Me Again” also had surpassed 200 million streams on the platform, as of last week.

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