BTS: V Is Now the Only Artist to Ever Achieve 109 No. 1s With a Song on iTunes

by Jeremy Spirogis
V of BTS

As a gaggle, BTS guidelines music charts all around the world, however the person members have charting energy of their very own. Recently, V of BTS set a report when his solo track “Sweet Night” reached No. 1 on iTunes in 105 international locations. After setting the report, V prolonged it when “Sweet Night” reached No. 1 in 109 international locations on iTunes.

V of BTS
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BTS simply broke the report

For 5 years, Adele held the report of essentially the most No. 1s on iTunes along with her track “Hello.” Adele launched the track in 2015, and it reached No. 1 on iTunes in 102 international locations.

In July 2020, BTS broke Adele’s report when their track “Black Swan” reached No. 1 in 103 international locations. BTS launched “Black Swan” on Jan. 17, 2020, and the track was the primary single launched from their current album Map of the Soul: 7.

Since releasing the album in February 2020, BTS achieved a lot of private bests. Map of the Soul: 7 debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, changing into the band’s fourth No. 1 album in lower than two years. “ON,” the album’s lead single, reached BTS’s highest place on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at No. 4.

V broke BTS’s personal report with ‘Sweet Night’

Just days after BTS broke Adele’s report, V broke BTS’s report. He formally grew to become the artist to have the track with essentially the most iTunes’ No. 1s in historical past when “Sweet Night” reached No. 1 on iTunes in 105 international locations. He has since prolonged the report after attaining 109 No. 1s on iTunes worldwide.

“Sweet Night” was launched in March 2020 when it was featured within the Itaewon Class OST. A couple of days earlier than its launch, V and RM held a VLIVE livestream for ARMY. During the VLIVE, V informed followers that he had been engaged on songwriting and one of many songs he wrote could be launched quickly.

The track V was referencing ended up being “Sweet Night.” While V informed followers he didn’t wish to fear in regards to the track’s chart rankings, the track rapidly shot up on music charts all over the world.

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PSY launched “Gangnam Style” in 2012, and the track topped iTunes charts in 86 international locations. When “Sweet Night” reached No. 1 on iTunes charts in 87 international locations, V beat PSY’s earlier report with “Gangnam Style” and have become the Korean soloist with essentially the most iTunes No. 1s.

Fans are happy with the singer

After V prolonged his iTunes report, BTS followers took the time to congratulate him on social media. Even although the track acquired little promotion, “Sweet Night” made music historical past.

One fan tweeted, “So guess who’s the First and Only artist in the World to chart a song at #1 in 109 countries?!”

“Sweet Night achieved 109 #1’s on itunes! i believe it’s king/legend behavior Kim Taehyung did that #SweetNight109 @BTS_twt,” wrote a Twitter person.

“Congratulations Taehyung as Sweet Night reaches 109 #1 on iTunes worldwide further extending his record as the artist with the most #1 in history #SweetNight109 @BTS_twt,” one ARMY tweeted.

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