As 2023 closes, BTS’ Jungkook solidified his global dominance in the music industry, leaving an indelible mark on both Billboard and iTunes charts worldwide. The youngest member of the South Korean septet not only maintained a consistent presence atop the Billboard charts with every new release but also achieved remarkable success on iTunes worldwide.
Jungkook’s crowning achievement came in the form of a historic milestone, as he emerged as the sole artist with two tracks concurrently ranking in the top 10 best-selling downloads in the United States. According to year-end data from the US, Jungkook’s tracks “Seven” and “Standing Next to You” secured their positions in the coveted US Top 10 downloads, establishing him as a force to be reckoned with in the global music market.
The feat was particularly noteworthy considering that the tracks hailed from Jungkook’s debut solo album, “GOLDEN,” released on November 3. The album featured the all-English title track “Standing Next to You,” which not only set a new Billboard record but also marked a significant milestone in the idol’s career. Initially uncertain about the success of his solo venture, Jungkook now stands among the industry’s elite figures.
Jungkook’s chart-topping success continued even after the year-end reports. On December 27, Billboard revealed that “Standing Next to You” reclaimed the top position on the Digital Song Sales chart, marking Jungkook’s fifth time at number one. This accomplishment put him in league with Miley Cyrus and her viral TikTok sensation “Flowers.”
While BTS members, including Jin, J-Hope, Suga, Jimin, RM, Jungkook, and V, are currently fulfilling their mandatory military service in South Korea, the group’s impact on the music scene remains undeniable. The band is set to reunite in 2025, with Jin scheduled to return in 2024, teasing a potential new music release. J-Hope and Suga are expected to follow suit in due course, promising an exciting future for BTS and its devoted fanbase. As Jungkook wraps up a year of unparalleled success, the anticipation for what lies ahead in 2024 continues to build.