A member of the K-pop band BTS is breaking records once again.
Jung Kook of BTS released his single, “Seven,” last Friday, July 14. According to a music poll by Billboard, an overwhelming majority of music fans voted on this collaboration between Jung Kook and rap star Latto as This Week’s Favorite New Music.
Forbes reports that the highly anticipated song exceeded expectations by making history almost immediately after its release.
“Seven” debuted at the top of Spotify’s Daily Global Chart with just under 16 million plays in the first 24 hours, making Jung Kook South Korea’s first soloist to score a No. 1 streaming win on the site worldwide, according to HitsDailyDouble.
The closest competitor was “Lala” by Mike Towers at 6.5 million streams, coming in a distant second place.
By the second day after release, “Seven” garnered an additional 13 million plays worldwide, easily maintaining its position at the top of Spotify’s chart.
“This is first in the official schedule for my solo music … I think I gained some confidence in believing that I can do this,” Jung Kook shared in a special behind-the-scenes featurette with Pop Sugar of his recording sessions for the song.
He referred to “Seven” as “a song that can receive recognition. I hope people listen to the song with ease.”
“Seven” portrays the “meaning to be with the person you love all the time. Like the title of the song, from Monday to next Sunday, that willingness to be with that love of my life every day is shown in this passionate serenade,” explains Jung Kook.
Throughout the music video, Jung Kook pursues his love interest through various disasters including floods, downpours and his fake death to gain her attention.
The Los Angeles Times reported that the official music video had been viewed over 30 million times within a few hours and was trending in the No. 1 music spot on YouTube.
Jung Kook continues to perform and promote his solo album, along with the solos of his group members.
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