BTS’ Jimin Breaks Record for Best-Selling K-Pop Artist in First Week in South Korea

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Korean singer Park Ji-min, better known as Jiminbeat the record for solo artist who has sold the most copies in South Korea in the first week of an album’s release, selling 1.45 million copies facepublished on March 24th.

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Sales figures for the album were released on Friday, March 31 by Hanteo Chart, a music industry tracking company in South Korea.

The previous record was held by Lim Young-woon, a successful ballad singer who released 772,000 copies of his first studio album, I am Heroin its first week when it was released in May of last year.

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Jimin, upon the release of BTS’ single “Butter” in 2021. Photo: AP

As, face Also It is the first album by a solo artist to surpass one million copies sold in its first seven days in South Korea..

Jimin’s first solo album also broke the record in Japanselling 225,000 units in one week, a figure no solo artist had achieved so far in the Japanese archipelago.

It is expected that face it also occupies an important position in the US Billboard 200 sales chart, the next data of which will be published on April 2nd.

Jimin's tweet, announcing his solo album.

Jimin’s tweet, announcing his solo album.

face it has to do with Jimin facing himself as he prepares for his next step as a solo artist,” he wrote in a post on his Twitter account, where he also showed off the album cover image.

BTS artist and band agency BigHit Music added that in this album, Jimin will “showcase his musical world with a distinct voice and delicate interpretation.”

Jimin alone

the South Korean artist took advantage of the hiatus that BTS announced last year and which will last until at least 2025.

BTS in 2020, two years before announcing their hiatus.  Photo: AFP

BTS in 2020, two years before announcing their hiatus. Photo: AFP

The seven members of the band wanted to take advantage of this period to carry out the military service, which is mandatory for men in South Korea, and concentrate on personal projects.

In recent months, other band members such as RM, J-Hope or Jin have taken the opportunity to also release solo studio works.

Jimin made his debut with the BTS septet in 2013, and has released several solo songs in the past ten years in parallel with the group’s activity. For example Lie, serendipity, with you and most recently, a collaboration with BIGBANG vocalist Taeyang called vibration.

Source: Clarin

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