Seven months after “Intro: Serendipity” and “Lie” hit 50 million streams on Spotify, Jimin has extended his record and set a new high-water mark for Korean singers with “Serendipity (Full Length Edition).”
|Jimin of BTS (BigHit Entertainment)|
No other Korean act has achieved two songs with 50 million streams on Spotify since Psy pulled off the feat with “Gangnam Style” and “Gentleman” in 2012-2013.
Media outlets around the world praised the singer’s achievement.
World Music Awards celebrated the record-setting accomplishment on Twitter, saying “BTS’ Jimin Becomes 1st Korean Act in history to have 3 solo Songs surpassing 50 million streams each on Spotify!”
German magazine Bravo named Jimin the most successful K-pop artist, whereas German journal Myheimat acclaimed Jimin as a figure who is “making history.”
Billboard said the BTS member’s solo performances “took things to another level with his expressive delivery of the song’s dramatic choreography, telling a message as much with his body as his vocals.”
The three solo songs currently have combined to record a total 192 million streams on Spotify.
By Choi Ji-won (firstname.lastname@example.org)