BTS’s seven members have all reached No. 1 on the Emerging Artists chart at this point. On Billboard’s most recent charts, Jimin is having a big week (dated April 1). With his “Set Me Free, Pt. 2” debuting at No. 30, the South Korean singer/dancer becomes the first BTS member to earn an unaccompanied solo top 40 smash on the Billboard Hot 100 list.
The song, released on March 17 through BigHit Music/Geffen/Interscope Records, sold 63,000 downloads in its first week and received 6.4 million U.S. streams. It debuts at No. 1 simultaneously on the World Digital Song Sales chart and the all-genre Digital Song Sales chart, making it the second leader on both lists.
지민 (Jimin) 'Set Me Free Pt.2' Official MV https://t.co/aeSojcbiAY
— BTS Charts (@btschartdata) March 17, 2023
The song debuts at No. 8 on the Billboard Global 200 and No. 5 on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. (56 million streams; 42,000 sold worldwide).
Jimin‘s second solo song outside of BTS to appear on the Hot 100 is “Set Me Free, Pt. 2.” (which boasts six No. 1s among six top 10s). With his TAEYANG collaboration “Vibe,” which peaked at No. 76 in January, he became the seventh and last member of BTS to earn a solo entry on the Hot 100.
All 7 Members of BTS Have Now Earned Solo Hits on the Hot 100
BTS members have now earned a total of 14 solo entries on the Billboard Hot 100, so far. pic.twitter.com/Nwu3WcWYzV
— Pop Base (@PopBase) March 27, 2023
Of the 14 solo songs by BTS members to hit the Hot 100, “Free” is the third to reach the top 40 and the first unaccompanied. Juice WRLD and Suga’s “Girl of My Dreams” hit No. 29 in 2021, and Charlie Puth’s “Left and Right,” featuring Jung Kook, peaked at No. 22 in 2022.
Here is a list of each BTS member’s songs that have reached the Hot 100, arranged chronologically:
Title and Artist Billing (Peak Position; Peak Date)
J. Hope ft. “Chicken Noodle Soup” by Becky G. (No. 81; October 12, 2019)
Agust D, “Daechwita” (Suga’s alternate billing) (No. 76; June 6, 2020)
Song by Juice WRLD & Suga, “Lady of My Dreams” (No. 29; December 25, 2021)
“Christmas Tree,” in V. (No. 79; January 8, 2022)
“Keep-Alive” by Jung Kook (No. 95; February 26, 2022)
PSY with. “That Thing” is terrible (No. 80; May 14, 2022)
Charlie Puth and. “Left and Right” by Jung Kook (No. 22; July 9, 2022)
J-“More” Hope’s (No. 82; July 16, 2022)
J. Hope’s “Arson” (No. 96; July 30, 2022)
JIN, aka “The Astronaut” (No. 51; Nov. 12, 2022)
Youjeen and RM, “Wild Flower” (No. 83; December 17, 2022)
TAEYANG with. Jameson, “Vibe” (No. 76; January 28, 2023)
With J, I hope. Cole’s song “On the Street” (No. 60; March 18, 2023)
“Set Me Free, Part. 2” (No. 30; April 1, 2023) (No. 30; April 1, 2023)
Thanks to “Free,” Jimin also becomes the seventh member of BTS to reach No. 1 on the Emerging Artists chart, joining RM, who did so for a week in November 2018, Suga, who did so for a week in December 2021, V, who did so for a week in January 2022, Jung Kook, who did so for a week in February 2022, J-Hope, who did so for a week in July 2022, and JIN (one week, November 2022). (In 2018, Suga also appeared on the chart under August D.)
Using the same methodology as the comprehensive Billboard Artist 100 tracks artist activity across various Billboard charts, including the Hot 100, Billboard 200, and the Social 50, the Emerging Artists chart ranks the most well-liked up-and-coming musicians of the week.
The Emerging Artists chart, however, does not include musicians who have reached two or more top 10s on Billboard’s “Hot” song genre charts and consumption-based “Top” album genre rankings, as well as acts who have notched a full 25 entry on either the Hot 100 or Billboard 200.
Final words: On the most recent Billboard charts, Jimin is having a fantastic week (dated April 1). The South Korean singer/”Set dancer’s Me Free, Pt. 2″ debuted at No. 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 list, making him the first BTS member to have an unaccompanied solo top 40 smash.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who are the Billboard emerging artists from BTS?
First Week at No. 1 on the Top 100 Songwriters Chart for SZA I appreciate 'SOS' Songs. Being the sixth member of BTS to rule Emerging Artists alone, JIN joins J-Hope, Jung Kook, RM, Suga, and V.
What is Jimin's real name?
South Korean singer Park Jimin, whose real name is Jimin, was born on October 13, 1995, in the Geumjeong District of Busan.
What was BTS first number 1 single?
With "Blood Sweat & Tears," BTS achieved their first number-one hit in late 2016, selling over 1.5 million copies in South Korea and peaking at number one on the US Global Digital Songs list. The Japanese version of the song was released in May 2017 and was the first of its kind to receive a Platinum certification from the RIAJ.