BTS’ Jimin is making waves as a solo artist on Pandora Music, one of the largest music streaming platforms in the US. The K-pop star has achieved several milestones in the service, surpassing his own group and other Korean acts.
The Numbers: Jimin’s first breakthrough on Pandora Music came on June 27 when he reached 500,000 monthly listeners as the first K-pop soloist to do so. The feat came around three months after his official solo debut in March with his album “Face”.
The number soared to 594,000 listeners on June 30, surpassing BTS’ 571,000 and setting a new all-time high as a K-pop act. He went on to renew his own record to 610,000 on the following day and reached an accumulated stream of 10 million on the same day.
Jimin, a prominent member of BTS renowned as “Jimmerica,” continues to showcase his unparalleled stature as one of Korea’s premier solo artists:
K-media: BTS member Jimin, known as “Jimmerica,” has once again demonstrated his unparalleled status as one of Korea’s top solo artists.
According to Pandora, the American music streaming service, as of June 27th, Jimin became the first and only K-pop solo artist to surpass… pic.twitter.com/j02JAmeyC9
— Isaac WB (@FaceOfJimin) July 6, 2023
The Songs: Jimin’s solo debut album “Face” consists of eight tracks, including the title track “Like Crazy”. The album showcases Jimin’s versatile vocal skills and musical styles, ranging from pop to R&B to ballad. The title track “Like Crazy” is a catchy and upbeat song expressing Jimin’s love and longing.
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The music has been a massive hit on various charts, such as Billboard Hot 100, Spotify Global Top 50, and iTunes Top Songs. Jimin also released an original soundtrack for the US action film “Fast X”, titled “Angel Pt. 1”. The song is a powerful and energetic track that matches the movie’s theme.
The Impact: Jimin’s solo success on Pandora Music is not only a personal achievement but also a testament to the popularity and influence of K-pop in the US market. Jimin has proven that he can stand out as a solo artist and appeal to a wide range of listeners with his music.
He has also shown that Korean singers can break barriers and records in the global music industry. Jimin is not only one of the biggest K-pop stars in the world – he is one of the world’s biggest stars full stop.