The highly anticipated solo album from BTS member Jungkook, titled “GOLDEN,” has broken all previous records on the Hanteo Chart. The album, which included the song “Standing Next to You,” was released on November 3 at 1 pm KST, and it immediately became a phenomenon and went down in music history.
According to Hanteo Chart, ‘GOLDEN’ achieved an unparalleled milestone by selling an incredible 2,147,389 copies on its very first day on the market. In the history of Hanteo, this is the first occasion that a debut album by a solo artist has sold more than 2 million copies in its first day of release.
But Jungkook’s journey to shattering records is far from over. In a remarkable turn of events, he has already broken the record for the best first-week sales of any solo album in just one day. Record sales for a debut album have previously been held by V of BTS, whose album ‘Layover’ sold 1,672,138 copies on its release day and 2,101,974 copies in its first week (Jungkook is a member of BTS as well).
Highest first day sales of albums by kpop soloists (via Hanteo): pic.twitter.com/Ter0qp6lQV
— About Music (@AboutMusicYT) November 5, 2023
Jungkook’s “Golden” (2.02M and still counting) joins V’s “Layover” (2.10M) as the only albums by soloists to reach 2 million copies sold on Hanteo in the first week of release. pic.twitter.com/AZoDR22gI4
— BTS Charts & Awards (@btschartmaster) November 3, 2023
In addition to making history as the first solo artist to sell 2 million copies in the first day of an album’s release, Jungkook is only the fourth artist in Hanteo’s history to do so. Now you can add Jungkook to the ranks of BTS, SEVENTEEN, and Stray Kids. The phenomenal success of ‘GOLDEN’ is evidence of Jungkook’s widespread appeal and the loyalty of their devoted fan base, ARMY.
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The Other Top Five K-pop Soloists That Broke Hanteo’s First-Day Sales Record
Album sales information is compiled into daily, weekly, and monthly charts on Hanteo, which is a popular music sales tracking system in South Korea. The fact that an artist’s first-day sales on Hanteo are the highest speaks not just to their vast appeal but also to the quality of their music.
Hanteo’s top five best-selling solo artists of all time are as follows:
Layover by V
The final BTS member to release a solo mini album is V. V broke the Hanteo soloist first-day sales record with the album. On debut, the album sold 1,672,138 copies.
— Bangtan_streamers⁷ (@Bangtan7_Stream) November 6, 2023
D-DAY by Agust D
With his solo debut full-length album, “D-DAY.” BTS rapper Agust D made history. The album sold 1,072,311 copies on Hanteo, the second-highest first-day sales.
GOLDEN by Jungkook joins D-2 and D-Day by Agust D as the only Albums by Korean/Kpop Soloists to reach #1 in more than 30 countries Apple Music Album Chart! pic.twitter.com/RE3JEZ93GA
— ⁷ (@Pk_bts_land) November 4, 2023
FACE by Jimin
BTS vocalist and dancer Jimin’s solo debut mini album “FACE” is third. His first solo album sold 1,021,532 copies on Hanteo on its first day.
“FACE” by #JIMIN wins Platinum Certificate from RIAJ (Recording Industry Association of Japan 🇯🇵) becoming the first and only K-pop Male Soloist to achieve this feat.
💿 250L Physicals Sold pic.twitter.com/KIqS675Rii
— Park Jimin Charts (@chartspjm) November 6, 2023
IM HERO by Lim Young-woong
With his debut studio album, “IM HERO.” South Korean singer Lim Young-woong achieved greatness. This album became Hanteo’s fourth-highest first-day seller with 940,624 sales.
Highest First Week Sales on Hanteo by Soloists
1. Lim Young Woong — IM HERO (1,102,012)
2. Baekhyun — Bambi (868,840)
3. Jin — The Astronaut (770,126)
4. Lisa — LALISA (736,219) pic.twitter.com/N6Ec9t7xad
— Stats for Bangtan⁷ (FAN ACCOUNT) (@statsforbangtan) November 3, 2022
ME by Jisoo
The only female artist in the top five is BLACKPINK’s gorgeous Jisoo. Her solo debut single, “ME,” sold 876,249 copies on its first day, making it Hanteo’s fifth-highest first-day album.
Albums by solo artists with the highest 1st week of sales on Hanteo history:
— Kpop Charts (@kchartsmaster) September 14, 2023
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