BTS‘s Jimin has once again demonstrated his global influence by setting a remarkable record on the iTunes charts. His digital single “Closer Than This,” released as a heartfelt gesture to fans before his military enlistment, soared to the top spot on the Russian iTunes Top Songs Chart on February 10, achieving number one in 116 countries. This achievement has solidified Jimin‘s status as the only artist in the world to have four songs reach number one on the iTunes Top Songs Chart in more than 116 countries and regions, marking a historic first in iTunes history.

Jimin‘s track record includes “Like Crazy,” the first song by a Korean solo artist to reach number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart, and the tvN drama OST “With You,” which achieved an all-kill in 119 countries. Additionally, his solo track “Filter” from BTS’s fourth Korean-language album Map of the Soul: 7 reached number one in 118 countries. Now, “Closer Than This” has further extended his record with a number one in 116 countries.

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Jimin holds a unique record

Moreover, with “Set Me Free Pt. 2” from his debut solo album FACE topping the charts in 113 countries, his collaboration track “VIBE” with Taeyang in 102 countries, and the theme song “Angel Pt. 1” for the movie Fast X in 100 countries, Jimin holds a unique record of having a total of seven songs that have reached number one in over 100 countries on iTunes. This unparalleled achievement has led South Korean media outlet StarNews to call him the “King of iTunes.”

“Closer Than This” has also achieved significant success on other major music platforms, surpassing 88 million streams on Spotify, the world’s largest streaming platform, 16.4 million on the domestic music streaming platform MelOn, over 16.85 million views on YouTube, and has been searched for 90,000 times on the global music search site Shazam. Jimin‘s widespread popularity and the love he receives from fans around the world across various platforms both domestically and internationally are a testament to his enduring appeal and talent. – K-Pop News Writer

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