Nothing’s gonna stop BTS’s V from taking over the world.
V, also known as Kim Taehyung in real life, has impressed the entire world in so many ways. His most recent achievement is with his song “Sweet Night,” from the hit drama “Itaewon Class,” starring good friend, Park Seo Joon.
On August 1, “Sweet Night” topped Japan’s iTunes Top Songs chart. Japan holds the second biggest music market in the world. It is known as one of the hardest charts to top with a foreign track that is not promoted in the country. V now holds the record as the first soloist to take the top spot on Japan’s iTunes Top Songs chart with a track released in Korea.
This unpromoted single made waves and broke records since its release last March. Four months after, ‘Sweet Night’ smashes a five-year-old record held by American singer, Adele, as the artist with the most No. 1s on the iTunes Top Songs chart. As of writing, the song has already topped 115 countries, including eight of the 10 major music markets around the world: United States, Japan, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Canada, Australia, and Brazil (iTunes does not service music in South Korea and China, the two other major music markets). The top 10 major music markets are based on the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry’s (IFPI’s) Global Music Report 2020.
According to World Music Awards, V is the first Asian soloist to hit No. 1 in all major iTunes music markets.
Congratulations to BTS V and ARMYs.