South Korean superstar and BTS member Jimin is set to make history by releasing his debut solo EP, Face. As reported by Forbes, the album is expected to debut inside the top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart in the US, possibly even opening as high as No. 3.
Jimin’s new Billboard feat
For years, it was a big deal when a South Korean musical act made it to the top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart. However, K-pop bands have now become a regular fixture on the chart, but it is still a noteworthy achievement for solo artists.
Jimin will become just the third solo South Korean artist to achieve this feat if Face debuts inside the top 10 on the Billboard 200. His BTS bandmate RM accomplished the same feat a few months ago with his solo album Indigo, which peaked at No. 3. The only other solo South Korean artist to reach the top 10 on the chart is Nayeon, best known for her work with the K-pop girl group Twice. Her EP, I’m Nayeon, peaked at No. 7 in mid-2022.
Jimin’s anticipated success with Face is likely just the beginning of a wave of highly popular EPs and albums from BTS singers, as the group is currently on hiatus, and its members have more time to shine individually.
HitsDailyDouble predicts that Face could launch with over 100,000 equivalent units, a significant debut sum for any artist in today’s music industry. The EP is expected to debut behind Morgan Wallen’s One Thing at a Time, which is too huge to beat and is likely to maintain its position at the top of the chart for a fourth week. Lana Del Rey’s new album, Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd, is expected to take the second spot.
Jimin’s debut solo EP comes after a successful run with BTS, which has quickly become one of the biggest names in K-pop and the global music industry. BTS has achieved several historic milestones, including being the first K-pop act to top the Billboard 200 chart with their album Love Yourself: Tear in 2018. The group’s success has paved the way for other South Korean artists and propelled K-pop into the mainstream.
Jimin’s ‘Face’ is ready to conquer
While BTS members have achieved success as solo artists in the past, Jimin’s solo debut is expected to be a standout moment in his career. Face will likely showcase his unique talents and give fans a taste of what he can accomplish on his own. Jimin is known for his powerful vocals, impressive dance moves, and engaging stage presence, which contributed to BTS’ success.
Jimin has become a global style icon known for his bold fashion choices and unique sense of style in addition to his musical pursuits. He has been featured in several high-profile fashion campaigns and has become a muse for many designers and stylists.
Jimin’s upcoming debut solo EP is highly anticipated, and fans eagerly await how it will perform on the charts. If it does debut inside the top 10 on the Billboard 200, it will be a historic moment for both Jimin and the South Korean music industry.