Jin, a member of the K-pop sensation BTS, achieved a remarkable milestone on April 1 with his hit song ‘The Astronaut’ selling 200,000 units in the USA. This is a significant achievement for the artist as it is his fastest song to reach this impressive milestone. This news comes on the heels of his recent recognition as the soloist with the longest-charting record on the Billboard World Digital Songs Sales chart, with the incoming 13th week in the Top 10.
Jin’s New Milestone
Jin’s discography has three tracks that have surpassed 200k units sold: ‘Moon,’ ‘Awake,’ and ‘The Astronaut.’ Additionally, ‘Epiphany’ is close to reaching 500k sales, and Jin’s first solo OST ‘Yours’ is at 100k units sold. Overall, the artist has already sold 1.5 million units in the USA.
Despite being a surprise release with just nine days of notice, ‘The Astronaut’ made it to the Top 5 of the best-selling digital tracks of 2022, surpassing his group’s sales. ‘The Astronaut’ also peaked at an impressive #51 on the Hot100 chart, the highest score for a solo debut at the time and the highest first appearance on the Billboard Hot100 chart for any K-pop artist in history. Jin holds the record for accumulating the most points on Billboard Hot 100 as a solo artist, between 112 and 94 points.
Jin also holds the record of the biggest sales for a K-pop solo act on the Billboard Global chart, with 62k sales. His single spent five weeks on the Global 200 Ex: US chart and four weeks on the Global 200 chart.
Jin’s eagerly awaited first solo album will only be released after his military discharge. Despite this, the surprise single he prepared for fans by his means in just two months has achieved incredible success, competing with large-scale solo debuts and comebacks.
Ottogi’s Success Skyrocketed with Jin’s Influence
In other news, Korean food manufacturer Ottogi was recently named one of the Korea Representative Brands by the BRANDSTARS Selection Committee on March 29. Ottogi has been one of the main K-food-providing brands in Asia for many years, and this kind of recognition also comes after Ottogi’s remarkable success in the past year.
Last week, it was reported that Ottogi’s Share of Overseas Sales crossed 10% of its overall sales for the first time. A lot of Ottogi’s past year’s success can be attributed to the influence of Jin, who was selected as the company’s model. Jin’s involvement has propelled Ottogi to new heights, with his star power driving up sales and boosting the company’s brand value. K-media constantly calls Jin the ‘Next Generation CF King.’
Jin’s latest milestone with ‘The Astronaut’ selling 200,000 units in the USA is a testament to his immense popularity and global success. His involvement with Ottogi has also helped propel the brand to new heights, with his star power driving up sales and boosting the company’s brand value. Fans eagerly await Jin’s first solo album, which is set to release after his military discharge. Until then, they can enjoy his surprise single, ‘The Astronaut,’ which has demonstrated incredible success and impacted the music industry.