BTS member Jimin’s scheduled live appearance on SBS’s Inkigayo has been canceled following heated debates over his ‘off-key’ live singing during the encore stage on Mnet’s M! Countdown. Jimin was originally set to perform live on the Inkigayo broadcast, where his comeback title track, Like Crazy, was set to compete as a first-place nominee. However, only a pre-recorded performance of Jimin’s Like Crazy stage will be aired on the April 2 broadcast of ‘Inkigayo,’ and the artist will not be present during the live broadcast.
The Controversy Surrounding Jimin’s Off-Key Singing
After Jimin won his first #1 trophy on a music program with Like Crazy during the March 30 broadcast of M! Countdown, some netizens claimed he was singing “off key” during his encore stage. This sparked a heated debate online, leading Mnet to delete Jimin’s encore stage video from YouTube.
Despite the controversy, Jimin broke his record on the UK’s Official Charts. On March 31, the United Kingdom’s Official Charts announced that Like Crazy had debuted on the Official Singles Chart at No. 8, making Jimin the highest-charting K-pop soloist.
Jimin’s Successful Debut Album
Jimin’s first solo album, FACE, has broken records and made history. Hanteo Chart reported that FACE sold over a million copies on its first day, making it the first album by any solo artist in Hanteo history to reach this milestone. FACE went on to sell 1,454,223 copies in the first week of its release (March 24 to 30), setting a new record for the highest first-week sales of any album by a solo artist in Hanteo history.
Jimin’s Versatility as an Artist
With FACE, Jimin has showcased his versatility as an artist, presenting diverse musical styles that highlight his vocal range and emotional depth. The album features a total of five tracks, including the title track Promise, which Jimin released as a digital single in 2018, as well as the tracks Friends, Filter, Stay, and Intro: Serendipity.
Jimin’s Latest Comeback Title Track
Jimin’s latest comeback title track, Like Crazy, has received widespread acclaim for its heartfelt lyrics and passionate vocals, showcasing Jimin’s unique sound and artistry. The track has also been breaking records, including becoming the highest-charting K-pop soloist on the UK Official Singles Chart and winning multiple music show awards.
Despite the setback of canceling his live appearance on the April 2 broadcast of SBS’s Inkigayo, Jimin’s star continues to rise. With his unique sound and emotional depth, Jimin quickly establishes himself as a force to be reckoned with in the K-pop industry. Fans eagerly anticipate what he will do next and can’t wait to see him perform again.