Jungkook smashes record for fastest song to hit 1bn streams on Spotify with ‘Seven’

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Jungkook’s hit track Seven feat. Latto has broken the record for the fastest song to reach one billion streams on Spotify, achieving the milestone in just 108 days.

Released on July 14, 2023, Seven smashed the previous 112-day record set by Miley Cyrus’ Flowers in August.

The news was announced on Spotify’s social media channels.

Seven has now earned its place in the Spotify Billions club and has been added to the official playlist, joining Beyoncé’s Crazy In Love feat. Jay-Z, Taylor Swift’s Style, Harry Styles’ As It Was, The Weeknd and Daft Punk’s Starboy and Coldplay’s Yellow.

Currently boasting 36,648,305 monthly listeners on Spotify, Jungkook’s solo listener count on the platform has surpassed that of his group, BTS.

While K-Pop megastars BTS command 30,762,158 monthly listeners, Jungkook has surpassed his own band’s monthly listener count by 588,147 monthly listeners.

Seven feat. Latto also continues its dominance on the platform’s charts, currently holding the third position on Spotify’s Weekly Top Songs Global, after previously occupying the second spot.

Notably, Jungkook achieved his listener base on Spotify without the release of a full album. Seven debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on July 29, 2023.

This accomplishment comes at a pivotal time for HYBE Corp., as BTS is currently on a hiatus while some members fulfill mandatory military service in South Korea. HYBE’s post-BTS strategy, which involves nurturing solo projects from BTS members like Jimin, Jin, Suga, and Jungkook, appears to be paying off.

Jimin released his solo album FACE on March 24, 2023, which sold 1.45 million copies worldwide on its first day. This made him the first solo K-Pop artist to achieve this milestone.

To further engage with fans, Jimin recently released a personal documentary about the making of his first solo album, providing an intimate look into his creative process and journey.

Jungkook recently released two new remixes, Seven (feat. Latto) – David Guetta Remix and 3D (feat. Jack Harlow) – MK Remix.

In a separate development, all seven members of BTS last month renewed their contracts with HYBE and its Big Hit Music subsidiary.

Elsewhere, HYBE Chairman Bang Si-hyuk recently explained the logic behind HYBE’s US expansion, the differences between the US and Korean music industries, and his retirement, in an interview with Bloomberg.

Music Business Worldwide

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