BTS' V Is The First Korean Solo Artist To Top Japan’s iTunes Songs Chart
"Sweet Night" by V of BTS has become the first song from a Korean solo artist to reach #1 on iTunes Japan.
V's song, which was part of the Itaewon Class OST, was able to overtake "Emotional" from the popular Japanese drama MIU404. If you're not aware, foreign songs hardly top Japanese charts and "Sweet Night" didn't have formal promotions there as well. It makes V's victory sweeter, ARMYs!
V is now the first Asian soloist to grab the top spot on iTunes Songs Chart in 114 countries.
[NAVER] Kmedia reported on BTS V’s Sweet Night topping iTunes chart in Japan by dethroning a local popular release making him the first Korean Soloist to achieve this feat. He is also the first Asian soloist to accumulate top hits in 114 countries and +https://t.co/kxbMSZSKJX pic.twitter.com/DKJ2sMTLm2— The Tae Print (@thetaeprint) August 2, 2020
"Sweet Night" by V (@BTS_twt) has now reached #1 on iTunes Japan.— Kpop Charts (@kchartsofficial) August 1, 2020
It becomes the first song by a korean solo artist to take the top spot in the country and it also extends his record for the song with most #1's on the platform (114 #1's).
[KMedia]— TinyTAN ⓻ (@BigHit_Info) August 2, 2020
BTS V, First Asian Soloist to top all iTunes major markets around the world, “Sweet Night” first song by Korean Soloist to top Japan iTunes & achieved its 114th #1 as Japanese portal site Biglobe highlighted V‘s success by reporting V‘s ‘Sweet Night’ is Making History. pic.twitter.com/bWeYagCJCR
‘Sweet Night’ by Taehyung is now the First and Only song by an Asian Soloist in History to topped iTunes in the major music markets around the world! pic.twitter.com/IQ44VAWtsl— V Charts⁷ Sweet Night⚡ (@BTSVChartData) August 1, 2020
Congratulations, V! To celebrate, let's check out "Sweet Night" below: