BTS's Jungkook's 'Seven' has clinched the top spot on the U.S. Billboard's '2023 Global Summer Song', further illuminating its global popularity.
Jungkook's solo single 'Seven', which was released on July 14, has been declared the reigning '2023 Global Summer Song' by the renowned U.S. music media outlet, Billboard. The announcement, made on August 8th (Korean time) via Billboard's official website, confirms 'Seven' as this year's most popular global summer anthem.
According to Billboard, the '2023 Global Summer Song' rankings were determined based on the performance on the 'Global 200' chart from June 10th to September. 'Seven' debuted at number one on the 'Global 200' chart dated July 29th and has maintained its top position until the chart dated September 9th. Following 'Seven' on the '2023 Global Summer Song' list, Miley Cyrus's 'Flowers' took the second spot, Taylor Swift's 'Cruel Summer' ranked third, Ing Lucas x Peso Pluma's 'La Bebe' was fourth, Esteban Armando x Peso Pluma's 'Ella Baila Sola' secured the fifth position, and Lema x Selena Gomez's 'Calm Down' landed in the sixth spot. These rankings feature hit tracks from global pop stars that dominated this summer.
'Seven' has achieved a seven-week consecutive streak at number one on the 'Global 200' chart. This is both a first and the longest record for any song worldwide in 2023. Additionally, Jungkook set another record by simultaneously topping both the 'Global 200' and 'Global (Excluding U.S.)' charts for seven consecutive weeks, a first and longest duration for any Asian artist, showcasing his stature as a 'world-class pop star'.
In related news, Jungkook has been nominated in the 'Song of Summer' category for 'Seven' at the '2023 MTV Video Music Awards' (MTV VMA). This marks his second consecutive nomination in this category, heightening anticipation and interest regarding the award outcome.