BTS's Jungkook has made history at the 'MTV VMA', becoming the first K-pop solo artist to achieve such a feat, and this monumental win has been highlighted by the renowned American business magazine, Forbes.
On the 13th (KST), Forbes reported on Jungkook's win for his song 'Seven' in the 'Song of Summer' category at the '2023 MTV Video Music Awards' (MTV VMA).
Under the headline "Jungkook Joins BLACKPINK's Lisa in Making MTV VMA History," Forbes conveyed the news of 'Seven' emerging as the champion in the 'Song of Summer' category at the 'MTV VMA'.
The article continued, "Following BLACKPINK's Lisa, who won the 'Best K-pop' category with 'Lalisa' in 2022, Jungkook's victory marks a historic moment as the second Korean solo artist to win a 'VMA', and the first male solo artist to do so."
What makes Jungkook's win even more noteworthy, according to Forbes, is the distinction of the award categories. While Lisa's award was specifically for K-pop artists, "Jungkook's win came after beating out pop stars like Olivia Rodrigo, Beyonce, Billie Eilish, Doja Cat, and Taylor Swift, competing across diverse genres," the magazine explained.
Forbes highly praised Jungkook, stating he is "the first K-pop solo musician to win a VMA in a category that isn't limited to just one genre." After being nominated last year for his collaboration with Charlie Puth on 'Left and Right' (Feat. Jungkook of BTS), Jungkook raised fans' expectations by being nominated for 'Song of the Summer' two years in a row, and this year, he clinched the title, becoming the first Korean solo artist to win the category.
On the 7th, 'Seven' also topped the '2023 Global Song of the Summer for 2023' list by Billboard, surpassing global hits by Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, and the collaboration between Lema and Selena Gomez.
'Seven' debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed there for eight consecutive weeks. It also became the first song by an Asian artist to simultaneously top the 'Global 200' and 'Global Excl. U.S.' charts for a record seven consecutive weeks.
Furthermore, the song maintained its dominance on the UK's Official Singles 'Top 100' chart for nine consecutive weeks. On Spotify, the world's largest music streaming platform, 'Seven' set another record by being the first song by an Asian artist to top both the 'Daily Top Song Global' and 'Weekly Top Song Global' charts for eight consecutive weeks, holding the number one spot for 57 days. This continuous success proves the song's global mega-hit status and its powerful impact on the music scene.