BTS member Jimin has cemented his status as a global pop icon, continuously charting for 33 weeks on Billboard's 'Artist 100', a feat unique to Korean solo artists.
Music media outlet 'About Music' reported that Jimin, following global stars like Taylor Swift, Morgan Wallen, and Olivia Rodrigo, is the only Korean solo artist to rank alongside names like Rihanna, Drake, and Ed Sheeran on the 'Artist 100' chart.
Jimin first topped this chart on April 8, marking a historic achievement for a Korean solo artist and proving his immense popularity and presence in the United States, the heartland of pop music.
Jimin also ascended to the top of the 'Hot 100' with his hit 'Like Crazy' and achieved a Platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), setting unprecedented records for a Korean solo artist in a short career span, without extensive advertising or radio promotions.
In the latest Billboard chart dated November 18, 'Like Crazy' continued its impressive run, climbing 14 places to rank 96th on the 'Global 200', extending its record as the longest-charting song by a K-pop soloist on the chart. On the 'Global Excl. U.S.' chart, 'Like Crazy' demonstrated remarkable staying power, rising 18 places to secure the 58th spot, thus marking an ongoing record of 33 consecutive weeks for a Korean solo track released this year.
In the 'World Album' chart, Jimin's album 'FACE' made a comeback, rising one spot to rank 11th, extending its record as the longest-charting album by a K-pop soloist for 33 consecutive weeks.
Moreover, in this week's French SNEP 'Physical Album' chart, 'FACE' has continued to chart for 33 weeks, setting another record for the longest-charting Korean solo album. Jimin's debut solo album has been embraced globally as a beloved steady seller, maintaining long-term success.