BTS member V has illuminated his presence by charting on the U.S. Billboard main album chart 'Billboard 200' for the longest duration as a K-Pop solo artist. According to the latest chart announced by the American music media Billboard on December 5th (local time), V's solo album 'Layover' re-entered the Billboard main album chart 'Billboard 200'.
With this, 'Layover' has charted on 'Billboard 200' for 8 weeks, setting a new record for the longest-charting period by a K-Pop solo artist. 'Layover' debuted at 2nd place on the 'Billboard 200', the highest rank for a K-Pop solo artist, and has proven its staying power over 8 weeks, demonstrating V's capabilities as a solo artist.
The 'Billboard 200' chart aggregates total album sales, streaming, and digital download figures, reflecting popularity within the U.S. Particularly noteworthy is the fact that V achieved this without any promotions in the United States, adding special significance to this accomplishment. 'Layover' is also continuously charting on Billboard's 'Top Current Album Sales' at 24th place and on the 'Top Album Sales' chart at 35th place, marking 12 consecutive weeks.
In the second week of December, tracks 'Slow Dancing' and 'Love Me Again' from 'Layover' ranked 140th and 194th respectively on Billboard Global (Excl. U.S.), charting for 12 and 15 weeks. V was the first K-Pop solo artist to have two album tracks enter this chart.
According to Billboard's '2023 Year-end Chart', which summarizes records over the past year, V's solo album 'Layover' ranked 44th on the 'Billboard Top Album Sales 2023' chart. This remarkable achievement was made despite only 6 weeks of tracking. The American music media Rolling Stone included the track 'Rainy Days' from 'Layover' in 'The 100 Best Songs of 2023', ranking it at 58th, the highest for a K-Pop solo song.
'Layover' has garnered critical acclaim for achieving both high artistic quality and mainstream appeal, paving new horizons in V's unique musical world.