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BTS Jin’s ‘The Astronaut’ Made History By Surpassing 700,000 1st Day Sales On Hanteo Chart

With seven members, the South Korean band BTS was established in Seoul in 2010. They work for the Big Hit Entertainment business. Their musical approach changed from being primarily hip hop to currently including a variety of genres. BTS is the best-selling artist in South Korean history, with over a million albums sold.

BTS is the first Korean artist to place atop the Billboard 200, among other sales records that they’ve broken. With their studio albums, BTS increased their track record of success three times. BTS has achieved four number-one albums in less than two years, making them the group to do so most quickly since the Beatles.

The first Asian artist to achieve 5 billion Spotify streams was BTS. On YouTube, BTS has gotten over 9 billion views. 20.7 million people follow BTS on Twitter. BTS was listed as one of Korea’s most prominent celebrities by Forbes Korea. One of the highest-paid superstars in the world, BTS was placed 43rd in the 2019 Forbes Celebrity 100.


K-Pop group BangTan Sanyeondan (Credits: South China Morning Post)

Each BTS member is so talented and hardworking toward their career. Be it their singing, dancing, or rapping skills, and each member is hitting records each year. On October 28, 2022, South Korean artist Jin of BTS released “The Astronaut” as his first solo single, a collaboration with Coldplay.

The K-pop boyband collaborated with Coldplay once before, in 2021, with the song “My Universe,” and this time, it’s for the song “The Astronaut,” which was co-written by both Jin and the British band.

Jin hangs out in the suburbs with two youngsters while teaching one how to ride a bike and taking pictures with the other in the music video for “The Astronaut.” But he comes to a huge spacecraft that launches him into space.

Listen To The Song Here:

BTS’s Jin Single: Astronaut (Credits: Youtube)

According to a statement from his agency, Big Hit Music, on Saturday cited information from the local market tracker Hanteo Chart, BTS member Jin sold 700,754 copies of “The Astronaut” on the day it was released.

The only albums by solo artists with better first-day sales in Hanteo history were “IM HERO” by Lim Young Woong and “Bambi” by EXO’s Baekhyun, but now it’s Jin’s “The Astronaut,” respectively. Additionally, with strong physical sales, “The Astronaut” hit the top of the iTunes rankings worldwide the moment it was released on Friday. Statistics show that The Astronaut was the number-one song on the iTunes Top Songs Chart in at least 97 nations, including the US, the UK, Germany, France, and Canada. Before joining the military, BTS member Jin gave his fans an emotional gift by releasing the popular song.

Jin in Astronaut (Credits: Zoom TV)

The ARMYs (BTS Fandom) was extremely supportive of their song video. Over 15.3 million people watched The Astronaut in the first 20 hours of its release. The song has a lovely tune and provides a way for them to reflect on love and the people who are important to them. In the video, BTS’s Jin plays an exotic creature that slowly adjusts to and accepts his new surroundings while promoting love, trust, and happiness.

Congratulations to Jin on such a remarkable accomplishment!

Also, according to a Big Hit Music release on October 17, Jin will be the first member of BTS to register for required military service after completing promotional activities for “The Astronaut.”

About BTS’s Jin

Kim Seok-Jin

Kim Seok-jin, also known professionally as Jin onstage, was born on December 4, 1992. He is a South Korean singer, composer, and member of the South Korean boy band BTS. He has collaborated with BTS on three solo songs, “Awake,” “Epiphany,” and “Moon,” and all these songs have achieved success on the Gaon Digital Chart in South Korea. Kim Seok Jin’s debut solo digital single song, “Tonight,” was published in 2019. The Astronaut Kim Seok-jin’s first single was released in October 2022, which proved to be a massive success.

In addition to singing, Kim Seok-jin hosted a number of South Korean music shows from 2016 to 2018. He and his bandmates from BTS received the fifth-class Hwagwan Order of Cultural Merit from the President of South Korea in 2018 for their contributions to Korean music.

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