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BTS Jimin’s ‘Face’ is now the highest solo Korean debut on Billboard 200

As announced by Billboard 200 on 2 April 2023, Face by Jimin debuted at No. 2, marking the highest solo debut position since Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour (2021), which debuted at No. 1. This also makes Jimin the first solo K-pop artist to achieve this feat.

Jimin has previously broken multiple records with respect to other songs from Face as well as with its album sales.

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Jimin’s record-breaking success with Face

More about the chartbuster

The week ending 30 March saw Face sell a total of 1,64,000 equivalent album units, according to data shared by Luminate (Nielsen Music). As per various reports, the album score includes 1,24,000 as traditional album sales — the highest sales week for a solo artist in the United States in 2023 and third-highest overall, and 13,500 as streaming equivalent album (SEA) units.

Jimin’s Face also topped Japanese music chart Oricon’s Daily Album Ranking list and iTunes Top Album chart in 63 regions.

As per Forbes, Jimin has now broken the record created by fellow member RM with Face becoming the highest-charting release in the history of the United States by a South Korean music artist.

Records broken by Face songs

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Within 10 hours of its release, on 17 March, the pre-release song “Set Me Free Pt.2” hit #2 on iTunes in over 110 countries, making him the fastest to achieve this feat across 100 nations.

Jimin broke his own record created by “Set Me Free Pt.2,” with the album’s lead single “Like Crazy” receiving over 7.9 million Spotify streams after the album’s release. Additionally, on March 25, “Like Crazy” topped the Daily Digital Single Ranking on Oricon and hit #1 on iTunes Top Songs chart in 111 regions.

Hero and Featured image: Courtesy BTS_official/@bts_bighit/Twitter

This story first appeared on Augustman Thailand.

BTS Jimin’s ‘Face’ is now the highest solo Korean debut on Billboard 200

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