Jimin is known in South Korea for having a huge following among the general public and fans. For example, in 2018 he: the only male idol How to come out on top in Gallup pollsmy favorite idol In the history of research, then The only idol to win 1st place for 2 years in general (2018 and 2019), before the study was discontinued. Furthermore, he The only idol to win 1st place Boy group member individual brand reputation ranking 35 consecutive months (As of November 2021) 48 months in total (as of May 2023). Both of these rankings reflect the public’s perception of idols, which determines their marketability in the country. [read examples here].
In addition, it is clear that Jimin is the favorite even if you look at the trend of Korean media. Whenever the media reports on BTS’ activities or other K-pop related topics in general, Jimin is consistently highlighted as a representative figure of both the group and K-pop in general. For example, media coverage of BTS concerts always uses Jimin-focused footage, and news reports use his image or specifically mention his name. [refer here, here, here, and here for some examples].
This inexhaustible love that South Korea has for Jimin is evident in two different events that took place over the past few days on Spotify, one of the country’s music consumption platforms. It’s been proven once again in the form of how we love and support each other.
On June 7th, the latest music release “Angel Pt.1” featuring Jimin as a feature artist will be released. 106k or more daily stream Ranked on the Spotify Korea Daily Top Songs chart. This makes it the fourth song in history to achieve over 100,000 streams on the chart in a single day, and includes songs by not only Korean artists but also foreign artists. Her three other songs that reach this mark are by groups, which means: Jimin is the first and only solo artist (Not limited to Korean solo artists, solo artists in general) Now you can get over 100,000 streams on Spotify Korea every day!
Moreover, Jimin’s song Overall Top 4 Daily Top Songs chart, he snatches too 6th out of top 10 and 7th out of top 15 Enter the charts with songs from solo albums! It’s clear the country is obsessed with his first official album.
Jimin, who performed exceptionally well in the daily streaming numbers for solo releases, maintains his position at the top. Ranked #1 on Spotify Korea Daily Top Artist Chart in order to 50th day As of June 8, he joined his own group BTS as the only artist to have held the number one position on this chart for at least 50 days, and Jimin The first and only solo artist in history to accomplish this feat!
In fact, thanks to “Angel Pt. It topped the Top Songs chart. Top His Artists Chart, which had never charted prior to the release of this song, ranked within the Top 10. Jimin’s influence speaks for itself.
Korea is truly Jiminland, congratulations Jimin!