With “the Astronaut,” Jin From Bts Broke the Record for Fastest Solo Artist to Sell a Million Copies.
Within the first 16 days after its release, the BTS member Jin’s solo single, “The Astronaut,” sold more than one million copies.
The music tracker Circle Chart (formerly known as Gaon Music Chart) in South Korea reports that as of November 12, more than 1,024,382 copies of “Astronaut” had been sold, and that during the week of November 6 to November 12, 224,390 copies were sold. According to the Korea Economic Daily, “The Astronaut” has broken the record for the quickest album by a solo artist to sell more than one million copies, which is based on the history of the Circle Chart.
After EXO’s Baekhyun (with the mini-albums “Delight” and “Bambi”) and singer Lim Young Woong (with the studio album “Im Hero”), Jin is now the third solo artist to sell more than one million copies of an album thanks to this accomplishment.
It is the second time that Coldplay has worked with one of the titans of K-pop or a member of the band on “Astronaut,” which was written in conjunction with Gene. The song, which was released in October, was performed for the first time live by Coldplay at their event at the Estadio River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires just a few hours after the song’s official release.
In related news, K-pop group BTS has been shortlisted for three different accolades at the upcoming 65th Annual Grammy Awards. Because of their collaboration with Coldplay on the tune “My Universe,” the septet was awarded the trophy for having the greatest pop performance by a duet or group for the third year in a row.
In addition, BTS was nominated for Album of the Year for their contribution to Coldplay’s “Music of the Spheres,” for which members J-Hope, Suga, and RM are credited as songwriters. The septet also asserts that the music video for the song “Yet To Come,” which is included on their anthology CD “Proof,” is the best one ever made.
On February 5, 2023, the 65th Annual Grammy Awards will be presented at a ceremony that will be aired live from the arena Crypto.com in Los Angeles. Both the Paramount+ streaming service and the CBS Television Network will broadcast the ceremony live for anyone to view when it takes place.