BTS’ Jimin Makes Billboard Chart History as K-Soloist with Most 2023 Year-End Entries


In a groundbreaking milestone, Jimin of BTS has achieved an unprecedented feat by becoming the first K-soloist to secure a coveted spot on the esteemed Billboard 200 chart. His debut album, FACE, achieved the remarkable position of #193, marking a historic moment as the sole album by a Korean soloist to accomplish this significant achievement.

Jimin’s exceptional achievement extended further as he made a resounding impact on the 2023 Billboard Year-End Charts. His presence was felt with an impressive 13 entries, setting a new record for the most entries by any Korean solo artist in a single year. FACE, his debut album, notably secured the highest position for a Korean soloist’s album on the Billboard Year-End World Albums chart, claiming the #7 spot.

The singles from FACE, particularly the lead track “Like Crazy,” made history by soaring on the Billboard Year-End Digital Song Sales chart, securing the #5 position as the top-ranking song by a Korean soloist. Additionally, “Set Me Free Pt. 2” claimed #29 on the same chart. The impact of “Like Crazy” was monumental, becoming the premier song by an Asian soloist and the first Korean solo track to break into the top 5 on the chart.


Jimin’s influence reverberated globally, as “Like Crazy” left an indelible mark on the Billboard Year-End Global 200 and Global Excl. US charts, positioning itself among the year’s significant K-pop hits.

His individual artistry shone brightly on the Billboard End Year Digital Song Sales Artists chart, securing an impressive #6 position. Furthermore, he attained a noteworthy #7 spot on the Billboard Year-End World Albums Artists chart, standing out as the only Korean solo artist to achieve such a remarkable feat.

In the November Individual Idol Brand Reputation Rankings by the Korean Business Research Institute, Jimin emerged as a dominant force with a brand reputation index of 6,267,302, reflecting an exceptional surge of 134.15 percent since September. Keywords such as Billboard, Like Crazy, and ARMY emphasized his substantial influence, with an overwhelming 91.39 percent positivity in the analysis. Jimin’s remarkable achievements underline his status as a trailblazer in the global music industry, solidifying his place as a groundbreaking force in the realm of K-pop and beyond.