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BTS Jungkook Receives Award at 2023 Billboard Music Awards and Releases “GOLDEN” Solo Album

BTS member Jungkook (JUNG KOOK/梢国) visited New York to attend an event at SiriusXM. (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

[The Epoch Times, November 20, 2023](Compiled and reported by Epoch Times reporter Zeng Weixin) Jung KOOK/梢国), a member of the popular Korean boy band BTS, performed at this year’s Billboard Music Awards (Billboard Won “Top Global K-Pop Song” in the Music Awards (BBMAs for short). And his first solo album “GOLDEN” also set a record of selling more than 2.5 million copies.

The 2023 Billboard Music Awards (2023 BBMAs) announced this year’s winners list on the 20th. Jungkook won the “Top Global K-Pop Song” for his solo song “Seven (feat. Latto)”. After PSY won “Top Streaming Song Video” in 2013, Jungkook is the first Korean solo singer to win the Billboard Music Award in 10 years.

Jungkook used the video to deliver his acceptance speech. He said: “It is difficult to express my gratitude in words. Thank you ARMY (official fan name) and everyone who loves this song. Without you, I would not be able to receive such a good award. I hope that many people can happily “Seven” was made with this song in mind, so it means a lot to receive this award, and I am grateful to be able to share good music with everyone.”

In addition, according to Hanteo Chart statistics, Jungkook released his first solo album “GOLDEN” on the 3rd of this month and has sold 2.5 million 1,158 copies as of the 17th. This is the first time in 13 years since Hanteo Chart changed its statistical method in 2010 that a solo singer’s album has sold more than 2.5 million copies.

“GOLDEN” sold 2.147389 million copies on the day of its release. It sold 1 million copies within 3 hours of its release. It only took 5 hours to reach 2 million copies. It also sold 2.438483 copies in the first week, setting a new record in South Korea. The highest first-day and first-week sales records for a solo artist’s album.

On the evening of the 20th, Jung Kook held a fan showcase “Jung Kook ‘GOLDEN’ Live On Stage” at Jangchung Gymnasium in Jung-gu, Seoul.

Editor in charge: Su Yang

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