The first and only artist in the world…
Even before making his official debut as a soloist, BTS’s Jimin had proved himself an indomitable force on iTunes, the globally popular music purchasing platform by Apple.
Some of Jimin’s previous records on the platform include the fastest song to hit #1 in 100 countries. He achieved this feat with the K-Drama OST “With You,” which he sang along with Ha Sung Woon. This achievement was also based on real-time purchases, with no pre-orders.
HA SUNG WOON and Jimin’s “With You” becomes the fastest song in history to reach #1 on iTunes in 100 total countries, breaking the record held by @BTS_twt’s “Dynamite”.
— chart data (@chartdata) April 24, 2022
Amazingly, Jimin also holds the second and third spot on this very achievement’s list, with “Set Me Free Pt.2” and “Like Crazy,” respectively.
‘Set Me Free Pt. 2’ by Jimin of BTS is officially the fastest song in history to reach #1 on iTunes in 100 countries. pic.twitter.com/c7biL0Ficz
— Pop Base (@PopBase) March 17, 2023
“Like Crazy” joins “Set Me Free Pt.2” and “With You” as the FASTEST songs to achieve 100 #1’s on iTunes Worldwide 🥳 🔥
HISTORY MAKER PARK JIMIN did it again!!!
— JIMIN DATA (@PJM_data) March 24, 2023
The iTunes store is available in 119 regions, and Jimin is the only artist in the world who has earned #1 on the all-genre song chart in all of those regions. In fact, he did it twice, first with “With You” and then with “Like Crazy.”
— Global ⟬⟭⁷ Force ⟭⟬ (@globalARMYforc) June 26, 2023
Do you all realize Jimin has now become the FIRST and ONLY Artist in the WORLD to have two songs with 119 #1’s on iTunes Worldwide in HISTORY with ‘With You’ and ‘Like Crazy’ today!
He’s really the iTunes King!
— BangtanTrends⁷ | LayOver | (@btstrendupdates) June 25, 2023
Among all Korean soloists, Jimin has the highest number of songs that have achieved #1 in over 100 countries.
— chart data (@chartdata) May 22, 2023
Jimin’s solo track “Filter” from BTS’s album Map Of The Soul: 7 was also the B-side track with the most #1s in the history of iTunes, but the song broke its own record on October 15 after charting at #1 on the all-genre chart of Germany. Now, “Filter” has earned #1 positions in 118 countries on iTunes and has attained another unique record for Jimin.
iTunes Germany 🇩🇪
#1 Filter (New Peak) 🥳🔥 pic.twitter.com/SJtF5q7YOT
— JIMIN Germany 🇩🇪 (@Germany_PJM13) October 15, 2023
With this latest #1 position, Jimin has become the first and the only artist in the world to have three songs reach #1 on iTunes across at least 118 countries!
JIMIN becomes the FIRST and ONLY artist in the world to achieve 3 #1 songs on iTunes in at least 118 countries❤️🔥
With You – 119
Like Crazy – 119
Filter – 118🆕️
— Jiminized🪞HAPPY JIMTOBER💛 (@Mochisjam1) October 15, 2023
Jimin is now the FIRST & ONLY Artist in iTunes history to have three songs with at least 118 #1’s Worldwide. 🌎
“Filter” joins the group as it reaches #1 on iTunes Germany for the first time. 👏🏼
▫️With You — 119 All-Kill
▫️Like Crazy — 119 All-Kill
▫️Filter — 118 #1’s… pic.twitter.com/k7PYwmfI2F
— Jimin Global (@JiminGlobal) October 15, 2023
With only one country left for “Filter” to achieve another iTunes “All-Kill” and make Jimin the artist with three songs to reach #1 on iTunes globally, the BTS member is already on his way to making history again!