Jin, a member of the globally renowned K-pop group BTS, has once again demonstrated his significant popularity by achieving the number one spot on a popular Mexican radio channel with his solo track “The Astronaut.” Released on October 28, 2022, the song has maintained a steady appeal, recently ascending to the top position again on the ‘Rankig House TOP30’ chart. This marks the 16th time “The Astronaut” has secured the number one spot on this chart, showcasing Jin’s consistent and unparalleled popularity in Mexico.
The track has shown remarkable performance, particularly on the Mexican radio channel ‘House Radio’s ‘Rankig House TOP30’, where it achieved the weekly top spot on November 25 (local time), among other notable rankings throughout the year. The song’s success extends beyond this chart; it has also topped the ‘Rankig House Summer Edition TOP30’, surpassing international stars like Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift, and Miley Cyrus. This widespread acclaim highlights Jin’s strong presence in the global music scene, reflected in the song’s repeated chart-topping performances.
Internationally, “The Astronaut” has made significant strides, notably entering the Billboard Hot 100 at number 51, a commendable feat given the competitive landscape marked by new releases from artists like Taylor Swift and Rihanna. The song also topped the Billboard ‘Digital Song Sales Chart’ and ‘World Digital Song Sales Chart’. Moreover, it achieved the milestone of being the first solo single to receive a million seller certification from the KMCA and a gold certification in Japan for 2022. The music video for “The Astronaut” also set a new record in the ‘Global YouTube Popular Video Music Section,’ maintaining the top spot for 17 consecutive days. Jin’s unique vocal style and the song’s global resonance have clearly demonstrated his enduring influence and popularity, even during his military hiatus.