BTS Jungkook Becomes First Male Solo Artist to Win Both Album and Digital Song Awards at the Golden Disc Awards with “GOLDEN” and “Seven”

Jungkook from BTS has made history as the first male solo artist to win both the Album and Digital Song awards at the Golden Disc Awards. At the 38th Golden Disc Awards, held on January 6th, he won the ‘Best Album’ award for his solo album “GOLDEN” and the ‘Best Digital Song’ award for his single “Seven”.

Jungkook’s “GOLDEN” set a record for the highest sales among both male and female K-pop solo artists, leading to its ‘Best Album’ award. His single “Seven” broke records by surpassing one billion streams in the shortest time, earning a Guinness World Record, and subsequently the ‘Best Digital Song’ award.

Released in November last year, “GOLDEN” topped the 2023 Circle Chart’s ‘Accumulated Album (Physical) Sales Top 15’ with over 2.7 million copies sold, making it the best-selling album of 2023 among all K-pop solo artists. “Seven” achieved over one billion unfiltered streams on Spotify in just 108 days.

Jungkook’s influence in 2023 was further highlighted with multiple awards at the ‘Melon Music Awards 2023’ (MMA2023), including ‘Best Solo Male’, ‘Hot Trend Award’, ‘Year’s Top 10’, and ‘Millions TOP 10’. He also won ‘Best Dance Performance Male Solo’ and ‘Best Collaboration’ at the ‘2023 MAMA Awards’.

Internationally, “Seven” won the ‘Song of Summer’ category at the ‘2023 MTV Video Music Awards’ (MTV VMA) and ‘Best Song’ at the ‘2023 MTV Europe Music Awards’ (MTV EMA). Additionally, it won ‘Top Global K-Pop Song’ at the ‘2023 Billboard Music Awards’ (BBMAs).

“Seven” and “GOLDEN” were recognized globally, featuring in Billboard’s ‘The 100 Best Songs of 2023’, the UK Official Chart’s ‘The Best Songs and Albums of 2023’, and Rolling Stone’s ‘The 100 Best Songs of 2023’. “GOLDEN” was also selected for Rolling Stone’s ‘Best Music of 2023’, MTV’s ‘Record-Breaking Albums of 2023′, The New York Times’ ‘Best Albums of 2023’, and Uproxx’s ‘The Best Albums Of 2023’, highlighting its widespread acclaim.



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