BTS V’s ‘Christmas Tree’ Surpasses 350 Million Streams on Spotify, Cementing His Status as the ‘OST King’

BTS member V’s song ‘Christmas Tree’ has achieved a new milestone, becoming the most-streamed K-OST (Korean Original Soundtrack) on Spotify and reinforcing his reputation as the ‘OST King’. As of December 2, ‘Christmas Tree’ surpassed 365 million streams, breaking its own record as the top K-OST on Spotify. It currently stands at over 366.89 million streams, with V’s own composition ‘Sweet Night’ following closely as the second most-streamed K-OST.

Released on Christmas Eve 2021 and featured in the drama ‘Our Beloved Summer,’ ‘Christmas Tree’ is praised for enhancing the emotional depth of the drama with V’s warm and sweet vocals. Music director Nam Hye Seung, who had V in mind from the planning stages, expressed joy in crafting the song, highlighting the unique charm of V’s voice across different ranges.

The song’s success extends beyond Spotify, having achieved the first position on Billboard’s U.S. Digital Song Sales Chart upon release, marking it as the first Korean solo song to do so. It also entered Billboard’s Hot 100, proving its widespread popularity. Additionally, in Spotify’s 2022 Wrapped year-end data, ‘Christmas Tree’ was ranked as the most-streamed K-OST globally and the eighth most-streamed K-pop song.

Internationally, ‘Christmas Tree’ has been recognized as a potential new Christmas classic post-2000 by Elite Daily and topped Edinburgh Live’s list of ‘Most Popular Christmas Songs on Spotify,’ which includes iconic tracks like Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’. This global acclaim solidifies V’s standing as a significant figure in the music industry.



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