BTS’s V, also known as Kim Taehyung, has achieved a remarkable feat with his debut solo album, ‘Layover,’ on the UK Official Chart. The album, released on September 8th, has secured a spot on the Album Downloads Chart for a consecutive six weeks, making it the longest-charting period for a K-pop solo artist in the UK. Furthermore, V’s title track, ‘Slow Dancing,’ has mirrored this success by maintaining its presence on the Single Sales Charts and Single Downloads Charts for six weeks, setting a new record for K-pop soloists.
All of the tracks from ‘Layover,’ including ‘Love Me Again,’ ‘Rainy Days,’ ‘For Us,’ and ‘Blue,’ have demonstrated their strength on the single charts, further emphasizing V’s streaming power. His album reached 4th place on the iTunes UK Top Albums Chart, and the music video for ‘Slow Dancing (FRNK)’ secured the top spot on the Top Music Videos Chart, confirming the album’s immense popularity.
V’s solo endeavors have earned praise from music critics, with ‘NME’ commending his artistic choices and highlighting his lyrical and deep vocal range. The UK’s recognition of V’s ‘Layover’ showcases not only his individual talent but also the growing global influence of K-pop in the music industry.