BTS member Jungkook, with his debut solo album “GOLDEN,” has achieved an impressive feat on the U.S. Billboard Main Album Chart, “Billboard 200,” landing in the 2nd position. This debut performance on the “Billboard 200” places Jungkook at the top of the charts among K-pop solo artists, alongside his fellow BTS members Jimin, Suga, and V, who have previously achieved similar rankings with their respective solo albums. “GOLDEN” made its debut on the chart with impressive sales of 212,000 units.
The “Billboard 200” rankings combine traditional album sales, streaming equivalent albums (SEA), and track equivalent albums (TEA). “GOLDEN” excelled in physical album sales, with 164,800 units sold, making it the best-selling physical album of the week. The SEA unit contributed 29,800 units, and TEA contributed 15,600 units to the overall tally. This debut on the “Billboard 200” marks a significant achievement for Jungkook as he is the first BTS member to achieve a top-two position on the chart as a solo artist.
Jungkook’s “GOLDEN” also set records for the highest first-week sales for a K-pop solo artist in the United States, with over 200,000 units sold. Despite this impressive performance, Jungkook’s album was placed at the 2nd position, narrowly missing the top spot due to Taylor Swift’s album “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” taking the 1st place. Nevertheless, Jungkook’s sales figures indicate that he had a strong chance at securing the top spot if not for the competition from Swift. Jungkook’s music has been making waves globally, achieving chart success on various streaming platforms.