BTS’s Jin has entered Billboard’s Hot 100 for the very first time as a solo artist!
For the week ending on November 12, Jin’s new solo single “The Astronaut” debuted on the Hot 100—Billboard’s weekly ranking of the most popular songs in the United States—at No. 51.
With this chart entry, “The Astronaut” has achieved the highest debut of any Korean solo song on the Hot 100 this decade—and the third-highest of all time, bested only by PSY’s “Gentleman” (which debuted at No. 12 in 2013) and “Hangover” (No. 26 in 2014).
Jin’s bandmates Jungkook and Suga both previously debuted in the top 30 of the Hot 100 as solo artists, but they did it as featured artists: Jungkook entered the chart at No. 22 with his Charlie Puth collab “Left and Right,” while Suga debuted at No. 29 with his Juice WRLD collab “Girl of My Dreams.”
#JIN‘s “The Astronaut” debuts at No. 51 on this week’s #Hot100. It’s his first career solo entry on the chart.
— billboard charts (@billboardcharts) November 8, 2022
“The Astronaut” also debuted at No. 1 on both Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart and World Digital Song Sales chart this week, marking Jin’s first time topping either chart solo. Several of Jin’s older solo songs stayed strong on the World Digital Song Sales chart as well: “Super Tuna” came in at No. 3, “Abyss” at No. 5, and “Tonight” at No. 7.
Additionally, Jin has become the third member of BTS to enter the top 10 of Billboard’s Global 200 and Global Excl. U.S. charts as a soloist—and the first to do so as a lead artist (following Suga with his hit PSY collab “That That” and Jungkook with “Left and Right”).
For the week dated November 12, “The Astronaut” debuted at No. 6 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart and No. 10 on the Global 200.
Finally, Jin re-entered Billboard’s Artist 100 at No. 10 this week, marking his second overall week on the chart as a solo artist.
Congratulations to Jin on his impressive achievements!