BTS Jungkook solo 'Euphoria' tops Billboard 3 years after release, fans dub him ‘chart leader’
'Euphoria' a solo song by Jungkook tops Billboard at No 1 for world digital sales days after BTS' recent single 'Butter' dominated the charts
Along with their iconic songs that they record and perform together, BTS also has songs in their discography that happen to be just duets or solo songs made or performed by a member. If one takes a look at their second Korean studio album ‘Wings’, every single member has a solo song. And quite recently, Jungkook’s solo single has made quite some buzz.
For the past few weeks, BTS has been breaking records and topping charts thanks to their newest singles, ‘Butter’ and ‘Permission to Dance’. In fact, 'Butter' made history by staying at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart for seven weeks straight in a row. And once again, another song has topped Billboard, and it happens to be Jungkook, the youngest member’s solo 'Euphoria'.
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‘Euphoria’ tops Billboard
The solo song ‘Euphoria’ was released in August 2018 as part of BTS’ compilation album ‘Love Yourself: Answer’. While RM took part in making the song and the music video features all of the members, it is Jungkook who recorded the song. He went on to sing it live at Wembley Stadium, London in 2019 in a show-stopping performance. It was also used as a soundtrack for the Season 1 finale of the show ‘Euphoria’.
Even though it is not a title track or part of any proper comeback, ‘Euphoria’ still managed to enter several music charts like Billboard, as well as Korean charts, like Gaon. The future-bass track also peaked at #5 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 in its debut month. However, just weeks before its third anniversary, ARMYs have taken upon themselves to gift Jungkook and the song with another achievement.
Earlier this year, it was reported that ‘Euphoria’ happened to be the most-streamed solo song for BTS. It also happened to be a solo song by a K-pop idol to stay on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales Chart for the longest. However, fans wanted to go all out to show their appreciation and hype up the song. And on July 13, the track hit #1 on Billboard.
Billboard announced that while ‘Euphoria’ has not topped its charts during its debut in 2018, it has now. As of this week, ‘Euphoria’ happens to be at #1 on Billboard World Digital Song Sales. This achievement happens to be almost a month before the song’s third anniversary. Fans were excited as they took to Twitter to trend #EuphoriaNo1onBillboard and #ChartLeaderJungkook.
One fan tweeted, “Was listening to euphoria today Pleading face congratulations jungkook!” Another tweeted, “No cause it’s crazy euphoria was released 3 years ago and it hasn’t stopped charting . a unprompted song ! Congratulations jungkook , you deserve all these and more.” One wondered how happy Jungkook must be as they tweeted a throwback moment, “Remembering how happy Jungkook got when he was hearing army do the fanchat during euphoria. It really was and will always be a masterpiece.” Another tweeted, “Jungkook world domination, euphoria deserves the world.”
no cause it’s crazy euphoria was released 3 years ago and it hasn’t stopped charting . a unprompted song ! Congratulations jungkook , you deserve all these and more 🥺#EuphoriaNo1onBillboard #ChartLeaderJungkook— jungkook thinker (@LALALISAJK) July 13, 2021
Remembering how happy Jungkook got when he was hearing army do the fanchat during euphoria. It really was and will always be a masterpiece ♡︎ #EuphoriaNo1onBillboard #ChartLeaderJungkookpic.twitter.com/yiDua0EAt1— Lui 💃🏻⁷ ᴾᵀᴰ (@LechitaBanana) July 13, 2021
Watch the music video for ‘Euphoria’ below.