BTS' leader RM hits 1 billion streams on all platforms, ARMY says 'you deserve more'
RM aka Namjoon may have started out as a rapper, but the leader of BTS is also an exceptional dancer, vocalist, songwriter and record producer. This is why the all-rounder’s solo ventures are always something ARMY looks forward to. Even though he released his first mixtape ‘RM’ on SoundCloud in 2015, every single track has way more than 2.5 million listeners and has surpassed total 35.5 million streams. And his solo work continues to make records with him recently surpassing 1 billion streams total.
The mixtape ‘RM’ actually debuted at #12 on Billboard’s World Albums Chart and is the first free K-pop mixtape to do so. RM’s second mixtape ‘Mono’ in 2018 had also broken records as it was the highest-charting album by a K-pop soloist at the time having ranked #26 on Billboard 200. RM has also collaborated with several artists by producing, recording and songwriting. His first collaborative work was with Warren G and he has gone on to team up with the likes of Tiger JK, Gaeko, Fall Out Boy and Lil Nas X.
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RM crosses 1 billion streams
He is also considered the main songwriter and producer for BTS’ songs with over 176 songs credited to him. In July 2021 he was tied with PSY as the second most credited K-pop artist. He also happens to be the youngest most credited K-pop artist. He is the #5 most followed K-pop artist and most followed male K-pop artist to be followed on Spotify in the last 24 hours. He has gone on to make songs with 2AM, Steve Aoki and TXT. His latest songwriting credit happens to be for BTS’ collaboration with Coldplay as RM has written his verse for ‘My Universe’.
His latest solo track happens to be ‘Bicycle’ that he introduced to ARMY at the 2021 BTS Festa as the K-pop group celebrated their debut anniversary with fans. With RM’s birthday being on September 12, ARMY from all over the world decided to gift him another kind of musical achievement as they streamed his solo and collaborative projects. And on September 25, it was revealed that he had crossed 1 billion streams on all platforms.
Some of RM’s works are only on SoundCloud or YouTube along with Spotify. ‘Mono’ has 337 million streams on Spotify and 68 million on SoundCloud. His collaborative tracks have 244 million Spotify streams, 22 million SoundCloud streams and 112 million on YouTube. As for his solo tracks, he has 31 million SoundCloud streams and 147 million views on YouTube. And adding the streams for the ‘RM’ mixtape on SoundCloud, the rapper and leader of BTS has had people listen to his songs more than 1 billion times.
'1 Billion Galaxies For RM'
Overjoyed fans have been trending ‘1 Billion Galaxies For RM’ to celebrate the moment. One ARMY tweeted, “Congratulations Kim Namjoon for 1Billion streams you deserve more joon.” Another added, “1 BILLION GALAXIES FOR RM #1BStreamsforRM Congratulations joonie you deserve it all!!” “Congratulations Kim Namjoon, another milestone,” said one ARMY.
Congratulations Kim Namjoon for 1Billion streams you deserve more joon 😭💜— BTS Army⁷~∞💜 (@Bts7angelic) September 25, 2021
1 BILLION GALAXIES FOR RM #1BStreamsforRM pic.twitter.com/jyIMHxXzaU
1 BILLION GALAXIES FOR RM#1BStreamsforRM Congratulations joonie you deserve it all!!💜🦋🌸🌼💕💫💫 pic.twitter.com/XWDUhUr9ld— Sanyukta⁷💜👾||COLDTAN (@sanyuktae__) September 25, 2021
Congratulations Kim Namjoon, another milestone.🤩— D-DAY MY UNIVERSE BTSxCOLDPLAY (@UpdatesforBTS) September 25, 2021
1 BILLION GALAXIES FOR RM#1BStreamsforRM pic.twitter.com/bAbSgneI0J