Jungkook’s “Golden” Album ranked 2nd on Billboard 200
BTS member Jungkook (real name Jeon Jungkook) achieved a remarkable feat with his debut solo album, “Golden,” securing the second spot on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, marking the highest achievement for a K-pop solo artist.
According to a Billboard chart preview article published on their website on the 18th, Jungkook’s “Golden,” released on the 3rd, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with sales of 212,000 copies. The Billboard 200 calculates album rankings by combining traditional album sales, streaming equivalent album units (SEA), and track equivalent album units (TEA) converted from digital song downloads. “Golden” recorded physical album sales of 164,800 copies, SEA units of 29,800, and TEA units of 15,600. Billboard noted that the sales of “Golden” were primarily driven by CD purchases, with 128,500 CDs sold, and digital download albums accounted for 36,300 units. Additionally, they mentioned that “Golden” recorded the highest sales during the chart’s counting period, selling 164,800 copies.
“Golden” is Jungkook’s first solo album, featuring 11 tracks, including the title track “Standing Next to You” and “Seven,” which topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, as well as “3D,” which ranked fifth.
With “Golden,” Jungkook became the sixth BTS member to enter the top 10 of the Billboard 200. Overall, BTS, including Jungkook, has entered the top 10 of the Billboard 200 with a total of seven albums, including six that reached No. 1.