BTS's V's 'Layover' Charts for 5 Consecutive Weeks on New Zealand's Official Top Album Chart, Setting a Record for Korean Solo Artists
BTS's V's debut solo album 'Layover' has set a record for the longest-charting Korean solo artist on New Zealand's album chart, charting for five consecutive weeks.
V's 'Layover' debuted at number 3 on the 'Official New Zealand Music Charts' on September 18th, as determined by the combined album sales and streaming on the 'Official TOP 40 Albums'.
This is the highest rank for a Korean solo artist. Subsequently, it has remained in the top 20 for five consecutive weeks, establishing the longest record for a Korean solo artist. Every song from the 'Layover' album made it to the 'HOT 40 Singles', showcasing its strong streaming power.
Since releasing his solo album 'Layover' on September 8th, V has been proving his global popularity by setting records on music charts both domestically and internationally.
On the 'Hanteo Chart', which aggregates album, music, and social portal data from various countries, V dominated charts in the U.S., Japan, and China. He also recorded four consecutive weeks at number 1 in the U.S., showcasing his unparalleled solo power.
On the UK Official Chart, he became the first Korean solo artist to simultaneously top the single download chart, single sales chart, and album download chart. The music video for the track 'Love Me Again' became the first by a Korean solo artist to simultaneously top the 'UK Tidal Top Video' chart and 'Apple Music UK Video' chart, proving its popularity.
'Layover' ranked 4th on both Germany's 'Top 100 Albums' and 'Top 100 Download Albums' charts. It also secured the 6th spot on SNEP France's 'Top 150 Albums', 12th on Billboard Italy's 'Top Albums', 3rd on both 'IFPI Greece Top Albums' and Billboard Greece's 'Album Chart', 4th on Sweden's 'Physical Album', and 2nd on both Poland's 'Top Albums' and 'Physical Album' charts. This domination across European charts further attests to V's capabilities as a solo artist.
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