BTS Jin's 'The Astronaut' Hits Number One for the 16th Time on Mexican Radio, Demonstrating Unrivaled Popularity
BTS member Jin has once again captured the top spot on a popular Mexican radio channel, showcasing his unparalleled popularity. Since its release on October 28, 2022, Jin's 'The Astronaut' has gained steady popularity and recently climbed to number one again on the 'Rankig House TOP30' chart.
'The Astronaut' has achieved an outstanding record of hitting the top position sixteen times on the weekly 'Rankig House TOP30' chart broadcasted by the Mexican radio channel 'House Radio'. The song first charted on May 21, leaped to second place the following week, and reached number one on June 3, proving its enduring popularity.
'The Astronaut' has demonstrated its unique appeal in Mexico, achieving two consecutive weeks at number one from June 3 to June 10, again from June 24 to July 1, five consecutive weeks from July 15 to August 12, and topping the chart on August 26, September 9, September 23, October 14, and October 28. With the most recent top spot on November 25, the track has now totaled sixteen number one rankings, showcasing its powerful chart performance.
The song also ranked first in the 'Rankig House Summer Edition TOP30', a summer recommendation chart by 'House Radio'. Following Jin in the top five were Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift, and Miley Cyrus.
Especially, 'The Astronaut' received explosive response during the summer, maintaining the number one position for five consecutive weeks from July 15 to August 12, highlighting its immense global popularity.
Jin's 'The Astronaut' initially entered the US Billboard Hot 100 at 51st place amid fierce competition with new releases from Taylor Swift and Rihanna. It also immediately climbed to number one on Billboard's 'Digital Song Sales Chart' and 'World Digital Song Sales Chart'.
Moreover, the song became the first solo single certified as a 'Million Seller' by the Korea Music Content Association (KMCA), and received a Gold certification in Japan from RIA in 2022, sweeping global charts. The music video for 'The Astronaut' set a new record in the 'Worldwide YouTube Popular Music Video' category, remaining at number one for 17 consecutive days, surpassing the previous K-pop solo record held by Jin's own 'Super Tuna'.
Known for his strong high notes and belting, Jin showcased a different charm in 'The Astronaut' with his soft yet robust mid-low range and his unique clear and rocking voice, capturing global listeners with a different emotional palette.
Even a year after its release, 'The Astronaut' continues to resonate globally, demonstrating Jin's powerful global popularity and influence during his military service period.
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