Jungkook’s ‘Golden’ ranks 3rd on UK album chart, achieves highest solo K-pop ranking
- By: joyce.editor
- 4 weeks ago
According to Official Charts, BTS member Jungkook has set a new record for solo K-pop artists on the UK Official Album Chart with his debut solo album, “Golden,” released on November 3.
Jungkook’s “Golden” made its debut at 3rd place on the Official Album Top 100 chart for the week of November 10 to 16, competing closely with American pop superstar Taylor Swift’s album “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” at 1st place and the legendary British pop band Oasis’s “The Masterplan” at 2nd place.
This achievement marks the highest ranking for a solo K-pop album on this chart to date. The previous record was held by Jungkook’s BTS groupmate Suga (Agust D), whose album “D-2” reached 7th place. Other K-pop solo albums like Suga’s “D-Day” ranked 41st, RM’s “Indigo” ranked 45th, and J-Hope’s “Jack in the Box” ranked 67th.
BTS as a group has already achieved five albums in the UK Official Album Top 10, with “Map of the Soul: Persona” (2019) and “Map of the Soul: 7” both hitting the 1st place spot.
In addition to the album chart success, Jungkook’s title track “Standing Next to You” from “Golden” secured 6th place on the Official Singles Top 100 chart.
Jungkook has now placed four songs in the Top 10 over the past four months, starting with his first official solo single, “Seven” (feat. Latto), in July, followed by his second solo single, “3D” (feat. Jack Harlow), in September, and his collaboration with Australian rapper The Kid LAROI and British rapper Central Cee on “Too Much” in October. This achievement sets a new record for the most Top 10 entries by a solo Korean artist.
This accomplishment matches BTS’s own record of four songs in the Top 10 on the Official Singles chart. BTS’s “Dynamite” reached 3rd place, “Life Goes On” 10th place, “Butter” 3rd place, and their collaboration with British band Coldplay on “My Universe” secured 3rd place as well.
Additionally, “Seven,” which had previously dropped from the rankings, re-entered at 35th place, and “3D” rose to 45th place after being included in the “Golden” album. Both songs achieved a total of 11 and 6 weeks on the chart, respectively.