(PRESSREELS) “Sweet Night,” a self-composed song by V of the group BTS (BTS), topped iTunes’ “Top Song” in Germany, ranking 108th in the top iTunes song chart.
V’s “Sweet Night” has dominated iTunes charts in both the U.S. and Britain at the same time, and Germany, the largest music market, has also taken the No. 1 spot.
“Sweet Night” set the top spot on iTunes in 102 countries by Adele’s “Hello,” who holds the highest record in the category, on the 8th, breaking V’s top spot on iTunes in 105 countries, setting the highest record among artists around the world, including group and solo artists.
This is a record set 118 days after “Sweet Night” was released, and V is the youngest artist to reach the highest record in the shortest time.
Germany’s music market ranks fourth after the United States, Japan and Britain. Germany is conservative in K-pop and has a high entry barrier. In order to spread K-pop to the German music market, the Korean Cultural Center in Germany has invited Korean experts to run the K-pop academy every year since 2016.
V is the first K-pop solo artist to rank No. 1 on iTunes in Germany, a country with a high entry barrier for K-pop, since Psy topped the list in 2012. It is remarkable that V’s “Sweet Night” topped iTunes as a K-pop solo artist in the German music market, which has such a solid bar.
The reason why V’s “Sweet Night” is in the German market, such as Iron Ong, is that it combines beautiful lyrics written in English, not Korean, with V’s vocals, called healing voice, and beautiful melodies.
In addition, V’s name and high perfection of the song, which have been branded without any promotion as a drama OST, are the result of creating synergy and showing excellent capabilities.