BTS members chart with their solo efforts, some hitting No. 1
BTS stars are charting with their solo efforts.
A day after its release, J-Hope's "Jack in the Box" was No. 1 on the iTunes charts in 49 countries and territories, according to BigHit Music on Saturday.
The United States, Britain and Japan were some of the markets in which the album topped the chart.
With the lead tracks "MORE" and "Arson," "Jack in the Box" was released Friday afternoon.
"MORE," which was released ahead of the album, on July 1, entered the U.S. Billboard's main singles chart within 12 days and ranked No. 82 on the Hot 100 chart.
The album has 10 songs — "Intro," "Pandora's Box," "MORE," "STOP," "= (Equal Sign)," "Music Box: Reflection," "What if," "Safety Zone," "Future" and "Arson."
The hard copy of the album will go on sale on July 29.
"Left and Right," a song by American singer-songwriter Charlie Puth in collaboration with Jungkook of BTS, was on the UK Singles Chart for three consecutive weeks as of Friday.
"Left and Right" climbed as high as No. 66 on the chart last week, from July 11 to July 17. It first entered the chart as No. 41 on July 1.
The song is a pop track which Puth produced, highlighting the funky and bubbly tune with Jungkook and Puth's vocals.
"Left and Right" topped iTunes Top Song charts in 93 regions and debuted No. 1 in the Global Top 50 chart on Spotify as well. It ranked No. 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on July 9 and ranked No. 47 on July 16.
On July 12, the video for the song achieved 10 million views in 12 hours and 16 minutes after its release. It topped YouTube's weekly global top music video chart from June 24 to 30.
BY LEE JIAN [firstname.lastname@example.org]