KUALA LUMPUR: Jimin of K-Pop juggernaut BTS made headlines last month for breaking Drake’s record for the highest number of streams within the first 24 hours of a song’s release on SoundCloud.
According to Soompi, that particular song, Promise, has now garnered over 100 million streams in just 42 days after its release.
This has made the 23-year-old singer-songwriter the first Korean artiste ever to hit the 100 million streams mark on SoundCloud.
Jimin had recently talked about his personal struggles and emotional changes that had inspired him to pen the mellow pop ballad.
The lyrics have him singing about being “your light” with a promise to be there through the pain.
On a different note, BTS had achieved another milestone, by attending its first Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles yestreday.
Koreaboo reported that the seven-member group had received a Best Recording Package nomination via its art director, Doohee Lee of HuskyFox, who had worked on BTS’ album, Love Yourself: Tear.
Unfortunately, they didn’t win the award at the 61st annual Grammy event. The award went to Willo Perron for St. Vincent’s Masseduction instead.
But BTS fans, dubbed Army, were still proud of the K-Pop sensation and expressed their love online.
One fan wrote: “#HuskyFox #BTS @BTS_twt Love Yourself: Tear Recording Package nomination at the #GRAMMYs brings great honour and pride. We #BTSARMY are all so proud of you. There's more great things in life. This is just one of the many other great things coming! #TearItUpBTS”
A post from BTS Europe ARMY read: “@BTS_twt’s album Love Yourself ‘Tear’ which was designed by HuskyFox did not win for Best recording Package. Being nominated for a Grammy is huge, even if we did not win, we’re still proud of hardworking #BTS and HuskyFox! Better luck next time! #TearItUpBTS #BTSxGrammys.”