'The Astronaut' by Jin keeps setting new records globally and locally. Right now, Jin is less than 100,000 sales away from becoming the best-selling K-pop soloist in Gaon (Circle) history.
Here's a list of some of the records:
- Jin is the fastest million-seller soloist in Gaon history and the only one to do so with a single album
- Biggest Spotify counter debut for a Korean Solo song (5.6M)
- Fastest Korean solo song to reach 10M-70M streams on Spotify
- Biggest debut for a Korean Solo song on South Korea Spotify
- The fastest song by a K-pop act to reach #1 on US iTunes (1h 23m)
- Highest debut for a K-pop Solo song on Billboard Hot 100 since PSY
- Jin has the highest first appearance on Billboard Hot100 for any K-pop act
- Jin is the first Korean male solo act to debut his song on both Billboard Global 200 and Global Exc. US Top 10 as a lead artist
- Jin has the highest sales debut by a K-pop Solo Act on Billboard Global (62k)
- Jin has the highest sales on US digital for any Kpop Solo act (44k), and the highest sales for any Korean Song in 2022, surpassing his own group BTS (Yet to Come - 42k)
- Jin is the fastest K-pop soloist to reach 100k units sold in the US with a solo song
- The longest charting song by a K-pop solo act on Billboard US Digital Song Sales Chart
The longest #1 charting song by any K-pop solo act on Billboard World Digital Song Sales Chart (3 weeks)
The highest charting Korean solo song on UK Official Singles Chart ever, and New Zealand Hot 40 this decade
- The highest-peaking Korean Solo song on Billboard Japan Hot 100 in history (#4)
- The highest sales for any Korean solo song on the Oricon Daily Singles chart in history (104k+)
- The fastest song by any Korean Solo act to surpass 1M likes on Youtube, and the second fastest to cross 1M views on Youtube
- The longest charting video on the Music Category Youtube Worldwide Trending Chart in history among all artists (17 days)
- The fastest song by any K-pop soloist to reach 1M shazams
The longest charting solo song by a K-pop male soloist on Spotify's Global chart
Jin is the fastest K-pop soloist to become a million-seller in South Korea. He has reached this number in only 21 days, and it excludes sales from the USA or Europe. However, it's believed that he would reach the said number in a single day if the shipping was not delayed by a few weeks.
Right now, it is the 2nd best-selling album by a soloist in history. On December 9, 'The Astronaut' got a million album certifications by Circle (Gaon) & KMCA. He is the 1st K-pop soloist to achieve the Million Single Album Certification by Gaon (Circle) & KMCA!
Jin has received 6 physical trophies this year and is nominated under 3 categories at the Seoul Music Awards 2023! Congratulations!