V breaks Psy's 8-year-record to become first Korean solo artiste with most #1's on iTunes Top Song chart
KATHMANDU: BTS's V (Kim Taehyung) has become the Korean solo artiste (as well as Asian) with most #1s on the 'iTunes Top Song chart' (in 88 countries) breaking Psy's eight-year old record, according to Allkpop.
In 2012, Psy's Gangnam Style swept the worldwide 'iTunes Top Song Chart' and ranked #1 in 86 countries. The record remained stable and unbreakable for eight long years.
V snatched this spot with his self-composed OST Sweet Night breaking Psy's record in a span of just two months, announcing his new status as the 'Best K-pop Player' right now. In addition, it is more meaningful because V made this record with an OST without a music video starring him, without global promotion or any kind of promotion from his agency.
Right after the release of Sweet Night, V had joined Psy as the only Korean soloist to be ranked #1 in US and UK 'iTunes Top Song Chart' simultaneously, and also other major music markets including France, Canada, Italy, and Australia.
According to the portal, fans are celebrating V's new record with '#HistroyMakerV' hashtag, which has been trending at top spot in in Korea and #2 in real-time Twitter trend worldwide.
V keeps his promise to fans
Meanwhile, in August 2019, V had made an unexpected request on Weverse — he had asked for The Simpsons fan art from ARMY, promising that he would frame it.
"Can you draw me as a Simpson? I want to frame it. I want to see a V Simpson and a Tannie Simpson too. ARMYs who are good at drawing, if you have time, just once."
And Koreaboo reports that now nearly a year later, V has fulfilled his promise to frame ARMY’s fan art. On May 25, V posted a photo of himself posing below this larger than life portrait.
The painting is based on V’s look in this Map of the Soul: Persona concept photo.