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Solo album by J-Hope of BTS tops iTunes charts in 49 countries

Entertainment 12:08 July 16, 2022

SEOUL, July 16 (Yonhap) -- The first solo album by BTS member J-Hope topped iTunes charts in 49 countries Saturday, the group's agency said.

Big Hit Music said the dancer-rapper's "Jack in the Box," released the previous day, ranked No. 1 on iTunes top album charts in the United States, Britain, France, Japan and other countries as of 7 a.m.

"Arson," one of the two main tracks of the album, also took the No. 1 position on the iTunes top song charts in 62 countries, the company said. The other main tune, "More," prereleased July 1, topped the charts in 84 countries the following day.

J-Hope, a BTS member, poses in this photo provided by Big Hit Music. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

"Jack in the Box," featuring 10 songs, is also the first-ever official solo album from BTS, which recently announced a new chapter of its career with a focus on individual projects.

J-Hope is scheduled to headline the main stage of the annual U.S. music festival Lollapalooza at Grant Park in Chicago on July 31 (U.S. time), becoming the first K-pop idol singer to achieve the feat.

Meanwhile, "Left and Right," a collaboration single by BTS member Jungkook and U.S. singer-songwriter Charlie Puth, remained on the British Official Singles Chart for the third consecutive week, Big Hit Music said.

The song, which debuted at No. 41 on the chart on July 1, ranked 48th last week and 66th on Friday (local time).

The music video for "Left and Right" exceeded 100 million views on YouTube on Wednesday, the company said.

This photo provided by Warner Music is a promotional image for "Left and Right," a collaborative single between Jungkook, a member of K-pop giant BTS, and famous U.S. singer-songwriter Charlie Puth. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


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