Hot 100 First-Timers: TAEYANG & Jimin Each Score First Solo Hit With ‘Vibe’

South Korean singer-songwriters TAEYANG and Jimin each making their first solo visit to Billboard Hot 100, as their new collaboration “Vibe” debuts at No. 76 on the chart dated Jan. 28.

“Vibe,” Jan released. 13 via THE BLACK LABEL/Interscope Records, opens with 4.2 million official streams and 20,000 downloads sold in the US in the week ending January. 19, according to Luminate. It debuted at No. 1 on the World Digital Song Sales and No. 2 on the all-genre Digital Song Sales chart, as well as in the top 10 on the Billboard Global Excl. American study.

TAEYANG (real name: Dong Young-bae) and Jimin (Park Ji-min) are both longtime hitmakers on Billboard‘s diagrams. TAEYANG, also a member of K-pop group BIG BANG, scored his first solo entry in July 2010 when “Wedding Dress” debuted on World Digital Song Sales (before peaking at No. 3). He has scored a total of 14 solo numbers on the World Digital Song Sales, including 10 top 10s and two No. 1s: “Good Boy,” featuring GD, in 2014, and now “Vibe.” He has also submitted three albums to the World Albums chart: Solar (no. 14 top in 2010), Get up (No. 1, 2014) and White night (No. 1, 2017). Get up also reached No. 112 on the Billboard 200.

BIG BANG, with TAEYANG as a member, has charted 31 songs on World Digital Song Sales, including 26 top 10s and five No. 1s: “Loser” (2015), “Bang Bang Bang” (2015), “Let’s Not Fall in Love” (2015), “Flower Road” (2018) and “Still Life” (2022). BIG BANG has released four titles on World Albums: Tonight (No. 3, 2011), Alive (No. 4, 2012), Special Edition ‘Still Alive’ (No. 3, 2012) and Done (No. 1, 2016). Alive also reached No. 150 on the Billboard 200, while Done peaked at No. 172. Tonight earned BIG BANG its first chart debut when it debuted at No. 3 on World Albums and No. 7 on Heatseekers Albums in March 2011.

As for Jimin, “Vibe” gives the BTS member his first career solo Hot 100 hit. BTS has amassed 26 entries since 2017, including 10 top 10s and six No. 1s: “Dynamite” (2020), “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)”, featuring Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo (2020), “Life Goes On” (2020), “Butter” (2021), “Permission To Dance” (2021) and “My Universe” with Coldplay (2021). BTS also amassed 15 albums on the Billboard 200, including six No. 1s: Love Yourself: Tears (2018), Love Yourself: Answers (2018), Map of the Soul: Persona (2019), Map of the soul: 7 (2020), Be (2020) and Proof (2022).

BTS made their first Billboard chart appearance in 2013, when “No More Dreams” debuted at No. 14 on World Digital Song Sales (before climbing to No. 2 seven years later). Since then, the group has broken numerous records, including the most Hot 100 No. 1 debuts among groups (five) and the most top 10 debuts among groups (nine). BTS achieved its six Hot 100 leaders to date over just one year and one month in 2020-21, the fastest accumulation of six since The Beatles earned six over one year and two weeks in 1964-66.

Outside of BTS, Jimin has put together a solo entry Billboardcharts: his collaboration with HA SUNG WOON, “With You”, spent a week at No. 1 on Digital Song Sales last May. It also reached No. 14 on Global Excl. US and No. 19 on the Billboard Global 200.

Jimin is now the seventh member of BTS—which includes all of the group’s members—to score a solo entry on the Hot 100. J-Hope first won the honor in October 2019 with “Chicken Noodle Soup,” featuring Becky G (No. 81 top ) ), and Suga, V, Jung Kook, JIN, RM and now Jimin have all since followed suit.

Here’s a look at every song by a BTS member on the Hot 100 chart, chronologically:

Artist billing, title (peak position; peak date):
J-Hope feat. Becky G, “Chicken Noodle Soup” (#81; 12 Oct 2019)
Agust D (SUGA’s alternative billing), “Daechwita” (#76; June 6, 2020)
Juice WRLD & Suga, “Girl of My Dreams” (#29; December 25, 2021)
V, “Christmas Tree” (No. 79; January 8, 2022)
Jung Kook, “Stay Alive” (#95; February 26, 2022)
PSY feat. Suga, “That There” (#80; May 14, 2022)
Charlie Puth feat. Jung Kook, “Left and Right” (#22; July 9, 2022)
J-Hope, “More” (#82; July 16, 2022)
J-Hope, “Arson” (#96; July 30, 2022)
JIN, “The Astronaut” (No. 51; Nov. 12, 2022)
RM with Youjeen, “Wild Flower” (#83; December 17, 2022)
TAEYANG feat. Jimin, “Vibe” (No. 76; January 28, 2023)

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