While on a temporary break, BTS’ Jin has a surprise hit on the Billboard chart for his viral “Super Tuna” song while V broke world records for his Instagram follower gain.
#SuperTuna: Jin’s “Super Tuna” broke into the Top 10 Hot Trending Songs of the Billboard Hot 100 charts, marking his second trip on the chart following his single “Yours,” reported The News International.
- According to Allkpop, the BTS member composed and choreographed “Super Tuna” as a surprise gift to his fans on his 29th birthday.
- Jin has garnered nearly 29 million views as of this writing on his birthday performance video of “Super Tuna,” which was posted on the group’s official YouTube channel on Dec 4.
- Jin can be seen dancing on a beach along with two background dancers. The video features simple fish-like dance moves and animated graphics of the sea.
- Notably, the now-viral song, which received over 20 million views on the first day of its release, trended at No. 1 for four consecutive days on YouTube. The hashtag “#SuperTuna” also racked up 100 million views on TikTok.
- On the Chinese microblogging website Sina Weibo, Jin also went viral as the “cute fish guy.”
- “‘Super Tuna’ is going viral in China right now 😭 It trended on Weibo and Billibilli today and the tag is full of locals saying, ‘Who is this handsome man singing to me about fish’ and ‘I don’t know why I’m watching but he’s adorable’ 😭😭,” one Twitter user shared, along with screenshots from the Chinese website.
- Kim Taehyung, better known as ‘V,’ broke the record for “the fastest time to reach 1 million followers on Instagram in just 43 minutes.”
- V beat the record of Moon Tae-il, a member of South Korean boyband NCT, within the same year Taeil broke the previous record. Taeil gained a million Instagram followers in one hour and 45 minutes in July of this year.
- Additionally, V racked up 10 million followers after only 4 hours 52 minutes, also breaking the record for “the fastest time to reach 10 million followers on Instagram.”
- BTS as a group has earned a spot in the Guinness World Records 2022 Hall of Fame after breaking over 20 of its records, including the most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours and the most streamed group on Spotify.