BTS’ V’s “FRI(END)S” exceeds 200 million streams on Spotify

    V (Kim Taehyung) of BTS‘ digital single “FRI(END)S” has achieved an incredible milestone by surpassing 200 million streams on Spotify. This catchy track has captivated listeners around the world and continues to garner massive popularity since its release.


    A record-breaking success

    V’s ‘FRI(END)S’ has set multiple records since its debut. It holds the title for the most streams among all K-pop songs released in 2024. Additionally, ‘FRI(END)S’ charted on the 2024 Global Spotify Chart for an impressive 72 days, marking the longest reign for a K-pop solo artist. The song made history by becoming the first track released in 2024 to reach #1 on iTunes in 100 countries.

    Billboard dominance

    The success of ‘FRI(END)S’ extended to the prestigious Billboard charts as well. The song peaked at 65th on the US Billboard Hot 100, an impressive feat for a K-pop track. It also secured the 5th spot on the Billboard Global 200 chart and reached the 3rd position on the Billboard Global (excluding the US) chart. ‘FRI(END)S’ maintained its popularity by staying on the Billboard Global (excluding the US) chart for nine consecutive weeks.


    UK Chart triumph

    The UK music charts also witnessed the phenomenon of ‘FRI(END)S’. The song debuted at number 13 on the UK’s Official Chart singles chart and remained in the top 20 for two consecutive weeks. Additionally, ‘FRI(END)S’ claimed the 4th position on the UK Official Singles Download and UK Official Singles Sales charts, solidifying its place as a chart-topping hit.

    Global recognition

    ‘FRI(END)S”s global popularity was further bolstered by its triumph on the UK’s Official Big Top 40 chart. Within just two days of tracking, the song soared to the 3rd spot on the chart, surpassing established pop stars like Ariana Grande.

    Tidal triumph

    V made history on the Tidal music platform by becoming the first K-pop artist to reach #1 on the US Tidal Daily Top Videos chart. Additionally, ‘FRI(END)S’ achieved the top spot on the UK’s Tidal UK Top Videos Chart, further establishing V’s dominance on the global music scene. The song continues to dominate the Tidal music video chart in 21 countries, showcasing its widespread popularity and success.



    YouTube sensation

    Nevertheless, the music video for ‘FRI(END)S’ received an overwhelming response from fans worldwide. It rose to the top of the global music video chart and topped the YouTube World Trending Music category. The video maintained its popularity by holding the first-place position for an impressive 14 consecutive days, further solidifying V’s status as a global music sensation.

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