Jimin, a member of the K-pop band BTS, is the first South Korean solo artist to top the singles chart with “Like Crazy” off his debut solo album Face, which debuts at No. 2 on Billboard’s albums chart. Variety reports that the six-song EP, which includes English and Korean songs, had the second-biggest opening week of an album this year with 164,000 sales in the US. Following Morgan Wallen’s “One Thing at a Time”, which broke through with half a million units in mid-March, it stays at the top of the Billboard 200 for a fourth week.
In the first week, Face sold 124,000 copies and had nearly 20 million streams. This came after Jimin’s first top 40 solo hit, “Set Me Free, Pt. 2” (debuted at No. 30). On the Hot 100, “Like Crazy” tops the chart, bumping Miley Cyrus’ “Flowers” to No. 2. With its undeniably strong sales pull, “Like Crazy” peaks at the summit. The song, which comes in three different remixes (Deep House, UK Garage, and Instrumental) and is available in both Korean and English, sold 254,000 copies combined as downloads and singles.
The Face album also made a splash in Jimin’s country. According to Forbes, the synthpop track sold more than a million copies in South Korea, making it the fastest-selling solo album ever. He’s the third member of BTS other than J-Hope and RM to release an album on his own. He co-wrote three of the six songs on Face.