Jungkook album 'Golden' sells 2 mn copies on day 1

Jungkook’s much-awaited solo album ‘Golden’ is finally here!

The K-pop sensation dropped the music video for the title track of the album ‘Standing Next To You’ in the early hours of Friday morning. Within hours of premiering on YouTube, the romantic song gained over 4.5 million views (and counting!)

JK Pays A Tribute To The King Of Pop

As soon as the MV for the single dropped, several fans noted that the song had several subtle meta-references to Michael Jackson, the King Of Pop.

In one part of the song, the ‘Seven’ hitmaker is seen wearing a military jacket with metallic embellishments, which Jackson was often seen sporting in several songs and stage performances. He is also seen emulating one of the late pop legend’s signature dance moves such as the crotch grab. Jungkook also pays an ode to hit songs of his group BTS – ‘Blood Sweat & Tears’ as well as ‘Black Swan’ by sporting a couple of black angel wings!

The song explores themes of love and desire. The ‘Still With You’ star is seen serenading a girl with some cool dance moves! Watch the video here.

Jungkook’s Solo Album Strikes ‘Gold’!

The superstar’s first solo album has been demolishing records left, right, and centre since the moment it dropped. Jungkook became the first soloist to sell over two million copies of an album on the first day in Hanteo.

The album also reached the number 1 position in iTunes Album Charts in over 60 countries. It also debuted at number 3 on the US iTunes Album Chart, thereby making it the highest album debut from an Asian artiste.

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About ‘Golden’

The album has no less than 11 tracks! All are products of Jungkook’s collaborations with eminent artistes like Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes, DJ Snake, etc. All the songs are in English language.

In an interview with PICKCON, the ‘Still With You’ singer explained why he decided to make all songs in his debut album, in English language. He revealed that the album had been made for the international market, namely for fans in the English-speaking countries and moreover, he wanted to challenge himself creatively.

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