A new day, a new award for BTS! The global popstars have had a tremendous 2020 with multiple chart-topping albums and No. 1 single on Hot 100. The members dropped multiple collaborations and solo work last year that was very well received by the fans. Singer-songwriter V (Kim Taehyung) ventured into releasing his first solo OST Sweet Night for Korean actor Park Seo Joon’s drama, Itaewon Class. The drama became one of the most popular and critically acclaimed series of the year.
Taehyung won Best OST 🏆 at APAN music awards with ‘Sweet Night’ for the drama ‘Itaewon Class’! Congratulations 🎉🎊🎈🍾 Kim Taehyung!!!! @BTS_twt #SweetNightBestOST#SweetNight_BestOST상_축하해 pic.twitter.com/9rWGq4D2Vt
— Soo Choi💜 (@choi_bts2) January 23, 2021
As they continue into yet another successful year, there is news of new achievements every other day! Today, on January 23, the OST ‘Sweet Night‘ by V won the Popularity Award at APAN STAR AWARDS 2021. While V couldn’t attend the award show to his receive his award, the fans were delighted to know he received his accolade.
The indie-pop track, sung completely in English, has been produced by V and Hiss Noise. Interestingly, V made his acting debut in Park Seo Joon starrer Hwarang in 2016. Since then, the two of them are close friends as their group is called Wooga Squad. He had sung a duet ‘It’s Definitely You’re for the series with BTS’ singer-songwriter Jin.
V, with Sweet Night. Brooke Psy’s 8-year record → broke Adele’s 5-year record → set his own record as the FIRST AND ONLY ARTIST IN HISTORY to have the most #1’s on iTunes in 117 countries! It is also the Most Streamed OST of 2020 on Spotify with almost 100 million streams. His OST has re-entered the charts as of this morning.
Sweet Night has re-entered the Top 200 on Japan iTunes! 🇯🇵
#189 Sweet Night (+224)https://t.co/rlvKZtKLnG
— V Charts (@BTSVChartData) January 23, 2021
V has won several acclaimed awards for his acting skills, music, and even choreography. The man is an all-rounder and never ceases to amaze everyone with hidden talents and new skills. The same might as well go for the entire group.
MULTI TALENTED & ALL ROUNDER KIM TAEHYUNG
from BEST IDOL ACTOR (Hansung in Hwarang) to BEST CHOREOGRAPHY (Singularity) to BEST OST (Sweet Night)
and let’s give him another award as BEST MALE SOLO 🥺 VOTE ON MUBEAT!
— Elysha 💜 KTH1 IS COMING (@myonlyTAEger) January 23, 2021
As per MRC Data that revealed the top records of 2020, BTS was the best selling group and the second-most popular artist overall in the US in 2020 with over 1.5 million pure album sales. Their album ‘Map of the Soul: 7’ was the second-best-selling album of the year, with over 674,009 copies sold. Their second album of 2021 was also a huge success. The single ‘Dynamite’ has been on the charts even though it’s been well over 5-6 months since it dropped.
Not only that, BTS’ GRAMMY-nominated track ‘Dynamite’ was the top-selling digital song of 2020 in the US with over 1.26 million downloads, twice the sales of The Weeknd’s track ‘Blinding Lights’ that had 580,000 million downloads. It stood its place as the number one track on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for weeks and all the other songs of the album simultaneously snagged high numbers as well.