In India, the center of the New Hallyu wave, BTS Jimin’s solo songs gained great popularity and dominated major music platforms.
Recently, the cumulative streaming of Jimin‘s solo songs “Lie”, “Serendipity” and “Filter” exceeded more than 6 million times on “Gaana” – India’s largest music platform with an average of over 150 million users per month. He was recorded as the BTS member who achieved the most streaming with only b-side tracks.
In addition, on India’s second-largest music platform “Jio saavn“, Jimin’s solo songs surpassed 3.2 million streams in total, becoming the BTS member who recorded the most streaming with only b-side tracks.
After China, Jimin’s solo songs “Lie” and “Filter” are the second most streamed songs on “Gaana” and “Jio saavn“, India’s No.1 and No.2 music platforms, following title tracks from BTS‘ albums “WINGS” and “MAP OF THE SOUL: 7“.
In particular, Jimin’s “Filter” topped the list of Korean solo songs with more than 101,000 likes and 118,000 downloads on India’s No.1 platform “Gaana”. He is proving his “strongest solo singer” aspect without special promotions such as music videos. In addition, Jimin’s “Filter” is the only Korean solo song that has been downloaded more than 100,000 times on “Gaana”.
Based on this hot popularity, the song ranked 10th on the BTS popular song chart on “Gaana” on Feb 19th, shining the most within the group as the No.1 solo song by BTS.
As such, Jimin is famous as a very popular Korean artist in India. In 2019, the hashtag “JIMIN” was the only Korean solo artist selected in the “Global Entertainment” category of the “Top 10 Most Used Hashtags in India”.
The “Hindustan Times”, which released the result of Indian Twitter trend analysis in 2021, reported that Jimin’s selfie posted on Aug 3rd, 2021 ranked first on the most retweeted tweets on Indian Twitter Trends 2021. It also indicated that his reputation is increasing in the Indian music field beyond K-pop.
On Jimin’s birthday on Oct 13th last year, 31 of the 50 rankings counted on Indian SNS (Twitter) set a new K-pop record with trends related to Jimin, once again proving Jimin’s surprising local popularity.
Jimin, who is called the “Prince of India” and is loved by many people in India, has captivated locals’ hearts and is continuing to maintain his reputation as a K-pop frontman.