BTS singer V is making his presence felt on music charts all around the globe with his debut solo project, an EP titled Layover. The K-pop sensation’s solo effort has not only garnered widespread attention but has also achieved remarkable success, particularly in the United Kingdom, where the title’s latest single makes history this week.
With the release of his single “Slow Dancing,” V has achieved a significant milestone on the U.K. songs chart. The tune makes its debut at No. 24, marking V’s highest-charting solo hit and his most substantial achievement as a solo artist.
But “Slow Dancing” isn’t just a personal triumph for V; it also stands out as one of the most impressive placements yet among releases by K-pop soloists in the U.K.
“Slow Dancing” now stands as the fourth-highest-charting song of all time in the U.K. when considering tunes by K-pop solo musicians. The track replaces Jimin’s “Set Me Free Pt. 2,” another BTS member’s solo offering, which previously held the fourth spot on this prestigious list. Jimin’s single peaked at No. 30 on the U.K. chart, and it now ranks as the fifth-highest-charting song by a South Korean solo artist in the country.
South Korean superstar Psy currently holds two of the loftiest placements among soloists from his homeland on the U.K. charts. Psy remains the sole K-pop act to have reached No. 1 in the UK, which he managed with his iconic single “Gangnam Style.” His follow-up hit, “Gentleman,” now stands as the third-highest-charting song in UK history.
Psy previously held both the first and second positions on this all-time list, but the rankings saw a shift a few months ago. Jimin’s solo track “Like Crazy” also left an indelible mark on the U.K. charts, as when it launched, it secured a historic placement for the BTS artist. The song ascended to No. 8 on the U.K. singles chart, making Jimin only the second soloist from South Korea to break into the top 10 on the competitive tally.