In 2012, Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ swept the worldwide ‘iTunes Top Song Chart’ and ranked #1 in 86 countries. The record remained stable and unbreakable for eight long years.
This time, V snatched this spot with his self-composed OST ‘Sweet Night’ breaking Psy’s massive 8 year old record in a span of just 2 months , announcing the new status as the ‘Best K-pop Player’ right now. In addition, it is more meaningful because V made this record with an OST without a music video starring him, without a global promotion or any kind of promotion from his agency.
Right after the release of ‘Sweet Night’, V had joined Psy as the only Korean Soloists to be ranked #1 in U.S. and UK ‘iTunes Top Song Chart’ simultaneously; also other major music markets including France, Canada, Italy, and Australia.
Particularly, in addition to the top ranking of ‘Lebanon’ recently, V ranked first in all Arab countries where iTunes can be counted, such as United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Bahrain, Israel etc making it an “All-kill” in Arab.
‘Sweet Night’ also ranked 2nd in the ‘US Billboard Chart Digital Song Sales’, 10th in the UK’s official chart ‘Single Sale Chart 100’ and ‘Official Big Top 40 Chart’, #1 in World’s ‘iTunes Top Song Chart’ and also #1 inEurope’s ‘iTunes Top Song Chart’.
Congratulations V !!