31. Jungkook’s stage name was supposed to be “Seagull.” Imagine JK going by Seagull instead. You know what? We still like it. Photo by Steve Ferdman/Getty Images for Elvis Duran


  • BTS member Jungkook debuts No. 1 on Billboard's Digital Song Sales with "Dreamers"
  • Jungkook becomes the first South Korean solo artist to have multiple No. 1 singles on the chart
  • The Korean idol continues to break historical records within the year

BTS member Jungkook continues to reach new milestones in his career.

The 25-year-old main vocalist recently debuted with the single "Dreamers," which is part of the official FIFA World Cup 2022 soundtrack, last week. It has since reached multiple historical records as it reached the top of the music charts, including Billboard.

On Monday, @chartdata announced on Twitter that the upbeat single debuted No. 1 on Billboard's Digital Song Sales chart in the United States., becoming the first-ever FIFA world cup song in history to peak at the top of the chart.

Jungkook now earned the title of the first South Korean soloist to have multiple No. 1 singles on the same music chart within the same year. He now joins BTS, the singer's main group, along with fellow members RM, Jimin, J-Hope, V, Suga, and Jin, Pop Base reported via Twitter.

Before the release of the FIFA track, Jungkook also earned the No. 1 spot with the singles "Stay Alive" and "Left and Right" a collaboration with Charlie Puth, both released earlier this year.

Most recently, "Dreamers" entered two more Billboard charts, dated for the week of Dec. 3. Billboard revealed its "Global 200" and "Global Excl. U.S." rankings, and it showed the single making it at the No. 9th spot and 4th spot, respectively.

When the single dropped on Nov. 20, it immediately topped the iTunes song charts across 102 countries, including the world's eight biggest markets such as the U.S., the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Australia, Germany, France, and Italy, Soompi reported.

It also made history as the fastest official FIFA World Cup Song to peak at No. 1 on the iTunes Top Songs chart in the U.S., taking only two hours and 11 minutes to make it to the top, the outlet noted.

Later on the same day, Jungkook performed the single, produced by Moroccan singer and producer RedOne, live at Qatar's Al Bayt Stadium, making him the first South Korean artist to perform at the FIFA World Cup opening ceremony.

The jaw-dropping performance immediately went viral on social media and garnered a lot of praise from BTS fans and viewers from across the globe.

"I'm not a fan of anyone in BTS, but this spectacle was so impressive, if the world has blessed them with such a fanbase, they must have so much talent," one user wrote commented on the video of Jungkook's performance shared on FIFA's YouTube Channel.

Another commented, "Never been an army nor a fan of BTS, but Jungkook seriously didn't let the world down with this performance. Currently obsessed with this song. Now, I know, how and why they have this kind of fanbase. True, pure talent."

"I get goosebumps every time I watch this performance. It [radiates] such positivity and a feeling of togetherness," a third user said, while another commented, "Seriously this performance was excellent! Jungkook is perfect so it's not a surprise that his performance was perfect as well."

Members of the BTS ARMY fandom are speculating that Jungkook might have a "sleeve" tattoo soon. Yun_Q/Flickr