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BTS sensation V achieved a remarkable feat with his 2023 hit album ‘Layover.’ Recently, he sold 100,000 units of each track from the album in the U.S., marking a historic milestone as the first K-pop solo artist to do so.

Released in 2023, ‘Layover’ blends various music styles—pop R&B infused with elements of lo-fi and jazz—showcasing V’s creative vision and versatility across genres. The album features beloved tracks like ‘Rainy Days,’ ‘Blue,’ ‘Love Me Again,’ and ‘Slow Dancing,’ among others. Its release preceded V’s mandatory military service in South Korea alongside fellow BTS members RM, Jimin, JungKook, Jin, J-Hope, and Suga.

Despite minimal U.S. promotion, the album’s sales underscore V’s global appeal and solidify his position in the music industry. It quickly gained acclaim, named one of Billboard and Time Out’s top K-pop albums of 2023. ‘Layover’ also made history as the first K-pop soloist’s album where every song surpassed 100 million streams on Spotify and won the ‘Best Debut Album’ at the iHeartRadio Music Awards.

V ‘Rainy Days’ Official MV

More About V..

V, born Kim Tae-hyung on December 30, 1995, is a multifaceted artist and member of the globally renowned K-pop group BTS. Since his debut with BTS in 2013, V has made significant contributions to the group’s music, co-writing and producing songs like “Hold Me Tight” and composing his first solo track “Stigma” for the album “Wings”.

V’s solo endeavors have garnered critical acclaim. His song “Singularity,” released in 2018 as a trailer for BTS’ album “Love Yourself: Tear,” received widespread recognition, making it onto several year-end critics’ lists

In 2019, V released his first independent song, “Scenery,” which broke streaming records on SoundCloud.Beyond music, V has ventured into acting, making his debut in the historical drama “Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth” in 2016

He has also contributed to various drama soundtracks, including the indie pop single “Sweet Night” for “Itaewon Class” in 2020.V’s artistic pursuits extend to photography, often capturing cover art for his music under the pseudonym Vante

His versatility and talent have solidified his position as a key member of BTS and a respected solo artist in his own right

V ‘Love Me Again’ Official MV

Partial Source: thestatesman.com

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