Jin's "The Astronaut" reached 100 million views

  • 이소연 기자
  • 2023-12-05

On the 4th of December at 11:08 PM, amidst birthday celebrations for Jin taking place around the world, the music video for Jin's "The Astronaut" reached 100 million views, establishing its global super stardom like the pinnacle of a birthday festival.
"The Astronaut" is Jin's first solo single released two months before his military enlistment, a collaboration with the globally acclaimed band Coldplay, in which Jin participated in composing, writing lyrics, and performing. 
The music video for "The Astronaut" captivated audiences with Jin's delicate and expressive facial acting as he portrayed an 'extraterrestrial being' landing on Earth. The mysterious and aesthetic sound and visuals created an experience reminiscent of watching a sci-fi movie, generating significant attention.
Celebrating Jin's birthday on December 4th, the music video for "The Astronaut" achieved the milestone of 100 million views, becoming the highlight of the birthday festivities. Since its release on October 28th of the previous year, the music video gained explosive reactions, securing the top spot on 'Global YouTube Music Trends' for 17 consecutive days, setting a record as the first and longest for K-pop. It showcased its power by reaching 1 million views in 15 minutes, 10 million views in 12 hours and 30 minutes, and 30 million views in just 4 days.
In terms of popularity, it demonstrated overwhelming support by reaching 1 million 'likes' in 1 hour and 4 minutes, and 3 million in 13 hours. As of 11 PM on December 4th, it accumulated a total of 5.48 million 'likes,' shining a light on the unwavering popularity of the superstar even during his military service.

Written by Mun Wan SikTranslated by Lee So Yun
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