Jung Kook and Latto’s song “Seven” has achieved a remarkable feat. This success thwarted Jason Aldean’s “Try That in a Small Town,” which reached No. 2. The victory comes with the powerful backing of Jung Kook’s devoted fanbase, known as stans, who tirelessly supported his solo project amidst BTS’s hiatus.
For Jung Kook, this marks his first solo No. 1 hit, adding to his impressive track record of six chart-toppers with BTS. As for Latto, this achievement represents a milestone in her career, as she joins the exclusive ranks of female rappers who have debuted at No. 1.
“Try That in a Small Town” surprisingly climbed to the No. 2 position. is attributed to the controversial music video that sparked significant attention. The video faced backlash for seemingly promoting lynching, but it also garnered considerable interest, leading to a surge in sales and chart success. Although the song was released in May, it took some time to land on the “Hot 100” chart, eventually becoming Aldean’s highest-charting song, surpassing his 2011 hit “Dirt Road Anthem.”
Amidst his chart success, Jason Aldean has expressed concerns about cancel culture. However, the real driving force behind the songs’ performances on the charts lies in the unwavering support of the fanbases. The devoted stans of Jung Kook propelled “Seven” to the top, while Aldean’s song faced a surge in popularity due to the controversy surrounding its visuals.
This victory on the Billboard chart showcases the influence of stan culture, where fans passionately advocate for their favorite artists and songs, effectively impacting chart rankings. It highlights how dedicated fandoms can elevate artists to new heights, even during breaks or hiatuses.
Overall, Jung Kook’s “Seven” and the success of “Try That in a Small Town” are both reflections of the ever-evolving music industry, where fan engagement and viral trends can significantly influence a song’s performance on the charts. With the power of social media and devoted stans, artists have the potential to break records and achieve unprecedented milestones in today’s dynamic music landscape.