A solo ballad by BTS singer Jimin has damaged SoundCloud's report for greatest 24-hour debut. According to the Berlin-based platform, Jimin's "Promise" was streamed eight.5 million instances inside its first day after being shared Dec. 31 — simply besting the earlier report held by Drake's "Duddy Freestyle," which topped out at four.9 million.
Jimin's "Promise" has since doubled its play rely, with over 16.three million streams as of Friday (Jan. four). The acoustic guitar-driven observe is presently No. 2 on SoundCloud's all-genre Top 50 chart and is No. 1 on the "New & scorching" playlist.
"Promise" is Jimin's first non-album solo single, although he launched "Lie" on 2016's Wings and "Serendipity" in a shortened model on final 12 months's Love Yourself: Her and an extended one on this 12 months's chart-topping Love Yourself: Answer. The music was composed by Jimin and Slow Rabbit, with lyrics co-written by Jimin and RM.
Following its launch, each the phrases "Jimin" and "Promise" trended worldwide on Twitter for a number of hours.
By releasing his new music on the final day of the 12 months, Jimin turned the third BTS member to drop unique solo music in 2018, following J-Hope’s mixtape Hope World and RM’s mono. playlist.
"Everyone, you've waited a very long time, proper?" Jimin mentioned on Twitter shortly after sharing a hyperlink to the music. "I lastly shared my very own music with the general public. This is a music for me, as it’s a music for you. It's the primary time and it’s nonetheless untimely however please take pleasure in it. Thank you for ready, ARMY."