Forget Taylor Swift taking over the charts.
Now BTS K-Pop member Jung Kook is dominating the iTunes top 20.
Jung has 15 of the top 20 singles, almost all different versions of his song, “Standing Next to You.”
The records are all from Hybe Entertainment, which Scooter Braun — the man Taylor Swift fans hate — is raking it in. Braun let Hybe buy out his Ithaca Holdings this year. Now he runs the US company and no longer manages Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and other American pop stars.
The BTS K-Pop fans are famous for gaming iTunes. With each new release they just keep hitting the buy button. The result is that their popularity always seem more than the reality.
But for now, it’s all Jung Kook.