Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Forget Taylor Swift: BTS Member Jung Kook Has 15 of the Top 20 iTunes Singles (Beatles Are #1)

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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.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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