The year 2021 has been fruitful for the BTS Jungkook that he immediately broke 21 records in the first quarter of the year alone.
In March, he successfully became the only K-pop idol to have the most real-time viewers in VLIVE history, most real-time comments in the platform, fastest VLIVE to reach 10 million views, and the only person with 1 million retweets in five tweets, among others.
Fans will surely consume a day if they want to recite all the milestones he got in 2021 alone. But although 2022 had already begun, Rolling Stone released a new article to recognize Jungkook's another record.
BTS Jungkook's Interview with Rolling Stone Became the Most-Read
On December 31, Rolling Stone unveiled its Most-Read Stories of 2021. The list disclosed shocking topics that stirred people's curiosity in the past months.
Among the stories that caught people's attention include the allegations against Marilyn Manson, a video of a woman who reportedly breastfeeds a cat, the Bernie Sanders' inauguration meme, and Eric Clapton's anti-vax propaganda. The news outlet then highlighted BTS' triumph in their May interview, calling the K-pop group a "casually nontoxic, skin-care-intensive brand of masculinity."
Jungkook's story in question was published in May. At that time, he opened up their song, Dynamite, and how he learned from Ariana Grande.
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"I tried to discover new things and I think I spent a relatively busy time inside. But I did have some time to really rearrange my emotions, and I think I grew up as a person as well," he said in one part of the interview.
The same conversation included questions and answers about why he chose Big Hit because of RM, how it feels like to be called a golden maknae, and the memories he shared with the members during the recording of Dynamite.
Jungkook Also Secured a Spot in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Aside from the recent recognition, Rolling Stone previously honored the K-pop idol for leading the "intertwined" vocal of the boy group.
Jungkook's hit song Euphoria caused him to become the first and only K-pop star to appear in the World Digital Song Sales chart for 80 weeks. His group's song Dynamite also became the first-ever number one song that became a "landmark, hegemony shattering moment for the world-conquering South Korean group."
Another solo song, My Time, also spent 71 weeks on the same chart.