Throughout 2023, Jung Kook has established himself as a hitmaker in his own right, outside of BTS. He’s conquered a number of Billboard charts, proving himself to be one of the most successful South Korean artists in U.S. history in many respects. Now, he’s matched one of his own records with one of his latest smashes.
This week, Jung Kook’s recent single “Too Much” rises again on the Pop Airplay chart, hitting a new high–and reaching an important spot for the singer. Billboard publishes the list each week to rank the top-performing tunes at top 40 pop radio stations in the U.S.
“Too Much” breaks into the top 20 for the first time on the latest edition of the Pop Airplay chart. The tune improves from No. 21 to No. 17 this week.
As it settles in seventeenth place, “Too Much” officially ties with another one of Jung Kook’s hit singles as the third-highest-charting ever on the Pop Airplay tally when looking at all South Korean solo artists. The cut is now on the same level as his other 2023 smash, “Seven.” That tune, which features rapper Latto, peaked at No. 17 months ago.
Both “Seven” and “Too Much” sit behind only two other cuts on the ranking of the highest-reaching hits by South Korean solo artists on the Pop Airplay chart. Psy’s “Gangnam Style” still rules this list, as it remains the only track to hit the top 10. It stalled at No. 10 a decade ago.
One space behind that smash comes yet another from Jung Kook. He and Charlie Puth joined forces for “Left and Right” which became the K-pop star’s first major hit on his own. That track rose to No. 11 on the Pop Airplay chart in 2022.
“Too Much” credits The Kid Laroi as the lead artist, with Jung Kook featuring. The track served as a recent single from his just-released album The First Time. The cut also credits U.K.-based hip-hop artist Central Cee alongside Jung Kook in a featured role.