BTS Member Jin’s First Solo Album ‘The Astronaut’ Sold More Than 700,000 Copies
It was a good first week on the release BTS member Jin's first solo album titled The Astronaut. As of November 3, on its first-week sales on the Hanteo chart, the album sold a total of 700,954. The Astronaut was co-composed, written, and produced by popular international band Coldplay.
Officially, this is the 3rd best-selling album by solo artists in terms of first-week sales records for all albums. An important note that the Hanteo chart mostly not account the physical album sales in the United States, or in other album distributors that are not verified by the chart.
The album has also ranked at #33, which was previously held by BTS' Love Yourself 承 Her.
It was reported that BTS member Jin has submitted a notice to cancel his military postponement. According to a recent report dated November 4, he submitted his military postponement notice to the Military Manpower Association. As of press time, the group's talent management HYBE has not yet released a statement regarding this.
If these reports are confirmed, it could mean that Jin, as well the other BTS members in the future are now eligible to be called to enlist to the military at any time. Jin's enlistment to the Korean military was postponed previously until December 31, 2022 Korea Standard Time.
BTS was a talk of the town after it was confirmed that the group's members will be enlisted for military service. Korean music and talent company HYBE has officially announced that the first member to be enlisted is Jin who is the eldest member of the popular 7-member boy group.
Defense Minister Lee Jong-sup and Culture Minister Park Go Gyun said in a statement previously that "it is desirable" for the members of BTS to accomplish their military duties to make sure that there is fairness in South Korea's military service.