BTS star Jin's The Astronaut is fastest solo tune to shift 1m copies

Jin's Coldplay-assisted tune is making major moves.



Jin has set a new sales record for soloists
Jin has set a new sales record for soloists

BTS’ Jin’s hit ‘The Astronaut’ is the fastest single by a solo artist to reach a million sales.

After the K-Pop boy band collaborated with Chris Martin and co on the mega-hit 'My Universe' on the band's 2021 LP 'Music of the Spheres', the 29-year-old star teamed up with the 'Yellow' hitmakers to pen the his latest track, and its broken an astronomical new record.

According to The Korea Economic Daily, 'The Astronaut' had shifted more than 1,024,382 copies as of November 12.

As well as adding to the lyrics, Coldplay play on the track and Chris plays a news presenter in the accompanying music video.

Meanwhile, Chris previously admitted he doesn't think Coldplay will ever beat their BTS collaboration.

The 45-year-old musician said: "I don’t think we’ll ever be able to match the BTS surprise. That was surprising even for us.

"The journey from the first time it was mentioned – I was just like ‘how could that ever work?’ – to the song itself arriving and me thinking, ‘that could be for BTS’ – to now it feeling like the most natural collaboration in the world.

"It’s an amazing lesson for myself in keeping an open mind all the time, because you just never know what life or music is gonna throw you."