Which of the seven BTS members had the best solo album?

BTS, the South Korean global sensation, has captivated the world with their unparalleled talent and charisma. Beyond their groundbreaking group achievements, each of the seven members has ventured into the solo arena to showcase their unique skills and styles. In this article, we’ll delve into the world of BTS solo projects, comparing and evaluating which member has had the best solo performance.

ARMY, You Decide!

๐ŸŽค It’s time to play music critic and make a decision that will go down in ARMY history! ๐Ÿ“ข Seven incredible BTS members, seven amazing solo albums. Who’s taking the top spot? It’s up to you to decide! ๐Ÿค” Will it be Jimin’s mesmerizing melodies, RM’s lyrical genius, J-Hope’s high-energy tracks, V’s soulful serenades, Suga’s poetic prowess, Jin’s golden vocals, or Jungkook’s ‘golden’ moments? ๐ŸŒŸ Your vote is the final say, so don’t miss your chance to make your favorite member proud! ๐ŸŽถ Cast your vote and let’s find out once and for all โ€“ which BTS solo album shines the brightest? ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ—ณ๏ธ

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Scroll down to explore in-depth content about each member’s incredible journey, their unique musical styles, and the emotional stories behind their solo releases. Get ready to be inspired, entertained, and thoroughly entertained by the artistry of these seven amazing artists. Your vote matters, and your knowledge about their work will help you make the ultimate decision. Let’s explore the music that has touched our hearts and cast your vote for the best BTS solo album!


Face marks the inaugural full-length album by Jimin, the celebrated South Korean artist of BTS fame. Released on March 24, 2023, under the banner of Big Hit Music, this musical endeavor predominantly embraces the genres of pop, hip hop, and R&B. The album’s production credits are attributed to the talented trio of Pdogg, Ghstloop, and Evan. Comprising a total of five tracks, all of which bear the imprint of Jimin’s songwriting, along with one instrumental composition, Face is an artistic response to the profound emotional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, both on Jimin as an individual and as a performer. The album grapples with themes of solitude, self-discovery, and the pursuit of personal liberation.

Face received an overwhelmingly positive reception in Jimin’s home country, South Korea, where it achieved record-breaking sales figures. On its debut day, the album exceeded one million copies sold, and within the first week, it surpassed a remarkable 1.45 million units. In doing so, Jimin etched his name into the annals of Hanteo Chart history as the first solo artist to achieve such a feat. Furthermore, Face soared to the number one position on the Circle Album Chart. The album also made waves internationally, conquering the Oricon Albums and Digital Albums charts in Japan, and securing the top spot on Billboard Japan’s Hot Albums chart. Notably, Jimin made history as the first solo artist to debut at number one on both Oricon album charts in 2023. Stateside, Face made a resounding impact by debuting at the second position on the prestigious US Billboard 200 chart, marking it as the highest-charting album by a solo South Korean artist in the history of the Billboard charts. Additionally, it achieved top-ten placements in several countries, including Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Lithuania, Switzerland, and New Zealand.

JhopeJack in the Box

“J-Hope’s debut studio album, ‘Jack in the Box,’ was released on July 15, 2022, via Big Hit Music. The album features 10 tracks, with the lead single ‘More’ preceding its release on July 1. Another single, ‘Arson,’ was launched alongside the album, accompanied by a music video. ‘Jack in the Box’ is a concept album that weaves the tale of Pandora’s box, touching on themes such as passion, ambition, human nature, insecurity, success, and apprehension about the future.

Although primarily rooted in old-school hip-hop, the album seamlessly blends various genres, including pop, grunge, and R&B. Initially a digital release, ‘Jack in the Box’ made its mark on the charts in 17 different countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, New Zealand, Spain, and the United Kingdom. The album achieved a debut position of number 3 in South Korea, number 11 in Japan, and number 17 on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States. With over 470,000 copies sold in its release week, the album was certified platinum by the Korea Music Content Association (KMCA). In December 2022, a limited edition vinyl version was made available, followed by a traditional CD release in 2023, which included an additional five tracks.

Suga – D-Day

D-Day, the debut studio album by Agust D, the well-known alias of Suga from BTS, made its debut on April 21, 2023, under Big Hit Music. This album marks the third installment in a series that includes the previously released mixtapes, ‘Agust D’ in 2016 and ‘D-2’ in 2020. With a total of 10 tracks, ‘D-Day’ features collaborations with fellow BTS member J-Hope, IU, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Woosung of the Rose. The project was supported by the release of two singles: ‘People Pt. 2,’ featuring IU, on April 7, and ‘Haegeum,’ which premiered concurrently with the album. Music videos were created for both singles, and a third one for the track ‘Amygdala’ was released on April 24.

Agust D’s ‘D-Day’ is a thought-provoking album filled with social commentary and personal introspection. It grapples with themes of liberation and freedom, questioning whether these concepts are blessings or curses. The artist encourages listeners to turn their focus inward, urging them to avoid dwelling on past regrets or future anxieties. Sonically, the album boasts a wide range of sounds and genres, incorporating elements of boom bap, layers of Auto-Tune, touches of alternative rock, and even a piano sample from the renowned Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto.

RM – Indigo

Released on December 2, 2022, through Big Hit Music, ‘Indigo’ stands as RM’s debut studio album. This album holds particular significance as it marks the rapper’s first full-length project since ‘Mono’ in 2018. ‘Indigo’ serves as a personal documentation of his late twenties, capturing the essence of this period in his life. Comprising a total of 10 tracks, ‘Indigo’ features a notable lineup of collaborators, including Erykah Badu, Anderson .Paak, Tablo of Epik High, Kim Sa-wol, Paul Blanco, Mahalia, Colde, Youjeen of Cherry Filter, and Park Ji-yoon.

The album’s lead single, ‘Wild Flower,’ a collaboration with Youjeen, was released alongside the album, accompanied by an engaging music video. On the charts, ‘Indigo’ achieved impressive rankings, securing the second spot in South Korea, the third position in Lithuania, Portugal, and the United States (a record-breaking achievement at the time for a Korean soloist on the Billboard 200), and the fourth spot in Japan. Notably, the album earned a double platinum certification from the Korea Music Content Association in January 2023. By July 2023, it had sold over 800,000 copies domestically and surpassed 100,000 units in the United States.

Jin – The Astronaut

Released on October 28, 2022, ‘The Astronaut’ marks South Korean singer Jin’s debut solo single. This song was crafted collaboratively by Jin himself, the British rock band Coldplay (known for their previous collaboration with BTS on ‘My Universe’), Norwegian DJ Kygo (who handled the track’s production alongside Bill Rahko), and Chris Martin’s son, Moses Martin. ‘The Astronaut’ serves as an ode to Jin’s devoted fanbase, expressing his affection and deep connection with them. The song delves into themes of love and connection, frequently weaving a cosmic motif that is a shared favorite of both Jin and the band, evident in their collective body of work. As a heartfelt gift to his fans, the song was released ahead of Jin’s enlistment, a significant moment in his career. It is accessible in both digital and CD formats. The accompanying music video portrays Jin as an alien astronaut, who inadvertently crash-lands on Earth. Faced with a heartwarming dilemma, he must choose between remaining with his newfound human family or returning to his home planet.

V – Layover

Layover,” stylized as “Layo(v)er,” represents the inaugural studio album by V, the South Korean singer from BTS. This album saw its release on September 8, 2023, under the Big Hit Music label. ‘Layover’ features a collection of six songs, which include the singles “Slow Dancing,” “Rainy Days,” “Love Me Again,” “Blue,” “For Us,” and a bonus track titled ‘Slow Dancing (Piano Ver.).’ Described as a genre-blending compilation of pop, R&B, and jazz, ‘Layover’ is distinguished by V’s soulful vocal delivery. According to a press release from Big Hit, the album is poised to showcase remarkable performances by V and will be accompanied by various promotional appearances. In anticipation of the album’s release, V expressed his heartfelt intention to send box sets of the album to his fans, brimming with love and appreciation.

On August 10, 2023, V treated fans to the official music video for ‘Love Me Again.’ Following swiftly, the official music video for ‘Rainy Days’ was unveiled on the subsequent day. On the grand release date of the album, September 8, the music video for the focus track ‘Slow Dancing’ was unveiled. Continuing the visual journey, the music video for ‘Blue’ graced screens on September 13, while the final installment, ‘For Us,’ was released on September 15. To support the album, V made appearances on numerous music shows, further sharing his music and connecting with his audience.

Jungkook – Golden

“Golden” stands as the eagerly awaited debut studio album from Jungkook, a prominent member of the global sensation BTS. This album is scheduled for release on November 3, 2023, through the label Big Hit Music. Leading up to its release, the album was heralded by two captivating singles: “Seven,” featuring Latto, and “3D,” featuring Jack Harlow.

In a conversation with Variety back in July 2023, Jungkook provided a glimpse into his work on his maiden solo album. At that time, he refrained from revealing specific details. However, fans were treated to the lead single “Seven” in the same month, a collaboration with American rapper Latto. The single skyrocketed to the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and achieved top-10 rankings in various other countries. The second single, “3D,” featuring American rapper Jack Harlow, was released on September 29.

The full 11-track album, officially announced by Big Hit Music on October 3, features the chart-toppers “Seven” and “3D.” “Golden” is designed around the concept of Jungkook’s ‘golden moments’ as a solo artist. In a press release, Jungkook was affectionately dubbed the ‘Golden Maknae,’ the youngest member of BTS, and was acknowledged for his ability to captivate audiences worldwide with his unique vocal timbre.

In anticipation of the album’s launch, Jungkook has planned a series of special stage performances and appearances to celebrate this milestone. The tracklist, unveiling the musical journey of “Golden,” was made public on October 15 and is to be released on November 3, 2023.

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