Netizens can’t keep their appreciation for BTS V for Blue & Grey as the song nearly perfected its attendance to all major charts of the world.
In a report by Allkpop, Blue and Grey from BTS’s latest album, BE, has become the group’s most-commercially successful b-side of all time.
The track immediately topped the US iTunes chart for days after its release. This resulted in an impressive 100K units sales in only eight days.
The staggering achievements of “Blue & Grey”
With an incredible sale of 87K units sold globally, Billboard reported the ballad as the tracking week’s best-selling song.
On the Digital Songs Sales Chart, it also landed at number two with 69K copies sold in the U.S.
In addition to this, on the prestigious hot 100 charts, Blue & Grey debuted at no. 13. The new record is the highest rank for a b-side by the group.
The track became the only b-side from the album to chart on Billboard Global 200 at number nine.
Furthermore, by charting on all major music charts of the world, such as the U.K, Japan, and Korea, the song made history the “highest charting b-side.”
A special composition of Taehyung
Undoubtedly, Blue & Grey is one of the most personal songs V has ever released. In an interview, he said that he wrote the music to address and strive out the burnout he was going through. V shared that he was having a tough time and thought, “What’s waiting for me at the end?
It came to the point that he asked himself why he is not happy despite being successful. With this experience, he started composing Blue & Grey.
V further noted his fans and said that he hopes they will find comfort through the song. Many fans shared several connections to the song’s lyrics as soon as V’s interview from the Weverse Magazine was released.
Fans highlighted the song’s last lyrics, saying, “After secretly sending my words up into the air, now I fall asleep at dawn.”
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