J-Hope Becomes the First BTS Member to Hit Hot 100 Solo With His 'Chicken Noodle Soup' Collaboration with Becky G
J-Hope and Becky G's new solo single "Chicken Noodle Soup," debut at No. 81 on the Hot 100 dated Oct. 12, as the dancer-rapper-vocalist becomes the first member of BTS to land a solo Hot 100 hit apart from the group.
"Chicken Noodle Soup" debuts with 9.7 million U.S. streams and 11,000 downloads sold in the week ending Oct. 4, according to Nielsen Music.
J-Hope becomes the sixth Korean-pop artist to have hit the Hot 100, and the third soloist. (Notably, fellow BTS member RM did jump on a remix of Lil Nas X's record-19-week No. 1 "Old Town Road," although he did not recieve Hot 100 chart billing, as their "Seoul Town Road" rework did not account for the bulk of the song's overall consumption in any week.)
The trilingual "Soup," which blends English, Korean and Spanish lyrics, also debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's World Digital Song Sales chart, earning J-Hope his second No. 1, after his 2018 release "Daydream." The 25-year-old is currently the only BTS member with a solo No. 1 on the chart. "Soup" also scores Becky G her first career entry on World Digital Song Sales.
The wide range of representation featured in the song (a Korean rapper, a Latinx singer, samples of a hip-hop song that honors Harlem [of the same name, by Da Drizzle, from 2006]) and video itself (with reportedly more than 50 countries represented by the multicultural dance crew).