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BTS’s ‘The Planet’ gains worldwide popularity

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“The Planet,” BTS’s latest release and the main soundtrack for SBS animation “Bastions,” is garnering worldwide popularity upon its release on Friday.

The track landed atop Japan’s Oricon Daily Digital Singles chart on the day of its release and ranked No. 1 on iTunes Top Song chart in 67 countries and regions around the world, including the United States, France and Australia.

The song also achieved 2.95 million streams on Spotify on the day of its release, making it the 19th most listened song of the day.

BTS is currently taking a hiatus following the enlistment of Jin, late last year, followed by J-Hope’s enlistment in April. The soundtrack was recorded prior to Jin’s enlistment.

TV animation ″Bastions″ [THYNOS MEDIA]
TV animation ″Bastions″ [THYNOS MEDIA]

“Bastions” is a 3D action-hero animation produced by Nable Communications and Jo Buem-jin, an award-winning animation director known for his 2006 work, “Aachi & Ssipak,” an X-rated black-comedy animation aimed at adults. The plot revolves around rookie heroes named Bastions who are trying to find and fight the villains causing environmental pollution.

BY CHO YONG-JUN [cho.yongjun1@joongang.co.kr]