Jungkook of BTS, the world-famous K-Pop sensation, recently made his solo stage debut, as he performed his newly released single, “Dreamers” at the FIFA World Cup opening ceremony. Jungkook’s first solo performance, which was witnessed by over a billion viewers, was well received, as the singer received attention for his confident stage presence and strong vocals.
Subsequently, keywords like ‘PROUD OF JUNGKOOK’, ‘I LOVE YOU JUNGKOOK’, “FIFAKOOK”, and ‘JUNGKOOK’ took over social media globally. As a result of the attention that Jungkook received, he eventually emerged as the most-talked about celebrity at the opening ceremony.
According to Google, the world’s largest search engine, on the 13th (Korean time), ‘Jung Kook – South Korean singer’ as a keyword related to the ‘2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup’ showed a surge of interest of more than 3000%, becoming the most trending topic related to the World Cup event.
On the same day, ‘Jung Kook – South Korean singer’ was ranked first in ‘FIFA’-related topics around the world, showing a high level of interest of about 5000%.
In addition, ‘when will Jungkook perform in Qatar’ and ‘when is Jungkook performing in Qatar’ were ranked 1st and 2nd in the top related search terms, demonstrating how the world paid keen attention to Jungkook’s performance at the opening ceremony of the World Cup in Qatar.
Jungkook is the first ever K-pop singer and idol member to participate in the opening ceremony of the World Cup and be part of the official soundtrack as an individual artist, not BTS, proving the strength of his solo k-pop star image in the world.
Soon after the highly anticipated FIFA World Cup single “Dreamers” was released, Jungkook, a member of BTS, shot to the top of numerous iTunes charts around the world. The song first launched straight at No. 1 on both the global and European iTunes music charts. It also became the fastest world cup song to reach #1 on iTunes in the US.