On November 20 at 2 p.m. KST, Jungkook released new solo single “Dreamers,” his contribution to this year’s World Cup soundtrack. Later that day, he performed the song live for the first time at the opening ceremony of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Immediately upon its release, “Dreamers” climbed to the top of the iTunes charts in many countries around the world. Just 13 hours after it first dropped, the single has already topped the iTunes Top Songs chart in at least 102 different regions, including eight of the world’s biggest music markets: the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, France, Canada, Australia, Germany and Italy.
“Dreamers” also set a new record for the fastest official FIFA World Cup song to reach No. 1 on iTunes Top Songs in the United States, taking just 2 hours and 11 minutes to reach the top spot.
If you haven’t seen it yet, check out Jungkook’s premiere performance of “Dreamers” from the World Cup Opening Ceremony here!