EXO's Baekhyun becomes highest-charting solo K-pop artist on Billboard's popular artist list

Park Sae-jin Reporter Posted : 2018-10-05 17:57 Updated : 2018-10-05 17:57
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SEOUL -- Baekhyun, a member of boy band EXO, became the highest-ranking K-pop solo artist in Billboard's Artists 100 chart, a weekly chart which ranks the 100 most popular artists in the United States.

Billboard said in an article uploaded onto its website that Baekhyun made a new record as a solo K-pop act by debuting at No. 84 on Billboard's top 100 popular artist chart. The chart measures the popularity of an artist by analyzing various factors such as album and track sales, social media fan interaction and metrics of music consumption.

Previously, only two artists -- rapper Psy known for his global hit Gangnam Style, and J-hope, a BTS member-- had landed on the chart. Baekhyun released "Young", a solo collaboration track with rapper Locco. EXO will come back in November.