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The Astronaut is the debut single album by Jin. It was released on October 28, 2022.

This single album is part of the Chapter 2 and the BTS Chronicle.


Jin of 21st century pop icons BTS released a new solo single "The Astronaut" on October 28. The Pop Rock genre song was co-written by Coldplay, with the British band also playing on the recording. "The Astronaut" sits on a beautiful harmony between the calming sound of acoustic guitar and gradual build-up of synth sound. The song captures the listeners' ears, and hearts of BTS' fan ARMY as Jin participated in writing the lyrics expressing his fondness for the fans
Big Hit Music


  • Version 01 [CD (1ea)+Out Cover (1ea)+Photobook (1ea)+Lyric Card (1ea)+Postcard (1ea)+Graphic Sticker (1ea)+Seal Sticker (Random/2ea of 8ea)+Photocard (Random/1ea of 2ea)+Poster (1ea)]
  • Version 02 [CD (1ea)+Out Cover (1ea)+Photobook (1ea)+Lyric Card (1ea)+Postcard (1ea)+Graphic Sticker (1ea)+Seal Sticker (Random/2ea of 8ea)+Photocard (Random/1ea of 2ea)+Poster (1ea)]




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Program Date
M Countdown (Mnet) November 10, 2022



  • The single topped the iTunes Top Songs Charts in a total of 104 countries and regions.[1] The single also debuted #51 on Billboard Hot 100, marking Jin's first solo entry on the chart; and achieved the highest debut of any Korean solo song on the Hot 100 this decade and the third-highest of all time (until was broken by Jimin's "Like Crazy"). Also, Jin becomes the first Korean solo act to enter the top 10 of Billboard's Global 200 and Global 200 Excluding U.S.[2]
  • The album recorded 700,954 copies sold on its first day of sales on Hanteo.[3] As December 2022, the album has sold 1,040,155 copies only in South Korea and it has been certified Million on Circle Chart and KMCA.[4][5] Also, the album it has been certified Gold on RIAJ.[6]
  • On October 14, 2022, Wootteo's Instagram was open,[7] but wasn't found until August 18.[8] Wootteo is a character created by Jin as part of the "The Astronaut" promotions, included in the promotion schedule,[9] hashtags #진 and #Jin in Twitter,[10] album stickers[11] and album merch,[12] Wootteo's Instagram was also used to updated behind the scenes of the preparations and promotions of the single.[13]


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