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Loco gives credit to BTS's Jimin as 'Smeraldo Garden Marching Band' hits billboard hot 100 for the first time

Jimin from BTS is celebrating the success of his latest track, " Smeraldo Garden Marching Band ," featuring Loco , as it climbs the Billboard charts. Released as a prelude to his upcoming solo work, the song made an impressive entry at No. 88 on the prestigious Hot 100 chart, which ranks the most popular songs in the United States.

This achievement marks Loco's first appearance on the Hot 100 and adds to Jimin's growing solo success, making it his fifth solo entry on this chart. Previous hits include "VIBE," "Set Me Free Pt.2," "Like Crazy," and "Angel Pt. 1."

Loco, overwhelmed by the news, took to Instagram to express his gratitude to Jimin for their collaboration's success. Sharing Billboard's announcement, Loco acknowledged Jimin's role in their joint achievement, stating, “Thanks to Jimin, [I’m] on the Hot 100.”

Jimin's chart feat also ties him with PSY as the Korean soloist with the second-highest number of entries on the Hot 100, each boasting five solo hits. Leading the pack among Korean artists is Jimin’s fellow BTS member Jungkook, who holds the record with seven solo entries.

In addition to its Hot 100 debut, "Smeraldo Garden Marching Band" claimed the No. 1 spot on Billboard's World Digital Song Sales chart, highlighting its international appeal. It also secured the No. 3 position on the Digital Song Sales chart in the U.S., underscoring its popularity as one of the top-selling songs of the week. Globally, the track ranked No. 7 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart and No. 16 on the Global 200 chart.

Jimin's success with "Smeraldo Garden Marching Band" not only showcases his musical prowess but also reaffirms BTS's global influence and his own standing as a dynamic solo artist. As anticipation builds for his upcoming projects, fans worldwide eagerly await what's next from this chart-topping talent.

Who Is Loco?
Kwon Hyuk-woo, popularly known by his stage name Loco (Hangul), is a South Korean rapper under the hip hop label AOMG. His stage name, "Loco," translates to "crazy" in Spanish. He rose to fame after winning the first season of Mnet's rap competition Show Me the Money in 2012.