The singer told Weverse magazine that matching past success sometimes feels like "a burden."
With great success comes great responsibility. That seems to be the case with BTS singer Jungkook, who in a new interview with Weverse magazine revealed that the K-pop group's smash English-language success with the singles "Dynamite" and "Butter" have set what might be un unattainable standard.
"I was never attached to rankings, but as good as it is and as happy as I am since we’ve kept setting records since 'Dynamite,' it also feels like a burden," Jungkook said in response to a question about their second English-language smash, "Butter," riding the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart for seven weeks; "Dynamite" sat atop of the Billboard Hot 100 charts for three weeks earlier this year, giving the group their first No. 1 song in the U.S.
"A huge number of people have given me recognition, so I’ve been going along thinking I have to work harder, but we did even better with 'Butter' than with 'Dynamite,' so I think I ended up feeling weighed down," Jungkook said about achieving success beyond his wildest imagination. "That’s what I’m like. BTS is an amazing team, but maybe my problem is that I’m not able to keep up with BTS."