In a short clip that’s since gone viral, BTS‘s Jungkook gave ARMYs an epic reaction to his win on SBS‘s renowned music show, Inkigayo. He bagged the #1 spot with his latest hit single, “Seven,” featuring Latto, a song that has been sweeping music charts globally since its release.
“Seven” is a powerhouse of a track, with a record-breaking debut atop the Billboard Hot 100 and Global 200, marking the first number-one on both charts for Jungkook and Latto. This chart-smasher also debuted at number three on the UK Singles Chart, setting a new record as the highest debuting single by a solo Korean act in history.
jungkook billboard all kill pic.twitter.com/jWJhZ0r0yl
— jk.97 (@jeonIves) July 24, 2023
It’s been basking in the top ten in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Japan, Lithuania, New Zealand, South Korea, and Switzerland. And now, “Seven” can add an Inkigayo win to its string of impressive achievements.
Adding to the spectacle was the fact that this was Jungkook’s first music show performance as a solo artist. The moment of victory was undoubtedly sweet, but it was Jungkook’s adorably priceless reaction that sent social media into a frenzy.
His bunny eyes went wide, and his cheeks puffed out in the cutest surprise when the announcement was made. He pointed at himself in pure disbelief as if to say, “Me?” He received his trophy from the hosts, still wearing an expression that was a heart-melting mixture of awe, gratitude, and shock.
his reaction when he won 🤍 pic.twitter.com/IZcukevt3w
— jungkook loops ⁷ (@jeonjkloops) July 30, 2023
The surprise didn’t end there. During his thank-you speech, Jungkook confessed that he hadn’t expected to win and hadn’t prepared a speech. His humility and candor, despite being a member of the world’s biggest boy band, touched hearts worldwide.
Jungkook Inkigayo speech + encore
🐰 Oh I didn't know that I would be accepting this (award). Thank you so much. Oh.. I didn't manage to prepare a speech though. Thank you so much and since I did a great set on Seven, please look forward to great music
— 로메달콤뀨🌙 (slow) (@lovemazejikook) July 30, 2023
One tweet with a clip of his reaction garnered almost 100,000 likes, clocking over 1M views and 40,000 retweets. Fans were quick to shower him with love and affection, with reactions ranging from “He’s too cute,” to “Bro forgot he’s famous (he’s adorable)” and “Why are you so surprised???”
JUNGKOOK’S REACTION WHEN HE WON FIRST PLACE ON INKIGAYO 😭😭😭🫂 pic.twitter.com/GixDkH0hmO
— seven ᵇʸ ʲᵏ⋆ (@archiveforJK) July 30, 2023
This win serves as a testament to Jungkook’s global reach and his enduring connection with fans. At the same time, his humble reaction highlights why he remains such a beloved figure in the industry, maintaining his charm and authenticity despite the skyrocketing fame.
The Inkigayo win for “Seven,” the adorably endearing reaction, and the outpour of love from fans worldwide remind us why we fell in love with the “Golden Maknae” in the first place. It was a golden day for Jungkook and a golden day for music fans worldwide!