Jay Park: first Asian singer to receive ‘Gold’ status on Datpiff
Jay Park has become the first Asian singer to receive the Gold title on Datpiff for his original mix tape, as demand for his self-written works increased. On the 20th of July, Jay Park’s company Sidus HQ revealed that Jay Park’s mix tape FRESH A!R:BREATHE !T had surpassed the 100,000 mark in downloads, attaining the status of ‘Gold’ on Datpiff; America’s biggest mixtape site.
Many American hip hop artistes create mix tapes, a compilation of songs created by mixing other songs together, and release them via the site. Park has become the first Asian singer to receive the Gold title, his mixtape ranked above internationally known artists such as Kanye West, Lil Sean and 50Cent in the fierce competition online. What makes this achievement all the more outstanding is that no advertisements were made prior to the release of the album.
Jay Park created the album and released it free for everyone as a show of appreciation towards his fans. The album is titled BODY2BODY and includes 6 songs: title song BODY2BODY, Be With Me 2Night, Do What We Do, Hopeless Love, William Hung, You Know How We Do.
Netizens commented online, saying:
“He has become cooler, being adventurous in his music.”
“I tried listening to the mixtape and really liked it.”
“Jay Park, your music is great.”
In related news, Jay Park will kick-start his tour ‘New Breed Asia Tour’ with the first concert on the 18th of August in Seoul Olympics Hall.
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