BTS Recognized by RIAA for First Platinum Single & First Gold Album

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BTS has a brand new plaque, or three, to hold up on their wall: The South Korean group was not too long ago awarded a trio of recent certifications for his or her music by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), together with their first platinum single and first gold album.

Certified on Nov. 9, the RIAA acknowledged BTS' 2017 music "Mic Drop" as their first single to acquire platinum certification, accumulating 1 million licensed models. The music was initially launched on September 2017's Love Yourself: Her and later remixed by Steve Aoki for a brand new model that includes Desiigner, which got here out in December. According to the RIAA, one equal music unit is the same as a single digital music sale, or 150 on-demand audio and/or video streams. 

The similar day, the RIAA declared August’s Billboard 200 chart-topper Love Yourself: Answer as BTS’ first album to go gold, with half 1,000,000 licensed models recorded, whereas its single "Idol" was additionally acknowledged gold. One equal album unit is the same as one album sale, 10 tracks offered from an album, or 1,500 on-demand audio and/or video streams from an album. It is the first-ever Korean album to be acknowledged by the RIAA. 

When Answer debuted on the Billboard 200 at No. 1 on the chart dated Sept. 1, it topped with 185,000 equal album models. It was not too long ago acknowledged because the best-selling album ever on South Korea’s Gaon Chart, launched in 2010, and one of many best-selling Korean albums of all time with over 2.03 million copies offered.  

Answer’s single “Idol," which debuted on the Hot 100 at No. 11 on the chart dated Sept. eight, grew to become the septet’s fourth single to be licensed gold, additionally with half 1,000,000 models; the music was launched concurrently with a BTS-only model and one that includes Nicki Minaj.

The act's singles "DNA," Fake Love" and "Mic Drop" had been licensed gold earlier this yr, and BTS are the most-decorated Korean act ever acknowledged by the RIAA.

BTS' newest collaboration with Steve Aoki, "Waste It on Me," not too long ago peaked at No. 89 on the Hot 100 chart dated Nov. 10. The group is presently in the midst of the Japanese leg of their Love Yourself world tour.