BTS sets yet another record by becoming the first Korean group to receive a gold album by the RIAA!
On November 21, it was revealed that the latest album of BTS “Love Yourself: Answer” was recognized as a gold album by the Recording Industry Association of America. The album had reached over 500,000 units sold, thus placing itself well within the requirement of gold certification of the RIAA.
Furthermore, the Association also announced that BTS “MIC Drop” received a platinum certification for reaching over 1,000,000 units. This particular track was the group’s first gold certification in February. Afterwards, the group received gold for 3 more singles, including “DNA,” “Fake Love,” and now, “IDOL.”
Moreover, the “MIC Drop” is the second-ever Korean track to be recognized as platinum. In 2013, PSY received the first-ever platinum for his single “Gangnam Style.”
Congratulations to BTS!
Translated by Dasol Kim