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BTS 7, the 2nd'Platinum' of the American Record Industry Association

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  • 2020-11-18
BTS received the 2nd 'Platinum Album' certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
The RIAA officially announced that BTS' 4th full album, MAP OF THE SOUL:7, released in February through the official website on the 17th (hereinafter local time), has been certified as'Platinum' as of November 16, 2020.
With this certificate, BTS will have the second RIAA Platinum certification record in the album category this year, following the repackaged album LOVE YOURSELF 結 'Answer' (released in August 2018) that was certified as of January 16.
BTS received their first platinum certification with 'MIC Drop' (released in September 2017) in the digital single category on November 9, 2018, and on June 20 of last year,'Boy With Luv' feat . Halsey' (released in April 2019) also received platinum certification.
On January 16, when the album LOVE YOURSELF 結'Answer' received platinum certification, the album's title song 'IDOL' also received platinum certification in the digital single category. As such, BTS has received RIAA Platinum certification with two albums and three songs so far, which is the record for a total of five platinum certifications for Korean singers as well as the album and digital singles.
The RIAA awards certifications in gold (more than 500,000), platinum (more than 1 million), multi-platinum (more than 2 million), and diamond (more than 10 million) according to digital single and album sales. The album segment includes digital and physical album sales, digital downloads, audio and video streaming, and digital singles, digital downloads and audio and video streaming.
Written by Yoon Sang GeunTranslated by Lee So Yun
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