BTS is now confirmed to be the only foreign artist to go double platinum with a single in Japan last year!
On January 15, the Recording Industry Association of Japan announced that BTS’s latest Japanese single, “MIC Drop/DNA/Crystal Snow,” had recorded over 500,000 album sales and was officially certified double platinum. It was also confirmed to be the only single released by a foreign artist in 2017 to do so.
According to the RIAJ’s certification thresholds, albums are certified gold at 100,000, platinum at 250,000, and double platinum at 500,000 in sales.
“MIC Drop/DNA/Crystal Snow” also broke records on Japan’s Oricon chart, where it achieved the highest ranking ever of any K-pop artist on the yearly singles chart. It also scored the highest points ever recorded by a foreign artist on the weekly singles chart.
Congratulations to BTS for achieving another milestone in Japan!