BTS Earns 2nd RIAA Platinum Single With “Boy With Luv”

BTS has earned another platinum single!

On June 24, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced on its website that BTS’s “Boy with Luv” reached 1 million certified “units” with a certification date of June 20. One permanent digital download counts as one unit, and 150 on-demand audio and/or video streams count as one unit. The RIAA also noted that so far in 2019, less than 10 songs have achieved platinum certification.

BTS became the first Korean group to receive a gold certification with “MIC Drop” in February 2018. The song then went platinum in November 2018.

After PSY’s “Gangnam Style” became the first ever Korean single to reach RIAA’s platinum standards in 2013, BTS became the first Korean group to score an RIAA platinum certification with “MIC Drop”, and have now achieved a second platinum certification with “Boy with Luv.”

In 2018, “Love Yourself: Answer” also became the first album by a Korean artist to be certified gold with 500,000 units, and “IDOL” became BTS’s fourth single to be certified gold after “MIC Drop,” “DNA,” and “Fake Love.”

Congratulations to BTS!

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