BTS Becomes 1st Artist To Receive Quadruple Million Certification From Gaon; Red Velvet, IZ*ONE, + More Go Platinum
BTS has officially received Gaon Chart’s very first quadruple-million certification!
In 2018, the Korea Music Content Industry Association implemented a new certification system for album sales, song downloads, and online streaming. Starting with music released on or after January 1, 2018, Gaon Chart now certifies albums platinum once they reach 250,000 sales, while albums that have sold a million copies or more receive a “million” certification.
On April 9, Gaon Chart announced that BTS’s latest album “Map of the Soul: 7” had sold over 4 million copies, making the group the first—and so far, only—artist in Gaon history to receive an official quadruple-million certification.
Meanwhile, IZ*ONE’s first full-length album “BLOOM*IZ” received an official platinum certification after selling over 250,000 copies, and Red Velvet’s “Bad Boy” was certified platinum in the download category after surpassing 2.5 million downloads.
Finally, in the streaming category, Davichi’s “Unspoken Words” was officially certified platinum after reaching 100 million streams.
Congratulations to all of the artists on their impressive achievements!