TWICE And BTS Earn RIAJ Platinum And Gold Certifications For Streaming In Japan

The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) has announced its latest batch of official certifications!

In 2020, the RIAJ implemented a new certification system for online streaming of songs, as an addition to its pre-existing certification systems for physical album shipments and digital download sales. According to the new system, songs are certified silver once they reach 30 million streams, gold at 50 million streams, and platinum at 100 million streams.

In the RIAJ’s newly announced batch of certifications (dated February 2022), both TWICE and BTS received new official certifications for streaming.

TWICE’s 2019 hit “FANCY” was officially certified platinum after surpassing 100 million streams, making it the group’s third song after “Feel Special” and “I CAN’T STOP ME” to go platinum for streaming in Japan.

Meanwhile, BTS’s 2016 hit “Blood Sweat & Tears” was officially certified gold after surpassing 50 million streams.

Congratulations to both TWICE and BTS!

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