Kep1er Becomes 4th K-Pop Artist Ever To Earn RIAJ Platinum Certification For Streaming; BTS Goes Gold

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, Kep1er earned their first-ever platinum certification for streaming after their debut track “WA DA DA” surpassed 100 million streams in Japan.

Notably, Kep1er is only the fourth K-pop artist ever to go platinum for streaming in Japan, following BTS, TWICE, and BLACKPINK.

Meanwhile, BTS’s latest title track “Yet to Come” was officially certified gold after surpassing 50 million streams in Japan.

Congratulations to both Kep1er and BTS!

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