BTS earns multiple platinum certifications, LE SSERAFIM goes gold at RIAJ
BTS and LE SSERAFIM have received their new streaming certifications from the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ).
Read on to find out more!
BTS Earns RIAJ Platinum Certifications, LE SSERAFIM Aims for Gold
Various artists have been honored with certifications from the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ), including K-pop groups BTS and LE SSERAFIM.
The RIAJ applied a brand new certification system in 2020 that focuses on online streaming. This system was added to RIAJ’s certification systems for physical album sales and digital downloads.
With RIAJ’s additional system, songs receive certifications based on their number of streams, including Silver (30 million streams), Gold (50 million streams), and Platinum (100 million streams).
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First, RIAJ set up the Platinum brand at 100 million streams and Diamond at 500 million. However, a new system has also been introduced to honor dual platinum certifications for 200 million streams and triple platinum certifications for 300 million streams.
BTS’ “Butter” has now earned three platinum certifications after racking up 300 million streams in Japan. This success was followed by her song “Permission to Dance” which racked up 200 million streams and was certified double platinum by RIAJ.
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In addition, BTS’ single “Dynamite” was added to their platinum collection. On February 28, RIAJ announced that “Dynamite” has surpassed 500 million streams and received BTS Diamond certification.
With their latest double platinum achievement, BTS is the only Korean artist with the top three streaming RIAJ certifications.
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Following the K-Pop sensation, fourth generation LE SSERAFIM has just received a RIAJ Gold certification. The rookie group pulled off the feat with their song “ANTIFRAGILE,” which topped 50 million streams in Japan and showcased their growing fan base.
BTS Jungkook’s “Euphoria” Earns RIAJ Gold Certification
In addition, BTS Jungkook’s “Euphoria” also became BTS’ first solo song to be certified RIAJ Gold.
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On December 27, 2021, the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) awarded Jungkook’s “Euphoria” a Gold certification after it surpassed 50 million streams.
Originally released in August 2018, Euphoria received its Gold certification after receiving so much love from local and international fans.
With this achievement, it also marks the first and only solo release from BTS to receive such certification. In addition to Japan, the song also went viral in the United States, destroying 500,000 units sold by a male K-pop artist.
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This allowed the song to qualify for gold from the RIAA, the Recording Industry Association of America.
“Euphoria” also topped Billboard’s worldwide digital song sales chart. It also ranked #5 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100, Gaon Chart (#11), Official Independent Singles Chart (#28), and Official Downloaded Singles Chart (#45).
Congratulations to BTS and LE SSERAFIM for these achievements!
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