Japan’s Association of the Recording Industry (RIAJ) announced its latest official certifications for BTS, TWICE, and BIGBANG!
Earlier this year, the RIAJ implemented a new certification system for streaming songs online to complement their existing certification systems for mailing physical albums and selling digital downloads. Under the new system, songs will be certified with silver as soon as they reach 30 million streams, gold with 50 million streams and platinum with 100 million streams.
In the newly announced series of certifications by the RIAJ (from October 2020) BtsHit single “dynamite” Earned an official gold certification after exceeding 50 million streams, making it the fastest song by a Korean artist to ever accomplish the feat. It’s also the second track from BTS, which has received gold streaming certification from the RIAJ following its 2019 song. “Boy with love.”
BTS also received silver certification for its 2018 title track “IDOL” after exceeding 30 million streams. In addition to “Dynamite” and “Boy With Luv”, both of which have now been awarded gold, BTS in Japan also has silver with “DNA“, “Fake love“, “lights“, And “stay gold”.
Meanwhile, TWICE received official silver certifications for the Korean version of “TTAnd her latest Japanese song “Fanfare”. TWICE was previously in Japan with the Japanese version of “TT” and its songs “Yes or yes“, “What is love“, “Likey“, “MORE & MORE“, “Dance the night away” And “Heart shaker“- In addition to gold with their hits “Feel special” And “FANCY.”
Finally, with their 2015 hit, BIGBANG received its first RIAJ streaming certification. “BANG BANG BANG.”
Congratulations to all three artists!
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