BTS Is the First Korean Act to Have an Album Certified Platinum by the RIAA

by Jeremy Spirogis
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2020 solely simply started, however BTS remains to be breaking data and making historical past. BTS simply grew to become the primary Korean act in historical past to have an album licensed platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

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BTS’s album ‘Love Yourself: Answer’ was licensed platinum

BTS launched their album Love Yourself: Answer on Aug. 24, 2018. The album served as a completion to their acclaimed Love Yourself album sequence. With Love Yourself: Her, Love Yourself: Tear, and Love Yourself: Answer, the members of BTS explored the several types of love together with self-love.

In November 2018, Love Yourself: Answer was licensed gold by the RIAA with half one million models recorded. With this accomplishment, Love Yourself: Answer grew to become the primary Korean album to ever be acknowledged by the RIAA.

In January 2020, the RIAA acknowledged BTS for attaining a platinum certification with Love Yourself: Answer. For an album to realize a platinum certification, the album should file a minimum of 1 million models within the U.S. A unit is the same as one album sale, 1,500 audio or video streams from the album, or 10 tracks offered from the album.

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Love Yourself: Answer is BTS’s first-ever platinum album within the U.S. BTS can also be the primary and solely Korean act to have an album licensed platinum by the RIAA.

BTS has a number of platinum singles

While Love Yourself: Answer is the primary of BTS’s albums to go platinum, the group has a number of platinum singles. In November 2018, their 2017 single “Mic Drop” was licensed platinum within the U.S. This was BTS’s first platinum single.

BTS launched their single “Boy With Luv” and EP Map of the Soul: Persona in April 2019. By June 2019, the RIAA introduced “Boy With Luv” achieved a platinum certification with 1 million recorded models. In August 2019, Map of the Soul: Persona was licensed gold by the RIAA.

When the RIAA introduced Love Yourself: Answer achieved platinum certification, the group introduced BTS’s single “Idol” was additionally licensed platinum. BTS now has three singles and an album licensed platinum within the U.S.

BTS will make historical past on the 2020 Grammy Awards

The announcement that BTS achieved a platinum album and one other platinum single within the U.S. comes on the heels of one other spectacular accomplishment. On Jan. 23, the Recording Academy confirmed BTS will carry out on the 2020 Grammy Awards.

As of proper now, BTS will carry out in a collaboration stage as a part of the “Old Town Road All-Stars” medley with Lil Nas X and others. Some followers additionally suspect BTS might debut their new single “Black Swan” in a solo stage, however that has but to be confirmed by Big Hit Entertainment or the Recording Academy.

By performing on the awards present, BTS will turn out to be the primary Korean act to ever carry out on the Grammy Awards. Already, the group was the primary Korean act to ever attend or current on the awards present.

All of that is occurring just some weeks earlier than BTS releases their highly-anticipated album Map of the Soul: 7. Already, the album broke Map of the Soul: Persona‘s earlier file of first-week pre-orders.

While Map of the Soul: Persona offered 2.685 million pre-orders in its first 5 days, Map of the Soul: 7 offered 3.42 million inventory pre-orders Jan. 9 by way of Jan. 15. These form of gross sales mixed with BTS’s upcoming history-making efficiency have Map of the Soul: 7 able to turn out to be BTS’s largest comeback but and one other platinum album.

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