‘Boy With Luv’ goes Platinum in U.S.

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‘Boy With Luv’ goes Platinum in U.S.

BTS went Platinum in the United States for the second time on Monday, becoming the first Korean act to reach the achievement twice, according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

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According to RIAA, BTS’s latest hit “Boy With Luv” became a certified Platinum digital single on June 20. Last November, the group’s single “MIC Drop” (2017) became their first to go Platinum.

BTS’s releases “MIC Drop,” “DNA” (2017), “Fake Love” (2018) and “Idol” have all been named Gold by the association, and the group is also the first Korean act to take home the Gold Multi Disc Set honor for their album “Love Yourself: Answer” (2018).

RIAA makes a tally of albums and digital singles every month. While the number of hard copies sold is the criteria for albums, RIAA counts the number of times a song has been streamed and downloaded online for digital singles.

BTS will kick off July with a performance in Osaka, Japan on July 6 and 7, followed by two performances at Shizuoka, Japan on July 13 and 14.

By Yoon So-yeon
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