BTS's Japanese album 'BTS, The Best' sells 1 million copies
BTS's Japanese album "BTS, The Best" sold 1 million copies in the month since its release on June 16, making it the first million-selling album certified by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) this year, the association said on Friday.
The RIAJ certifies albums with over 100,000 copies of sales as gold, 250,000 as platinum, 500,000 as double platinum, 750,000 as triple platinum and 1 million as a million-seller.
BTS earned its first million-seller in 2019 with its single "Lights/Boy With Luv," becoming the first foreign male act to receive the certification. This is the first million certification to come from an album.
Meanwhile, BTS is continuing its streak of success with "BTS, The Best," topping Japan's Oricon Weekly Albums Chart for the third week running.
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