BTS’s “LOVE YOURSELF: Answer” Becomes The First K-Pop Album To Be Certified Platinum By RIAA
BTS‘s album, “LOVE YOURSELF: Answer”, marked another historical feat for the group as it became the first K-Pop album ever to be certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)!
The album was released back on August 24, 2018. It broke record when it became the first K-Pop album to be certified Gold, but now ranks as Platinum after selling over 1 million copies in the U.S.!
“Map Of The Soul: PERSONA” achieved gold-certification in August of last year, and fans anticipate it may become the group’s second album to reach Platinum in the months to come.
Along with “LOVE YOURSELF: Answer”, BTS’s “IDOL” joined the Platinum rank as a single. It’s the group’s third song to achieve this mark, after BTS’s “MIC Drop” and “Boy With Luv”.
The news may not come of a surprise to ARMYs as BTS has been breaking records and setting history left and right for the past few years.
And their upcoming album, “MAP OF THE SOUL: 7”, which drops on Feb 21, may just be another history in the making for the group!