TWICE and BTS both acquired new official certifications for streaming in the RIAJ.
In addition to its pre-existing certification methods for physical album shipments and digital download sales, the RIAJ launched a new certification system for online song streaming in 2020. Songs are certified silver after 30 million streams, gold after 50 million streams, and platinum after 100 million streams, according to the new method.
After topping 100 million streams, TWICE’s 2019 smash “FANCY” was officially certified platinum in Japan, making it the group’s third platinum song after “Feel Special” and “I CAN’T STOP ME.”
After achieving 50 million streams, BTS’s 2016 single “Blood Sweat & Tears” was officially certified gold.