TWICE and BTS earn RIAJ Platinum and Gold certifications for streaming in Japan

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…

“BE” by BTS becomes their 2nd Korean album to go Platinum in Japan

On January 15, the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) announced its certifications for the month of December 2020, which showed that BTS's album “BE (Deluxe Edition)” has been certified platinum.  This marks BTS’s second Korean album to reach platinum status in Japan, following the 2020 album “Map of the Soul: 7.” Their Japanese album “Face Yourself”…