The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) officially announced on the 23rd (local time) that MAP OF THE SOUL: PERSONA has been certified as a ‘Gold Album’.
This is the second time since the Korean singer’s first ‘Gold’ album certification in November last year as LOVE YOURSELF 結 ‘Answer’.
As a result, BTS earned two ‘gold’ certifications only in the album category, and is the first Korean singer to hold the highest number of records.
Earlier, BTS released ‘MIC Drop’ and ‘Boy With Luv’ feat. ‘Halsey’ was awarded ‘Platinum’ certification, ‘DNA’, ‘FAKE LOVE’ and ‘IDOL’ ‘Gold’ certification, and has the highest record of Korean singers.
The American Record Industry Association certifies gold singles (over 50 million), platinum (over 1 million), multi-platinum (over 2 million), and diamonds (over 10 million) based on digital single and album sales.
Album category certifications include digital and physical album sales, digital downloads, audio and video streaming, and digital singles include digital downloads, audio and video streaming, and more.