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BTS' 'Love Yourself: Answer' & 'IDOL' certified gold, 'MIC Drop' certified platinum by RIAA

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BTS received more certifications by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)

In the month of November, BTS' repackage album 'Love Yourself: Answer' and the title song "IDOL" received gold certification. The track "MIC Drop", which was the first K-pop group song to be certified gold by RIAA, has now been certified platinum. 


The RIAA certifies gold to digital singles that have 500,000 Units, and platinum to the singles that have 1,000,000 units.  Each permanent digital download counts as 1 Unit, while 150 on-demand audio and video streams count as 1 Unit. 

Congratulations, BTS!




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TrVix 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

Only 20 albums have been certified gold this year. This is something most musicians won't have in their whole career. What an honor.



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Fan_from_India 24 days ago 10
24 days ago

Wow down votes? Seriously?? BTS are singing in Korean yet creating records allover especially in America which all the singers/musicians aim for. I can never understand the immaturity of people who call themselves "fans". Its shameful when one group is working very hard and bringing honor to their country whereas their own fellow citizens are jealous. For what?

And look at people like us who are very happy for BTS and will be happy for other artists too if they achieve such feat.

Okay, guys I know this has no connection to the article, however I cant contain myself so......Burn the Stage movie is releasing in India on 25-Nov and originally this was supposed to release only in 5 cities however we ARMYs managed to get this screened in over 44 cities and still counting. Yay!!!! I am very happy for BTS and proud of fellow ARMYs

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MbaG007 24 days ago 1
24 days ago

Well done! I heard the movie was really great. I hope no jams weren't a bother tho.

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Fan_from_India 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

Yes. Even I have heard great reviews.

Nah my friend, so far here I haven’t come across fans from other groups who are vicious. We are good friends with each other in spite of being fans of other groups. In fact few months ago there was a selfie taken by one of the top notch Producer-Director from India (Karan Johar) with Kai of Exo which went viral here. We all supported it. That way we all are respectful of each other and the groups we follow and hope it remains that way

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Anythingyg 24 days ago 7
24 days ago

ALL singers dont aim for America

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JungkookxYonghwa 24 days ago 2
24 days ago

GOD'S FAVORITE CHILDREN WBK!!! We love karma ♥

Now y'all uglies can aggressively dislike this article all you want, we don't care, BTS stay winning 😘

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Datboiyoongz 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

YAAASSSSSSSSSSSSS

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Shiv_love_kpop 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

Well said !

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botmy 24 days ago 2
24 days ago

yall haters can down vote all you want, but you never gonna achieve any of this if your only focus is on BTS and not on your favs..


anyways, congratulations BTS~

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Shiv_love_kpop 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

*clap* *clap* *clap* *clap*

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Rosie28 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

Period.

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Wey 24 days ago 4
24 days ago

BTS went platinum in Japan, Brazil, and US. They're really a global act.

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Riakvix 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

Fake Love getting platinum in Brazil without any promo or label repping them. Korean legends did that!

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Jh_Yui 24 days ago 2
24 days ago

Also having their albums charting in the European charts. Pretty sure there hasn't been any kpop artists that's done that.

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DetN 24 days ago 3
24 days ago

One more RIAA certification and we'll have 7 plaques for all the members y'all.

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198ube 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

You know BTS has a lot of awards when the Guinness Book of World had to tweet at BTS to come collect their certificates when they found out the boys were in town lol. Must be hard to keep track.

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terecelete 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

haha if we get 7 total RIAA certifications and BH still hasn't ordered the plaques yet, can we organize an event to order for them? I swear they still haven't posted pictures of it yet.

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CheB20 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

BTS makes it look easy to just get RIAAs but it can take years.

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jcin 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

honestly, i'm not gonna shut up about bts being platinum artists. they're setting the bar for asian artists everywhere.

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Ana125 24 days ago 1
24 days ago

ya'll antis disliking the article won't make your faves chart

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Kpopjon 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

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gonfreecss 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

They be getting dislikes for absolutely no reason

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Shiv_love_kpop 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

Proud of BTS & ARMYs !

Good job everyone ... <3

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caribbeangal 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

This is a huge milestone guys! I'm so happy for them! No matter what the haters say, BTS did THIS! Congrats boys!

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M_Sat 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

Mic Drop though. You know it's mainstream in the States when they're playing this at sports events in small town America like football games.

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CheB20 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

US armys working hard! I think this was the karma we've been waiting for.


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nomanymore 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

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MarStrlight 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

Is the Answer the first foreign language album to get gold? Wouldn't be surprised since America is so xenophobic.

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MbaG007 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

I think we owe US ARMYs a round of applause for this. 👏🇺🇸

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Kyito 24 days ago 5
24 days ago

All this art BTS is getting


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Chalks985 24 days ago 2
24 days ago

Just dropping some more fan art here

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Chalks985 24 days ago 1
24 days ago

And another one


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Chalks985 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

Platinum

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caribbeangal 23 days ago 1
23 days ago

Here is all of them


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MyEuphoria 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

They're beautiful. Thank you.

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mipcy 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

Congrats to BTS and ARMY #StayPressedHaters

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kalimilano 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

Congrats *__*

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Mhizdarhmey 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

balling balling still bangtan

BTS is still going up.....this down vote of a thing is getting funnier... Allkpop site is getting known to be filled wit anti-bts..... Duh! My boyseus are stil kings

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MbaG007 24 days ago 3
24 days ago

I can't believe BTS are the very first Koreans to get a US album certified.....

What will the paved-the-wayers say.

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caribbeangal 24 days ago 2
24 days ago

500k copies is A LOT, just 20 albums got certified gold this year, mainstream artists actually struggle to do this.

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MbaG007 24 days ago 1
24 days ago

Oh jesus. I didn't know that...

I supposed it helped us a lot that Answer was a repackage of a series.

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caribbeangal 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

It was a repackage but it wasn't counted as one, Big Hit didn't join the sales with Tear.

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DelightGalaxy 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

every BTS's achievement is a SLAP to haters faces.

SOOO many slaps !! ARE YOU OK!?

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vop087 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

It can take years for an album to get gold. For Korean artists to do this with a foreign language album is unheard of.

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Kclightkpop 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

Congrats US Armys! Let's keep working hard and supporting the guys. Don't wanna take things for granted and it's incredible what they've done this year.

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Hatneb 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

When BTS and ARMY are together, all miracles are possible. All haters can't change the reality that BTS is the best and most talented artist!

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klightreis 24 days ago 1
24 days ago

It's crazy to think that just this year, they started off with NO RIAA certifications but now they got 1 gold album, 1 platinum song, and 2 gold songs.

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MbaG007 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

*3 gold songs.

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Azul98 24 days ago 2
24 days ago

This achievement and what's been going on makes me wanna to better for the next comeback.



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Wey 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

Me too. With all this drama, it only made the fandom more motivated and it's kinda scary. They literally made a 2-year-old side track top the music charts. The next comeback is gonna be a reckoning. Armys are already saying how powerful the next release is going to be because they're so pissed and this is a fandom that will follow through.

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rania4 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

Yes. Next BTS comeback in 2019 will be greater! Can’t wait

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bright_light 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

Congrats boys, America loves you and we will support you anyway we can

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darkangel452 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

I'm so proud of them!

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Meeks 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

BTS makes RIAA certification look easy. Nah, it just shows how strong and stable their fanbase is.

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shyloone 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

just gone Gold for saying congrats to ma Boys BTS

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EliA345 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

Oof can we make on of their free mixtape go gold? Like Hope World or Mono? They deserve.

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kpop9087 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

I'd bet Blood Sweat and Tears would have been certified too but they weren't signed to a US label at the time. :)

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Datboiyoongz 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

OOF

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Stopudelulu 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

eggshits i hope you can afford to pay back your loans to bulk buy your oppas' album

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Stopudelulu 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

exoflop can never relate even until they die bc their fans are full of idiots

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Stopudelulu 24 days ago 5
24 days ago

eggshits are busy downvoting. No wonder exoflop is down to 162 on their 2nd week on bb200. Next week flop will dissappear from the chart. While bts is maintaining top100 after 12 weeks. Lmao

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Shiv_love_kpop 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

People like you are making my day ! Good job ...

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Sera_L 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

I'm Army not a multi but I downvoted you because you're giving me secondhand embarrassment. Duh!

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Anythingyg 24 days ago 2
24 days ago

nobody is shooting for billboard but Armys and blinks lol

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hiroonakamura 24 days ago 8
24 days ago

imagine the sales numbers if the songs were actually as good as their Korean releases?

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asdfghi 24 days ago 1
24 days ago

These are korean releases, Einstein

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hiroonakamura 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

my words, how thick are you ? i obviously meant their releases where the primary target is the us market. Before, their songs were made only with the korean market in mind but now their releases are fcusing on the us market - hence the obvious change in sound. They went from a unique sound to sounding more westernized since they entered the us market actively.

now do you understand what i mean when i said korean releases??

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shyloone 24 days ago 3
24 days ago

imagine you with eye brows

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Stopudelulu 24 days ago 1
24 days ago

Sm stans are dumb. The reason why sm puppets are flopping hard in america and europe

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Anythingyg 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

yes that’s whyvthe koreans are failing in America DO YALL HEAR YOURSELVES

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Anythingyg 24 days ago 14
24 days ago

idol was trash. Bts best songs don’t get recognized is sadb

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botmy 24 days ago 6
24 days ago

if you want what we have, go stream & buy those songs, nobody else gonna do that for you.. whining about it under BTS article won't help..

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MbaG007 24 days ago 1
24 days ago

Exactly if all the people talking about "BTS older songs were better" actually went and listened to them, maybe those songs could get bomb acheivements too.

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Anythingyg 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

I don’t mean old. I would’ve said that. Thank you tho. You’re loud. And this fandom did he a lot of achievements before y’all came that’s why they even sat on Bb at all without effort

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Anythingyg 24 days ago 3
24 days ago

girl are you an idiot? I literally just said I listen to their music. Y’all are just looking to start shit

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Mhizdarhmey 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

Keep your sadness to yourself.... If idol is trash in your ear then you need to get your sound system checked😛😛😛

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Shiv_love_kpop 24 days ago 1
24 days ago

Did you see my bag

did you see my bag

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Anythingyg 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

I hated mix drop BUT the remix was fun and it grew on me.

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Happika999 24 days ago 8
24 days ago

BITCH AND? LOL BTS STILL FUCKING SUCK AND THE FANDOM TOO. RECEIVING A AWARD FROM A HOMOPHOBIC/RACIST COUNTRY CALLED AMERICA (THAT DOESN'T REALLY GIVE A OUNCE A SHIT ABOUT A ASIAN BOY GROUP) MUST BE SOOO AWESOME...LOL!. CONGRATS ARMYS FOR BULK BUYING AND USING BOTS, GOSH YOUR BOYS MUST BE SO FUCKING PROUD OF Y'ALL FOR CHEATING/MANIPULATING LOL. AND THANK YOU FOR THE DOWN VOTES BABIES💜💙YES I KNOW, I KNOW I'M SO FUCKING REAL.

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Rosie28 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

Sure, you don't care. Definitely not baby raging on a post about how much you don't care about these huge accomplisments.

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JungkookxYonghwa 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

Imagine being this pressed please you need some fresh air 😷

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rania4 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

Why are you so angry honey? It is not good for your heart and your face.

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