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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 10
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 1
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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 Thursday, November 22, 2018 0
Thursday, November 22, 2018

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 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 7
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

ALL singers dont aim for America

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JungkookxYonghwa Wednesday, November 21, 2018 2
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

YAAASSSSSSSSSSSSS

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Shiv_love_kpop Wednesday, November 21, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Well said !

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botmy Wednesday, November 21, 2018 2
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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

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Rosie28 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Period.

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Wey Thursday, November 22, 2018 4
Thursday, November 22, 2018

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

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Riakvix Thursday, November 22, 2018 0
Thursday, November 22, 2018

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

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Jh_Yui Thursday, November 22, 2018 2
Thursday, November 22, 2018

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 Thursday, November 22, 2018 3
Thursday, November 22, 2018

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

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198ube Thursday, November 22, 2018 0
Thursday, November 22, 2018

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 Thursday, November 22, 2018 0
Thursday, November 22, 2018

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 Thursday, November 22, 2018 0
Thursday, November 22, 2018

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

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jcin Wednesday, November 21, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 1
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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

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Kpopjon Tuesday, November 27, 2018 0
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

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gonfreecss Wednesday, November 21, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

They be getting dislikes for absolutely no reason

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Shiv_love_kpop Wednesday, November 21, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Proud of BTS & ARMYs !

Good job everyone ... <3

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caribbeangal Wednesday, November 21, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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


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nomanymore Wednesday, November 21, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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MarStrlight Wednesday, November 21, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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

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Kyito Wednesday, November 21, 2018 5
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

All this art BTS is getting


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Chalks985 Thursday, November 22, 2018 2
Thursday, November 22, 2018

Just dropping some more fan art here

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Chalks985 Thursday, November 22, 2018 1
Thursday, November 22, 2018

And another one


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Chalks985 Thursday, November 22, 2018 0
Thursday, November 22, 2018

Platinum

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caribbeangal Thursday, November 22, 2018 1
Thursday, November 22, 2018

Here is all of them


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MyEuphoria Thursday, November 22, 2018 0
Thursday, November 22, 2018

They're beautiful. Thank you.

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mipcy Wednesday, November 21, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Congrats to BTS and ARMY #StayPressedHaters

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kalimilano Wednesday, November 21, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Congrats *__*

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Mhizdarhmey Wednesday, November 21, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 3
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 2
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 1
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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

SOOO many slaps !! ARE YOU OK!?

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vop087 Thursday, November 22, 2018 0
Thursday, November 22, 2018

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 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 1
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

*3 gold songs.

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Azul98 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 2
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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



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Wey Thursday, November 22, 2018 0
Thursday, November 22, 2018

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 Thursday, November 22, 2018 0
Thursday, November 22, 2018

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

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bright_light Wednesday, November 21, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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

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darkangel452 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

I'm so proud of them!

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Meeks Thursday, November 22, 2018 0
Thursday, November 22, 2018

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

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shyloone Thursday, November 22, 2018 0
Thursday, November 22, 2018

just gone Gold for saying congrats to ma Boys BTS

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EliA345 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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

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kpop9087 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

OOF

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Stopudelulu (Banned) Wednesday, November 21, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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

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Stopudelulu (Banned) Wednesday, November 21, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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

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Stopudelulu (Banned) Wednesday, November 21, 2018 5
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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

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Sera_L Wednesday, November 21, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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

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Anythingyg Wednesday, November 21, 2018 2
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

nobody is shooting for billboard but Armys and blinks lol

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hiroonakamura Wednesday, November 21, 2018 8
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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

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asdfghi Wednesday, November 21, 2018 1
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

These are korean releases, Einstein

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hiroonakamura Thursday, November 22, 2018 0
Thursday, November 22, 2018

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 Thursday, November 22, 2018 3
Thursday, November 22, 2018

imagine you with eye brows

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Stopudelulu (Banned) Wednesday, November 21, 2018 1
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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

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Anythingyg Wednesday, November 21, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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

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Anythingyg Wednesday, November 21, 2018 14
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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

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botmy Wednesday, November 21, 2018 6
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 1
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 3
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 1
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Did you see my bag

did you see my bag

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Anythingyg Wednesday, November 21, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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

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Happika999 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 8
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Imagine being this pressed please you need some fresh air 😷

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rania4 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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

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