BTS Scores Their Second Platinum-Certified Single In The U.S. With 'Boy With Luv'

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 31: BTS performs onstage during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018 on December 31, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for dcp)

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BTS’ recent single “Boy with Luv” has only been out for a little under three months, but it’s already become one of the biggest tunes of the year, at least when it comes to one particular sign of success.

“Boy with Luv” has just been certified platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), which means it has officially moved at least one million equivalent units in the United States. It’s not rare to see hit singles go platinum these days, as now that streams are counted alongside pure sales, it’s become much easier for popular pieces of music to earn the shipments needed to collect a platinum plaque from the organization...though it is still unusual to see any song hit this benchmark so quickly after being released.

The bilingual track served as the lead single from BTS’ latest full-length Map of the Soul: Persona, and it instantly became their highest-charting success (and second top 10) when it debuted at No. 8 on the Hot 100. The album started on the throne of the Billboard 200, and the cut managed to spend almost 10 weeks on the all-encompassing chart, making it one of the longest-running K-pop hits on the tally’s history.

The Halsey-assisted single gives BTS just their second platinum award in the U.S., and their first recognition of any kind from the RIAA this year. The band first claimed a platinum single late last year when “Mic Drop” earned the coveted honor.

BTS may still be collecting prizes and racking up healthy stream counts and sales for “Boy with Luv,” but the septet has already moved on to other things. With three singles out from their upcoming album BTS World“Dream Glow” with Charli XCX, “A Brand New Day” with Zara Larsson and “All Night” with Juice WRLD—it’s clear their focus has shifted, but fans are still listening to older tunes, helping them reach these important milestones.

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BTS’ recent single “Boy with Luv” has only been out for a little under three months, but it’s already become one of the biggest tunes of the year, at least when it comes to one particular sign of success.

“Boy with Luv” has just been certified platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), which means it has officially moved at least one million equivalent units in the United States. It’s not rare to see hit singles go platinum these days, as now that streams are counted alongside pure sales, it’s become much easier for popular pieces of music to earn the shipments needed to collect a platinum plaque from the organization...though it is still unusual to see any song hit this benchmark so quickly after being released.

The bilingual track served as the lead single from BTS’ latest full-length Map of the Soul: Persona, and it instantly became their highest-charting success (and second top 10) when it debuted at No. 8 on the Hot 100. The album started on the throne of the Billboard 200, and the cut managed to spend almost 10 weeks on the all-encompassing chart, making it one of the longest-running K-pop hits on the tally’s history.

The Halsey-assisted single gives BTS just their second platinum award in the U.S., and their first recognition of any kind from the RIAA this year. The band first claimed a platinum single late last year when “Mic Drop” earned the coveted honor.

BTS may still be collecting prizes and racking up healthy stream counts and sales for “Boy with Luv,” but the septet has already moved on to other things. With three singles out from their upcoming album BTS World“Dream Glow” with Charli XCX, “A Brand New Day” with Zara Larsson and “All Night” with Juice WRLD—it’s clear their focus has shifted, but fans are still listening to older tunes, helping them reach these important milestones.

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