BTS Becomes the First Korean Act With Three RIAA Certifications

Fake Love becomes the group’s third Gold record in the U.S., the first for any Korean act.

On August 15, it was revealed that BTS’ Fake Love had been certified gold by the RIAA on August 8, marking the Kpop group as the first and only Korean act with three RIAA Gold certifications.

Fake Love is the third single to receive an RIAA Gold certification with previous 2017 singles, DNA and Mic Drop Remix with Steve Aoki and Desiigner becoming Gold records within the last six months.

A song must sell a minimum of 500,000 units through retail and other additional markets to be certified as Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Also, it should be noted that for a request must be made by the record label for certification, that Gold is not awarded automatically.

Naturally, proud ARMYs took to Twitter to celebrate the momentous achievement, trending #FakeLoveWentGold worldwide.

Thoughts? Did you see this coming? Can we expect similar groundbreaking achievements with their upcoming comeback? Most importantly, have you streamed Epiphany today? Tweet us at @ForeverBTScom!

Written by S. Acierda

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