BTS‘ “Dynamite” continues to blow.
In the latest round of RIAA certifications, the K-pop superstars’ 2020 hit snags triple-platinum status, for three million combined units in the United States.
It’s another career first for the septet. “Dynamite” already broke the record for the most weeks spent at No. 1 on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart, setting its 18th frame in April of this year.
Following its release in August 2020, “Dynamite” became BTS’ first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and logged three weeks at the summit.
With that feat, BTS, which comprises members J-Hope, Jimin, Jin, Jungkook, RM, Suga and V, became the first all-South Korean group to lead the all-genre Hot 100.
The honors don’t end there. RIAA certifies BTS’ “BE” for platinum (1 million U.S. units) and “Life Goes On” for gold (for 500,000 U.S. units).
RIAA’s gold and platinum awards have “come to stand as a benchmark of success for any artist,” the trade body explains in a statement.
— RIAA (@RIAA) November 1, 2021