Bangtan Sonyeondan just received their 3rd consecutive platinum certified album in Japan!
As of May 10th, BTS’s 3rd Japanase full album "FACE YOURSELF" has been certified Platinum by the RIAJ (Recording Industry Association of Japan). This means they sold more than 250.000 albums! If they manage to sell 50.000 more they will receive Double Platinum.
It is the third 'Platinum' record after the single 'Blood Sweat and Tears' released in May last year and the single 'MIC Drop / DNA / Crystal Snow'
Bangtan Boys sold more than 500,000 copies in the eighth single "MIC Drop / DNA / Crystal Snow" released last December, and the only one among overseas artists who released their single album in Japan in 2017 to receive "Double Platinum".
The Japan Record Association categorizes it’s rankings as followed, "Gold" for more than 100,000 copies, "Platinum" for more than 250,000 copies, and "Double Platinum" for more than 500,000 copies, based on cumulative monthly sales volume.
BTS will release their third album, LOVE YOURSELF 轉 'Tear' on May 18, and the first single of the new album will be released for the first time in the '2018 Billboard Music Awards' held in Las Vegas on June 20 (local time).