BTS’s “Dynamite” Achieved Platinum Certification for Downloads in Japan

BTS worldwide domination in the music industry is unstoppable. The band is only getting bigger worldwide, and Japan is no exception. Currently, the international hit group has become the first Korean artist to achieve an RIAJ Platinum certification for exceptional downloads in Japan.

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RIAJ or Recording Industry Association of Japan first started certifying singles based on downloads in 2014 after phasing out its ringtone and PC download certification charts. While several Korean groups have received RIAJ Platinum certifications for streaming, none have achieved the same feat for downloads up until now.

RIAJ has recently released its February 2021 certification list, and BTS’s “Dynamite” is now certified Platinum for having 250,000 downloads.


It’s not only this achievement making BTS, or Bōdan Shōnendan as they are sometimes known in Japan, the first Korean artist to achieve the RIAJ Platinum download certification, it also making “Dynamite” the first non-Japanese song to achieve Platinum since Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” in December 2017.

This accomplishment signifies yet another Japanese certification for BTS. The septet has already 10 RIAJ-certified albums, including Double Platinum certification for Face Yourself (500,000 copies) and Triple Platinum certification for Map of the Soul: 7 – The Journey (750,000 copies).


Aside from that, BTS has 10 RIAJ certifications for streaming, including 6 songs certified Gold (50 million streams). Also, “Dynamite” received a Platinum streaming certification earlier this year in Japan after making over 100 million streams.

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