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BTS Gets Third Gold Certification From RIAA With “Fake Love”!

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Not one, not two, but three – BTS now has three songs certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)!

RIAA proudly bestows internationally-acclaimed boy group BTS their third gold certification – this time, with the group’s track “Fake Love”!

On their latest website update, the US-based organization has revealed that “Fake Love” has surpassed 500,000 “units”. Based on RIAA’s standards, one song “unit” is equal to either one digital song sale or 150 on-demand audio and/or video streams.

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The record has earned BTS a gold certification for the single – making it their third one after “MIC Drop” and “DNA”. According to RIAA’s records, “Fake Love” had gotten its certification on August 8. This means it only took the single three months since its release on May to get a gold certification – beating “MIC Drop” and “DNA” by almost half!

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All three singles received their gold certification from RIAA this 2018 – with “MIC Drop” on February 6 and “DNA” just three days after. The certification of “MIC Drop” marked BTS’ historic feat as the first Korean group to achieve a gold certification from RIAA. Additionally, “Fake Love” going gold makes BTS the first and currently only Korean act to obtain three RIAA certifications.

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Photo from BigHit Entertainment

BTS is currently gearing up for the release of their repackaged album Love Yourself: Answer on August 24. The album’s comeback trailer “Epiphany” featuring vocalist Jin has already surpassed twenty million views after being released on August 10 at 12 AM KST.

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They have also recently hit the headlines for breaking Justin Bieber’s record on Billboard’s Social 50 by holding the number one spot for 57 straight weeks.


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