Gaon Chart Releases Platinum Certifications For March

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2018 has been a good year for your favorite idol groups, and for Gaon Chart Platinum certifications!

BTS, Twice, SEVENTEEN, EXO, and BLACKPINK continue to perform well as they bring home Platinum certifications from Gaon Chart! These groups are bringing home certifications for their massive album sales, download, and online streaming numbers.

gaon logo

(image via Gaon Chart)


According to the new certification system by the Korea Music Content Industry Association, albums are certified Platinum when they reach 250,000 cumulative sales. Gaon Chart has implemented this certification to albums released on or after January 1, 2019.

EXO’s Love Shot – The 5th Album Repackage has received a Double Platinum certification, since it garnered 500,000 sales after its release last December. The album received a Platinum certification last month.

Love Shot

(image via SM Entertainment)

Additionally, SEVENTEEN’s You Made My Dawn and BLACKPINK’s Square Up have received Platinum certifications after surpassing 250,000 sales.

You Made My Dawn and Square Up

(images via Pledis Entertainment and YG Entertainment)


Downloads, meanwhile, achieve Platinum certification once songs surpass 2,500,000 cumulative downloads. Gaon Chart has also begun implementing this certification system to songs released on or after January 1, 2019.

Roy Kim’s “You Can Break Up Then” and iKON’s “Love Scenario” have both been awarded Platinum certifications after both tracks surpassed 2,500,000 downloads since their release.

Only Then and Return

(images via Stone Music Entertainment and YG Entertainment)


Lastly, Gaon Chart’s Streaming category awards a Platinum certification to songs that surpass 100,000,000 cumulative streams. As mentioned, Gaon Chart has begun implementing this certification system to songs released on or after January 1, 2019.

BTS’ “Fake Love” and Twice’s “Dance The Night Away” have been awarded Platinum certifications after both songs surpassed 100,000,000 streams.

Fake Love and Dance the Night Away

(images via Big Hit Entertainment and JYP Entertainment)

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