The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) has announced its latest batch of official streaming certifications!
In 2020, the RIAJ implemented a new certification system for online streaming of songs, as an addition to its pre-existing certification systems for physical album shipments and digital download sales. According to the new system, songs are certified silver once they reach 30 million streams, gold at 50 million streams, and platinum at 100 million streams.
In the RIAJ’s newly announced batch of certifications (dated July 2022), TWICE, BLACKPINK, and BTS all received new official certifications for streaming.
TWICE’s 2018 song “Yes or Yes” has officially been certified platinum after surpassing 100 million streams and is now their fifth song to achieve this certification after “The Feels,” “Feel Special,” “I CAN’T STOP ME,” AND “FANCY.”
Additionally, TWICE’s “BDZ” from their debut Japanese studio album and “Alcohol-Free” have both been certified gold with 50 million streams each.
BLACKPINK also earns a platinum certification with “How You Like That,” which has officially garnered over 100 million streams since its release in June 2020.
Meanwhile, BTS has recorded three new gold certifications with their hit 2016 track “Fire” and their b-sides “Magic Shop” and “Friends.”
Congratulations to all three groups!
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