BTS just received their first “Million” certification for their latest Japanese single album.
According to a report published by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) on August 9, BTS’s 10th Japanese single, “Lights/Boy With Luv,” which was released in July, received the certification after more than one million physical copies of their single were shipped.
This makes BTS the first Korean artists and first non-Japanese male artists to be awarded the certification.
BTS previously received the “Platinum” certification for their 7th Japanese single, the Japanese version of “Blood Sweat & Tears,” and the “Double Platinum” certification for their 8th single, “MIC Drop/DNA/Crystal Snow,” their 3rd Japanese studio album, Face Yourself, and 9th single, “FAKE LOVE/Airplane pt.2.”
RIAJ awards certifications according to the number of physical copies of an album that are shipped out each month. The certifications are categorized into Gold (100,000 copies), Platinum (250,000 copies), Double Platinum (500,000 copies), Triple Platinum (750,000 copies), and Million (1,000,000 copies).
BTS’s “Lights/Boy With Luv” single topped Oricon’s daily singles chart for seven consecutive days after its release. The single also reached the top of Oricon’s weekly and aggregate weekly charts for the week of July 1 to 7, proving that BTS is in a league of their own in Japan.