The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has awarded K-pop boy band BTS their third gold certification for a song.
BTS in a concept photo for their upcoming album (Big Hit Entertainment)
BTS’ “Fake Love,” the carrier single of their album “Love Yourself: Tear” released in May, was given the gold award by RIAA for accumulating 500,000 units, with each unit coming from digital download and “150 on-demand audio and/or video streams.”
The boy band first got their gold RIAA award last February through the song “MIC Drop” followed by “DNA.”
BTS received the certification ahead of the release of their new album “Love Yourself: Answer” slated on Aug. 24.
“Love Yourself: Tear” also made it again on the latest Billboard charts.
For the 12th straight week, the album entered the Billboard 200, charting at No. 77. BTS also placed first on the Social 50 chart, their 57th straight week which erased the record set by Justin Bieber who had 56.
“Love Yourself: Tear” also topped the World Albums chart and charted at No. 3 on Independent Albums and No. 65 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart.