According to the list of singles that won the “Gold Disc” in July, published by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) on August 9, the 10th single of the group “Doan Doan” Bulletproof Year “(BTS) released in this country called” Lights / Boy With Luv “has sold more than 1 million records, certified” Million “.
BTS’s agency Big Hit Entertainment said BTS was the first Korean artist, as well as the first foreign male artist, to achieve this certification.
So far, among Korean singers, female singer BoA and girl group “Girls’ Age” (SNSD) have sold more than 1 million albums in Japan. Among foreign singers, singer Mariah Carey or Celine Dion each had a single that released more than 1 million copies in Japan.
Previously, BTS ‘7th single released in Japan entitled “Blood, Sweat, Tears” was certified “Platinum”, which was released on 250,000 records. The 8th single “MIC Drop / DNA / Crystal Snow” and the third official album “FACE YOURSELF”, the 9th single “FAKE LOVE / Airplane pt.2” all earned the title “Double Platinum”, ie sold over 500,000 records.
The single “Lights / Boy With Luv” shortly after being released in Japan, swept the number one position of the country’s Oricon chart in the singles category.