BTS song ‘Butter’ was certified with ‘Double Platinum’ by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
On the 23rd september 2021, the RIAA announced that ‘Butter’ had received the official double platinum certification given to the musical, having sold over 2 million units on the 15th. This is the second time after ‘Dynamite’ that a BTS song has received double platinum certification in just four months of its May release.
The RIAA counts digital downloads, audio and video streaming, etc.
Gold (over 500,000 units), Platinum (over 1 million), Double Platinum (over 2 million), and Diamond (over 10 million).
With a total of 2 albums and 5 songs, BTS earned RIAA Platinum or higher certification, setting the record for most Korean singers.
In the digital singles category, ‘Mike Drop’, ‘Idol’ and ‘Poetry for Small Things’ were certified platinum. In the album category, the repackage album ‘Love Yourself ANSWER’ and the fourth full album ‘Map of the Soul: 7’ were certified platinum.[Report by – Eva Hagen]