The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) has announced its latest batch of official 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 May 2022), TWICE, BTS, and BLACKPINK all received new official certifications for streaming.
TWICE’s hit single “The Feels” was officially certified platinum after surpassing 100 million streams since its release in October, making it the fastest song by any female foreign artist to receive a RIAJ platinum certification for streaming.
With this latest achievement, TWICE has also become the girl group with the most RIAJ platinum certifications for streaming: “The Feels” is now their fourth song to be certified platinum after “Feel Special,” “I CAN’T STOP ME,” AND “FANCY.”
Meanwhile, both BTS’s 2017 Japanese song “Crystal Snow” and BLACKPINK’s 2016 debut track “BOOMBAYAH” received official gold certifications after surpassing 50 million streams each.
Congratulations to TWICE, BTS, and BLACKPINK!