BTS Becomes the First K-Pop Group to Be Certified Gold With ‘MIC Drop’ Remix
Only a matter of time the K-pop global sensations receive such achievement for their banger.
Most likely to go on their 10th consecutive week on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, BTS' "MIC Drop (Remix)" went certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The news broke out on Saturday evening (February 4) when rapper Desiigner tweeted the good news saying "MiiC DROP Went Gold" followed by smiley and "blessed hands" emojis, and tagging BTS and DJ/producer Steve Aoki on Twitter.
In addition to the news of going gold, BTS is also now the first Korean group to receive such achievement from the RIAA.
According to Billboard, "a song must move more than 500,000 equivalent units between digital downloads and audio and video streaming, with 150 streams counting toward the equivalent of one formal unit" in order to be certified gold.
"MIC Drop" originally released as part of BTS' Love Yourself: 'Her' EP in September and was later made into a remix by EDM guru Steve Aoki featuring Desiigner. As of early December, the song debuted at No. 28 on the Hot 100 chart and continues to snag a spot today. The song is currently No. 84 during its 9th consecutive as of the week ending in February 3.