There are K-pop groups and then there is BTS. Coming off an extraordinary year, where are they went Global and even scored themselves an American Billboard Award, this K-pop supergroup has done it again.
These boys made history this weekend becoming the first-ever Korean group to have a gold hit song.
Yes that’s right there song “Mic Drop” is certified gold by the recording industry Association of America, a big accomplishment for the boys. In order to be certified gold a song must move more than 500,000 equivalent units with 150 streams.
Breaking the news and taking it to Twitter, was the song’s co-producer, the rapper, Desiigner. He tweeted “Mic Drop” went gold and then he tag both BTS and Steve Aoki, who helped produce the remix version.
BTS released the song back in November, which peaked at number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has remained on the charts for the past 9 weeks. The song has also gained traction on various charts, even including rhythmic songs.
Again BTS is the first-ever Korean K-pop group to be given this honor. They are the only the second Korean song ever to gain this distinction, following Psy’s “Gangnam Style,” which went multi-platinum in 2012. The boys credit their fans for their success as well as their fierce performance style.
Currently they are mobilizing their hardcore fans, which they call “Army,” to win yet another award in America. The boys are rallying their fans to help them take home a iHeartRadio Music Award for best fan Army.