In 2018, the Korea Music Content Industry Association implemented a new certification system for album sales, song downloads, and online streaming. Starting with music released on or after January 1, 2018, Gaon Chart now certifies albums platinum once they reach 250,000 sales, while songs receive a platinum certification at 100 million streams or 2.5 million downloads.
On July 9, Gaon Chart announced that EXO’s Baekhyun’s latest mini album “Delight” had received an official triple platinum certification after selling over 750,000 copies since its release in May—making Baekhyun the first solo artist ever to receive the distinction.
In the streaming category, Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon’s “A Poem Titled You” (from the OST of tvN’s hit drama “Hotel Del Luna”), IU’s “Love Poem,” Block B’s Zico’s “Any Song,” Lim Han Byul’s “The Way to Say Goodbye,” and Woody’s “Fire Up” all received official platinum certifications after surpassing 100 million streams each. Meanwhile, Anne-Marie’s “2002” was certified double platinum after surpassing 200 million streams.
Congratulations to all of the artists on their impressive achievements!
Check out “Hotel Del Luna” with English subtitles below:
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