Circle Chart (previously known as Gaon Chart) has announced its latest batch of official certification. BTS and NCT Dream earn Million Circle Certification. Meanwhile, TXT, Nayeon, Kep1er, STAYC, Stray Kids, and more go Platinum.
Circle Chart (Gaon) New Certification System for Album and Song Sales
On April 20, 2018, the Korea Music Content Industry Association announced a new certification system for the album and song sales.
The album certification applies to album sales six weeks after the album release: surpassing 250,000 album sales will get a ‘Platinum,’ while surpassing 1 million album sales will get a ‘Million’ certification.
Additionally, the certification for downloads is similar, with 2.5 million downloads certifying a song as “Platinum” and 10 million downloads giving a song “Diamond” certification.
Similarly, certification for streaming counts 100 million instances of streaming for “Platinum” while 1 billion instances of streaming gain a “Billion” certification.
“Many countries including the United States, United Kingdom, and Japan have been implementing an album sales certification system. However, Korea has not and we received many questions and requests from Gaon Chart regarding this. We decided to implement a certification based on Gaon Chart’s data as such a system is necessary for a country with active music consumption.”The secretary general for the Korea Music Content Industry Association
The Latest Million Circle Certification
On August 11, Circle Chart announced that BTS had surpassed 3 million album sales for “PROOF,” which was released in June. Therefore, BTS “PROOF” earns an official Triple Million Circle Chart Certification.
Meanwhile, NCT DREAM has sold over 2 million copies of their repackaged album “Beatbox” since May. Hence, NCT DREAM earns an official Double Million Circle Chart Certification.
The Latest Platinum Circle Certification
Additionally, TXT 2020 album “minisode1: Blue Hour” is officially certified as Triple Platinum after selling over 750,000 copies.
Furthermore, TWICE Nayeon, Kep1er, STAYC, and Stray Kids are all certified as Platinum after surpassing 250,000 album sales.
Platinum for Download & Streams Category
Likewise, in the download category, IU and Maktub earn Platinum for surpassing 2.5 million downloads for their songs “Blueming” and “To You My Light.”
Finally, Taeyeon earns Platinum in the Streams category for surpassing 100 million streams.
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