Twice equal BTS for second Platinum streaming certifications in Korean history
Four hugely popular hit singles got their first platinum streaming certifications in South Korea this month, each eventually reaching the necessary number of games on platforms like Spotify and other high traffic platforms. One of the most successful girl groups in the country are part of the New Victory Quartet, and by winning another of these coveted awards, they’ve made an important story.
Twice’s single “Fancy” was named a platinum streaming track in South Korea, having hit the 100 million plays mark that all tracks must reach before being certified in the country. While most artists are fortunate enough to see a single song become popular enough to come close to that amount, Twice has done it several times before.
“Fancy” is Twice’s fourth platinum streaming single in South Korea, and it turns out to be one of the most impressive sums of all time. In fact, by picking up another such award, the girl group has matched the Asian nation’s greatest musical act ever for the second-highest number of platinum streaming accolades.
Twice is now tied with BTS, as both groups have four Platinum Streaming Awards to their credit. Twice count “Fancy”, “What Is Love?”, “Yes or Yes” and “Dance the Night Away” among their victories, while BTS has seen their international hits “Dynamite”, “Boy With Luv” with Halsey, “Idol” and “Fake Love” win the same prize.
Only singer-songwriter IU is ahead of Twice and BTS in terms of the number of platinum streaming certifications she has collected in her home country of South Korea, and she doesn’t lead by much in the past. charge. The star has now seen five tracks – “I Give You My Heart”, “8”, “Love Poem”, “Blueming” and “Beep” – also reached platinum status.
Prior to this week, Twice was tied with fellow K-pop girl group Blackpink for the most platinum streaming certifications among all-female artists, with three apiece, but the former got ahead … at least. for the time being. At least two other country-based musical acts, MC the Max and Paul Kim, also garnered a trio of these awards.