BTS’s Jimin Makes History with First-Ever Korean Solo Album to Score RIAA Gold Certification

BTS member Jimin has made a big splash in the US music scene with his debut solo album “Face,” marking a significant milestone for K-pop.

Jimin‘s solo album “Face” has sold over 500,000 copies in the US as of June 5th, making it the first non-English (Korean) album by an Asian solo artist to achieve RIAA Gold Certification, a prestigious honor from the Recording Industry Association of America.

The album’s title track, “Like Crazy,” previously hit over 1 million sales in the US in August 2023, earning a Platinum certification from RIAA, though the certification was received in December due to a delay in application by his agency.

Face” debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart, the highest ranking for a K-pop solo artist. “Like Crazy” also made history by topping the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and the Artist 100 chart, a first for a K-pop solo song.

Not only that, but Jimin‘s solo tracks “Filter,” “Serendipity Full Length,” and “Lie” have each achieved RIAA Gold Certification with over 500,000 sales.

Set Me Free Part 2” and “Angel Part 1” are also close to reaching the 500,000 mark. Altogether, Jimin’s 12 tracks have surpassed 100,000 sales in the US, showcasing his immense musical influence.

As of June 5th, “Like Crazy” by Jimin has been on the U.S. Spotify Daily Top Songs Chart for 227 days, the highest-ranking Korean-language song in K-pop history.

Face” and all its tracks have collectively garnered over 100 million streams on Spotify, totaling 2.183 billion streams as of June 5th.

Moreover, “Face” has set a new record on the Billboard World Album Chart, maintaining its position for 56 weeks, while “Like Crazy” continues its streak on the Billboard Global chart, charting for 61 weeks and securing the 196th spot, reaffirming its status as the longest-charting K-pop solo song.

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