Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, have become the first K-pop act to have an album certified gold in the U.S.
The band's "Love Yourself: Answer" received the honor from the Recording Industry Association of America for selling over 500,000 copies.
The RIAA's awards for album sales include gold (500,000 copies), platinum (1 million), multi-platinum (2 million) and diamond (10 million). The milestone is expected to further boost the group's worldwide popularity.
BTS' hit "Mic Drop" went platinum in the U.S. and its singles "Idol", "DNA" and "Fake Love" achieved gold status.
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