Every month, Gaon announces new certifications for K-Pop albums and songs that have reached certain numbers of sales, downloads, or streams. These are always huge achievements for artists, and are worth congratulating when they’re announced!
For the album category, an album will receive a platinum certification at 250k sales, double platinum at 500k sales, triple platinum at 750k sales, and a million certification at one million sales (as well as double, triple, etc. for multiple-million sales).
On November 11, Gaon awarded new certifications to 8 K-Pop albums!
Two albums received platinum certifications this month. The first of these albums is ITZY‘s latest (and first full-length) album, Crazy in Love! Released on September 24 this year, the album has sold over 480,000 copies, earning it a platinum certificate and making it well on its way to earning double platinum!
The other album that reached the 250,000 sold units milestone is MONSTA X‘s 2019 release, Follow: Find You. Released on October 28 that year, the album has now reached just over the number of sales needed to earn it a platinum certification!
Three albums earned a double platinum certification in November! The first of these is Lisa‘s debut solo album, LALISA, released on September 10 this year. The BLACKPINK member broke records with this album’s release, and has nearly enough units sold to earn it a triple platinum certificate!
Another BLACKPINK member, Rosé, also earned a double platinum certification on her debut solo album, R. It came out on March 12 of this year, and has now sold just over 600,000 total copies.
Finally, the third album to get a double platinum certification from Gaon is ATEEZ‘s most recent release, ZERO: FEVER Part.3! It was released on September 13 and is their best-selling album to date, with over 730,000 copies sold so far.
One album earned a triple platinum certification: Border: Carnival by rookie group ENHYPEN! This album came out earlier this year on April 26, and has sold an impressive just over 750,000 units to earn this achievement.
There weren’t any albums that received a million certification this month, but there was one that earned a double million certification: NCT 127‘s Sticker! It was released on September 17 this year, and has sold nearly 2.3 million total copies so far.
And finally, one album also received an incredible triple platinum certification: BTS‘s legendary Love Yourself: Answer! This album, which came out on August 24, 2018, is the group’s fourth album to reach this milestone, which is unmatched by any other artist.
Congratulations to all of the K-Pop artists that earned new certifications from Gaon this month!