“Dynamite” Becomes BTS’ First Ever US Double Platinum Certification by RIAA

BTS’ “Dynamite” moves from platinum to two-times platinum! “Dynamite” has been certified Multi-Platinum, Platinum and Gold in March 17, 2021 for selling 2 Million copies in the United States. With this, “Dynamite” becomes the first song by a Korean artist and BTS is the first Asian group to do so. “Dynamite” becomes BTS’s first double-platinum certification in the U.S. and it’s their fourth track to reach platinum status, after “Boy With Luv ft. Halsey,” “Idol” and “Mic Drop.”

“Dynamite” debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming the band’s first number-one single in the United States and making BTS the first all-South Korean act to top the Hot 100. The song sold 265,000 downloads in its first week, marking the biggest pure sales of 2020. “Dynamite” stayed atop the Hot 100 for three total weeks. On Spotify, “Dynamite” debuted with 7.778 million streams, marking the biggest opening-day for a song in 2020.

“Dynamite” peaked at number one on both the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts, topping the latter for three consecutive weeks. When the video premiered on 21st August, it garnered over 3 million peak concurrent viewers. It became the most viewed YouTube video in the first 24 hours, earning 101.1 million views and setting three new Guinness World Records.

The music video is the fastest in YouTube history to cross the 200 million mark, in just four days and twelve hours after release. On December 17, “Dynamite” surpassed 700 million views, achieving the mark in under four months. It became the fastest music video by a Korean group to achieve 800–900 million views, when it crossed the former five months after release in January 2021, and then the latter 40 days later.

With 7.778 million first-day streams on the global Spotify chart, “Dynamite” surpassed Taylor Swift’s “Cardigan” (7.742 million streams) as the biggest global song debut of 2020. On March 9, 2021, “Dynamite” was named the 10th bestselling digital single of 2020 globally by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), having amassed 1.28 billion subscription stream equivalents worldwide in less than five months.

Following the Grammy Awards on March 14, Billboard reported a surge in sales of all songs performed on the show for that day. “Dynamite” sold an additional 10,500 copies—a 2,748% increase—and was the top-selling song of the night.

“Dynamite” goes double platinum in its first swing, as it had never before earned any award from the RIAA. 

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