“BTS’ “BE” album received “Platinum” certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for recording more than 1 million units in album sales. The album was released on November 20, 2020. “BE” was inspired by BTS’ perspective of life during the pandemic. BTS members participated fully in the making of the album, from songwriting, development, production, and visual design.
According to the digital single and album sales, the RIAA classifies it into gold (over 500,000 units), platinum (over 1 million units), multi-platinum (over 2 million units), and diamond (over 10 million units). The counting is done by weighting album (physical/digital) sales, digital downloads, and audio and video streaming