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02/05/2018 01:46 pm ET Updated Feb 06, 2018

BTS Just Became The First K-Pop Band To Go Gold

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The boys of BTS can add yet another achievement to their growing list of accolades. 

It looks like the band’s “Mic Drop” remix with Steve Aoki, featuring rapper Desiigner, was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). 

The rapper revealed the news in a tweet on Saturday, and a representative from RIAA confirmed the information with HuffPost. A rep for BTS did not immediately return HuffPost’s request for comment.

“Mic Drop” has been on the Billboard Hot 100 for nine weeks, peaking at No. 28.

The group is the first K-pop band to attain the distinction. 

After Desiigner dropped the news, the band’s fiercely loyal fans, known as the BTS Army, created the hashtag #MicDropWentGold to celebrate the group’s new win.

Even the U.S. Embassy in Seoul got in on the excitement.

According to the RIAA, a song is eligible for gold certification after it surpasses 500,000 units in sales. While each permanent digital download counts as its own unit, 150 on-demand audio and/or video streams are regarded as a single unit by RIAA standards.

BTS’ recent success just seems to be a continuation of the band’s winning streak. A few months ago, the group broke the record for the most Twitter engagements and just a few months before that, it made Time Magazine’s “25 Most Influential People on the Internet” list.

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