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Jungkook's solo song "Euphoria" has become the first BTS solo song to receive a gold certification in Japan!
BTS Jungkook's 'Euphoria' Receives Gold Certification by the RIAJ, First BTS Solo to Do So
On December 27, the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) announced the new batch of songs to receive a certification in Japan. This time, it is a song by BTS' youngest member, Jungkook!
According to the RIAJ, Jungkook's solo song, "Euphoria," which was first released in August 2018, has become certified gold in Japan in terms of streams as of November 2021, with "Euphoria" having surpassed 50 million streams in the country.
In particular, this also marks the first and only BTS solo song to receive a certification by the RIAJ, as BTS' previous certifications have always been a song featuring all seven members.
According to RIAJ's list of certifications for streaming only, silver certifications are given to those with more than 30 million streams; gold for 50 million streams; platinum for 100 million streams; and a diamond certification for those surpassing 500 million streams.
Not only that, but over in the United States, "Euphoria" has also become the first solo song by a male K-Pop idol to hit 500,000 units sold, making the song eligible to officially receive gold certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Meanwhile, "Euphoria" was produced and written by DJ Swivel, with other songwriters including BTS' leader RM, Bang Si Hyuk, Adora, Supreme Boi and Candace Nicole Sosa.
The song had topped Billboard's World Digital Song Sales chart and peaked at No. 5 on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100, at No. 11 on Gaon Chart, at No. 28 on the Official Independent Singles Chart, and No. 45 on the Official Downloaded Singles Chart.
"Euphoria" is also currently the most-streamed song by a Korean male solo artist, as well as the most Shazamed solo song by BTS.
Congratulations to Jungkook!
Jungkook Reacts to Mnet's 'Street Girls Fighter'
With BTS currently on a short vacation following their successful activities in the United States, each member spends their free time doing anything.
Recently on December 27, Jungkook shared with fans on Instagram that he is watching "Street Girls Fighter," a spin-off of Mnet's "Street Woman Fighter."
On his Instagram Stories, Jungkook shared a snippet of a scene on the show and wrote "It's so fun," telling fans he is enjoying watching the show.
Fans, who saw Jungkook watching the show, expressed how the youngest member has made them want to watch it. They also speculated all BTS members must be recommending shows to each other, following fellow member RM's reaction to the show back on December 22, where he commented on Weverse, "Oh my Amazon. Sob."