BTS released a new Japanese-language 3-track single on July 3rd. It has already shipped over one million physical units in just over a month.
“Lights/Boy With Luv” was ficially awarded a million certification by the Recording Industry Association Japan (RIAJ). BTS is the first foreign male artist/group to be awarded the million certification.
It’s also one only five releases to achieve a million sales in 2019 so far.
BTS commented on the news, saying they are thankful fans love their music so much.
“We are thankful that the album we worked hard on received so much love. We will continue to try our best to show you better sides us.”
“Lights/Boy With Luv” is BTS’ tenth single in Japan. The single topped the iTunes charts in 43 countries around the world, and the ficial music video has over 39 million views at the time writing.
The band is currently on its ‘Love Yourself’ worldwide tour with 62 shows across the world.
BTS is alternatively referred to as ‘Bangtan Sonyeondan,’ ‘Beyond the Scene,’ ‘Bangtan Boys,’ or all three. Members include RapMonster, Jin, SUGA, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jung Kook.
Amazingly, that septet has stayed cohesive despite a grueling work schedule, with Big Hit Entertainment overseeing the boy band with military precision. That includes strict orders on what to wear, when to appear, what to sing, and which plastic surgeries to undergo.
On the solo fshoot front, BTS’ V has just released his new song “Winter Bear” which features RM. “Winter Bear” is the second song from V this year, following his January release, “Scenery.” It’s also the only song V’s released entirely in English.
The Love Yourself tour has show dates in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, and Hong Kong, Thailand, and Saudi Arabia coming up.