Four very popular hit singles earned their first platinum streaming certifications in South Korea this month, with each finally reaching the necessary number of plays on platforms like Spotify and other highly-trafficked platforms. Included in the quartet of new wins is one of the most successful girl groups in the country, and by snagging another one of these coveted prizes, they have made important history.
Twice’s single “Fancy” has been named a platinum streaming track in South Korea, having reached the 100 million-play marker that all tunes must make it to before they are certified in the nation. While most acts are lucky to see just one song become popular enough to come even close to that sum, Twice has done so several times before.
“Fancy” is Twice’s fourth platinum streaming single in South Korea, and it turns out that’s one of the most impressive sums ever. In fact, by collecting one more such prize, the girl group has tied the biggest musical act to ever emerge from the Asian nation for the second-most platinum streaming honors ever.
Twice is now tied with BTS, as both acts have four platinum streaming awards to their credit. Twice counts “Fancy,” “What Is Love?,” “Yes or Yes” and “Dance the Night Away” among their wins, while BTS has seen their international smashes “Dynamite,” “Boy With Luv” with Halsey, “Idol” and “Fake Love” earn the same prize.
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Only singer-songwriter IU is ahead of both Twice and BTS in terms of the number of platinum streaming certifications she has collected in her home country of South Korea, and she’s not leading the charge by much. The star has now seen five tunes—“I Give You My Heart,” “8,” “Love Poem,” “Blueming” and “Beep”—all hit platinum status as well.
Before this week, Twice was tied with fellow K-pop girl group Blackpink for the most platinum streaming certifications among all-female acts, with three apiece, but the former has pulled ahead…at least for now. At least two other musical acts based in the nation, MC the Max and Paul Kim, have also collected a trio of these awards.