ITZY becomes the 4th Generation K-pop Group to Have the Most RIAJ Streaming Certifications

ITZY has become the fourth-generation K-pop group with the most streaming certifications from the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) after their songs simultaneously reached the number of streams needed to get certified in the country.

On Sept. 29, ITZY received their first-ever RIAJ streaming certifications, not just one or two, but a total of four certifications.

ITZY Crazy in Love
(Photo : Twitter: @ITZYofficial)

ITZY Becomes the Fourth-Generation K-pop Group with the Most Streaming Certifications from RIAJ

On Sept. 29, the Recording Industry Association of Japan updated their website to reveal the latest songs that have been certified for streaming in the country for August 2021. Some of these songs are released by K-pop artists including ITZY.

Based on the list, four of ITZY's songs have received RIAJ streaming certifications, and these are "DALLA DALLA," "ICY," "Not Shy," and "WANNABE."

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In particular, "DALLA DALLA," "ICY," and "Not Shy" have all earned a silver streaming certification. "WANNABE," on the other hand, attained a gold streaming certification.

ITZY
(Photo : Twitter: @KCON_official)

ITZY's "WANNABE" is the only song by a fourth-generation K-pop group to be certified gold in streaming by RIAJ.

According to RIAJ's certification criteria for streaming, songs are certified silver once they hit 30 million streams, gold at 50 million streams, and platinum at 100 million streams.

This is the first time that ITZY's songs have been certified by the Recording Industry Association of Japan since their debut.

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With their four songs getting certified, ITZY is now the fourth-generation K-pop group with the most RIAJ streaming certifications, surpassing IZ*ONE.

IZ*ONE
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IZ*ONE currently has two tracks that were certified by RIAJ. This past April, the group's debut song "La Vie en Rose" received a silver streaming certification.

IZ*ONE's latest song to be certified in Japan is "Panorama," which also earned a silver certification on Sept. 29.

Other than this, ITZY becomes the fourth K-pop artist to have at least four songs with RIAJ streaming certifications, following BTS (30), TWICE (18), and BLACKPINK (7).

Congratulations to ITZY on receiving their first four streaming certifications from RIAJ!

ITZY 'LOCO' Reaches 50 Million Views on YouTube + 'Crazy In Love' Soars High on Spotify Charts

Meanwhile, ITZY recently returned with their first full album "Crazy In Love" on Sept. 24. This album featured 16 tracks including the title song "LOCO."

ITZY
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On the same day, ITZY's "LOCO" music video was uploaded to YouTube, and on its fourth day, the MV exceeded 50 million views.

At the time of its release, ITZY's "LOCO" MV climbed up to No. 2 on the list of most-trending videos on YouTube in South Korea. It also became the No. 3 most-trending video globally.

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Apart from this, ITZY's first full album "Crazy In Love," alongside its title track "LOCO," is receiving much love on Spotify.

ITZY Crazy in Love
(Photo : Twitter: @ITZYofficial)

According to the Spotify chart for the week ending on Sept. 26 (released on Sept. 28), "Crazy In Love" placed No. 3 on Spotify's "Top 10 Album Debut Global" chart and "Top 10 Album Debut USA."

ITZY's "Crazy In Love" also ranked third on the "Top UK Album Debut" chart. What's more, "LOCO" debuted at No. 6 on Spotify's "Top 10 Song Debut Global" chart.

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Written by Mhaliya Scott

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