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“Map of the Soul: Persona” Becomes BTS” Second Gold Album In The United States

“MOTS: Persona” crossed the gold threshold earlier this week.

BTS in Boy With Luv | Big Hit / Columbia

One of the year’s best-performing albums now boasts a gold certification in the United States.

BTS’ “Map of the Soul: Persona,” that album, crossed the gold threshold on August 22, 2019. Issued by the RIAA, the certification confirms 500,000 in US album units.

Each unit is equal to 1 album sale, 10 track sales or 1500 track streams.

“Map of the Soul: Persona,” which contains the platinum-certified “Boy With Luv (featuring Halsey),” becomes the superstar group’s second gold album.

Last November, BTS received a gold award for “Love Yourself: Answer.” Both albums, as well as “Love Yourself: Tear,” debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200.

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