The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) has announced its latest batch of official certifications!

In 2020, the RIAJ implemented a new certification system for online streaming of songs, as an addition to its pre-existing certification systems for physical album shipments and digital download sales. According to the new system, songs are certified silver once they reach 30 million streams, gold at 50 million streams, and platinum at 100 million streams.

In the RIAJ’s newly announced batch of certifications, both TWICE and NewJeans earned double platinum certifications for streaming. NewJeans’ 2022 hit “Ditto” became their first song ever to go double platinum in Japan after surpassing 200 million streams.

Meanwhile, TWICE received no less than three separate RIAJ certifications for streaming this month.

The group’s 2018 summer smash “Dance the Night Away” was certified double platinum for reaching 200 million streams in Japan alone, while their more recent Korean track “SET ME FREE” and their Japanese title track “Hare Hare” were both certified gold after surpassing 50 million streams each.

Congratulations to both NewJeans and TWICE!

Watch NewJeans’ variety show “NewJeans Code in Busan” with subtitles on Viki below:

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