Boy group Seventeen’s Japanese single album received ‘Double-Platinum’ certification. It is only awarded to albums with over 500,000 copies sold.
On May 14, the agency Pledis Entertainment announced that Japan Records Association certifies Seventeen’s 3rd Japanese single, ‘Hitori Janai (Not Alone),’ as ‘Double-Platinum.’
With this, Seventeen has set a ‘Double-Platinum’ record in a row following their 2nd single album ‘Maiochiruhanabira (Fallin’ Flower)’ released in May last year.
Seventeen said, “We sincerely appreciate that many people love the song we promised to reunite with Carat (fandom name). We will always be a group that humbly tries to be your pride.”
In fact, the Japan Records Association selects ‘Gold Disc’ as the cumulative album sales each month. Depending on the sales volume, they divided it into gold (sold over 100,000 copies), platinum (sold over 250,000 copies), double platinum (sold ver 500,000 copies), triple-platinum (sold over 750,000 copies), and million (sold over 1 million copies).
According to the agency, ‘Hitori Janai,’ released on the 21st of April, sold over 500,000 copies in that month alone. So far, they have sold about 550,000 copies.
Earlier, this album topped the Oricon Daily Singles Chart in Japan for 6 consecutive days. Also, it has reached the top of the Weekly Singles Chart afterwards.