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BTS' 'Map of the Soul' album certified gold in France

Entertainment 13:48 December 17, 2019

SEOUL, Dec. 17 (Yonhap) -- "Map of the Soul: Persona," the latest album by K-pop boy band BTS, has been certified "Gold" by the French recording industry.

Breaking the news, the National Syndicate of Phonographic Publishing said in its official website and social media account on Monday that the BTS album has sold 50,000 equivalent copies.

For the achievement, the album was certified "Or," the French word for Gold, the association said, adding a message, "Bravo!"

The association honors album sales of 50,000 with Gold certification, while sales of 100,000, 200,000 and 500,000 are certified Platinum, Double Platinum and Diamond, respectively.

The BTS album was certified Silver by the British Phonographic Industry in June after selling more than 60,000 copies in the market.

The same album reached 51st on American music chart compiler Billboard's year-end list of Top Billboard 200 Albums for 2019.

This message by the French National Syndicate of Phonographic Publishing is captured from the organization's Twitter account. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

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