According to the RIAA, any song is eligible for gold certification after it surpasses 500,000 units in sales. In addition to the sales unit, the RIAA also counts 150 on-demand audio/video streams as a single unit by the RIAA standards.
Knowing the requirements to go gold, many artist's can't even fathom the idea going gold by RIAA standards.
Following the explosive past couple years for the K-pop group, BTS is starting f 2018 strong with the announcement that Steve Aoki's remix “Mic Drop” has gone gold.
Desiigner was the first to announce on February 3rd that “Mic Drop” had ficially reached gold status and the BTS Army responded accordingly.