• BTS’ "Face Yourself" has been named a silver title by the British Phonographic Industry
  • “Face Yourself” is the K-pop group’s first Japanese release to go silver in the U.K.
  • BTS is currently working on new music and is set to release new English single "Dynamite"

This year has been one of the biggest years for BTS in the United Kingdom. Recently, the South Korean boy band's album "Face Yourself" was certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), the sixth album to claim the honor for BTS.

The BPI represents the U.K.’s recorded music industry and assigns platinum, gold, silver and bronze awards for music releases in the country based on the level of sales either an album or individual song reaches. For an album to receive a silver certification, it must have sold at least 60,000 units.

"Face Yourself" is the group's sixth album to go silver in the U.K. Previous releases such as "Love Yourself: Her," "Map of the Soul: 7" and "Love Yourself: Tear" were all certified silver by the BPI this year. "Love Yourself: Answer" and "Map of the Soul: Persona" received the honor last year, Forbes reported.

Released in April 2018, “Face Yourself” is the K-pop group’s first Japanese release to go silver in the U.K. Shortly after it dropped, the album peaked at no. 78 on the British albums chart.

BTS, whose seven members are RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, V, Jimin and Jungkook, has a large fan following in the U.K. and made their stage debut at London's O2 Arena to a sold-out crowd in 2018.

Although the coronavirus pandemic has brought new challenges to the music industry, BTS has been busy over the past months.

On Sunday, BTS announced the title of its new English single, which will be arriving on Aug. 21. Titled "Dynamite," the song is something the group has been working on during the global coronavirus pandemic.

"We are preparing an album for the second half of this year, but decided to first release a single because we wanted to reach our fans as soon as possible," BTS said July 27 on Korean broadcasting app V Live (via Billboard). "Due to COVID-19, people around the world have been going through tough times and we wanted to share some positive energy with our fans."

Last month, BTS and the band’s label, Big Hit Entertainment, donated $1 million to Crew Nation, a COVID-19 relief fund set up by Live Nation to support entertainment staff affected by the ongoing pandemic. They also donated another $1 million to Black Lives Matter.

The BTS concerts are the latest events to be cancelled or postponed as the outbreak has spread in the world's 12th-largest economy
The boy group BTS is pictured. AFP/Jung Yeon-je