Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars the 10th Act In History To Achieve RIAA Diamond Song Certification
Congratulations are in order for Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars. The RIAA has announced that the worldwide smash hit “Uptown Funk” (RCA, 2014) has achieved Diamond certification. In the 58-year history of RIAA Awards Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars is one of only ten total acts to achieve Diamond sales for a song. “Uptown Funk” is the 13th Diamond song in RIAA history and the most recently released. The certification comes less than two years since the song’s release in November 2014.
Officially launched in 1958, the RIAA’s Gold & Platinum Program expanded in 1999 to include a Diamond Award honoring U.S. certifications of ten million or more copies of an album or single. “Uptown Funk” is one of five songs ever to certify 11X Diamond or higher in the history of RIAA Awards.
“Uptown Funk” has sold over 12,422,016 in downloads and 938,694,569 audio streams in the U.S. The video has streamed over 1.9 billion times on Vevo.
Following a meteoric climb up the charts, the song held the No. 1 position on the Billboard Hot 100 for fourteen weeks – making it the second-longest No. 1 in U.S chart history. It went on to win “Record Of The Year” at the 2016 Grammy Awards and was the best-selling song of 2015. The track has been certified Multi-Platinum in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Mexico and the United Kingdom as well as being awarded Diamond certification in Canada and France. In addition to winning “Record Of The Year” at the Grammys, it was named “Best Single” at the UK’s BRIT Awards, “Song Of The Year” & “Video Of The Year” at the Soul Train Awards and “Best Male Video” at theMTV VMAs.
“Uptown Funk” is featured on Ronson’s acclaimed fourth album Uptown Special (RCA) which has also been certified Platinum.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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