Mark Ronson And Bruno Mars Receive Rare 'Diamond' Status From RIAA For 'Uptown Funk'
October 19, 2016 at 3:49 AM (PT)
Congratulations to BRUNO MARS and MARK RONSON, as well as all our friends at RCA RECORDS on achieving the rare "DIAMOND" status for the 2014 single “Uptown Funk.” THE RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (RIAA) certified the song DIAMOND, making it just the 13th song to be awarded that status.
The DIAMOND Award recognizes albums or singles that have sold 10 million or more copies, and outranks GOLD and PLATINUM status.
EW.COM reports, "Other DIAMOND-certified singles include MACKLEMORE AND RYAN LEWIS’ 'Thrift Shop;' IMAGINE DRAGONS’ 'Radioactive;' and, most recently, CARLY RAE JEPSEN’s 'Call Me Maybe,' which achieved the distinction on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th. But MARS and RONSON edge other artists with DIAMOND-certified cuts -- including EMINEM, KATY PERRY, and LADY GAGA, who have two apiece -- because “Uptown Funk” went DIAMOND in record time. The certification comes less than two years after the song’s NOV. 10, 2014 release, narrowly beating out PERRY’s 'Dark Horse,' which went DIAMOND on OCT. 29, 2015, just over two years after the release of her album 'Prism.'"