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Bruno Mars becomes first artist in history to receive five RIAA Diamond certifications

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American singer Bruno Mars created history on May 21, 2021, as he became the first music act to receive five RIAA Diamond certifications.

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Bruno Mars singles, ‘That’s What I Like’ and ‘When I Was Your Man’ were both diamond certified on May 21, selling and streaming over ten million copies and bringing the singer’s total certifications to five.

“Congratulations to Bruno Mars, the first artist with five Diamond Single Awards in the history of RIAA’s Gold and Platinum Program! This milestone is a testament to Bruno’s unstoppable creative genius and the incredible partnership he has built with the team at Atlantic Record. What Bruno has accomplished is just extraordinary. Fewer than 60 Diamond Single Awards have ever been awarded and Bruno now has five of them.” said Mitch Glazier, Chairman and CEO, Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

This feat follows the diamond certifications of his previous songs, ‘Just the Way You Are’, ‘Grenade’ and the Mark Ronson-owned ‘Uptown Funk’. ‘Just the Way You Are’ is now also 12x multi-platinum, the Mark Ronson-owned ‘Uptown Funk’ and ‘When I Was Your Man’ are 11x multi-platinum and ‘Grenade’ as well as ‘That’s What I Like’ are 10x multi-platinum.

 

Written by Ralph Okobz

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