Multi-Grammy Award-winner Bruno Mars made him the first artist to receive five RIAA Diamond-certified singles. Their singles “That’s What I Like” and “When I Was Your Man” had been certified with sales and reproductions of more than 10 million copies and raising their total certifications to five.
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This follows the Diamond certifications of “Just the Way You Are, “Grenade” and “Uptown Funk!” (Mark Ronson). In addition, “Just the Way You Are” is twelve times multiplatinum, “Uptown Funk!” and “When I Was Your Man” are eleven times multiplatinum, and “Grenade” and “That’s What I Like” are ten times multiplatinum.
“Congratulations to Bruno Mars, the first artist with five Diamond Single Awards in the history of the RIAA’s Gold and Platinum program! This achievement is testament to Bruno’s unstoppable creative genius and the incredible ensemble he has built with the Atlantic Records team,” said Mitch Glazier, president, and C.E.O. of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
“What Bruno has achieved is simply extraordinary. Fewer than 60 Diamond Single Awards have been awarded, and Bruno now has five of them!”
The announcement of the record is followed by the success of Silk Sonic’s debut single, “Leave the Door Open.” The song returns for the second week to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is Mars’ eighth No. 1 track on the Hot 100. Among Mars’ #1 hits are “That’s What I Like,” “Just The Way You Are,” “Grenade,” “Locked Out Of Heaven,” “When I Was Your Man, “Nothin’ On You (B.O.B.),” “Uptown Funk! (Mark Ronson).”
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It is currently on playlists in different radio formats worldwide, “Leave the Door Open” has more than 702 million global views, and its official video has reached more than 222.5 million views. Silk Sonic made her debut performance with “Leave The Door Open” and offered a powerful tribute to Little Richard at the Grammy Awards.