Bruno Mars has created history today as he becomes the first artist in music to receive five Diamond certified singles.
The hit singer’s singles ‘That’s What I Like’ and ‘When I Was Your Man’ have both been diamond certified today, selling and streaming over 10 million copies and bringing his total certifications to five, announced the RIAA in a press release.
This follows the diamond certifications of his previous songs ‘Just the Way You Are’, ‘Grenade’ and ‘Uptown Funk!’ (with Mark Ronson). ‘Just the Way You Are’ is now also 12x multi-platinum, ‘Uptown Funk!’ and ‘When I Was Your Man’ are 11x multi-platinum and ‘Grenade’ and ‘That’s What I Like’ are 10x multi-platinum.
“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 Records,” said Mitch Glazier, Chairman and CEO, Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). “What Bruno has accomplished is just extraordinary. Fewer than 60 Diamond Single Awards have ever been awarded – and Bruno now has five of them!”
This feat follows the recent success of his Silk Sonic single ‘Leave The Door Open‘ with Anderson .Paak which returned for the second week to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. It marks the singer’s eighth #1 track on the Hot 100. A new album from Silk Sonic is on the way.