Congratulations are in order for Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars. The RIAA announced today 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 10 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 10 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.
— RIAA (@RIAA) October 18, 2016