Bruno Mars has become the first artist to have five songs certified as Diamond by the Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA).
His songs ‘That’s What I Like’ and ‘When I Was Your Man’ have just received diamond certification after selling and streaming over 10 million copies.
Other songs already certified Diamond include ‘Just The Way You Are,’ ‘Grenade,’ and his collaboration with Mark Ronson, ‘Uptown Funk!’
Recording Industry Association Of America chairman and CEO Mitch Glazier said of the achievement: “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. What Bruno has accomplished is just extraordinary. Fewer than 60 Diamond Single Awards have ever been awarded — and Bruno now has five of them!”
They brought some vintage style to the annual awards show, dressed in matching burnt orange suits to deliver their debut live performance.
Paak took on drumming duties while Mars sang on a medley of ‘Long Tall Sally’ and ‘Good Golly Miss Molly’. “We love you Little Richard,” Mars said as the performance ended.