The RIAA is forecasting a certifiably superb 2011 for Hawaiian smooth singer-songwriter Bruno Mars. We’re happy to report that Bruno’s October album debut Doo-Wops & Hooligans has gone Gold in just three months to earn the Elektra act his first G&P album award for shipping more than 500,000 records. The album’s sweetly addictive “Just the Way You Are” additionally sailed to RIAA triple-Platinum honors this month, tallying more than three million paid downloads since its July release! Bruno also brought his explosive “Grenade” hit Gold in January, while B.o.B.’s “Nothin’ on You” and Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire” tracks featuring him are both double-Platinum for selling more than two million digital downloads.
Check out today’s USA Today piece “Bruno Mars' musical orbit is inescapable” and don’t miss Bruno at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards on February 13 where he is nominated in seven categories! In case you missed it, read the RIAA’s recent roundup of 2010 G&P awards, including the artists who received the year’s highest certifications, as well as record-breakers and first time cert recipients, here.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is the trade organization that supports and promotes the creative and financial vitality of the major music companies. Its members are the music labels that comprise the most vibrant record industry in the world. RIAA® members create, manufacture and/or distribute approximately 85% of all legitimate recorded music produced and sold in the United States.
In support of this mission, the RIAA works to protect the intellectual property and First Amendment rights of artists and music labels; conduct consumer, industry and technical research; and monitor and review state and federal laws, regulations and policies. The RIAA® also certifies Gold®, Platinum®, Multi- Platinum™ and Diamond sales awards as well as Los Premios De Oro y Platino™, an award celebrating Latin music sales.
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