Ariana Grande’s “Break Free” Goes 3x Platinum; Icona Pop’s “I Love it” Also Certified

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When April came to a close, four Ariana Grande songs were certified at least triple platinum under the Recording Industry of America’s Digital Singles program.

The most recent Grande hit to achieve triple platinum status was “Break Free (featuring Zedd).” Certified on April 28, 2015, “Break Free” is now credited with shifting at least 3 million units in the US.

Under the RIAA digital program, a unit is equivalent to either a paid download or 100 A/V streams.

Grande previously reached the 3X threshold with “Problem” (currently 5X), “Bang Bang” (currently 4x) and “The Way” (currently 3x).

“Break Free” was one of several infectious hits to earn a triple platinum certification in April.

Other digital singles with unit totals in excess of 3 million include American Authors’ “Best Day of My Life,” Icona Pop’s “I Love It (featuring Charli XCX),” Iggy Azalea’s “Black Widow (featuring Rita Ora),” Big Sean’s “Dance (A$$),” Shinedown’s “Second Chance,” Sam Smith’s “I’m Not the Only One” and The Killers’ “Somebody Told Me.”

Written by Brian Cantor

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