Bruno Mars Receives New US Song Certifications; Now Ties Justin Bieber For 6th-Most Units

Bruno Mars is credited with 69.5 million in certified US single units.

Bruno Mars [Kai Feng | Atlantic]

On March 13, the RIAA issued several new digital single certifications to Bruno Mars. The new certifications move Bruno Mars up the all-time leaderboard for most certified digital single units.

More specifically, Mars is now tied with Justin Bieber for the sixth-greatest total. Each artist has 69.5 million in certified digital single units as a lead artist.

The new Bruno Mars certifications include a 7x platinum award for “Locked Out Of Heaven” (7 million), a 6x platinum award for “The Lazy Song” (6 million), a 5x platinum award for “It Will Rain” (5 million), and a 4x platinum award for “Treasure” (4 million).

Each unit is equal to 1 paid download or 150 streams.

Drake remains the all-time leader with 148 million certified US digital single units. Rihanna follows at #2 with 125 million, while Taylor Swift sits at #3 with 120 million.

Eminem (107.5 million) and Katy Perry (99 million) complete the Top 5.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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