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Just The Way He Is: Bruno Mars Earns Diamond Certification For His First Solo Single

On Thursday, the Recording Industry Association of America announced that Ed Sheeran‘s “Shape of You” had been certified Diamond for sales and streams equaling 10 million units. But it turns out he’s not the only artist who’s earned that impressive certification this month.

On January 11, Bruno Mars‘ debut solo single “Just the Way You Are” was also certified Diamond. The track was initially released in July of 2010, and topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for four weeks. It also earned Bruno a Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, and was the best-selling digital single of 2011.

Retweeting a report about the new milestone, Bruno wrote, “Sending love to you all! Thank you!”

As previously reported, Ed Sheeran is one of only five artists who’ve scored two or more Diamond-certified singles. “Uptown Funk,” a song that Bruno sang on, was certified platinum in 2016, but since he wasn’t the lead artist on it — Mark Ronson was — it doesn’t count as part of his Diamond certification tally.

Prior to “Just the Way You Are,” Bruno was a relative unknown who’d been featured on two massive hits by rappers: Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire” and “Nothin’ on You” by B.o.B.

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