Uptown Funk becomes fifth biggest single in UK history!
Columbia Records’ Mark Ronson this week saw his global phenomenon ‘Uptown Funk’, featuring Bruno Mars, become the fifth biggest-selling single in UK history.
The track first broke through the 2 million sales barrier before overtaking Wings’ 1977 hit ‘Mull Of Kintyre/Girls’ School’, when downloads and streams are combined.
It has had extraordinary international success too, with global sales now standing at a staggering 14.6 million TTE (Total Track Equivalent) – which includes downloads, audio and video streams.
‘Uptown Funk’ – released by RCA in the US – remained #1 in the US Hot 100 for 14 weeks, as well as staying in the US Top 10 for an astounding 31 weeks in total, recording the second-longest run for a Top 10 hit in the process.
This incredible success means ‘Uptown Funk’ has become only the second single of the millennium to break into the Top Ten biggest-selling singles in the UK ever, alongside fellow Sony Music artist, Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ which sits at No.4 in the list.
Mark Ronson said, “thank you to Jason Iley, Alison Donald, Mark Terry and all my people at Columbia in the UK who have helped achieve this crazy milestone.”