The above figure will no doubt be of significance to Lana Del Rey today, as its the number of copies her sleeper hit ‘Young & Beautiful’ has sold thus far, earning it Gold status in the market.
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Released on April 23rd 2013, the Rick Nowels produced effort was launched as part of the soundtrack for Warner Bros‘ ‘The Great Gatsby’, starring ‘Django Unchained‘ star Leonardo Dicaprio.
Upon its arrival, it moved a modest 48,000 units but has since gone on to receive a Gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of over 500,000 units- achieved without ever feeling the warmth of the Billboard Hot 100’s Top Ten.
Thus far, the number has peaked at #22 on the tally, after being sent to Top 40 radio on May 21st helping its total sales reach the 530,000 unit mark, becoming her first US Top 40 single despite the acclaim she scored with its predecessors ‘Born To Die’, ‘Video Games’ and the ‘Paradise’ piece, ‘Ride‘.
Elsewhere- in wilder territory- Miley Cyrus celebrates the Platinum status achieved by her new single ‘We Can’t Stop‘, which now holds court with sales of 1,103,000 units!
Securing the star her 8th million selling single, the club ready cut achieved the feat in less than six weeks, making it one of the fastest selling releases of the year, peaking at #3 on the Hot 100 and produced Mike Will Made It, also responsible for Rihanna‘s Platinum jam ‘Pour It Up’ and 2013’s highest rising R&B release, ‘Body Party‘- recorded by Ciara.
Well done to all!