Major Lazer achieves Diamond certification for “Lean On” – DancehallMag


Jamaican-American DJ the Major Lazer trio earned several new certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) over the past week, including a Diamond certification for their 2015 single Lean on with French record producer DJ Snake and starring Danish pop star MØ.

Released as the first single on their Peace is the mission album, Lean on received certification on September 17, 2021, after selling more than 10 million units in the United States.

As one-third of Major Lazer, Walshy Fire expressed his joy over this milestone. “It’s amazing to see a song become something that has and will forever continue to have such a positive impact on people’s lives,” he said. DancehallMag. “So proud of this.”

Lead member and record producer Diplo originally wanted Rihanna or Nicki Minaj on Rely on, but the two superstars rejected the trail. In an interview in 2015 with Time magazine, Diplo said this was a “blessing in disguise” because “MØ sounds better than anyone on this record.”

With the voice of MØ, the track achieved critical and commercial success upon its release and then peaked at No. 4 in the United States. Hot 100 display panel. In the UK it peaked at 2nd place on the Chart of singles in United Kingdom and is currently BPI 3x Platinum certified for sales of over 1.8 million units. According to the IFPI, Lean on was the 5th best-selling song of 2015 worldwide and one of the best-selling singles of all time with worldwide sales of 13.1 million units.

The accompanying music video, which was shot at ND, Karjat, Kaul Heritage City Studios, Vasai, Maharashtra, India, and in the Golden Hall of Stockholm City Hall, currently has over $ 3 billion. views on YouTube.

The current third member of Major Lazer, Ape Drums, joined the trio after Jillionaire left in 2019.

From left to right: Jillionaire, Diplo, MO, Walshy Fire.

In addition to reaching the Diamond Certified threshold for Lean on Last week, Major Lazer also received three other certificates from the RIAA.

On September 15, they received a 2x Platinum certification for the Illuminate this Remix, who was released in 2015 with the Jamaican singer Nyla and Ghanaian-English afrobeats recording artist Fuse ODG, having sold 2 million units.

Also on September 15, the Kingston, Jamaica DJ trio received a Gold certification for the single That Calor with Colombian rapper J Balvin and Dominican artist El Alfa released in 2019, having sold over 500,000 units.

Then they got another Gold certification on September 22 for their 2017 single. Don’t know better with American rappers Travis Scott and Quavo and Cuban American singer Camila Cabello.


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