” Uptown Funk ” by Bruno Mars and British producer Mark Ronson. Assistance in co-writing and producing was Jeff Bhasker and Philip Lawrence. Taken from Mark’s fourth Album ” Uptown Special ” RCA released it as the lead single in November of 2014.
Music critics loved the song with widespread critical acclaim; the song also received two Grammy nominations for Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
Along with critical acclaim and Grammy’s, the song was a huge commercial success Worldwide. A number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart for fourteen weeks and seven weeks on the UK Singles Chart. In addition to both US and UK chart-toppers, ” Uptown Funk ” also went on to top the charts in other countries including Australia, Canada, France, Ireland and New Zealand.
If single sales weren’t enough streaming of the song was a record 2.34 million times in one week in the UK and a record 4.8 million streams in the US.
In the UK however it was to be a short-lived record when Ellie Goulding’s ” Love Me Like You Do ” took the crown with 2.58 million song streams.
” Uptown Funk ” has been a huge commercial success for both Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson with approximately 15 Million sales and streams Worldwide.
In 2015 the song was nominated and won a Brit Award for British Single of the Year and was nominated for five MTV Video Music Awards that same year, winning the award for Best Male Video.
Revenue for ” Uptown Funk ” has undoubtedly been good with approximately $2.7 million in publishing royalties which don’t include TV and film s along with $1.9 million for the writers.
Along with all the success both in award terms and sales, ” Uptown Funk ” has suffered some controversy, claims of copyright infringement surfaced when The Gap Band settled their lawsuit for similarities with ” Oops! Upside Your Head ” and as part of the settlement deal were added to the list of songwriters.
In addition to the Gap Band settlement, Serbian pop star Viktorija has also made claims that ” Uptown Funk ” infringed her song ” Ulice Mracne Nisu Za Devojke “.
Despite the claims and lawsuits the song remains popular and has passed the billionth view on YouTube, becoming the ninth video on the site to receive over a Billion views.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 1
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 1, Australia Urban (ARIA) 1, Austria (Austria Top 40) 6, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 1, Belgium Urban (Ultratop Flanders) 1, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 1, Brazil (Billboard Brasil Hot 100) 32, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 1, Canada CHR/Top 40 (Billboard) 1, Canada Hot AC (Billboard) 1, Colombia (National Report Top Anglo) 1, Croatia (Airplay Radio Chart) 1, Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 7, Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100) 2, Denmark (Tracklisten) 2, Europe (Euro Digital Songs) 1, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 5, France (SNEP) 1, Germany (Official German Charts) 3, Hungary (Rádiós Top 40) 1, Hungary (Single Top 40) 1, Ireland (IRMA) 1, Israel (Media Forest) 1, Italy (FIMI) 3, Japan (Japan Hot 100) 12, Lebanon (Lebanese Top 20) 1, Lebanon English (Lebanese Top 20) 1, Luxembourg Digital Songs (Billboard) 1, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 4, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 2, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 1, Norway (VG-lista) 6, Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100) 7, Portugal Digital Songs (Billboard) 4, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 1, Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 33, Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100) 2, South Africa (EMA) 1, South Korea Chart (Gaon) 4, South Korea International Chart (Gaon) 1, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 1, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 8, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 2
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