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"FUNK" WATCH 2016

The last time we checked in on the momentum of Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk!"—in June of the year 2015—the RCA megahit had made its way to #30 among the bestselling singles of all time, having moved more than 6.1m. Since then, the barnstorming jam (fronted by the redoubtable Bruno Mars) has reached #17 with just over 6.9m sold. 

In between these milestones, "Uptown" garnered a fistful of Grammy nods, including Record of the Year and Pop Duo/Group Performance, while Ronson's full-length, Uptown Special, is a contender for Pop Vocal Album. A performance on the 2/15 telecast would certainly help spike the song still further.

At 7.04m+, Ronson will overtake Katy Perry's "Firework" for #15; at 7.3m he'll hit the Top 10 (surpassing Flo Rida's "Low"); 7.95m would give him Top 5 (displacing "Radioactive' by Imagine Dragons). To beat the all-time champ, Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling," Ronson and crew will have to top 8.77m. 

Our money's on the "Funk" hitting Top 3 for sure. After that, we'll see. In the meantime, check out our Grammy-centric Q&A with Ronson here.

And just because it's wonderful, here's a brilliant video mash-up of "Funk" with about a gazillion clips from classic musicals. The montage first appeared online in October and has garnered 15m+ views.

 

KACEY, LUKE ARE ONE STEP CLOSER TO GRAMMY NOMS
The CMA Awards effect. (11/16a)
AS VIVENDI PREPS FOR UMG SALE, LIBERTY’S ALL EARS
Look for a Valentine's Day sale. (11/16a)
REVENUE CHART: ARIANA, METRO,
“GALILEO, GALILEO”
Classic rock pulling in the bucks—it's been a while. (11/16a)
A CMA GALLERY
Nashville gets dressed up (11/15a)
RAINMAKERS: MYSTERY GUEST, PLEASE SIGN IN
What do we get if we guess right? (11/9a)
GRAMMY NOMINEES
Collect 'em all!
MMA FOR DUMMIES
Not Mixed Martial Arts; the Music Modernization Act, dummy.
IS IT COLD IN HERE?
...or are our bosses from outer space?
THE KIDS
They're leaning on the button.
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