Cardi B and Bruno Mars add another platinum project to their collections: According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), their smash “Finesse” remix has been certified 2x Platinum, recognizing 2 million equivalent song units earned. The accomplishment marks Mars' 16th platinum-certified single and Cardi’s second.
One equivalent song unit, as recognized by the RIAA, is equal to: one digital song sale, or 150 on-demand audio and/or video streams. The RIAA revamped its Gold & Platinum Awards Program on Feb. 1, 2016, growing from a pure sales certification process to one that includes tracks and streams.
The remix, along with its In Living Color-inspired video, was released Jan. 3 and became an instant hit, with the pair performing it decked out in coordinated Cross Colours outfits at the 2018 Grammy Awards later that month.