Synth-pop pioneer Owl City received his first RIAA Diamond certification for his groundbreaking 2009 debut single “Fireflies,” signifying sales in excess of 10 million units.
The memorable mega-hit milestone track “Fireflies” is the second-ever Dance/Electronic song to be certified Diamond by the RIAA. The track is featured alongside the 1x Platinum single “Vanilla Twilight” on Ocean Eyes, Owl City’s 2x Platinum July 2009 sophomore album on Republic Records.
Owl City’s career boasts six RIAA-certified titles to date, a tally that also includes the 2x Platinum 2012 collaborative single with Carly Rae Jepsen, “Good Time,” a song that reached No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100.
In addition to these key career achievements, Adam Young has also cultivated a wide-ranging recording career steeped in synth-pop, disco, indietronica, European electronica, and a score of other genres â€” in essence, forging a veritable bouillabaisse of influences into an original sound, all his and Owl City’s own. // Continue to the full article