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OneRepublic's 'Counting Stars' passes one million sales mark

OneRepublic’s 2013 single ‘Counting Stars’ has now sold over one million copies in the UK.

The Official Charts Company have confirmed that ‘Counting Stars’ has surpassed the million copies sales mark and has joined the just over 150 other songs in UK chart history to have achieved this feat.

‘Counting Stars’ was released in August 2013 and took seven weeks to reach the No. 1 spot where it stayed for two non-consecutive weeks. The Ryan Tedder-composed track is still yet to leave the top 100.

Speaking to the Official Charts Company about reaching the landmark sales barrier Ryan Tedder said:

“That’s crazy! When we recorded the song we had no idea it would have this much success. At the time there was nothing else in the world that sounded like it, so releasing it felt like a bit of a risk. What I’ve learnt since is that the most un-safe thing in the world as a musician is to play it safe. The only safe thing is to be risky as hell!”

Other tracks to have sold over one million copies this year include Clean Bandit’s ‘Rather Be’ and Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’.

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Listen to the million-selling ‘Counting Stars’ below: