The Rolling Stones have become the latest recipients of a BRIT Billion Award, having surpassed one billion UK streams.
“Few artists have crossed generational divides in quite the way the Rolling Stones have”, says Jo Twist, CEO of BRIT award giver the BPI. “Their iconic songs and albums are era-defining, but the band remain as contemporary as ever. The BPI is THRILLED to honour them with a BRIT Billion Award, which underscores both the timeless appeal of their music and the extent to which they are now also connecting with a new wave of fans thanks to streaming”.
Since May this year, a total of 25 artists have received BRIT Billion Awards. They include Abba, Coldplay, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Queen, AJ Tracey, Headie One, Ellie Goulding, Lewis Capaldi, Raye, Olivia Rodrigo and Billie Eilish. Ed Sheeran recently became the first artist to be handed the gold edition of the award for racking up more than ten billion streams.
Earlier this month, The Rolling Stones released their new LP ‘Hackney Diamonds’, their first album of new material in eighteen years.