John Lennon and Yoko Ono‘s iconic song “Imagine” has been certified triple platinum by the RIAA for selling 3 million units in the U.S.
“We are thrilled to present this award to Yoko for John & Yoko Ono Lennon’s ‘Imagine’,” said Bruce Resnikoff, President & CEO of UMe. “One of the most important and universally recognized songs in music, this historic achievement coincides as we celebrate the song and album’s 50th anniversary “‘Imagine’ remains a timeless global anthem, and John & Yoko’s message of peace is just as relevant today as when it was first written.”
“John and I were both artists and we were living together, so we inspired each other,” said Yoko Ono Lennon. “The song ‘Imagine’ embodied what we believed together at the time. John and I met – he comes from the West and I come from the East – and still we are together.”
“We have this oneness and ‘the whole world would eventually become one’ is the sense that we will all be very happy together. All these instructions are for people for how to spend eternity, because we have lots of time,” Lennon’s widow added.
Yoko Ono Lennon and the John Lennon Estate celebrated Imagine’s golden anniversary and John Lennon‘s birthday with a variety of events and releases throughout the weekend.
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