5:07 PM PT — Swae Lee says TMZ Hip Hop“Thanks to all the fans! You’ve made history with us! And happy for Post and Miles Morales, the music is getting the attention and love it deserves. Coming up! SREMMLIFE!”
Post Mallonvin’s week is off to an incredible start … as of Monday morning, “Sunflower” — his 2018 collaboration with Swae Lee — is now 17x platinum, and officially the most certified in record history!!!
TMZ Hip Hop Caught up with Postie in LA, where the “Twelve Carat Toothache” superstar was absolutely floored by the RIAA announcement and all the fan support. His immediate reaction screamed that Swae Lee was the secret sauce behind their blockbuster record.
According to Post, Sway was heavily instrumental in arranging the melodies — doing the “heavy lifting” as he puts it.
It’s time to give @PostMalone And @SwaeLee Their hit single 🌻 🌻 🌻 #Sunflower Is the highest certified single @RIAA History at 17X Multi-Platinum 🤩 @Republic posts #RIAATcertified pic.twitter.com/mrEmflRcH4
— RIAA (@RIAA) November 14, 2022
Originally released as part of the “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” soundtrack, the end result is one of the most beloved harmonic duets ever recorded.
Post says throughout his experiences, he has seen “sunflowers” bring sad people and make happy people even happier. The song hit number 1 in several countries and has over two billion views on YouTube to date.
“Sunflower” is Post and Sway’s second Diamond certification behind “Congratulations” and “Unforgettable” respectively.
Post says that he and Sway are cooking and should finish at least one recipe soon.
That’s a pretty big garden to fill … but yes, we’ll be picking up more “sunflower” fields soon!!!
Originally published — 4:48 PM PT
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