Post Malone and Swae Lee have made history together, as their joint single “Sunflower” has become the highest charting RIAA-certified single in history.
“Sunflower,” which was created as part of the Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse soundtrack in 2018, was certified 17x platinum on Monday (November 14), and surpassed Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Old Town Road” remix, which previously held the record at 15x platinum.
“Sunflower,” which was also included on Post Malone’s third solo record Hollywood’s Bleeding, was previously nominated for Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.
Check out the “Sunflower” video below:
The plaque was among 14 other plaques Posty himself received on Monday (November 14). Among those accolades, “Congratulations” and “Pyscho” were certified 14x-platinum and 10x-platinum respectively, and his debut single “White Iverson” was certified 10x-platinum as well. “Circles,” “Wow” and “Go Flex” were also certified 9x-platinum, 8x-platinum and 6x-platinum, respectively.
The accolades come as Post Malone gears up to perform his final show on his Twelve Carat Tour, which is in support Posty’s fourth studio album Twelve Carat Toothache, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 in June. The show will commence at California’s Crypto.com arena in Los Angeles on Tuesday (November 15).
While the new plaques are a nice way to cap off his tour, things got off to an initially rocky start for the Texas singer.
In September, Post’s show was interrupted for 15-minutes after he took a nasty fall at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis. As the “Otherside” singer descended down a ramp, he slipped into the trap door that had previously been opened up to lower his guitar below stage.
A week later, Post Malone learned he had gotten a bruised rib from the incident and was forced to skip his Boston show to recover.
He made up the performance on October 10, but then while performing his hit song “Psycho” in Atlanta 10 days later, stepped into a pyrotechnic hole and rolled his ankle. He tried to continue performing but was aided off by a few stagehands.
Swae Lee has also had a string of bad luck in 2022. In July, the Rae Sremmurd rapper was seen on video being rescued after he was trapped inside a hot elevator for three hours. He then took a spill onstage a few days later while trying to stage dive during a performance of Rae Sremmurd’s hit “No Type.”
In better news, Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi have been hard at work on their forthcoming album Sremm4Life, which will serve as the pair’s first new album in four years. The pair dropped off the project’s first single “Denial” earlier in the year and returned with “Community Dick” in August, which features Flo Milli.
Swae also announced in August that he was expecting his first child with his girlfriend Victoria Kristine.