Post Malone, Swae Lee score first-ever double diamond single

Post will perform “America the Beautiful” ahead of Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday, February 11th

Reaching rarified air yet again, Post Malone has just made history once more as his seminal smash “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse)” with Grammy Award-nominated artist and songwriter Swae Lee, becomes “the first-ever single to be certified double diamond by the RIAA.” The track notably holds the most certifications of all time, going 20x Platinum. It also continues a monumental hot streak for the Grammy Award-nominated, eight-time RIAA diamond-certified artist and recent recipient of the Songwriters Hall of Fame Hal Davis Starlight Award. Earlier this year, he officially earned “the most RIAA Diamond Certified Singles” for any artist, ever.

Malone will perform next ahead of Super Bowl LVIII on February 11th, singing “America the Beautiful” before kick-off.

In the summer, he released his acclaimed fifth full-length album, Austin. It bowed at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, his fifth consecutive Top 5 album on the chart since 2016. Beyond the 20x Platinum “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse)” he now has eight RIAA diamond-certified records, those of which include “White Iverson,” “Congratulations (feat. Quavo),” “I Fall Apart,” “Rockstar (feat. 21 Savage),” “Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign),” “Better Now,” and “Circles.”

“Post Malone and Swae Lee have officially raised the bar on what creative partnerships and infectious collaborations have the power to accomplish. ‘Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)’ has now been streamed or downloaded more than 20 million times in the U.S. alone, and they’ve earned the custom hardware to prove it. Congratulations Post, Swae Lee and Mercury/Republic Records for making history with the very first 2x Diamond single!” says RIAA Chairman & CEO Mitch Glazier

Dallas native Post Malone regularly rewrites history, blurs boundaries, and incites internet-breaking conversation with every move. Emerging in 2015 with a genre-less brew that inspired a movement, he delivered the diamond-selling “Congratulations” featuring Quavo, achieved back-to-back No.1 debuts on the Billboard Top 200, received countless multi-platinum certifications around the world, and smashed one record after another with his Hot 100-topping hits. In 2022, he pushed boundaries again with his fourth full-length offering, Twelve Carat Toothache, which marked his fourth consecutive Top 5 bow on the Top 200. It also paved the way for his biggest headliner, The Twelve Carat Toothache Tour, taking over arenas for multiple dates in major cities throughout the year.

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