Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse did a lot of things right, and one of them was his music. This movie had a very good soundtrack, and its obvious standout is “Sunflower” by Post Malone and Swae Lee. Released a few months before the film came out helped a plot, and it's one of those songs that's perfect for whatever mood you're in. It turns out that a lot of people have listened to this song over the past five years and changed, so much so that the song has reached double diamond status.
As revealed by Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the single went 20x Platinum (meaning it has been streamed over 20 million times) in the United States. And like the first Spider Worms had a few “firsts” attached to its name, the same goes for “Sunflower” in that it's the first single to reach that benchmark. Close behind are Journey's equally delicious “Don't Stop Believin'” and Lil Nas X's “Old Town Road,” which are at 18x and 17x Platinum, respectively.
“Post Malone and Swae Lee have officially raised the bar for what creative partnerships and infectious collaborations have the power to accomplish,” wrote RIAA President Mitch Glazier. “Congratulations to Post, Swae Lee and Mercury/Republic Records for making history with the first ever 2x Diamond single! »
As of early 2024, Malone was recognized for having the highest number of RIAA Diamond certified singles. Prior to this new distinction, eight of his singles reached Diamond status, including “White Iverson,” “Better Now,” and “Circles.” And he'll open tomorrow's Super Bowl LVIII with a performance of “America the Beautiful,” so it's been an eventful year for him so far.
Congratulations to “Sunflower”, you are too much of an earworm to get out of our heads.
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