Post Malone and Swae Lee’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse song, Sunflower, just made history as the first single to ever achieve Double-Diamond status, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced.
That means the hip hop/pop release has gone 20x Platinum or, in other words, it’s moved 20 million units. The RIAA says one unit is equal to a digital download or 150 on-demand audio and/or video streams. The next closest single behind Sunflower is Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’ at 18x Platinum, with Lil Nas X’s Old Town Road following that with 17x Platinum.
This is quite the achievement for any track, but it’s an especially notable milestone considering Sunflower is just a little more than five years old. It’s only the latest win for Post Malone, who was just recently recognized as the artist with the most RIAA Diamond Certified Singles of all time.
“Post Malone and Swae Lee have officially raised the bar on what creative partnerships and infectious collaborations have the power to accomplish,” RIAA Chairman & CEO Mitch Glazier said in a statement. “‘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!”
Sunflower is the perfect song for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, a film known for its relentless style. Audiences continued to latch onto the franchise’s flair with the release of that film’s sequel, Across the Spider-Verse, last year, with the third installment, Beyond the Spider-Verse, still on track to swing into theaters at some point in the future.
Post Malone, meanwhile, is set to perform at Super Bowl LVIII this weekend on February 11, where he’ll sing America the Beautiful.
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