Post Malone and Swae Lee – Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest
their anthem “Sunflower” officially emerged as “the most certified single in RIAA history”, going 17x platinum as of this month. They hit rarefied air with the biggest single of their generation, which was featured in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
In February, the track broke the all-time record for the most weeks spent on Billboard’s streaming song chart, which began in 2013, when it ranked at No. 40 on the February 19 chart.
During the tracking week of February 4-10, “Sunflower” recorded 7.8 million US streams, according to MRC Data.
It spent its 123rd week on the chart, overtaking PSY’s “Gangnam Style,” which ranked on the chart for 122 weeks, last appearing in September 2015.
“Sunflower” originally reached Streaming Songs on November 3, 2018, debuting at No. 8. It spent three weeks at No. 1, first topping the chart during the week of January 19-26, 2019, followed by a third week on April 6, 2019.
Despite being released in 2018, the song often finds its way into the 30s or 40s on Streaming Songs every week, according to Billboard. It has appeared on the chart every week in 2022 since January 15, and it also spent 14 weeks on the chart in 2021.
“Sunflower” also ranked No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for one week (January 19, 2019). It ultimately spent 53 weeks on the Hot 100.
The track features a zany behind-the-scenes footage Musical clip of the two recording in the studio and performing together on stage. In the black-and-white images, the two commercial melodic verses and Malone look particularly sharp, looking dapper in a turtleneck. “Me and this guy here is the genius behind it all and we’re just making trouble,” Malone told the camera in a clip that features the video.