Sunflower Reached 2 Billion
We all remember “Sunflower”, right? Earlier this year, the “Sunflower” music video by Post Malone and Swae Lee reached the milestone of 2 billion views on YouTube. The single was initially published in the autumn of 2018 and later appeared on Malone’s 2019 studio album Hollywood’s Bleeding. It also appeared on the music for the animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
While the rappers alternately sing, “Callin’ it quits now, baby, I’m a wreck/ Crash at my place, baby, you’re a wreck/ Thinkin’ in a bad way, losin’ your grip/ Screamin’ at my face, baby, don’t trip,” the music video borrows a variety of scenes from the family-friendly film to explain the origin story of a young Miles Morales as Spider-Man.
The single “Sunflower” has a catchy, upbeat pop-rap rhythm with hints of hip hop and R&B. The song’s composition is straightforward but effective, with a standout bassline and a catchy, guitar-driven tune. Post Malone and Swae Lee sing about their affection for their significant others in the song’s words, which center on the idea of a love interest.
After “Rockstar,” featuring 21 Savage, and “Psycho,” starring Ty Dolla $ign, “Sunflower” became Malone’s third No. 1 song of his career on the Billboard Hot 100 when it topped the list for one week at the beginning of 2019. Additionally, it received votes for record of the year and best musical duo/group performance at the 2020 Grammy Awards. At the same time, it was Lee’s first chart-topper ever.
The two artists’ huge song received another cause to rejoice in November when it broke the Recording Industry Association of America’s single certification record by earning a 17x Platinum certification, making it the highest-certified single in the organization’s history. Just a few weeks ago, the music video for Posty’s breakout hit from 2015, “White Iverson,” became the rapper’s fourth video to reach the billion-view milestone on YouTube after “Sunflower,” “Rockstar,” and “Congratulations,” which also features Quavo and is getting closer every day to the 1.5 billion mark.