Post Malone has made history. The 27-year-old rapper and singer/songwriter has set a new benchmark in his career with three more diamond-certified records under his belt.
“Circles,” “Better Now,” and “I Fall Apart,” all from separate albums, have officially reached Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Diamond Status, bringing Malone’s total number of diamond-certified singles up from five to eight. His other five diamond-certified singles include “White Iverson,” “Congratulations,” “Rockstar,” “Psycho,” and “Sunflower.”
Broke Record Previously Held By Bruno Mars
According to the RIAA, in order for a record to be considered diamond, it has to accumulate 10 million certified units. Malone’s latest achievement finds him surpassing pop and R&B superstar Bruno Mars’ previous record of having the most RIAA Diamond-certified singles, with six.
Furthermore, Malone’s success also gives him the dominant title of having the most singles out of any other artist to receive RIAA diamond-certified status. In addition to that, he is tied for the highest platinum-certified single of all time with “Sunflower,” featuring Swae Lee, which hits 17 times platinum.
In honor of his rare milestone, Malone is readying the release of a new project entitled The Diamond Collection. The greatest hits compilation will follow Malone’s fourth official studio album, Twelve Carat Toothache, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.
The anticipated project, due out on Friday (April 21) includes all eight of the New York native’s diamond-certified hits, plus his brand-new track, “Chemical.”
Recently Shared A Brand New Song Titled “Chemical”
Released earlier this month, “Chemical” finds Malone entering the next phase of his career with a new artistic vision and a slight return to his pop-rock sound.
“It’s so hard,” Post told Billboard of his artistry in a previous conversation. “You lose a lot of the artist nowadays because a lot of people have so many genius ideas, but you lose a lot of that through everything that might happen with the business side — and you lose a little bit of yourself. Every time you change your art and your way of thinking for someone else’s, that takes a little piece of yourself off every time. I feel like I’m trying to rebuild.”
Written with Andrew Wotman, Louis Bell, and Billy Walsh, the uptempo track is about the end of a toxic relationship that Malone can’t help but obsess over, admitting that “I can’t let go, it’s chemical.”
“Outside of the party, smokin’ in the car with you / Seven Nation Army, fightin’ at the bar with you / Tell you that I’m sorry, tell me what I gotta do / ‘Cause I can’t let go, it’s chemical / No, I can’t let go, it’s chemical,” Malone sings throughout the bright, punchy, and dance-worthy chorus.
Watch Post Malone’s “Chemical” Music Video Below
Malone also paired his latest catchy song with the release of a music video. Directed by Alfred Marroquin, this clip opens up with Post Malone smoking a cigarette in a car. Afterward, folks find him dancing around in front of various sets while mouthing out the lyrics of the track in front of the camera.
In addition to The Diamond Collection, Malone will embark on the second leg of his 12 Carat Tour. The trek kicks off on Saturday (April 22) in Norway and will wrap up on May 20 in the Netherlands.
For a complete listing of tour dates, visit Malone’s official website HERE.
The Diamond Collection Track List
1. “White Iverson”
2. “Congratulations” (feat. Quavo)
3. “I Fall Apart”
4. “Rockstar” (feat. 21 Savage)
5. “Psycho” (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
6. “Better Now”
7. “Sunflower” (with Swae Lee)