Congratulations (Post Malone song)

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"Congratulations"
PostyCongratsremix.jpeg
Cover art for the official remix
Single by Post Malone featuring Quavo
from the album Stoney
Released January 31, 2017
Format Digital download
Recorded 2016
Genre
Length 3:40
Label Republic
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Post Malone singles chronology
"Fade"
(2016) Fade2016
"Congratulations"
(2017) Congratulations2017
"Homemade Dynamite (Remix)"
(2017) Homemade Dynamite (Remix)2017
Quavo singles chronology
"Good Drank"
(2017) Good Drank2017
"Congratulations"
(2017) Congratulations2017
"Want Her"
(2017) Want Her2017
Music video
"Congratulations" on YouTube

"Congratulations" is a song by American rapper Post Malone. It was released on November 4, 2016, by Republic Records as the first promotional single from his debut studio album, Stoney.[2] It was then released on January 31, 2017, as the fifth single from the album.[3] The track features vocals from Quavo, and was produced by Metro Boomin, Frank Dukes and Louis Bell. The track peaked at number eight on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming his highest peaking single on the chart, surpassing the number 14 peak of his debut hit, "White Iverson", until it was again surpassed by his track "Rockstar" featuring 21 Savage, which peaked at number one. The song has so far received over 810 million YouTube views worldwide.

Background[edit]

Post Malone debuted the track while performing in Austin, Texas in September 2016, two months before the song's official release.[4]

On May 9, 2017, the track was performed to Post Malone by a mariachi band, commissioned by Indonesian rapper Rich Brian.

On June 16, 2017, the official remix was released featuring an additional verse from Future.

Composition[edit]

The song is written in the key of F♯ major with a tempo of 110 beats per minute.[citation needed]

Music video[edit]

The song's accompanying music video premiered on January 23, 2017 on Post Malone's Vevo account on YouTube. The music video was directed by James DeFina.[5][6] It features a cameo appearance from Murda Beatz, Metro Boomin, Frank Dukes, and fellow members of the Migos crew. As of July 2018, the music video has been viewed over 810 million times.[7]

Chart performance[edit]

The song peaked at number eight on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Post Malone's second top 20 hit, following his debut single, "White Iverson", and first top 10 hit, and has spent a total of 50 weeks on the chart. The song was certified eight times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for combined sales and streaming equivalent units of over seven million units in the United States.

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[39] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[40] 3× Platinum 120,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[41] 6× Platinum 480,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[42] Platinum 90,000^
France (SNEP)[43] Gold 75,000*
Italy (FIMI)[44] Platinum 50,000double-dagger
Mexico (AMPROFON)[45] Platinum + Gold 90,000
New Zealand (RMNZ)[46] 2× Platinum 60,000*
Portugal (AFP)[47] Platinum 10,000double-dagger
Sweden (GLF)[48] 3× Platinum 120,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[49] Platinum 600,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[50] 8× Platinum 8,000,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label Ref.
United States November 4, 2016[a] Digital download
January 31, 2017 Rhythmic contemporary radio [3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Release as a promotional single.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rolli, Bryan (September 27, 2017). "Post Malone's Best Covers: Watch the Six Best". Billboard. Retrieved October 20, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Post Malone and Quavo connect on "Congratulations". Complex. Retrieved November 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Available for Airplay". FMQB. Archived from the original on January 24, 2017. Retrieved January 24, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Post Malone Performs New Quavo Collaboration, "Congratulations," In Austin". Retrieved January 18, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Post Malone Feat. Quavo "Congratulations" Video". Retrieved January 23, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Post Malone - Congratulations ft. Quavo". Retrieved January 23, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Post Malone - Congratulations ft. Quavo". PostMaloneVEVO. January 23, 2017. Retrieved June 2, 2017 – via YouTube. 
  8. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Post Malone feat. Quavo – Congratulations". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved August 5, 2017.
  9. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Post Malone feat. Quavo – Congratulations" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Post Malone feat. Quavo – Congratulations" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved July 7, 2017.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Post Malone feat. Quavo – Congratulations" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved July 7, 2017.
  12. ^ "Post Malone Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  13. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201726 into search. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  14. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Post Malone feat. Quavo – Congratulations". Tracklisten. Retrieved July 12, 2017.
  15. ^ "Lescharts.com – Post Malone feat. Quavo – Congratulations" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  16. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Post Malone feat. Quavo – Congratulations". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
  17. ^ "Irish-charts.com – Discography Post Malone". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  18. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Post Malone feat. Quavo – Congratulations" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved June 23, 2017.
  19. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Post Malone feat. Quavo – Congratulations". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved July 7, 2017.
  20. ^ "BillboardPH Hot 100". Billboard Philippines. October 23, 2017. Retrieved October 23, 2017. 
  21. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Post Malone feat. Quavo – Congratulations". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
  22. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 2, 2017.
  23. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201726 into search. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  24. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Post Malone feat. Quavo – Congratulations". Singles Top 100. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  25. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Post Malone feat. Quavo – Congratulations". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved July 3, 2017.
  26. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  27. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  28. ^ "Post Malone Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  29. ^ "Post Malone Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  30. ^ "Post Malone Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  31. ^ "Post Malone Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved June 7, 2017.
  32. ^ "ARIA End of Year Singles 2017". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved January 5, 2018. 
  33. ^ "Canadian Hot 100 – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 17, 2017. 
  34. ^ "Track Top-100 2017". Hitlisten. Retrieved January 11, 2018. 
  35. ^ "Top Selling Singles of 2017". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved December 22, 2017. 
  36. ^ "Årslista Singlar – År 2017" (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved January 16, 2018. 
  37. ^ "End of Year Singles Chart Top 100 – 2017". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 10, 2018. 
  38. ^ "Hot 100 Songs – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 12, 2017. 
  39. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. October 16, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2017. 
  40. ^ "Brazilian single certifications – Post Malone – Congratulations" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos. Retrieved April 12, 2018. 
  41. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Post Malone – Congratulations". Music Canada. Retrieved June 6, 2018. 
  42. ^ "Post Malone Feat. Quavo "Congratulations"". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved March 13, 2018. 
  43. ^ "French single certifications – Post Malone – Congratulations" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved November 16, 2017. 
  44. ^ "Italian single certifications – Post Malone feat. Quavo – Congratulations" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved February 5, 2018. 
  45. ^ "Certificados Musicales Amprofon" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Retrieved April 13, 2018. 
  46. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Post Malone feat. Quavo – Congratulations". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved December 29, 2017. 
  47. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com - Singles Top 100 (07/2018)". Associação Fonográfica Portuguesa. Retrieved February 22, 2018. 
  48. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat" (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Retrieved March 9, 2018.  Type Post Malone in the top right search bar. Click on "Sok" and select Congratulations and see certification.
  49. ^ "British single certifications – Post Malone – Congratulations". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved October 6, 2017.  Select singles in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Enter Congratulations in the search field and then press Enter.
  50. ^ "American single certifications – Post Malone – Congratulations". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 7, 2018.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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