White Iverson

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"White Iverson"
White Iverson.jpg
Single by Post Malone
from the album Stoney
ReleasedAugust 14, 2015
Format
RecordedFebruary 2015
GenreCloud rap
Length4:14
LabelRepublic
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Post Malone singles chronology
"White Iverson"
(2015)
"Too Young"
(2015)
Music video
"White Iverson" on YouTube

"White Iverson" is the debut single by American rapper Post Malone. It was originally released on February 4, 2015, through Post Malone's SoundCloud account. It was released as an official single on August 14, 2015 by Republic Records. It served as the lead single from his debut studio album, Stoney. The track was produced by Post Malone and Rex Kudo. It peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Background and release[edit]

Post moved to Los Angeles and met FKi, who introduced him to Rex Kudo, who in turn helped him produce "White Iverson". Post recorded the song two days after he wrote it. He thought of the name after getting braids in his hair, thinking he looked like a "White Iverson", a reference to the professional basketball player, Allen Iverson.[1] Upon completion in February 2015, it was uploaded to Post's SoundCloud account.[2] It quickly brought him attention from record labels, gaining over a million plays the month it was uploaded. He decided to sign with Republic Records.[3]

Music video[edit]

The song's accompanying music video premiered on July 19, 2015, on Post Malone's YouTube account. Since its release, the music video has received over 750 million views on YouTube.

Remix[edit]

The official remix was released on December 7, 2015, featuring French Montana and Rae Sremmurd.[4] Rapper Lil Wayne also released a remix to “White Iverson” entitled "Too Young" for his mixtape No Ceilings 2. The song also shares the same title of Malone's 2nd official single, which is, as well, the second single from his debut album Stoney. Rapper Montana Of 300 released a remix titled "White Iverson/Milly Rock Remix"

Chart performance[edit]

"White Iverson" debuted at number 84 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the chart dated September 26, 2015, and peaked at number 14 for the chart dated January 23, 2016.[5] The song was certified 5× Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of five million digital copies. Post Malone has referred to this song as his only good song in many different live occasions, pointing out his affection for the piece.

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[15] Gold 20,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[16] 5× Platinum 400,000double-dagger
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[17] Gold 15,000^
Italy (FIMI)[18] Gold 25,000double-dagger
United Kingdom (BPI)[19] Platinum 600,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[20] 5× Platinum 5,000,000double-dagger

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Markman, Rob (July 18, 2015). "Video Premiere: Watch Post Malone's 'White Iverson'". MTV. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
  2. ^ "White Iverson by Post Malone". SoundCloud. Post Malone. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
  3. ^ Schwartz, Danny (August 14, 2015). "Post Malone Signs With Republic Records". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
  4. ^ "Post Malone - White Iverson (Remix) Feat. French Montana & Rae Sremmurd - Stream [New Song]". Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Post Malone Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  6. ^ "Post Malone Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved February 2, 2016.
  7. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  8. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Post Malone – White Iverson". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved October 6, 2017.
  9. ^ "Post Malone Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  10. ^ "Post Malone Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  11. ^ "Post Malone Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved October 24, 2015.
  12. ^ "Hot 100 Songs - Year-End 2016". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  13. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  14. ^ "Rhythmic Songs – Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  15. ^ "Brazilian single certifications – Post Malone – White Inverson" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  16. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Post Malone – White Iverson". Music Canada. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
  17. ^ "Post Malone "White Iverson"". IFPI Denmark. July 11, 2017. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  18. ^ "Italian single certifications – Post Malone – White Iverson" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved July 23, 2018. Select "2018" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "White Iverson" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli online" under "Sezione".
  19. ^ "British single certifications – Post Malone – White Iverson". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved May 3, 2019. Select singles in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type White Iverson in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  20. ^ "American single certifications – Post Malone – White Iverson". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 6, 2017. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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