Congratulations (Post Malone song)

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"Congratulations"
Cover art for the remix
Single by Post Malone featuring Quavo
from the album Stoney
ReleasedJanuary 31, 2017
RecordedAugust 2016
GenreTrap[1]
Length3:40
LabelRepublic
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Post Malone singles chronology
"Fade"
(2016)
"Congratulations"
(2017)
"Rockstar"
(2017)
Quavo singles chronology
"Good Drank"
(2017)
"Congratulations"
(2017)
"Want Her"
(2017)
Music video
"Congratulations" on YouTube

"Congratulations" is a song by American rapper and singer Post Malone featuring fellow American rapper Quavo. The song, at first released as a promotional single from Malone's debut studio album Stoney (2016) on November 4, 2016,[2] was released on January 31, 2017, as the fifth official single from the album.[3] Malone and Quavo wrote the song with Carl Rosen and producers Metro Boomin, Frank Dukes, and Louis Bell. A remix, which includes an additional feature from fellow American rapper Future, was released on June 16, 2017.

Background[edit]

Producers Frank Dukes, Metro Boomin, and Louis Bell began working with Post Malone on tracks for his debut album after the success of the single "White Iverson." During the writing process, they were watching the 2016 Summer Olympics and were inspired to create a triumphant song. At one point during the session, Post's manager Dre London shouted 'congratulations,' inspiring the chorus of the song.[4]

Post Malone debuted the track while performing in Austin, Texas in September 2016, two months before the song's official release.[5]

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.[6]

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.[7][8] It features cameo appearances from Murda Beatz, Metro Boomin, Frank Dukes, and fellow members of the Migos crew. As of July 2023, the music video has been viewed over 1.5 billion times.[9]

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 later certified Diamond (11× Platinum) by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for combined sales and streaming equivalent units of over 11 million units in the United States.

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from TIDAL.[10]

Production

Technical

  • Frank Dukes – recording
  • Louis Bell – recording
  • Manny Marroquin – mixing
  • Chris Galland – assistant mixer
  • Jeff Jackson – assistant mixer

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[49] 10× Platinum 700,000
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[50] Diamond 250,000
Canada (Music Canada)[51] Diamond 800,000
Denmark (IFPI Danmark)[52] 2× Platinum 180,000
France (SNEP)[53] Platinum 200,000
Germany (BVMI)[54] Gold 200,000
Italy (FIMI)[55] Platinum 50,000
Mexico (AMPROFON)[56] Platinum+Gold 90,000
New Zealand (RMNZ)[57] 2× Platinum 60,000
Poland (ZPAV)[58] 2× Platinum 40,000
Portugal (AFP)[59] 3× Platinum 30,000
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[60] Platinum 60,000
United Kingdom (BPI)[61] 2× Platinum 1,200,000
United States (RIAA)[62] 14× Platinum 14,000,000
Streaming
Sweden (GLF)[63] 3× Platinum 24,000,000

Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.
Streaming-only figures based on certification alone.

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label Ref.
United States November 4, 2016[a] Republic [2]
January 31, 2017 Rhythmic contemporary radio [3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Release as a promotional single.

References[edit]

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