Wiz Khalifa Turns ‘Black & Yellow’ Into Gold
Wiz Khalifa earned his first mainstream hit with his catchy 'Black & Yellow,' and now he's got something to show for it. The Atlantic Records recording artist has earned a gold certification from the RIAA, denoting sales of more than 500,000 units for the track since its official release in September.
Additionally, the smash has also achieved success on the charts. The single, which recently spawned the G-Mix version featuring Snoop Dogg, Juicy J and T-Pain, just barely cracked the Top 10 on the Billboard 100 this week. The tune also tops the iTunes Hip-Hop/R&B chart, with the remix going on sale exclusively in the digital store beginning on Dec. 21. The Pittsburgh native is capping off a successful year with the certification. Throughout 2010, the Taylor Gang leader brought his Waken Baken Tour across the country, selling more than 90,000 tickets throughout the 62-city tour, which included his arrest at a North Carolina show for weed possession.
His recent mixtape 'Kush and Orange Juice' was the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter upon its release in April, with the free offering being named as one of the best mixtapes of the year. Wiz is currently gearing up for 2011 by recording his Atlantic Records debut, dropping in Spring.
Wiz Khalifa, 'Black & Yellow'