Wiz Khalifa's "Black & Yellow" Reaches Double Platinum Status

The Pittsburgh emcee thanks his Taylor Gang for their support on the Stargate-produced gem.

It’s fitting, and not coincidental, that Wiz Khalifa’s Steel City anthem “Black & Yellow” has reached its commercial apex in the week leading up to his hometown Steeler’s appearance in Super Bowl XLV. The Pittsburgh emcee’s track is currently sitting at number three and threatening to top the Billboard charts in the week following the big game. This would be quite a feat considering most rappers who have climbed to the top of the charts in the last few years have needed the help of a pop diva.

Even if the track fails to reach #1 Wiz can still take solace in the fact that his single has just been awarded Double Platinum certification for sales in excess of two million units. The Stargate produced track reached the milestone in just under five months. The song is the first single from Wiz’s upcoming album, Rolling Papers, due later this year.

Khalifa took to twitter recently to thank all his fans, known as the “Taylor Gang”, for going out and copping the track.

yo taylors, thank yall for makin black and yellow officially go 2x platinum!!! damn it feels good to be a taylorless than a minute ago via web

36 Comments

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  • C.R.I.$.I.$ Mr. Swagger

    The first song I ever heard from Wiz Khalifa was one called 'Mesmerized.' I saw it on MTV Base Africa and, I totally loved it. The song reminds me of some of that old G-Funk by Dr. Dre and Snoop in that Deathrow era. I actually really think that, Wiz will do well working on a single with Dr. Dre Meanwhile, I am a Hip-Hop artist from Lusaka, Zambia and, I have been nominated for an international award in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. I am competing against UK artist Sade amongst others. It's an honor to be placed in such a category. Andre3000, Big Boi, Trey Songz, Maxwell, Usher are just some of the other people in the different categories. I really need your vote people CRISIS Mr. Swagger is nominated for an international BEFFTA Award in the BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT CATEGORY. To vote online, please go to the following link http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/nwuOHEPf833jcrS5VxY90a6 Vote for 'CRI$I$ Mr. Swagger.' Vote via text or SMS from anywhere in the world. Simply type: BEFFTA104 and send text to 27126 each text message costs USD$0.15 Voting closes on 21st February, 2011. Please Vote Now Over and Out, C.R.I.$.I.$ Mr. Swagger

  • Brotha Ash

    CONGRATULATIONS WIZ ON ALL OF YOUR SUCCESS BROTHA. YOU DESERVE IT AND KEEP DOING YOUR THING NOBODY WHAT THE HATERS ARE SAYING ABOUT YOU.

  • Anonymous

    its not evn close to one of his best, but as a somewhat wiz fan im happy he got to where he is and i feel he deserves it

  • Anonymous

    im not gonna lie but im not a big wiz fan. i respect what hes doing and i do think hes alot better than alot off the other rappers out there gucci man drake wacka flocka etc there garbage. wiz is growing on me but hes not amazing great hip hop artist

  • Alex Purple Smith

    I swear all you are just a bunch of fucking haters. Let him shine. It's not his best song. Of course not. But it's getting him more recognition than ever. He's close to being a success. Even if he has to put out garbage singles.

  • XB THE WIZARD

    i like the song

  • toppa shot

    No surprise his most dumb downed song is his most successful. congrats Wiz.

  • Jdog

    Wow, niggas is on hater mode. May not be Wiz's best song, but congrats to that dude.

  • Anonymous

    IT TAKES A NATION OF MILLIONS TO HOLD ME BACK...IM PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER WON...WELCOME TO MY TERRORDOME http://www.youtube.com/user/305ilovemia#p/u/23/CHf8lFuMEgY

  • Jdog

    Wow, niggas is on hater-mode. May not be Wiz's best song, but congrats to that dude.

  • louis g

    garb song catchy hook worst lyrics- Got a call from my jeweler this just in and b-tches love me cuz Im f-cking with their best friends not a lesbian but she a freak though this aint for one night I’m shining all week hoe

  • GLOCKWORK

    Fuck this song...not even close to being one of his best.

  • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

    thats wasup BBB was noway near big ass B&Y cut that shit out this song got a buzz that want help wiz out at all in record sale not hatin cause im buying it just sayin

  • c red

    wiz gotta a big buzz goin for his album along with yelawolf yela already dropped a classic mixtape album with trunk music 0-60 i bet both these cats put up hudge numbers!

  • Anonymous

    congrats to wiz!!! black and yellow and beamer benz or bently by banks were the biggest records of 2010

  • yung clep

    AHHHHHH the fresh smell of player haters in the morning ? (U MUST RAP) BUT DO YALL WAKE UP WIT HATER SHIT ON YALL MIND OR DO YALL GO TO SLEEP WIH IT, EITHER WHY UR FUCKED AND WILL ALWAYS BE A LOSER CUS U TO WORRIED ABOUT THE NEXT MAN AND NOT UR LIFE, SO TO ALL U HATERS GO JUMP OFF A ROOF AN FALL SLOW

  • Enlightened

    Most overrated song of the year. Shit was very average. This is like when 3-6 Mafia won that Oscar for "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp." People who really bumped 3-6 will tell you that was one of their worse songs ever. I bet Wiz's true fans will tell you the same thing about this.

    • dx

      on point your just a fucking bitch

    • Anonymous

      just because everybody and their cousin jumps on a beat doesnt make it any good, it just means they are all followers look at waynes a milli, that song and beat fucking blows beamer benz or bentley is another shitty one everyone jumped on

    • Anonymous

      its a good song, but its not the best wiz song by far. but honestly the general consensus by most wiz fans is that were happy he made it, and he deserves to be where he is. next comes j.cole and freddie gibbs.

    • OnPoint

      If it was so shitty and the beat was so annoying why was it covered and remixed by a whos who of rappers then .. everyone kicked something to the beat, Wiz is doing his thing and is gonna have a huge year.. It was really a song that needed to be lyrically in depth take it for what it is an anthem its supposed to be to the point and catchy. Never take rap or hip hop advice from someone named jack because generally they know jack shit.

    • jack

      i wouldnt even call it average it was shitty they beat was annoying as fuck and lyrically wiz is on the same level as k fed.

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  • nuc

    i like wiz and alll, but i smell a heavy dose of one hit wonder syndrome hitting him,,,, the masses wont eat up his entire catalog.

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