Rostrum/Atlantic recording artist Wiz Khalifa is proud to announce that “Black & Yellow,” his first offering since signing with Atlantic, has been RIAA-certified gold, with sales exceeding 500,000 units. The single, which was released in September, has also reached #1 on iTunes’ “Hip-Hop/R&B” chart, as well as breaking into the top 10 of Billboard’s Hot 100 at #10. To top all this, the remix to “Black & Yellow” featuring Snoop Dogg, Juicy J and T-Pain ships to radio today and will go on sale exclusively at iTunes on Tuesday, December 21st.
With “Black & Yellow” blowing up everywhere, the interest in Wiz is greater than ever. Google recently announced that Wiz was the third “Fastest Rising Query in 2010” on the popular search engine, just behind pop phenoms Ke$ha and Justin Bieber. What’s more, the Pittsburgh MC has also been named “Rookie of the Year” by The Source, which landed him on the cover of their December/January issue, seeing him shoulder-to-shoulder with Hip-Hop veteran and fan, Rick Ross, who was named “Man of the Year.” Last week, Wiz also delivered a show-stopping performance of “Black & Yellow” on BET’s 106th & Park.