This song is about sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle. In an interview with Billboard Magazine, Post Malone told the story of the song, he said: “I was in New York, and we were at Quad Studios. Some kid came in, and I guess he was in the session next door and he was like, ‘Hey? Can I play you some beats?’ I’m like, ‘I guess so.’ You know, I’m a nice guy, I like music. I’ll listen to your beats. He played the beat and it was incredible. His name is Tank. He’s a really young guy, and a really talented producer. So we did that, and Joey Bada$$ was in there. We were just vibing on it and the melody was sick. We just cut like a little scratch vocal and we took it back to LA. I finished my part and sent it off to Savage and there it is.” Co-writer Louis Bell told Billboard that in 2016 he received a text from Post Malone with a video of an early version of ‘Rockstar’ he said: “I knew it was a smash through the phone, a few months later, we got in the studio and I wanted to really build it up to make it really full and musical. It’s a very droney, vibey piece. I wanted to add a long outro with a guitar, but it can’t be an actual guitar because it’s 2017. We went with something futuristic to give it this nice cool and dark vibe.”
Release Date: September 15, 2017
Songwriter/s: Austin post – Shayaa Abraham-Joseph – Louis Bell – Olufummibi Awoshiley
Chart Rankings: In the US, the song topped the Billboard Hot 100, the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts and the Rhythmic Charts. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified it double Platinum. In the UK, it also topped the charts and was certified Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). ‘Rockstar’ topped the charts in several countries around the world including Australia, Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia and Sweden. It was certified Quadruple Platinum in Canada, Double Platinum in Australia and Sweden, and Platinum in Denmark, Italy and New Zealand.
Artist’s age on Release Date: Austin Richard Post was 22 years old and Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph aka 21 Savage was 25 years old when this song was released.
Cover Versions: Sofia Karlberg – Bars and Melody – Three Guests – Alus – Daddy Rock – Andy Cizek & Nik – other amateur artists covered this song on Youtube.
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