[artist id=”2020297″]Far East Movement[/artist] must be feeling pretty fly right about now. Not only has their club anthem “Like a G6″ conquered the Billboard Hot 100 once again, but the song has also reached double-platinum status. MTV News caught up with the electro-rap group, and they thanked fans for their hugely successful debut single.
“Whoa. We just found out on MTV News that we hit double-platinum on ’Like a G6,’ ” Kev Nish told MTV News. “Thank you. We’re grateful to that. That means a lot of people across America are feeling fly and like a G6 and getting slizzard, so thank you guys.”
Back in September, the quartet spoke to MTV News about the inspiration behind their breakthrough single. “A G6 is not a Gatorade flavor. It’s not a car, convertible, four-door. It’s not a watch,” Nish explained. “But Drake, Drake talks about having G4 pilots on deck, so we said, ’What’s flyer than a G4?’ Of course, it would be a G6.”
After the band recorded the party anthem, which features the Cataracs and Dev, they immediately went on tour. Without having time in between, FM put the track on a mixtape and uploaded it online. Little did they know that “G6″ would spawn legions of fans online.
“We came back about three months later, and on YouTube, we had, like, a million hits, so it seems like the people were speaking,” Prohgress said.
Far East Movement got started in 2003, but it wasn’t until this year that they released their major-label debut, Free Wired. The LP was released October 12 and features a slew of collaborations with Snoop, Lil Jon and One Republic frontman Ryan Tedder.
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