“Last One Standing,” a song by Skylar Grey, featuring Polo G, Mozzy, and Eminem is now certified Gold by RIAA in the United States, meaning the single has now sold more than 500,000 units in the country.
The DJ Frank E and Danny Majic produced song was made for the 2021 movie Venom: Let There Be Carnage. The song was released on September 30, 2021, the day before the release of the film. The track debuted at No. 78 on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts, making it Skylar Grey’s first entry on the chart as a lead artist and Mozzy’s first overall entry on the chart.
Skylar Grey celebrated her achievement on Twitter. “This is a first for me! Through all my years in this game and all the gold and platinum records I’ve been a part of, this is the first time MY NAME’S AT THE TOP,” she writes. “And did this s–t as an INDIE artist! Thank you to Mozzy, Polo G and Eminem.”
Then she continues: “Thanks to the FANS for streaming sharing downloading listening!!!!! Could not have achieved this without each and every one of you…. So grateful so blessed.”
(1/3) This is a first for me! Through all my years in this game and all the gold and platinum records I’ve been a part of, this is the first time MY NAME’S AT THE TOP. And did this s–t as an INDIE artist! Thank you to @Polo_Capalot @MozzyThaMotove @Eminem #DanielMajic… pic.twitter.com/cUsbiGShbz
— Skylar Grey (@SkylarGrey) March 7, 2023
Couple of years ago, Skylar Grey talked about how the song came together: “The hook of ‘Last One Standing’ I had like five years. When I write a lot of songs sometimes they don’t find a home and they just sit in a Dropbox folder for years. This is one of those situations but it was just a hook and a track and when we find out Sony Pictures wanted to use it for Venom we decided to put some rappers on it. Polo G and Mozzy where first rappers we got on it. And I have a history of working with Eminem. He did the first Venom movie titled song. So I was like it would make sense to have him on this too because it would pay homage to the original so I hit him up and he agreed to get on it so here we are.”
“I used to say ‘oh I do not get star-struck’ but I was just traying to be too cool. I still get star-struck working with Eminem. I listened to him since I was a kid and I can not believe he has been so supportive. We have done over a dozen songs together and whether he knows it or not he is like my mentor but it is just weird and yeah I am still star-struck by that.” – says Skylar.
During the recent interview with Numéro Netherlands, Skylar revealed that she is re-recorded greatest hits album will probably include Last One Standing, among other big hits like “Love The Way You Lie” and “I Need A Doctor.”
This might be the first RIAA certification for Grey as a lead singer but she has numerous platinum certifications, including double platinum “I Need A Doctor” with Eminem and Dr. Dre and platinum “Glorious” with Macklemore.