Faith (Stevie Wonder song)

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"Faith"
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Single by Stevie Wonder featuring Ariana Grande
from the album Sing: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
ReleasedNovember 4, 2016 (2016-11-04)
Format
Recorded2016
Genre
Length2:40
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Ryan Tedder
  • Benny Blanco
Stevie Wonder singles chronology
"Where the Sun Goes"
(2016)
"Faith"
(2016)
Ariana Grande singles chronology
"My Favorite Part"
(2016)
"Faith"
(2016)
"Everyday"
(2017)

Faith is a song by American singer and songwriter Stevie Wonder, featuring Ariana Grande. It serves as the lead single from the soundtrack of the 2016 musical-animated film Sing . The song was written by Ryan Tedder, Benny Blanco and Francis Farewell Starlite. The single was released on November 4, 2016. [1] [2]

Stevie Wonder American musician

Stevland Hardaway Morris, better known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.

Ariana Grande American singer, songwriter and actress

Ariana Grande-Butera is an American singer, songwriter and actress. After starring in the 2008 Broadway musical 13, she rose to prominence for her portrayal of Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon television series Victorious (2010–13), and its spinoff Sam & Cat (2013–14). Grande made her first musical appearance on the soundtrack for Victorious and was signed to Republic Records in 2011 after music executive Monte Lipman came across one of her YouTube videos covering songs.

<i>Sing</i> (2016 American film) 2016 American computer-animated jukebox musical comedy-drama film directed by Garth Jennings

Sing is a 2016 American computer-animated musical comedy-drama film produced by Illumination. It was directed and written by Garth Jennings, co-directed by Christophe Lourdelet and starring the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, and Tori Kelly. The film is about a group of anthropomorphic animals that enter a singing competition, hosted by a koala who is trying to save his theater.

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Background

The song was announced to be the first single from Sing: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack , with American singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder contributing lead vocals and featuring American singer Ariana Grande. [3]

<i>Sing: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack</i> 2016 soundtrack album by Various artists

Sing: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack to the 2016 animated musical film Sing. The soundtrack includes classic songs performed by the film's main cast as well as the song "Faith", which was written specifically for the movie and performed by Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande. The soundtrack was released by Republic Records on December 9, 2016, while the film was released on December 21, 2016.

Reception

The song was nominated for Best Original Song at the 74th Golden Globe Awards. [4]

The Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song was awarded for the first time in 1962 and has been awarded annually since 1965 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The award is presented to the songwriters of a song written specifically for a motion picture. The performers of the song are not credited, unless they also have a writing or co-writing credit.

74th Golden Globe Awards Golden Globe Award ceremony

The 74th Golden Globe Awards honored film and American television of 2016 and was broadcast live on January 8, 2017 from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California beginning at 5:00 p.m. PST / 8:00 p.m. EST by NBC. The ceremony was produced by Dick Clark Productions in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Music video

The music video was released in December 2016. [5] [6]

Charts

Chart (2016–17)Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders) [7] 39
France (SNEP) [8] 103
Israel (Media Forest) [9] 1
Italy (FIMI) [10] 51
Japan (Japan Hot 100) [11] 48
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100) [12] 24
Scotland (Official Charts Company) [13] 64

Certifications

RegionCertification Certified units/Sales
Italy (FIMI) [14] Gold25,000Double-dagger-14-plain.png

Double-dagger-14-plain.pngsales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history

RegionDateFormatLabelRef
United States 4 November 2016
Italy Contemporary hit radio Universal [15]

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