|Single by Drake|
|from the album Views|
|Released||July 31, 2015|
|Drake singles chronology|
"Hotline Bling" is a song recorded by Canadian rapper Drake, which serves as the lead single from his fourth studio album Views (2016). The song is credited as a bonus track on the album.It was made available for digital download on July 31, 2015, through OVO Sound, Cash Money, Young Money and Republic.
Aubrey Drake Graham is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur. Drake initially gained recognition as an actor on the teen drama television series Degrassi: The Next Generation in the early 2000s, and intent on pursuing a career in music, he departed the series in 2007 following the release of his debut mixtape, Room for Improvement. He released two further independent projects, Comeback Season and So Far Gone, before signing to Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment in June 2009.
A lead single is the first single to be released from a studio album, by a musician or a band, usually before the album itself is released.
Views is the fourth studio album by Canadian rapper Drake. It was released on April 29, 2016, by Cash Money Records, Republic Records and Young Money Entertainment. Recording sessions took place from 2015 to 2016, with both Drake and his longtime collaborator and record producer 40 serving as the record's executive producers. 40 also primarily handled the production on the album alongside each of these several other record producers such as Nineteen85, Maneesh Bidaye, Kanye West, and Jordan Ullman, among others. The album contains the elements of genres such as R&B, dancehall, hip hop and pop, among others.
Music critics were complimentary about the presentation of Drake's emotional side, as well as its production, but criticized its lyrics. A music video directed by Director X was released two months later; it subsequently gained popularity on YouTube and spawned several parodies. The song was included on several year-end critics' polls.
Julien Christian Lutz, credited professionally as Director X, is a Canadian film and music video director and producer.
YouTube, LLC is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. Three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim—created the service in February 2005. Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion; YouTube now operates as one of Google's subsidiaries.
"Hotline Bling" reached number two on the US Billboard Hot 100. It also reached number three in Drake's native Canada and the United Kingdom. The song won the award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Song at the 2016 American Music Awards.It also received two wins at the 2017 Grammy Awards for Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Performance.
The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine. Chart rankings are based on sales, radio play, and online streaming in the United States.
The 44th Annual American Music Awards took place on November 20, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. It was broadcast on ABC and was hosted by Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah. The 2016 AMAs fell 31% from 2015 among adults 18-49 and 26% among viewers, to 8.2 million watching the show, which was an all-time low in the show's history.
The 59th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held on February 12, 2017. The CBS network broadcast the show live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The ceremony recognized the best recordings, compositions, and artists of the eligibility year, which runs from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016.
"Hotline Bling" is an R&B – Am7. The song was directly inspired by DRAM's "Cha Cha" and was originally seen to be a remix, with the song premiering on Beats 1 OVO Sound Radio as "Hotline Bling (Cha Cha Remix)". The song's instrumental heavily samples R&B singer Timmy Thomas's 1972 song "Why Can't We Live Together".and pop song written by Drake and Nineteen85, the latter of whom also produced the song. The song was composed in D minor with a tempo of 135 beats per minute in common time with a chord progression of Bbmaj7
Contemporary R&B is a music genre that combines elements of rhythm and blues, pop, soul, funk, hip hop and electronic music.
Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s. The terms "popular music" and "pop music" are often used interchangeably, although the former describes all music that is popular and includes many diverse styles. "Pop" and "rock" were roughly synonymous terms until the late 1960s, when they became increasingly differentiated from each other.
Anthony Paul Jefferies known professionally as Nineteen85, is a Canadian record producer and songwriter from Toronto. Nineteen85 also holds the distinction of winning an ASCAP Music Award back-to-back in 2014 and 2015.
On October 4, 2015, Drake announced a music video for the track via his Instagram account.The video was financed by Apple Inc., and released on October 19, 2015 via Apple Music under a timed exclusivity agreement. The Director X-directed video was inspired by the work of American artist James Turrell. X has stated that he hopes that the video inspires men to dance more.
Instagram is a photo and video-sharing social networking service owned by Facebook, Inc. It was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, and launched in October 2010 exclusively on iOS. A version for Android devices was released a year and half later, in April 2012, followed by a feature-limited website interface in November 2012, and apps for Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 in April 2016 and October 2016 respectively.
Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services. It is considered one of the Big Four of technology along with Amazon, Google and Facebook.
Apple Music is a music and video streaming service developed by Apple Inc. Users select music to stream to their device on-demand, or they can listen to existing, curated playlists. The service also includes the Internet radio station Beats 1, which broadcasts live to over 100 countries 24 hours a day. The service was announced on June 8, 2015, and launched on June 30, 2015 in over 100 countries worldwide. New subscribers get a three-month free trial period before the service requires a monthly subscription.
Rap-Up wrote that Drake "shows just how suave he can be with his moves" in this video.Evan Minsker of Pitchfork called it a "pretty minimal clip". The site also named "Hotline Bling" the seventh best music video of 2015.
Rap-Up is a magazine launched in 2001 by founder Devin Lazerine. The publication was originally a website devoted to hip hop, until Lazerine decided to pitch the possibility of a magazine to several publishers. The magazine is focused on the hip hop and R&B aspect of the music industry, and predominantly features interviews with artists, actors and other entertainers. Issued quarterly, the magazine's target audience was the 14 to 28 demographic, although the demographic has become older over time.
The video, which has inspired many memes and parodies,including a commercial from T-Mobile during Super Bowl 50 featuring Drake himself, helped the song rise in chart position according to NME. The song was parodied in the Saturday Night Live episode "Donald Trump/Sia", including where Trump himself starred in the parody.
As of January 2019, the music video has received over 1.4 billion views on YouTube,and is one of the site's 70 most viewed videos.
The song received mixed reviews. Leor Galil of the Chicago Reader praised Drake's performance in "Hotline Bling," stating that he "sounds hurt, neglected, and confused even while he's admonishing his ex," and that "it's hard to imagine anyone else pulling off this kind of song with the same verve". 's "Alright". Time named "Hotline Bling" the eighth-best song of 2015. The Village Voice named "Hotline Bling" the best single released in 2015 on their annual year-end critics' poll, Pazz & Jop.Jayson Greene of Pitchfork selected "Hotline Bling" as the "Best New Track" of the day, praising its "muted and intimate" beat and declaring it a "halting, aching song" about a man "a little too concerned" for a woman that could be a "rewrite" of "Roxanne" by The Police. Brad Wete of NPR hailed the song as both "remarkably catchy and damp with boo-hoo reflection," writing that "musically, it twinkles with bright organ riffs and boasts a bass line fit to thump in clubs" while its lyrics feature Drake "deeply wondering aloud, channeling the jealous ex in all of us". Rhian Daly of NME described the track's "simple and minimal" production as "secondary to Drake’s emotions". Rolling Stone ranked "Hotline Bling" at number 3 on its year-end list to find the 50 best songs of 2015. Billboard ranked "Hotline Bling" at number 2 on its year-end critics' poll for 2015: "In a trio of freebies Drake plopped on SoundCloud in July, "Hotline Bling" was the only non-diss track. Backed by a tropical, groovy melody, "Hotline Bling" finds Aubrey Graham [Drake's birth name] giving a rap a hard pass and singing his heart out for some late-night loving through the phone. The record caught some drama, initially being referred to as a remix to Virginia rapper D.R.A.M.'s "Cha Cha." Still, the Toronto MVP got his dance on for the uber-viral video parodied by everyone from presidential candidate Donald Trump to Toronto Councillor Norm Kelly". Pitchfork named "Hotline Bling" the second best song of 2015, after Kendrick Lamar
"Hotline Bling" also received criticism for the perceived sexist and controlling attitude expressed by the male narrator toward his female ex. Carol H. Hood of The Frisky described the song as "an incredibly salty and self-centered rant about an ex having the courage to move on".Allyson Shiffman of Bullett took issue with the "super sexist lyrics," explaining that "while [the song is] packaged as a good old fashioned 'Why doesn't bae like me anymore?' Drake tune," what it is "really saying is, 'You used to wanna bone me all the time and now that I've left the 6, you've gotten a life of your own and I'm not okay with that'". Tahirah Hairston of Fusion wrote that, in the song, "Drake is distraught that his ex has moved on," but because he "opts for condescendingly slut-shaming her" and "dictating where she does and doesn't belong," it "comes off so petty that you forget his feelings are hurt".
Canadian singer Justin Bieber recorded a cover version of the song and released it on October 30, 2015.At the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards the alternative version was nominated for the Best Cover Song.
New Orleans rapper Lil Wayne released his own version of the song from his mixtape No Ceilings 2.Singer Erykah Badu released a rewrite of the song on her 2015 mixtape But You Caint Use My Phone titled "Cel U Lar Device".
W magazine uploaded a video with 13 celebrities reading the lyrics of the song in December 2015.
The song was featured on the episode "She Gets Revenge" from American Horror Story: Hotel .
"Hotline Bling" was the subject of a Super Bowl 50 advertisement for T-Mobile, in which Drake is interrupted by executives of cellphones provider seeking to make "improvements" to its lyrics.
A variation of Drake's dancing in the music video was included in the multiplayer section of 2016's Uncharted 4: A Thief's End , renamed to "Bling Bling".The dance is also featured in 2014's Destiny , referred to only as "Strange Dance". Heroes of the Storm features a playable character named Dehaka, whose dance also mimics Drake's.
On March 24, 2017 a Red Nose Day short that served as a sequel to the 2003 smash hit "Love Actually" premiered in the U.K. and featured Hugh Grant reprising his dancing skills to Hotline Bling.
"Hotline Bling" entered the US Billboard Hot 100 chart dated August 22, 2015 at number 66.Its chart debut was fueled primarily by digital download sales, with 41,000 copies sold in its first week. The song soon became Drake's first top 10 in two years when the song reached number nine. It has since peaked at number two on the chart dated October 24, 2015, tying as his second highest-charting single as a lead act with "Best I Ever Had" which reached number two in 2009. The song has peaked at number two for five non-consecutive weeks, behind both "The Hills" by The Weeknd and "Hello" by Adele. As of February 2016, the song has sold over 2 million copies in the United States. "Hotline Bling" remained in the top ten of this chart for nineteen weeks before dropping out on February 13, 2016.
In the United Kingdom, "Hotline Bling" peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Drake's highest-charting song there (at the time) as a lead artist. The song also peaked at the top of the UK R&B Chart. On November 27, 2015, "Hotline Bling" received gold certification by the British Phonographic Industry.
|2016||Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite Song of the Year||Nominated|
|Juno Awards||Single of the Year||Nominated|
|iHeartRadio Music Awards||Hip Hop Song of the Year||Won|
|Most Meme-able Moment||Nominated|
|Billboard Music Awards||Top Streaming Song (Audio)||Nominated|
|Top Rap Song||Nominated|
|iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards||Video of the Year||Won|
|Best Hip-Hop Video||Won|
|Most Buzzworthy Canadian||Won|
|Fan Fave Video||Nominated|
|BET Awards||Video of the Year||Nominated|
|Coca-Cola Viewer's Choice Award||Nominated|
|MTV Video Music Awards||Video of the Year||Nominated|
|Best Male Video||Nominated|
|Best Hip-Hop Video||Won|
|Best Art Direction||Nominated|
|BET Hip Hop Awards||Best Hip Hop Video||Won|
|Track of the Year||Nominated|
|Soul Train Music Awards||Best Video of the Year||Nominated|
|Best Dance Performance||Nominated|
|American Music Awards||Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Song||Won|
|2017||Grammy Awards||Best Rap/Sung Performance||Won|
|Best Rap Song||Won|
|Australia (ARIA)||2× Platinum||140,000^|
|Canada (Music Canada)||Platinum||80,000^|
|Denmark (IFPI Denmark)||Platinum||60,000^|
|Italy (FIMI)||3× Platinum||150,000|
|New Zealand (RMNZ)||Gold||7,500*|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Platinum||694,000|
|United States (RIAA)||7× Platinum||2,100,000|
*sales figures based on certification alone
|United States||July 31, 2015||Digital download|
"Don't Cha" is a song recorded by American girl group The Pussycat Dolls from their debut studio album PCD (2005). The song features rapper Busta Rhymes who co-wrote the song with its producer, CeeLo Green. The song contains an interpolation of "Swass" which is written and performed by Sir Mix-a-Lot. It is an R&B song. "Don't Cha" was originally recorded by Tori Alamaze who released the song as her first single; however, after minor success and dissatisfaction with her label she gave up her rights to the song. Universal Music Group gave it to the Pussycat Dolls as the label was trying to reinvent the girl group.
"Hold On, We're Going Home" is a song by Canadian rapper Drake, featuring the R&B group Majid Jordan. The song was produced by OVO Sound's Majid Jordan, Nineteen85, and Noah "40" Shebib. It is the second single from his third studio album, Nothing Was the Same, and was released for digital download on August 7, 2013, following the 2013 OVO Fest. It was later released to mainstream and rhythmic contemporary radio on August 13, 2013.
"Tuesday" is a song by American hip-hop recording artist ILoveMakonnen, released as his debut single on September 1, 2014. The song, which was produced by frequent collaborators Sonny Digital and Metro Boomin originally mixed by Justin Childs and features guest vocals by Ousala Aleem and from Canadian recording artist Drake, was released as the first single from his debut extended play (EP), ILoveMakonnen (2014). On March 4, 2015, "Tuesday" was certified Platinum by the RIAA, with over 1 million sales.
"The Days" is a song by Swedish DJ and record producer Avicii, featuring vocals by English singer Robbie Williams. The song was written by Brandon Flowers, Robbie Williams, Salem Al Fakir, Avicii and Vincent Pontare, and was produced by Avicii, Fakir and Pontare. The song was played for the first time in Boston, featuring uncredited vocals by Fakir. The song was released worldwide on 3 October 2014. It was released alongside "The Nights" in The Days / Nights EP. A planned release in the United Kingdom on 23 November 2014 was cancelled.
"Lean On" is a song recorded by American electronic music group Major Lazer and French producer DJ Snake featuring vocals from Danish singer MØ, released as the lead single from Major Lazer's third studio album, Peace Is the Mission, on March 2, 2015. It was produced by Major Lazer and DJ Snake, and written by MØ, Major Lazer member Diplo, DJ Snake and Phillip Meckseper. It is a dance, electronic and moombahton song.
"Watch Me" is the debut single by the American rapper Silentó. In March 2015, he was signed to Capitol Records, which released the track as a single with an accompanying music video. The song peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100, where it spent 6 non-consecutive weeks. With a viral clip on YouTube, the song was popular for its dance despite mixed reviews, a combination of 2 popular moves cited in the title: the "Whip" and the "Nae Nae" as well as other hip hop dances from various songs "Crank That " and "Stanky Legg".
"Here" is the debut single by Canadian singer Alessia Cara. It is the lead single for her extended play (EP) Four Pink Walls (2015) and her debut album Know-It-All (2015). The song was released on April 30, 2015. Created around a sample of "Ike's Rap II" by Isaac Hayes from the album Black Moses, "Here" is about people who secretly hate parties. The song slowly gained popularity, and became Cara's first US Billboard Hot 100 chart entry debuting at number 95 for the week of August 22, 2015. It later became her first top five single on the chart and reached the top of the US Pop Songs chart after a historic 26-week climb. "Here" has charted in the top 40 in Australia, Canada, Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. The official remix features American rapper Logic. The song was featured on the third season of the comedy-drama television series Younger.
"Bang My Head" is a song by French DJ and music producer David Guetta, featuring vocals from Australian singer Sia and American rapper Fetty Wap. It was released as the second single from the re-release of Guetta's sixth studio album, Listen. "Bang My Head" tallies as the album's seventh single overall. It was released via digital download on 30 October 2015. The original album version of the song only featured Sia's vocals, but the second verse was later replaced with vocals from Fetty Wap for the reworked single release.
"Jumpman" is a single by Canadian rapper Drake and American rapper Future from their collaborative mixtape What a Time to Be Alive (2015). The track was sent to rhythmic radio on November 10, 2015.
"Work" is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna for her eighth studio album, Anti (2016), featuring Canadian rapper Drake, the song was released as the lead single from Anti on January 27, 2016 through Westbury Road and Roc Nation. The song was written by PartyNextDoor, Drake, Monte Moir, Rupert "Sevn" Thomas, Allen Ritter and Matthew Samuels, and was produced by Boi-1da, Sevn Thomas, Ritter, Kuk Harrell and Noah "40" Shebib. The dancehall, reggae-pop and R&B song, contains an interpolation of "If You Were Here Tonight" (1985) performed by Alexander O'Neal. Lyrically, the song incorporates themes of working for money, as well as discussing fragile relationships. The song is in the Jamaican Patois language and three of its writer-producers: Rupert "Sevn" Thomas, Matthew "Boi-1da" Samuels, and Jahron "PartyNextDoor" Brathwaite, are Jamaican-Canadians.
"Wild Things" is a song recorded by Canadian singer Alessia Cara for her debut studio album, Know-It-All (2015). It was released to digital retailers on October 27, 2015, as a promotional single before being sent to contemporary hit radio on February 2, 2016, as the album's second official single. The song was written by Alessia Caracciolo, Coleridge Tillman, Thabiso "Tab" Nkhereanye, and James Ho, and was produced by the latter. Official remixes were commissioned in the spring of 2016 and were released on an extended play on May 13, 2016, one of which features a guest verse from American rapper G-Eazy.
"One Dance" is a song by Canadian rapper Drake from his fourth studio album, Views (2016). It features guest vocals from Nigerian Afrobeat artist Wizkid and British singer Kyla. Wizkid is rightfully credited as the writer of the record, although the artists co-wrote the dancehall and Afrobeat song with its joint producers Nineteen85, DJ Maphorisa, Noah "40" Shebib. Crazy Cousinz and Kyla received songwriting credits for the sampling of their 2008 UK funky song "Do You Mind".
"Closer" is a song by American DJ duo The Chainsmokers, featuring American singer Halsey. Andrew Taggart also provides his vocals in the song. It was released on July 29, 2016, through Disruptor Records and Columbia Records. The song was written by Taggart, Halsey, Shaun Frank, Freddy Kennett, Isaac Slade and Joe King, while the production was handled by The Chainsmokers. Musically, it is a future bass and pop song with a "retro" style synthesizer in the chorus.
The discography of American DJ duo The Chainsmokers consists of two studio albums, three EPs, thirty-three singles, nineteen music videos, and thirty-six remixes.
"Fake Love" is a song by Canadian rapper Drake, released as the lead single from his 2017 album, More Life. It was co-written by Drake with Brittney Hazzard, Anderson Hernandez, and Adam Feeney, while the latter two handled the song's production. The song was released for digital download on October 29, 2016, through Young Money Entertainment and Cash Money Records.
"In My Feelings" is a song by Canadian musician Drake from his fifth studio album Scorpion (2018). It was released to rhythmic and contemporary hit radio on July 10, 2018, as the album's fifth single. The song features additional vocals by the City Girls, though they are not credited on the official version. The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for ten weeks and broke several records.
"God's Plan" is a song recorded by Canadian musician Drake, released on January 19, 2018, through Young Money and Cash Money. Written by Aubrey Graham, Ronald LaTour, Daveon Jackson, Matthew Samuels, and Noah Shebib and produced by Cardo, Yung Exclusive, and Boi-1da, the track acts as a single from his second EP, Scary Hours (2018), and the lead single from his fifth studio album, Scorpion (2018). Musically, it has been described as pop, pop-rap and trap, whose lyrics talk about fame and his fate.
"Nonstop" is a song by Canadian musician Drake from his album Scorpion (2018). It was released as the sixth single from the album on July 31, 2018. The song was produced by Tay Keith, with co-production handled by No I.D. and additional production by Noel Cadastre. Commercially, it has reached number one in Canada as well as the top ten in Australia, Greece, Ireland, New Zealand, Portugal, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States, prior to being released as a single.
"Mia" is a song by Puerto Rican singer Bad Bunny featuring Canadian rapper Drake. It was released by Rimas Entertainment, OVO Sound and Warner Bros. Records on October 11, 2018.
Timmy Thomas-sampling megapop of "Hotline Bling."