Rule the World (2 Chainz song)

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"Rule the World"
Single by 2 Chainz featuring Ariana Grande
from the album Rap or Go to the League
ReleasedMarch 19, 2019 (2019-03-19)
RecordedJanuary 2019 [1]
Genre R&B
Length4:06
Label Def Jam
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
2 Chainz singles chronology
"Girl's Best Friend"
(2018)
"Rule the World"
(2019)
Ariana Grande singles chronology
"Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored"
(2019)
"Rule the World"
(2019)
"Monopoly"
(2019)
Music video
"Rule the World" on YouTube

"Rule the World" is a song by American rapper 2 Chainz from his fifth studio album Rap or Go to the League . The song features American singer Ariana Grande. It was released on March 19, 2019 as the second single. It samples Why Don't We Fall in Love by Amerie.

2 Chainz American rapper

Tauheed Epps, known professionally as 2 Chainz, is an American rapper, media personality and basketball player. Born and raised in College Park, Georgia, he initially gained recognition for being one-half of the Southern hip hop duo Playaz Circle, alongside his longtime friend and fellow rapper Earl "Dolla Boy" Conyers. The duo was signed to fellow Georgia-based rapper Ludacris' Disturbing tha Peace label, and are best known for their debut single "Duffle Bag Boy".

<i>Rap or Go to the League</i> 2019 studio album by 2 Chainz

Rap or Go to the League is the fifth studio album by American rapper 2 Chainz, released on March 1, 2019, through Gamebread and Def Jam Recordings. It follows his previous album, Pretty Girls Like Trap Music (2017), and contains guest appearances from Ariana Grande, Chance the Rapper, E-40, Kendrick Lamar, Kodak Black, Lil Wayne, Marsha Ambrosius, Travis Scott, Ty Dolla Sign, and Young Thug. Meanwhile, production is handled by a variety of producers, including 9th Wonder, Da Honorable C.N.O.T.E., Mike Dean, Mustard, Pharrell Williams, Terrace Martin, and WondaGurl, among others, and it is executively produced by LeBron James.

Ariana Grande American singer, songwriter and actress

Ariana Grande-Butera is an American singer, songwriter and actress. Born in Florida to a family of New York-Italian origin, she began her career in 2008 in the Broadway musical 13, before playing the role of Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon television series Victorious (2010–13) and in 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.

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Background

In January 2019, Grande released the single "7 Rings" from her fifth studio album Thank U, Next (2019). 2 Chainz pointed out the song's similarity to his own 2011 track "Spend It". The music video for "7 Rings" was also accused of stealing 2 Chainz's pink trap aesthetics used to promote Pretty Girls Like Trap Music (2017).

7 Rings 2019 single by Ariana Grande

"7 Rings" is a song recorded by American singer Ariana Grande for her fifth studio album Thank U, Next (2019). The song was written by Grande, Kaydence, Njomza Vitia, Tayla Parx and Victoria Monét alongside its producers Tommy Brown, Charles Anderson and Michael Foster, with the interpolation of "My Favorite Things" by Rodgers and Hammerstein. It was released by Republic Records on January 18, 2019, as the second single from the album. The music video, directed by Hannah Lux Davis, accompanied its release the same day. A remix featuring American rapper 2 Chainz was released on February 1, 2019.

<i>Thank U, Next</i> 2019 album by Ariana Grande

Thank U, Next is the fifth studio album by American singer Ariana Grande, released on February 8, 2019, by Republic Records. Following the release of her previous studio album Sweetener (2018), Grande began working on a new album in October of the same year, enlisting writers and producers such as Tommy Brown, Max Martin, Ilya Salmanzadeh and Andrew "Pop" Wansel. The album was created in the midst of personal matters, including the death of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller and her break up with fiancé Pete Davidson.

<i>Pretty Girls Like Trap Music</i> 2017 studio album by 2 Chainz

Pretty Girls Like Trap Music is the fourth studio album by American rapper 2 Chainz. It was issued on June 16, 2017, by Def Jam Recordings, as the follow-up to ColleGrove, his 2016 collaborative effort with Lil Wayne. The album features guest appearances from Jhené Aiko, Drake, Gucci Mane, Swae Lee, Migos, Nicki Minaj, Monica, Pharrell, Quavo, Travis Scott, Trey Songz and Ty Dolla Sign. The album's production was handled by FKi, Honorable C.N.O.T.E., Mike Dean, Mike Will Made It and Murda Beatz, among others.

Later in the month, 2 Chainz and Grande met in person to squash the dispute. The meeting went well, ending with 2 Chainz recording the official remix to "7 Rings" and Grande providing featured vocals for "Rule the World". [1]

Music video

A music video for "Rule the World" was released on March 11, 2019. The video, directed by Sebastian Sdaigui, features 2 Chainz and Grande at a luxurious 1920s club, singing the song alongside a band. [2]

Personnel

Credits adapted from Tidal. [3]

Cardiak American music producer

Carl McCormick, professionally known as Cardiak, is an American record producer from Willingboro Township, New Jersey. He began producing music in 2008. Cardiak is widely known for his work with closely associated artists such as Ace Hood, J. Cole, Drake, Joe Budden, G-Unit/Lloyd Banks, Freeway, DJ Khaled, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Trina, Red Cafe, Boosie Badazz, Wale, Fabolous, D-Block, Dr. Dre, among others.

Yung Berg American record producer and rapper from Illinois

Christian Ward, better known as his stage names Yung Berg and Hitmaka, is an American record producer, songwriter, rapper and singer. Ward had been previously signed to DMX's Bloodline Records as Iceberg but then signed to Epic Records. His debut single was "Sexy Lady", which features R&B singer Junior released in April 2007. His debut album Look What You Made Me was released in 2008.

Charts

Chart (2019)Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) [4] 93
Israel (Media Forest TV Airplay) [5] 6
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ) [6] 11
US Billboard Hot 100 [7] 94
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs ( Billboard ) [8] 39
US Rhythmic ( Billboard ) [9] 18

Release history

RegionDateFormatLabelRef.
United StatesMarch 19, 2019 Rhythmic contemporary Def Jam [10]

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