21st Century Girl (Willow song)
|"21st Century Girl"|
|Single by Willow|
|from the album Knees and Elbows|
|Released||March 1, 2011|
|Genre||R&B, dance-pop, synthpop|
|Label||Columbia, Roc Nation|
|Writer(s)||Drew Ryan Scott, Clyde McKnight, Johan Alkenas, Niclas Molinder and Omarr Rambert|
|Producer(s)||Alke, Twin & Tim Carter|
|Willow singles chronology|
"21st Century Girl" is a song by American recording artist Willow. The song is the second single from her yet to be released debut album, Knees and Elbows.
On January 22, 2011, Willow released a 16-second preview of the song on her Facebook page. The video clip of the song shows Willow on the set of the music video. 21st Century Girl is an upbeat dance song and was produced by Swedish production team Twin.
The song debuted at number 93 in the UK Singles Chart. It climbed a further two places to 91 on March 20. It charted at number 99 in the US charts.
Willow performed the song on The Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as at the 2011 Kids' Choice Awards. Willow performed at the White House Easter Egg Hunt. The song was also performed by Willow as a support act on UK dates of Justin Bieber's My World Tour.
The video was released on March 7, 2011, and shows Cicely Tyson playing a nomadic tribal woman pulling Willow from the sand in a desert. Willow and her friends in the video then begin to pull an entire city out of the desert. The video was shot in Los Angeles and was directed by Rich Lee.
- Digital download
- "21st Century Girl" – 3:00
The song charted far lower than Smith's debut single "Whip My Hair". It charted very low in the U.S, peaking in the Hot 100 at 100. In the UK, it stayed inside the chart for 2 weeks and peaking at #11. The song also made the top 40 in Ireland, peaking at #16.
|UK Singles Chart||11|
|US Billboard Hot 100||100|
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- "WILLOW SMITH RELEASES ‘21ST CENTURY GIRL’ MUSIC VIDEO". Retrieved 12 March 2011.
- "Chart Track". Irish Singles Chart.
- "Singles Top 40 from the Official UK Charts Company". Theofficialcharts.com. Retrieved 2011-09-03.
- "Willow Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Willow. Retrieved 2011-03-12.