Beat It (Sean Kingston song)

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"Beat It"
Single by Sean Kingston featuring Chris Brown and Wiz Khalifa
from the album Back 2 Life
Released April 15, 2013
Recorded 2012
Genre R&B, hip hop
Length 4:14
Label Epic
Writer(s) Kisean Anderson, Cameron Thomaz, Omari Akinlolu, Nicholas Balding, Josh Thomas, Mark Kragen
Producer(s) NicNac
Sean Kingston singles chronology
"Rum and Raybans"
"Beat It"
Chris Brown chronology
"For the Road"
"Beat It"
"Don't Think They Know"
Wiz Khalifa chronology
"Beat It"
"We Own It (Fast & Furious)"
Music video
"Beat It" on YouTube

"Beat It" is a song by American recording artist Sean Kingston, featuring vocals from American singer Chris Brown and rapper Wiz Khalifa. The song is the second single from Kingston's third studio album, Back 2 Life. It was released on April 15, 2013 as a digital download.[1] The song was written by Kisean Anderson, Cameron Thomaz, Omari Akinlolu and Nicholas Balding.

Music video[edit]

A music video to accompany the release of "Beat It" was first released onto YouTube on April 29, 2013 at a total length of four minutes and sixteen seconds. The video features Kingston, Brown, and Wiz Khalifa partying poolside at an estate, and features a guest appearance by NicNac, the producer.[2]

Main Credits

  • Directors/Producers - Colin Tilley, Luga Podesta, Josh Thomas, Jamar Hawkins and Brandon Bonfiglio
  • Director of Photography - Rob Witt
  • Editor - Vinnie Hobbs


  • Production Company - London Alley Entertainment
  • Production Manager - Jenn Mickleson
  • Production Coordinator - Dan Browne


  • Colorist - Marshall Plante
  • Digital Imaging Technician (DIT) - Earl Fulcher

Costume and Wardrobe

  • Stylist - Gianni Arteaga

Source: [3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Beat It" (featuring Chris Brown and Wiz Khalifa) 4:14
2. "Beat It" (Clean Version) (featuring Chris Brown and Wiz Khalifa) 4:14

Credits and personnel[edit]

Source: [4] [5]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[6] 40
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[7] 9
France (SNEP)[8] 116
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[9] 25
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 52
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[11] 33
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[12] 17

Release history[edit]

Country Release date Format Label
United States April 15, 2013 Digital download Epic Records