Believe Me (Lil Wayne song)

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"Believe Me"
Single by Lil Wayne featuring Drake
from the album Tha Carter V
Released May 6, 2014 (2014-05-06)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2014
Genre Hip hop
Length 5:37
Label Young Money, Cash Money, Republic
Writer(s) Dwayne Carter, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez, Matthew Samuels
Producer(s) Vinylz, Boi-1da
Lil Wayne singles chronology
"Thug Cry"
"Believe Me"
"Buy the World"
Drake chronology
"Believe Me"
"Worst Behavior"

"Believe Me" is a song by American rapper Lil Wayne, released as the lead single from his eleventh studio album, Tha Carter V. The song features Canadian rapper Drake. It was serviced to urban contemporary radio stations on May 6, 2014, in the United States and was released as a digital download on May 28, 2014.[1][2]


On April 30, 2014, boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. posted a 15-second snippet/video of the song on Instagram. The preview shows Lil Wayne and Drake in the studio recording "Believe Me".[3]

Commercial performance[edit]

As of June 22, 2014, the song has sold 678,000 digital copies in the United States according to Nielsen Soundscan.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

"Believe Me" received critical acclaim from music critics, complimenting the performances of both rappers. Many critics hailed the song as Lil Wayne's best release in years, praising the lyrical performance of his verses. "Believe Me" was featured on XXL '​s 25 Best Songs of 2014 (So Far). XXL commented on the song: "Carter Season was officially underway when Weezy dropped this gem on us late on a Friday night, and it was worth every second of the wait".[5]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[6] 97
Belgium Urban (Ultratop Flanders)[7] 36
Germany (Deutsche Black Charts)[8] 13
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[9] 36
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 26
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[11] 7
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[12] 4

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 89