Love Me" (originally titled " Bitches Love Me") is a song by American rapper Lil Wayne featuring Drake and Future for the former's tenth studio album . It was released on January 18, 2013, by I Am Not a Human Being II Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records, and Republic Records as the third single from the project. The song was written and produced by Mike WiLL Made It, with additional songwriting by Lil Wayne, Drake, Future, and Asheton Hogan. It also appeared for free download on Rich Gang mixtape Rich Gang: Allstars.
The song became a top ten hit, peaking at number 9 on the
and becoming Lil Wayne's 18th top ten single on that chart. It also became Future's first top 10 hit and most successful single to date. Billboard Hot 100 [1 ]
Background [ edit ]
leaked online in late December 2012, after Cash Money’s DJ E-Feezy premiered I Am Not a Human Being II 's third single on December 29, 2012. The artwork for the single was made by [2 ] Kanye West's creative content company, DONDA. On January 30, 2013, an animated version of the cover was released. Lil Wayne interpolates " [3 ] Are You That Somebody" by Aaliyah in his verse, "Cause I really need somebody, so tell me you're that somebody."
On December 23, 2013,
Mike WiLL Made It released his mixtape, #MikeWillBeenTrill, which featured the original version of "Love Me" with only Future and Drake, with two verses by Future. [4 ]
Music video [ edit ]
The music video was shot on January 30, 2013, in Los Angeles, CA. The teaser trailer was released on February 12, 2013.
The music video premiered on February 14, 2013, on [5 ] MTV Jams. [6 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
Charts and certifications [ edit ]
Weekly charts [ edit ]
Sales and certifications [ edit ]
Year-end charts [ edit ]
Release history [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b Trust, Gary. "Baauer's 'Harlem Shake' Tops Hot 100 for Second Week". Billboard . Retrieved . 2013-02-27
^ "Lil Wayne – Good Kush & Alcohol f. Drake & Future [CDQ]". 2DopeBoyz . Retrieved . 2 February 2013
^ Wayne, Lil. "I Am Not a Human Being II". Hot New Hip Hop . Retrieved . 30 January 2013
^ Been Trill, Mike WiLL Made It. "#MikeWillBeenTrill". Mixtape. Datpiff . Retrieved . 28 January 2014
^ Watch a Preview of Lil Wayne's "Love Me" Video - XXL
^ "Lil Wayne - Love Me (Explicit) ft. Drake, Future". YouTube. 2013-02-14 . Retrieved . 2014-05-25
^ " Australian-charts.com – Lil Wayne feat. Drake & Future – Love Me". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
^ a b " Ultratop.be – Lil Wayne feat. Drake & Future – Love Me" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
^ " Ultratop.be – Lil Wayne feat. Drake & Future – Love Me" (in French). Ultratip.
^ " Lescharts.com – Lil Wayne feat. Drake & Future – Love Me" (in French). Les classement single.
^ " Chartverfulgong > Lil Wayne feat. Drake & Future > Love Me – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
^ " Dutchcharts.nl – Lil Wayne feat. Drake & Future – Love Me" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
^ " Swisscharts.com – Lil Wayne feat. Drake & Future – Love Me". Swiss Singles Chart.
^ " Archive Chart: 2013-01-18" UK Singles Chart.
^ " Archive Chart: 2013-03-02" UK R&B Chart.
^ "American single certifications – Lil Wayne – Love Me". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced , then click Format , then select Single , then click SEARCH
^ "Best of 2013 - Hot 100 Songs". Prometheus Global Media . Retrieved . December 13, 2013
^ "2013 Year End Charts — R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Prometheus Global Media . Retrieved . December 13, 2013
^ "2013 Year End Charts — Rap Songs". Prometheus Global Media . Retrieved . December 13, 2013
^ iTunes - Music - Love Me (feat. Drake & Future) - Single by Lil Wayne
^ Love Me: Lil Wayne: Amazon.co.uk: MP3 Downloads
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