Single by Big Sean, Jay-Z and Kanye West
from the album
September 6, 2012
Hip hop, East Coast hip hop
GOOD, Def Jam
Kanye West, Chauncey Hollis, Sean Anderson, Shawn Carter, James Fauntleroy, Alexander Izquierdo
Hit-Boy, Kanye West (co.), Anthony Kilhoffer (add.), Noah Goldstein (add.)
Kanye West singles chronology
Jay-Z singles chronology
Big Sean singles chronology
GOOD Music singles chronology
Clique" is a song by American rappers Big Sean, Jay-Z and Kanye West. The song serves as the fourth single from the album (2012), a collaboration between members of West's label Cruel Summer GOOD Music. The song's production was handled by Hit-Boy and West. "Clique" was released as a single to the iTunes Store on September 7, 2012. Additional vocals on the song are provided by American R&B singer-songwriter James Fauntleroy II, who performs the song's introduction.
Background [ edit ]
West debuted the song on his website on September 6, 2012. The same day, DJ
Funkmaster Flex gave the song a formal radio premiere on his Hot 97 radio show. It was released as a [1 ] digital download to the iTunes Store the following day. [2 ]
The song was produced by
Hit-Boy, who was signed to West's label GOOD Music. The song contains vocal samples of American funk musician [1 ] James Brown's 1974 song " Funky President (People It's Bad)". [3 ]
Big Sean said in an interview with
Tim Westwood that originally, many more A-list rappers were on the song. In the end all the other rappers were cut except Sean, Kanye West and Jay-Z. Jay-Z's guest verse was named the fifth best of 2012 by . Complex magazine [4 ]
On November 14, 2012 a remix was released featuring rapper
T.I.. [5 ]
Complex magazine named the song #15 on their list of the 50 best songs of 2012. The track was ranked at #96 on the [6 ] Triple J Hottest 100 of 2012.
Track listing [ edit ]
"Clique" – 4:54
Credits and personnel [ edit ]
The credits for "Clique" are adapted from the
iTunes single release. [2 ]
Charts and certifications [ edit ]
Weekly charts [ edit ]
Certifications [ edit ]
Year-end charts [ edit ]
Release history [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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^ a b c d "Clique – Single by Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean". . iTunes Store Apple . Retrieved . September 8, 2012
^ Richard. "G.O.O.D Music ft. Big Sean, Kanye West & Jay-Z – Clique – Listen". DJ Booth. The DJ Booth, LLC . Retrieved . September 9, 2012
^ " Australian-charts.com – Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean – Clique". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
^ " Ultratop.be – Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean – Clique" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
^ " Ultratop.be – Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean – Clique" (in French). Ultratip.
^ " Kanye West Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Kanye West. Retrieved September 13, 2012.
^ " Danishcharts.com – Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean – Clique". Tracklisten.
^ " Lescharts.com – Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean – Clique" (in French). Les classement single.
^ " Dutchcharts.nl – Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean – Clique" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
^ " Archive Chart: 2013-01-19". Scottish Singles Top 40.
^ " Archive Chart: 2012-09-22" UK R&B Chart.
^ " Archive Chart: 2013-01-19" UK Singles Chart.
^ " Kanye West Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Kanye West. Retrieved September 13, 2012.
^ " Kanye West Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Kanye West. Retrieved September 13, 2012.
^ " Kanye West Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for Kanye West. Retrieved September 13, 2012.
^ "American single certifications – Kanye West feat. Jay-Z and Big Sean – Clique". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced , then click Format , then select Single , then click SEARCH
^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Songs - 2012 Year End Charts". Billboard.com . Retrieved . 2012-12-17
^ "Rap Songs - 2012 Year End Charts". Billboard.com . Retrieved . 2012-12-17
^ "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