Single by Big Sean, Jay-Z and Kanye West
from the album
September 6, 2012
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
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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 [4 ] . Complex magazine [5 ]
On November 14, 2012 a remix was released featuring rapper
T.I.. [6 ]
Complex magazine named the song #15 on their list of the 50 best songs of 2012. The track was ranked at #96 on the [7 ] 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 ]
^ a b Makarechi, Kia (September 6, 2012). "'Clique': Kanye West Drops Track With Jay-Z & Big Sean As VMAs Get Ready To Take Off". The Huffington Post . Retrieved September 9, 2012.
^ 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).
^ " 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). Mega Single Top 100.
^ " Archive Chart". Scottish Singles Top 40.
^ " Archive Chart" UK R&B Chart.
^ " Archive Chart" 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 R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Kanye West. Retrieved September 13, 2012.
^ " Kanye West Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 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.