HeadBand

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"HeadBand"
Single by B.o.B featuring 2 Chainz
from the album Underground Luxury
Released May 21, 2013[1]
Format Digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:40
Label Rebel Rock, Grand Hustle, Atlantic Records
Writer(s) Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr., Tauheed Epps, Dijon McFarlane, Mikely Adam, Stanley Cox, Tyrone Griffin, Montgomery
Producer(s) DJ Mustard[2]
B.o.B singles chronology
"Memories Back Then"
(2013)
"HeadBand"
(2013)
"Brokenhearted"
(2013)
2 Chainz singles chronology
"We Own It (Fast & Furious)"
(2013)
"HeadBand"
(2013)
"Feds Watching"
(2013)
Music video
"HeadBand" on YouTube

"HeadBand" is a song by American hip hop recording artist B.o.B. It was released on May 21, 2013, as the second single from his third studio album, Underground Luxury (2013). The song, produced by American hip hop record producer DJ Mustard, features a guest appearance from fellow American rapper 2 Chainz. The song has since peaked at number 53 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Background[edit]

On April 4, 2013 B.o.B revealed he would release his third studio album before his upcoming rock EP.[3] On May 12, 2013 B.o.B tweeted: "Underground Luxury ... coming this summer... #staytuned", revealing the title of his third studio album.[4] On May 13, 2013 radio personality Funkmaster Flex, premiered "HeadBand", the album's first official single.[5] The song would be released to digital retailers on May 21, 2013.

Music video[edit]

On June 29, 2013 behind-the-scenes footage of the music video was released online. The video was directed by Ryan Patrick.[6] On June 30, 2013, the music video premiered on MTV Jams.[7]

Track listing[edit]

Digital single
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "HeadBand" (featuring 2 Chainz) Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr., Tauheed Epps, Dijon McFarlane, Mikely Adam DJ Mustard 3:40

Chart performance[edit]

The song has sold over a million copies in the US as of February 2014.[8]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States May 21, 2013 Digital download Rebel Rock, Grand Hustle, Atlantic Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/headband-feat.-2-chainz-single/id647013907
  2. ^ http://www.http://hiphopwired.com/2013/05/16/b-o-b-ft-2-chainz-headband-listen/
  3. ^ Simmons, Bobby Ray (4 April 2013). Twitter (B.o.B) https://twitter.com/bobatl/status/319966483474169856 |url= missing title (help). Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Simmons, Bobby Ray (12 May 2013). Twitter (B.o.B) https://twitter.com/bobatl/status/333697246912724992 |url= missing title (help). Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "B.o.B – HeadBand f. 2 Chainz (prod. DJ Mustard)". 2DopeBoyz. 14 May 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "B.o.B – HeadBand f. 2 Chainz (BTS Video)". 2DopeBoyz. 29 June 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  7. ^ http://www.complex.com/music/2013/07/video-bob-f-2-chainz-headband
  8. ^ Grein, Paul (February 5, 2014). "Chart Watch: Beyoncé soars to #2". Yahoo!. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  9. ^ "B.o.B Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for B.o.B.
  10. ^ a b c "B.o.B - Chart History". Billboard. 
  11. ^ "2013 Year End Charts — R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  12. ^ "2013 Year End Charts — Rap Songs". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 13, 2013.