I'm Different

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"I'm Different"
Single by 2 Chainz
from the album Based on a T.R.U. Story
Released November 8, 2012
Format Digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:27
Label Def Jam
Writer(s) Tauheed Epps, Dijon McFarlene, Mike Dean, Sonny Uwaezuoke
Producer(s) DJ Mustard
Certification Gold[1]
2 Chainz singles chronology
"Fuckin' Problems"
(2012)
"I'm Different"
(2012)
"R.I.P."
(2013)

"I'm Different" is a song by American rapper 2 Chainz, released November 8, 2012 as the third single from his debut studio album Based on a T.R.U. Story (2012). The song was produced by DJ Mustard.

Background[edit]

On November 8, 2012, 2 Chainz announced his third official single from the album as "I'm Different" also releasing the single cover art which plays homage to his home state of Georgia and that he would be filming the music video soon.[2] [3][4] The song is featured along with 2 Chainz in a commercial for Champs Sports and Adidas.[5]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Elisha Smith and premiered December 23, 2012 on MTV Jams.[6] Regarding the fashion 2 Chainz wears during the video, the media mostly discussed his black, yellow and white coloured Adidas tracksuit.[7][8]

Live performances[edit]

On October 9, 2012 2 Chainz performed the song along with "Birthday Song" at the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards. He also performed the song along with "Birthday Song" on Jimmy Kimmel Live.[9]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[17] Platinum 2,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States November 8, 2012[18] Digital download, Urban radio & Rhythmic radio Def Jam

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?content_selector=gold-platinum-searchable-database
  2. ^ "2 Chainz Chooses "I'm Different" as New Single Off "Based On A T.R.U. Story"". Complex. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Single Cover: 2 Chainz – ‘I’m Different’". Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1696596/2-chainz-sophomore-album.jhtml". Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "2 Chainz Featured in Champs Sports Commercials and Facebook Digital Game for Adidas Originals". AllHipHop. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  6. ^ I'm Different (Explicit) | 2 Chainz | Music Video | MTV
  7. ^ "2 Chainz wearing Adidas Jeremy Scott Leopard Baroque Jacket, Pants, and Gorilla Sneakers in “I’m Different” Music Video". upscalehype.com. 23 December 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  8. ^ "Celeb Style: 2 Chainz Spotted In Jeremy Scott Leopard Track Suit & Gorilla Shoes". soletron.com. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "2 Chainz Performs “Birthday Song” & “I’m Different” at BET Hip-Hop Awards 2012". XXL. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  10. ^ "2 Chainz Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for 2 Chainz. Retrieved December 29, 2012.
  11. ^ "2 Chainz Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for 2 Chainz. Retrieved December 29, 2012.
  12. ^ "2 Chainz Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for 2 Chainz. Retrieved December 29, 2012.
  13. ^ "2 Chainz Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Rhythmic Songs for 2 Chainz. Retrieved December 29, 2012.
  14. ^ "Best of 2013 - Hot 100 Songs". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  15. ^ "2013 Year End Charts — R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  16. ^ "2013 Year End Charts — Rap Songs". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  17. ^ "American single certifications – 2 Chainz – I'm Different". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  18. ^ iTunes - Music - I'm Different - Single by 2 Chainz