I'm on One

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"I'm on One"
Single by DJ Khaled featuring Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne
from the album We the Best Forever
Released May 20, 2011 (2011-05-20)
(see release history)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:56
Label We the Best, Terror Squad, Cash Money, Universal Motown
Writer(s) Aubrey Graham, William Roberts, Dwayne Carter, Jr., N. Cobey, Khaled Khaled, Tyler Williams, Nikhil Seetharam, Noah Shebib
Producer(s) T-Minus, Noah "40" Shebib, Nikhil S.
Certification 3x Platinum (RIAA)
DJ Khaled singles chronology
"Welcome to My Hood"
(2011)
"I'm on One"
(2011)
"It Ain't Over Til It's Over"
(2011)
Drake singles chronology
"Put It Down"
(2010)
"I'm on One"
(2011)
"Marvins Room"
(2011)
Rick Ross singles chronology
"Ima Boss"
(2011)
"I'm on One"
(2011)
"Anything (To Find You)"
(2011)
Lil Wayne singles chronology
"Ballin'"
(2011)
"I'm on One"
(2011)
"How to Love"
(2011)

"I'm on One" is a song by American hip hop artist DJ Khaled, released as the second single from his fifth studio album, We the Best Forever. The song features hip-hop artists Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne and features production from Canadian producers T-Minus, Nikhil S. and Noah "40" Shebib. It was released for digital download in the United States on May 20, 2011. The song peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the highest peaking song and first top-ten hit in the United States for both DJ Khaled and Rick Ross. It also topped the R&B/Hip-Hop Tracks chart for 11 weeks, and the Rap Songs chart for 13 consecutive weeks, which is the third longest streak on that chart, behind Drake's "Best I Ever Had" at 15 weeks and Missy Elliott's "Hot Boyz", featuring Nas, Eve and Q-Tip at 18. As of May 2014, the song has sold 1,875,000 copies in the U.S.[1]

Music video[edit]

DJ Khaled shot the music video for his "I'm On One" single featuring Drake, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne. The visual was directed by Gil Green, with Birdman, Ace Hood, Wale, Gunplay and Mack Maine making cameos. The visual was shot in Miami in Drake's Condo House over Memorial Day Weekend. Various scenes in the video include the controversial drink Four Loko. The official music video for "I'm on One" was premiered during the BET Awards 2011. A video for the song's remix features a cameo from Ace Hood.

Critical reception[edit]

"I'm on One" was nominated at the 2012 Grammy Awards for the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration award, being Khaled and Ross' first nomination, Drake's 8th and Lil Wayne's 12th, but lost to "All of the Lights" by Kanye West featuring Rihanna.[2] XXL named this song the second best song of 2011.[3] Billboard also ranked it at number 17 on their "Critics' Picks: 20 Best Songs of 2011".[4]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2011–12) Peak
Position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 67
UK R&B (The Official Charts Company)[5] 24
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[6] 78
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 10
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[8] 1
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[9] 1
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[10] 35

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[11] Platinum 1,875,000[1]

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

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[12] 47

Release history[edit]

List of release dates, record label and format details
Country Date Format Label
United States May 20, 2011[13] Digital download We the Best, Terror Squad, Cash Money, Universal Motown

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Grein, Paul (May 7, 2014). "Chart Watch: John Legend Wins A Squeaker". Yahoo! Music. Yahoo!. 
  2. ^ "Nominees And Winners". GRAMMY.com. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Critics' Picks: 20 Best Songs of 2011". Billboard.com. 2011-12-13. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  5. ^ "R&B Singles Top 40 - 25th February 2012 Urban Charts". Theofficialcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  6. ^ "Official UK Singles Top 100 - 20th August 2011". The Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on August 14, 2011. Retrieved August 14, 2011. 
  7. ^ "DJ Khaled Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for DJ Khaled.
  8. ^ "DJ Khaled Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for DJ Khaled. Retrieved 2011-05-27.
  9. ^ "DJ Khaled Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for DJ Khaled.
  10. ^ "DJ Khaled Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for DJ Khaled.
  11. ^ "American single certifications – DJ Khaled – ON ONE". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  12. ^ "Best of 2011: Hot 100 Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  13. ^ "I'm On One (Feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne) [Explicit]: DJ Khaled: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-05-27. 

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