I Made It (Cash Money Heroes)

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"I Made It (Cash Money Heroes)"
Single by Kevin Rudolf featuring Birdman, Jay Sean and Lil Wayne
from the album To the Sky
Released February 2, 2010 (2010-02-02)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2009
Genre Hip hop, rap rock, pop
Length 4:50 (original version)
4:11 (album version)
Label Cash Money, Universal Republic
Writer(s) K. Rudolf, K. Jhooti, B. Williams, D. Carter, J. Skaller
Producer(s) Kevin Rudolf
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Kevin Rudolf singles chronology
"Shooting Star (Party Rock Remix)"
(2008)
"I Made It (Cash Money Heroes)"
(2010)
"You Make the Rain Fall"
(2010)
Birdman chronology
"4 My Town (Play Ball)"
(2009)
"I Made It (Cash Money Heroes)"
(2010)
"Loyalty"
(2010)
Jay Sean chronology
"Do You Remember"
(2009)
"I Made It (Cash Money Heroes)"
(2010)
"Each Tear"
(2010)
Lil Wayne chronology
"Drop the World"
(2009)
"I Made It (Cash Money Heroes)"
(2010)
"Roger That"
(2010)

"I Made It (Cash Money Heroes)" is the first single from Kevin Rudolf's second studio album To the Sky. The single features fellow Cash Money artists Birdman, Jay Sean and Lil Wayne and was released on iTunes on February 2, 2010. A new, shorter version was later released and replaced the original version on iTunes. This version is the album version.

Background[edit]

The song is essentially about overcoming all obstacles to achieve one's dreams.

Each artist mentions a previous hit of theirs. In Kevin Rudolf's verse he references "Let It Rock", Birdman references "Always Strapped", Jay Sean references "Down" and Lil Wayne references "Drop the World". Rudolf also references the album title that the song is from, To the Sky.

Music video[edit]

The music video debuted on March 18, 2010 on BET, although it had been on YouTube since February 25. The video has many clips from videos by Rudolf, Birdman and Lil Wayne including:

It also has home videos of all the artists when they were younger and live performance footage of the artists.

Chart performance[edit]

On February 11, 2010 it debuted on the United States Billboard Hot 100 at #59 and climbed to peak at #21. It also reached #17 on the Pop Songs. In Canada, it debuted at #71 on the Canadian Hot 100 and has reached #44.[1] On the issue dated April 5, 2010, the song debuted at number four in Australia, marking the second top-five hit for Rudolf on the ARIA Singles Chart.[2]

"I Made It" began climbing the UK Singles Chart in April 2010, reaching #68 on 2 May 2010. The following week, the single climbed to #37, marking Kevin Rudolf's second Top 40 single in the UK.

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[2] 4
Canadian Hot 100 44
New Zealand Singles Chart[3] 4
UK Singles Chart[4] 37
UK R&B Chart 15
US Billboard Hot 100 21
US Billboard Pop Songs 17

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Position
Australian Singles Chart[5] 65
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[6] 80

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification
United States Platinum[7]
Australia Platinum[8]

In other media[edit]

In 2010, "I Made It (Cash Money Heroes)" was used as the official theme song for the WWE pay-per-view WrestleMania XXVI,[9] promos for the 2010 US Open, and the Madden NFL 11 trailer. Also, snooker player Judd Trump used this as his intro music in the 2011 World Snooker Championship.

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