Live For (song)

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"Live For"
Single by The Weeknd featuring Drake
from the album Kiss Land
Released August 20, 2013 (2013-08-20)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2013
Length 3:45
Label XO, Republic
Writer(s) Abel Tesfaye, Aubrey Graham, Danny Schofield, Ahmad Balshe, Jason Quenneville
Producer(s) DannyBoyStyles, The Weeknd, Jason "DaHeala" Quenneville
The Weeknd singles chronology
"Love in the Sky"
(2013)
"Live For"
(2013)
"Elastic Heart"
(2013)
Drake singles chronology
"Hold On, We're Going Home"
(2013)
"Live For"
(2013)
"All Me"
(2013)
Music video
"Live For" on YouTube

"Live For" is a song by Canadian singer The Weeknd from his debut studio album Kiss Land (2013). The song, which features guest vocals from fellow Canadian recording artist Drake, was released as the album's fourth single on September 3, 2013.

Background[edit]

On July 27, 2013, The Weeknd posted a picture with Drake being in the studio together, dispelling past rumors of them feuding.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was released on September 11, 2013.[2]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Belgium Urban 50 (Ultratop Flanders)[3] 37
South Korea International Digital Chart (Gaon)[4] 143
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 111
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[6] 23
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[7] 19
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[8] 47

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United States August 20, 2013[9] Mainstream urban radio Republic Records
United Kingdom August 23, 2013[10] Digital download Universal Music
United States September 3, 2013[11] Republic Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Drake and The Weeknd Reunite in the Studio". Rap-Up (Los Angeles). July 27, 2013. Retrieved April 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ http://rapradar.com/2013/09/11/new-video-the-weeknd-x-drake-live-for/
  3. ^ "The Weeknd Feat. Drake – Live For". Ultratop.be (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart (2013년 9월 1주차)". Gaon Chart. Retrieved April 11, 2014. 
  5. ^ Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart: CLUK Update 21.09.2013 (wk37)". Zobbel.de. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Archive Chart" UK R&B Chart. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
  7. ^ "The Weeknd Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for The Weeknd. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
  8. ^ "The Weeknd Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for The Weeknd. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
  9. ^ "Live For feat Drake (Super Clean)". Frequency News. Fort Lee. Retrieved April 11, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Live For by The Weeknd / Drake". 7digital. Retrieved April 11, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Live For [feat. Drake]: The Weeknd". Amazon.com. Retrieved April 11, 2014.