Love Me (Lil Wayne song)

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"Love Me"
Single by Lil Wayne featuring Drake and Future
from the album I Am Not a Human Being II
Released January 18, 2013 (2013-01-18)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:15
Label Young Money, Cash Money, Republic
Writer(s) Dwayne Carter, Aubrey Graham, Nayvadius Wilburn, Michael Williams, Asheton Hogan
Producer(s) Mike WiLL Made It, A+
Certification 2x Platinum (RIAA)
Lil Wayne singles chronology
  • "Love Me"
  • (2013)
Drake singles chronology
  • "Love Me"
  • (2013)
Future singles chronology
  • "Love Me"
  • (2013)

"Love Me" (originally titled "Bitches Love Me") is a song by American rapper Lil Wayne featuring Drake and Future for the former's tenth studio album I Am Not a Human Being II. It was released on January 18, 2013, by Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records, and Republic Records as the third single from the project. The song was written and produced by Mike WiLL Made It, with additional songwriting by Lil Wayne, Drake, Future, and Asheton Hogan. It also appeared for free download on Rich Gang mixtape Rich Gang: Allstars.

The song became a top ten hit, peaking at number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and becoming Lil Wayne's 18th top ten single on that chart. It also became Future's first top 10 hit and most successful single to date.[1]

Background[edit]

The song leaked online in late December 2012, after Cash Money’s DJ E-Feezy premiered I Am Not a Human Being II's third single on December 29, 2012.[2] The artwork for the single was made by Kanye West's creative content company, DONDA. On January 30, 2013, an animated version of the cover was released.[3]

On December 23, 2013, Mike WiLL Made It released his mixtape, #MikeWillBeenTrill, which featured the original version of "Love Me" with only Future and Drake, with two verses by Future.[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video was shot on January 30, 2013, in Los Angeles, CA. The teaser trailer was released on February 12, 2013.[5] The music video premiered on February 14, 2013, on MTV Jams.[6]

Track listing[edit]

Digital single
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Love Me" (featuring Drake and Future) Dwayne Carter, Aubrey Graham, Nayvadius Wilburn, Michael Williams, Asheton Hogan Mike WiLL Made It, A+ 4:14

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States January 18, 2013[23] Digital download Cash Money
United Kingdom January 30, 2013[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Trust, Gary. "Baauer's 'Harlem Shake' Tops Hot 100 for Second Week". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-02-27. 
  2. ^ "Lil Wayne – Good Kush & Alcohol f. Drake & Future [CDQ]". 2DopeBoyz. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Wayne, Lil. "I Am Not a Human Being II". Hot New Hip Hop. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Been Trill, Mike WiLL Made It. "#MikeWillBeenTrill". Mixtape. Datpiff. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Watch a Preview of Lil Wayne's "Love Me" Video - XXL
  6. ^ "Lil Wayne - Love Me (Explicit) ft. Drake, Future". YouTube. 2013-02-14. Retrieved 2014-05-25. 
  7. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Lil Wayne feat. Drake & Future – Love Me". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  8. ^ a b "Ultratop.be – Lil Wayne feat. Drake & Future – Love Me" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Lil Wayne feat. Drake & Future – Love Me" (in French). Ultratip.
  10. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/307264/lil+wayne/chart
  11. ^ "Lescharts.com – Lil Wayne feat. Drake & Future – Love Me" (in French). Les classement single.
  12. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Lil Wayne feat. Drake & Future – Love Me" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  14. ^ "Lil Wayne feat. Drake & Future – Love Me – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
  15. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart.
  16. ^ "Archive Chart" UK R&B Chart.
  17. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/307264/lil+wayne/chart?f=367
  18. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/307264/lil+wayne/chart?f=1222
  19. ^ "American single certifications – Lil Wayne – Love Me". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  20. ^ "Best of 2013 - Hot 100 Songs". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  21. ^ "2013 Year End Charts — R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  22. ^ "2013 Year End Charts — Rap Songs". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  23. ^ iTunes - Music - Love Me (feat. Drake & Future) - Single by Lil Wayne
  24. ^ Love Me: Lil Wayne: Amazon.co.uk: MP3 Downloads

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