Loyal (Chris Brown song)

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"Loyal"
Cover artwork for the "West Coast" version.
Single by Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and French Montana, Too Short, or Tyga
from the album X
Released December 19, 2013 (2013-12-19)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2013
Genre Hip hop, crunk
Length 4:24
Label RCA
Writer(s) Nicholas Balding, Mark Kragen, Chris Brown, Tyrone Griffin, Jr., Robert Brackins, Dwayne Carter, Karim Kharbouch, Stanley Cox, Omololu Akinlolu, Mason Betha, Sean Combs, Christopher Wallace, Todd Shaw, Asha Puthli, Deric Angelettie, Michael Stevenson
Producer(s)

Nic Nac

Chris Brown singles chronology
"Show Me"
(2013)
"Loyal"
(2013)
"Main Chick"
(2014)
Lil Wayne singles chronology
"Thank You"
(2013)
"Loyal"
(2013)
"We Alright"
(2014)
Too Short singles chronology
"Girls"
(2013)
"Loyal"
(2013)
"Or Nah"
(2014)
French Montana singles chronology
"Feelin' Myself"
(2013)
"Loyal"
(2013)
"I Luh Ya Papi"
(2014)
Tyga singles chronology
"Iz U Down"
(2013)
"Loyal"
(2013)
"Hookah"
(2014)
X track listing

"Loyal" is a song by American singer Chris Brown, released as the fourth single from his sixth studio album X (2014). The song was produced by Nic Nac and features guest appearances from fellow rapper Lil Wayne and rappers French Montana, Too Short or Tyga, depending on the version of the song. "Loyal" has since peaked at number nine on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song was promoted with performances by Brown and Lil Wayne at the BET Awards 2014 and Summer Jam. This also marks the fifth Chris Brown and Lil Wayne collaboration and the second Chris Brown and Tyga collaboration.

Background[edit]

On December 16, 2013, the audio to the song was premiered online.[1] The song was originally released in two versions, an East Coast version and a West Coast version. Both versions feature Chris Brown and Lil Wayne, while the East Coast version features French Montana and the West Coast version features Too Short.[2][3][4] Then on December 19, both versions of the song were released as digital downloads.[5][6] It would be the fourth single released from his sixth studio album X.[7]

The overall theme of the song is about unfaithful women.[8] It was reported that Brown makes references at ex-girlfriend Rihanna in the song, as he sings about a girl not being loyal in a relationship, a theme that he also rapped about on DJ Khaled's "I'm Still", which was also thought to be aimed at Rihanna.[9]

Commercial performance[edit]

As of December 2014, the song has sold 1.2 million copies in the United States.[10]

Music video[edit]

In February 2014, the music video for "Loyal" was shot at Universal City Walk with Lil Wayne and Tyga.[11] On March 21, 2014, Brown announced that the music video would be released on March 24, 2014.[12] Then as planned, it was released that day with a verse from rapper Tyga replacing French Montana or Too Short on the song. Singers Usher, Trey Songz and Ty Dolla Sign make cameo appearances in the video.[13][14]

Live performances[edit]

Lil Wayne sang the song with Drake at Summer Jam 2014.[15] Brown performed it live at the BET Awards 2014.[16]

Remixes[edit]

On January 8, 2014, Keyshia Cole released a remix of the song also featuring Sean Kingston, leaving Lil Wayne's original vocals on the song.[17] Also on January 8, Tyga previewed his verse that he recorded for the official remix of the song.[18] Then on March 24, 2014, the remix featuring Tyga and Lil Wayne was released to mainstream urban radio in the United States.[19] A release for digital download followed two days later.[20]

Track listing[edit]

Digital single

  1. Loyal (East Coast Version) (featuring Lil Wayne and French Montana) - 4:24
  2. Loyal (West Coast Version) (featuring Lil Wayne and Too Short) - 4:24
  3. Loyal (Video Version) (featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga) - 4:24

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[21] 42
Australia Urban (ARIA)[22] 5
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[23] 37
Belgium Urban (Ultratop Flanders)[24] 6
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[25] 49
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[26] 71
France (SNEP)[27] 35
Germany (Media Control Charts)[28] 54
Ireland (IRMA)[29] 49
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[30] 98
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[31] 19
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[32] 19
South Africa (EMA)[33] 4
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[34] 10
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[35] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[36] 9
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[37] 4
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[38] 39
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[39] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[36] 30

Radio and release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States December 19, 2013[6] Digital download for East and West Coast version RCA
January 15, 2014[40] Mainstream urban radio
March 26, 2014[20] Digital download for Remix
United Kingdom April 3, 2014[41] Urban contemporary radio

References[edit]

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