No New Friends

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"No New Friends"
Single by DJ Khaled featuring Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne
from the album Suffering from Success
Released April 19, 2013 (2013-04-19)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2013
Genre Hip hop
Length 5:07
Label
Writer(s) Aubrey Graham, William Roberts II, Dwayne Carter, Jr., Khaled Khaled, N. Cobey, Matthew Samuels, Anderson Hernandez, Noah Shebib
Producer(s) Boi-1da, Noah "40" Shebib, Vinylz (add.), Allen Ritter (add.)[1]
Certification Gold (RIAA)
DJ Khaled singles chronology
"I Wish You Would"
(2012)
"No New Friends"
(2013)
"I Wanna Be with You"
(2013)
Drake singles chronology
"Started from the Bottom"
(2013)
"No New Friends"
(2013)
"Hold On, We're Going Home"
(2013)
Rick Ross singles chronology
"Pour It Up (Remix)"
(2013)
"No New Friends"
(2013)
"Poor Decisions"
(2013)
Lil Wayne singles chronology
"High School"
(2013)
"No New Friends"
(2013)
"Wit Me"
(2013)
Music video
"No New Friends" on YouTube

"No New Friends" is a song by American hip hop artist DJ Khaled, released as the lead single from his seventh studio album, Suffering from Success. The song features rappers Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne, and features production from Boi-1da, Vinylz and Noah "40" Shebib. The song was released for digital download in the United States on April 19, 2013. The song has peaked at number 37 on the US Billboard Hot 100, making it his sixth Top 40 single on that chart. The single has sold over 500,000 copies and certified Gold by the RIAA.[2]

Background[edit]

The song was first announced by Drake on April 12, 2013, during an interview with Elliott Wilson on his EVR radio show.[3] On April 14, 2013, DJ Khaled released a promotional video titled “No New Friends” The Movie.[4] The song was premiered by Funkmaster Flex on April 15, 2013.[5] The song, produced by Boi-1da, Vinylz and Noah "40" Shebib, features Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne, the same rappers from Khaled's most successful hit "I'm on One".[1][6] The lineup was originally the official remix to Drake's single "Started from the Bottom", but Drake decided to give the song to Khaled.[7] The song had an earlier version that featured an outro by Atlanta rapper Future, but his vocals were taken out for unknown reasons.[8]

Music video[edit]

The song's music video was shot on May 15 and 16, 2013 in Miami, Florida. The video features cameos by Ace Hood, Swizz Beatz and Birdman among others.[9][10] The music video was co-directed by Colin Tilley and Drake. It premiered on MTV Jams on June 9, 2013.[11][12]

Track listing[edit]

Digital single
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "No New Friends" (featuring Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne) Aubrey Graham, William Roberts II, Dwayne Carter, Jr., Khaled Khaled, Noah Shebib Boi-1da, Vinylz, Noah "40" Shebib 5:07

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[17] Gold 500,000*

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

Radio and release history[edit]

List of release dates, record label and format details
Country Date Format Label
United States April 19, 2013[18] Digital download We the Best, Cash Money, Republic Records
May 21, 2013[19] Rhythmic contemporary radio

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Boi-1da Talks Drake's New Album, Scoring Films, and PARTYNEXTDOOR". Vibe. 2013-04-30. Retrieved 2013-06-09. 
  2. ^ http://rapradar.com/2013/08/06/dj-khaled-no-new-friends-hits-gold/
  3. ^ "Drake Visits YN On EVR". Rap Radar. 2013-04-12. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  4. ^ "DJ Khaled "No New Friends" The Movie". Rap Radar. 2013-04-14. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  5. ^ "New Music: DJ Khaled Ft. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne "No New Friends"". Rap Radar. 2013-04-15. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  6. ^ "DJ Khaled f. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne - No New Friends [Prod. Boi-1da & 40". HipHop DX. 2013-04-15. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  7. ^ "DJ Khaled – "No New Friends" Ft. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne". TheSource. 2013-04-15. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  8. ^ "New Music: DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, & Future – ‘No New Friends (SFTB Remix)’". Rap-Up.com. 2013-04-15. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  9. ^ "Drake's 'No New Friends' Video Shoot Heats Up". Vibe. 2013-05-15. Retrieved 2013-06-09. 
  10. ^ "Photo: Birdman, Lil Wayne And Drake Pose As The New Big Tymers - XXL". Xxlmag.com. 2013-05-17. Retrieved 2013-06-09. 
  11. ^ "New Video: DJ Khaled Ft. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne "No New Friends"". Rap Radar. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2013-06-09. 
  12. ^ http://guardianlv.com/2013/06/drake-rick-ross-lil-wayne-and-dj-khaled-release-visuals-to-their-hit-no-new-friends-video/
  13. ^ "DJ Khaled Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for DJ Khaled.
  14. ^ "DJ Khaled Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for DJ Khaled.
  15. ^ "2013 Year End Charts — R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  16. ^ "2013 Year End Charts — Rap Songs". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  17. ^ "American single certifications – DJ Khaled featuring Drake, Lil Wayne and Rick Ross – No New Friends". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  18. ^ "iTunes - Music - No New Friends (SFTB Remix) [feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne] - Single by DJ Khaled". Itunes.apple.com. 2013-04-19. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  19. ^ "Top 40 Rhythmic Future Releases | R&B Song and Hip-Hop Music Release Dates |". Allaccess.com. Retrieved 2013-05-03.