No Sleep (Wiz Khalifa song)

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"No Sleep"
Single by Wiz Khalifa
from the album Rolling Papers
Released March 22, 2011 (2011-03-22)
Format Digital download
Genre Pop rap[1]
Length 3:11
Label Rostrum, Atlantic
Writer(s) Cameron Thomaz, Benjamin Levin
Producer(s) Benny Blanco
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Wiz Khalifa singles chronology
"Oh My"
(2011)
"No Sleep"
(2011)
"5 O'Clock"
(2011)

"No Sleep" is a song by American rapper Wiz Khalifa, released as the fourth official single from his debut major-label studio album, Rolling Papers. The track features production from Benny Blanco, and was written by Cameron Thomaz and Benjamin Levin. The song was released as a single on August 9, 2011. The song debuted, and peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Wiz Khalifa's second-highest charting song, behind "Black and Yellow". The song was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[2]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[3]
  1. "No Sleep" – 3:11

Music video[edit]

A music video for "No Sleep" was released on August 12, 2011.[4] The video was directed by Colin Tilley[5] and features cameo appareances by fellow Pittsburgh-rapper Mac Miller, Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang mate Chevy Woods, and his girlfriend, the model Amber Rose.

Charts[edit]

"No Sleep" debuted at number six on April 9, 2011 on the Billboard Hot 100. It re-entered the Hot 100 on August 27, 2011 at number 98 following the music video's and the single's release, and since reached number 70.

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[6] 64
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[7] 76
France (SNEP)[8] 80
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 6
US Pop Songs (Billboard)[10] 36
US Rap Songs (Billboard) [11] 23

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States March 22, 2011 Digital download Atlantic Records
United Kingdom September 19, 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mervis, Scott (March 29, 2011). "With New Album Today, Wiz Khalifa Rolls on Wave of Success". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved January 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ "RIAA – Searchable Database: Wiz Khalifa". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved January 2, 2012. 
  3. ^ "No Sleep - Single by Wiz Khalifa - Download No Sleep - Single on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 2011-03-22. 
  4. ^ http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1668036/look-at-me-now-chris-brown-vma-nomination.jhtml
  5. ^ Markman, Rob (July 27, 2011). "Chris Brown Video Director Calls VMA Noms 'Crazy'". MTV Networks. Retrieved July 27, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Wiz Khalifa Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Wiz Khalifa. Retrieved 2011-05-26.
  7. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201120 into search.
  8. ^ "Lescharts.com – Wiz Khalifa – No Sleep" (in French). Les classement single.
  9. ^ "Wiz Khalifa Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Wiz Khalifa. Retrieved 2011-02-09.
  10. ^ "Chart Highlights: Kelly Clarkson Debuts On Adult Pop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011-09-05. Retrieved September 5, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Chart Highlights: Rodney Atkins Takes 'Back Road' To No. 1 on Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011-09-19. Retrieved September 20, 2011.