Pyramid (song)

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"Pyramid"
Single by Charice featuring Iyaz
from the album Charice
Released February 23, 2010 (Remixes)
March 2, 2010 (album version)
Format Digital download/promotional CD
Recorded 2009
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 4:07 (original single version)
3:58 (album version)
3:51 (radio edit)
3:22 (Charice only version)
Label 143, Reprise, Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Lyrica Anderson, Niclas Molinder, Joacim Persson, Johan Alkenäs
Producer(s) Twin, Alke
Charice singles chronology
"Note to God"
(2009)
"Pyramid"
(2010)
"Before It Explodes"
(2011)
Iyaz singles chronology
"Solo"
(2010)
"Pyramid"
(2010)
"So Big"
(2010)
Alternative cover
Pyramid Remix EP
Music video
"Pyramid" on YouTube

"Pyramid" is the second single of Filipina pop and R&B singer Charice and the lead single from her self-titled debut album. This song features vocals from British Virgin Islands singer Iyaz, was written by Niclas Molinder, Joacim Persson, Johan Alkenäs and R&B singer-songwriter Lyrica Anderson, and produced by Twin and Alke.[1] A remix was said to be released on iTunes on February 16, 2010 which was later changed to February 23, the same day as the release of the album version. But the album version was delayed and was released on March 2. It is Charice's first number one single. Pyramid is a midtempo pop ballad with lyrics that metaphorically describes the strength of a relationship. "Pyramid" peaked at the Billboard Hot 100 chart at number 56, making Charice the second Filipino singer to enter the chart since Jaya's debut single "If You Leave Me Now" peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 44 in 1990.[2]

Pyramid had already received airplay before it was released to iTunes. It aired on 104.3 in Las Vegas before its release as a single.[3][4] The album version was released to U.S. mainstream radio on March 15, 2010.[5] It is her first single to achieve mainstream airplay. The song was sung in Simlish for The Sims 3: Ambitions, an expansion pack for the strategic life simulation computer game, The Sims 3.[6]

Live performances[edit]

A 24-second sample of "Pyramid" featuring vocals from Charice and Iyaz during the chorus.

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Charice's first live performance was on The Oprah Winfrey Show with Iyaz on May 11, 2010.[7] She also performed it on QVC with her other songs from her self-titled album, Charice such as "I Love You", "Note to God" and "In This Song".

Music video[edit]

The promotional music video for the track was released on March 2, 2010. The video[8] shows Charice and Iyaz in the studio singing and recording the vocals to the song.

The official music video for the track was directed by Scott Speer and released on April 12, 2010, premiering on Oprah Winfrey's website.[9] The video was shot at the Orpheum Theatre, in downtown Los Angeles on March 8, 2010. The music video shows Charice upset at not being selected for further school auditions. She steps out on stage and Iyaz films her singing on his camera phone.

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download
  1. "Pyramid" [featuring Iyaz] (album version) – 4:07
  • Remix EP – digital download
  1. "Pyramid" [Barry Harris Club]
  2. "Pyramid" [Barry Harris Radio Edit]
  3. "Pyramid" [Jonathan Peters Club]
  4. "Pyramid" [Jonathan Peters Radio Edit]
  5. "Pyramid" [Dave Aude Club]
  6. "Pyramid" [Dave Aude Radio Edit]
  • iTunes Canada rare single version[10]
  1. "Pyramid" - 3:21
  • Europe Digital - EP[11]
  1. Pyramid (feat. Iyaz) - 3:56
  2. Pyramid (Dave Aude Club) - 7:04
  3. Pyramid (Dave Aude Radio Edit) - 3:59
  4. Pyramid (Jonathan Peters Radio Edit) - 3:43

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[12] 45
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[13] 41
Canadian Hot Adult Contemporary[14] 27
European Hot 100[15] 58
Ireland (IRMA) 21
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[16] 4
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[17] 53
South Korea (Gaon Chart)[18] 8
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[19] 17
UK R&B Chart[20] 5
US Billboard Hot 100[21] 56
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[22] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Position
Japanese Top 100[23] 59
US Hot Dance Club Songs[24] 17

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States[25] February 23, 2010 Digital download Reprise Records
Canada[26]
Netherlands[27]
Japan[28]
Australia[29]
United Kingdom[30] September 17, 2010 Rhythmic airplay

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Macpherson, Alex (January 6, 2010). "Charice Pempengco Lyrics: Charice – Pyramid Feat Sean Kingston Lyrics Leaked". NECCEL.COM. Retrieved January 6, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Jaya Album & Song Chart History: Bllboard Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 
  3. ^ http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00380GVK2
  4. ^ http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0038RTW92
  5. ^ http://fmqb.com/Article.asp?id=16691
  6. ^ http://iam.charice.tv/showthread.php?tid=1064
  7. ^ Charice performs her single pyramid May 10, 2010 Oprah.com
  8. ^ http://blog.thenext2shine.com/2010/music-video-charice-ft-iyaz-pyramid
  9. ^ http://www.oprah.com/entertainment/World-Premiere-Charices-Pyramid-Video_2
  10. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/pyramid-single/id369656591
  11. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/de/album/pyramid-ep/id391392493
  12. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Charice feat. Iyaz – Pyramid". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  13. ^ "Charice Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Charice.
  14. ^ http://www.americasmusiccharts.com/index.cgi?fmt=Z2
  15. ^ http://www.billboard.com/#/charts/european-hot-100?tag=relcharts
  16. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/298944/charice/chart?f=848
  17. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Sean Kingston / Justin Bieber – Eenie Meenie" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 2010-06-17.
  18. ^ http://gaonchart.co.kr/main/section/search/list.gaon?Search_str=pyramid&x=0&y=0
  19. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
  20. ^ http://www.theofficialcharts.com/urban-charts/
  21. ^ "Charice Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Charice.
  22. ^ "Charice Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Charice.
  23. ^ "レコード協会調べ 2009年12月16日~2010年12月14日「着うたフル(R)」 2010年有料音楽配信「年間チャート」(通称:レコ協チャート)" [Record Association Analysis: December 16, 2009—December 14, 2010 Full-length Cellphone Download 2010 paid digital sales "Yearly Chart" (Abbreviated: RIAJ Chart)]. RIAJ. December 20, 2010. Retrieved December 22, 2010. 
  24. ^ "Hot Dance Club Play Songs 2010". billboard.com. 
  25. ^ "Pyramid" (feat. Iyaz) Single Retrieved 2010-08-11
  26. ^ Pyramid (feat. Iyaz) - Single Itunes Retrieved 2010-08-12
  27. ^ Pyramid (feat. Iyaz) - Single Itunes Retrieved 2010-08-11
  28. ^ Pyramid (feat. Iyaz) - Single Itunes Retrieved 2010-08-11
  29. ^ Pyramid (feat. Iyaz) - Single Itunes Retrieved 2010-08-11
  30. ^ http://radio1.gr/music/forthcoming_uk_singles.htm

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