She Will

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"She Will"
Single by Lil Wayne featuring Drake
from the album Tha Carter IV
Released August 16, 2011 (2011-08-16)
Format CD Single, Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre Alternative hip hop, R&B
Length 5:07
Label Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Republic
Writer(s) Dwayne Carter, Aubrey Graham, Tyler Williams
Producer(s) T-Minus
Certification 3x Platinum (RIAA)
Lil Wayne singles chronology
"How to Love"
(2011)
"She Will"
(2011)
"It's Good"
(2011)
Drake chronology
"Headlines"
(2011)
"She Will"
(2011)
"It's Good"
(2011)

"She Will" is a song by American rapper Lil Wayne, released as the fourth single from his ninth studio album, Tha Carter IV. The song features Canadian rapper Drake. It was released as a digital download and has been added to rhythmic radio stations on August 16, 2011 in the U.S.[1][2] It was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales exceeding 3,000,000 copies on October 28, 2011.[3]

Background[edit]

On August 7, 2011, a video of a recording session of the song was released with Lil Wayne previewing his verse to Drake on Skype. It was directed by DJ Scoob Doo and later on was showcased on MTV News.[4] The song previously was to be titled "Maybe She Will",[5] and was originally by Drake andfeatured a verse from Rick Ross, but after hearing the song, Lil Wayne asked Drake to have it.[6]

Critical Reception[edit]

"She Will" receive mostly positive reviews and was described as a highlight from Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter IV." Lil Wayne's lyrical performance was complimented, but many critics praised Drake's chorus on the song.[citation needed]

Chart performance[edit]

On August 18, 2011, It debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at #48 and eventually ascended to #1.[7] In its first week, it sold 255,000 digital copies, debuting at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. This made it the highest charting single from the album thus far, as well as Wayne's second highest charting song as a lead artist, behind "Lollipop" The song also topped the Digital songs chart on the week of September 3 selling 255,000 digital sales. It was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of 3,450,000 meaning selling over 3 million copies on October 28, 2011.[8][9]

Track listing[edit]

Digital single[1]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "She Will" (featuring Drake) Dwayne Carter, Aubrey Graham, Tyler Williams T-Minus 5:07

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format
United States
August 16, 2011 Digital download[1]
Rhythmic contemporary airplay[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "She Will (feat. Drake) – Single – United States". iTunes. Apple, Inc. Retrieved August 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "CHR archive 8/16 Rhythm Crossover". FMQB. Retrieved August 16, 2011. 
  3. ^ "RIAA - Recording Industry Association of America". Recording Industry Association of America. 
  4. ^ "Lil Wayne To Drop 'She Will,' Drake Looks On". MTV News. August 8, 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
  5. ^ "T-Minus Talks Nicki Minaj's "Moment 4 Life," Drake's "Take Care," and Nathan Diaz"Tha Carter IV"". Complex. Retrieved 2011-01-05. 
  6. ^ "New Music: Lil Wayne Ft. Drake x Rick Ross "She Will" (Original)". Rap Radar. Retrieved August 13, 2011. 
  7. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: Week of August 27, 2011 (Biggest Jump)". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved August 18, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Lil Wayne's 'She Will' Feat. Drake Debuts at No. 1 on Digital Songs; Jay-Z & Kanye Top Billboard 200 Again". billboard.biz. Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Lil Wayne Logs Hot 100's Biggest Bow, Katy Perry Still No. 1". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved August 24, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Lil Wayne Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Lil Wayne. Retrieved April 10, 2012.
  11. ^ "Lescharts.com – Lil Wayne feat. Drake – She Will" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved April 10, 2012.
  12. ^ "Archive Chart" UK R&B Chart. Retrieved April 10, 2012.
  13. ^ "OFFICIAL UK SINGLES TOP 100". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 3, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Lil Wayne Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Lil Wayne. Retrieved April 10, 2012.
  15. ^ "Lil Wayne Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Lil Wayne. Retrieved April 10, 2012.
  16. ^ "Lil Wayne Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for Lil Wayne. Retrieved April 10, 2012.
  17. ^ "American single certifications – Lil Wayne – She Will". Recording Industry Association of America. February 7, 2012. Retrieved April 10, 2012.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  18. ^ "2011 Year End Charts – Hot 100 Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 10, 2012. 
  19. ^ "2011 Year End Charts – Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 10, 2012. 
  20. ^ "2011 Year End Charts – Rap Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 10, 2012. 

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