Wait for a Minute

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"Wait for a Minute"
Single by Tyga featuring Justin Bieber
from the album The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty
Released October 22, 2013
Format Digital download
Recorded 2013
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:26
Label Young Money, Cash Money, Republic
Writer(s) Michael Stevenson, Justin Bieber, Brandon Green, Jess Jackson
Producer(s) Maejor Ali
Tyga singles chronology
"Show You"
(2013)
"Wait for a Minute"
(2013)
"Iz U Down"
(2013)
Justin Bieber singles chronology
"Hold Tight"
(2013)
"Wait for a Minute"
(2013)
"Recovery"
(2013)
Music video
"Wait For A Minute" on YouTube

"Wait for a Minute" is a song by American rapper Tyga featuring Canadian singer Justin Bieber. The song was released as the first single from Tyga's upcoming album, The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty (2014).[1] The song is produced by Maejor Ali.[2] The song was released to iTunes on October 22, 2013.[3]

Background[edit]

“ He’s in this transition period,” said Tyga of his collaborator. " I felt like when me and Chris Brown did ‘Deuces,’ it was like a moment. I feel like this would be a big moment for both of us with this song.”[4] The song is produced by Maejor Ali and was premiered on October 21.[5][6] The song was then released for digital download on October 22, 2013 [7] Then on October 29, 2013, it was serviced to rhythmic contemporary radio in the U.S.[8]

Commercial performance[edit]

The song sold 68,000 digital downloads in its first week in the United States according to Billboard Biz and Nielsen Soundscan.[9]

Music video[edit]

The music video was shot on November 14, 2013 in Long Beach, California. Tyga explained the concept behind the special Video. “It’s real Matrix. We got some of the guys that do CGI for some of the big movies,” said Tyga. “We’re freezing time and switching different worlds trying to get away from certain things the negative that comes with the lifestyle.[10] The video premiered on Access Hollywood in December 19, 2013 and was released on VEVO and Tyga's YouTube channel and was directed by Krista Liney [11]

Commercial performance[edit]

"Wait for a Minute" charted in French Singles Chart and in the United Kingdom due to strong digital download sales.[12] It debuted on the French Singles Chart at number 103.[13] In October 2013, it debuted at number 41 on the UK Singles Chart.[14] "Wait for a Minute" debuted at number 34 in the 50 singles chart of Belgium.[15] "Wait for a Minute" debuted at number 31 in Netherlands Top 100 and at number 45 in Spain.[16] It debuted at number 47 on the Canadian charts and number 6 in Denmark.[17][18]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "Wait For A Minute" (featuring Justin Bieber) 3:26

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[19] 50
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[20] 34
Belgium (Ultratop Flanders Urban)[20] 8
Denmark (Tracklisten)[21] 6
France (SNEP)[22] 103
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[23] 47
Germany (Media Control Charts)[24] 63
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[25] 31
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[26] 45
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[27] 43
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[28] 41
US Billboard Hot 100[29] 68
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[30] 24

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Canada October 21, 2013 Digital download Young Money, Cash Money, Republic
United States
United Kingdom
October 31, 2013[31] Urban contemporary radio

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2013/10/tyga-announces-forthcoming-album-reveals-new-single-justin-bieber/
  2. ^ http://instagram.com/p/fl7mqkPbfL/
  3. ^ iTunes.com: Wait For a Minute - Single - Tyga & Justin Bieber
  4. ^ http://www.rap-up.com/2013/11/15/behind-the-video-tyga-f-justin-bieber-wait-for-a-minute/
  5. ^ http://www.power106.com/personalities/PowerMusicBlog/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10604458
  6. ^ http://instagram.com/p/fl7mqkPbfL/
  7. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/wait-for-a-minute-single/id727315201
  8. ^ http://www.fmqb.com/article.asp?id=16691
  9. ^ http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/5778124/chart-moves-taylor-swift-makes-sweet-start-tyga-teams-with-justin-bieber?utm_source=twitter
  10. ^ http://www.rap-up.com/2013/11/15/behind-the-video-tyga-f-justin-bieber-wait-for-a-minute/
  11. ^ http://www.vevo.com/watch/USCMV1300176?syndicationid=bb8a16ab-1279-4f17-969b-1dba5eb60eda&shortlink=vcamb3&country=US&referralurl=http:%2F%2Ft.co%2FkoqKMPtIfl
  12. ^ http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Tyga+%2F+Justin+Bieber&titel=Wait+For+A+Minute&cat=s
  13. ^ http://www.lescharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=TYGA+%2F+JUSTIN+BIEBER&titel=Wait+For+A+Minute&cat=s
  14. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/artist/_/tyga%20featuring%20justin%20bieber/
  15. ^ http://www.ultratop.be/nl/showitem.asp?interpret=TYGA+%2F+JUSTIN+BIEBER&titel=Wait+For+A+Minute&cat=s
  16. ^ http://www.dutchcharts.nl/showitem.asp?interpret=TYGA+%2F+JUSTIN+BIEBER&titel=Wait+For+A+Minute&cat=s
  17. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/430631/Tyga/chart?f=793
  18. ^ http://www.danishcharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=TYGA+%2F+JUSTIN+BIEBER&titel=Wait+For+A+Minute&cat=s
  19. ^ "TYGA / JUSTIN BIEBER – Wait For A Minute – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 2013-11-01.
  20. ^ a b "Ultratop.be – TYGA / JUSTIN BIEBER – Wait For A Minute" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 2013-11-01.
  21. ^ "Danishcharts.com – TYGA / JUSTIN BIEBER – Wait For A Minute". Tracklisten. Retrieved 2013-11-01.
  22. ^ "Lescharts.com – TYGA / JUSTIN BIEBER – Wait For A Minute" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 2013-11-01.
  23. ^ "Tyga Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Tyga. Retrieved 2013-11-01.
  24. ^ "JUSTIN BIEBER/Wait+For+A+Minute/single Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 2013-11-01.
  25. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – TYGA / JUSTIN BIEBER – Wait For A Minute" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 2013-11-01.
  26. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – TYGA / JUSTIN BIEBER – Wait For A Minute" Canciones Top 50. Retrieved 2013-11-01.
  27. ^ "TYGA / JUSTIN BIEBER – Wait For A Minute – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 2013-11-01.
  28. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 2013-11-01.
  29. ^ "Tyga Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Tyga. Retrieved November 1, 2013.
  30. ^ "Tyga Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Tyga. Retrieved November 1, 2013.
  31. ^ "Radio 1Xtra Playlist". Archived from the original on November 4, 2013.