21st Century Girl (Willow song)

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"21st Century Girl"
Single by Willow Smith
Released March 1, 2011 (2011-03-01)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2010
Genre Electropop
Length 3:00
Label Roc Nation
Songwriter(s) Drew Ryan Scott, Clyde McKnight, Johan Alkenas, Niclas Molinder and Omarr Rambert
Producer(s) Alke, Twin & Tim Carter
Willow Smith singles chronology
"Whip My Hair"
"21st Century Girl"
"Whip My Hair"
"21st Century Girl"

"21st Century Girl" is the second single by American recording artist Willow Smith.


On January 22, 2011, Willow released a 16-second preview of the song on her Facebook page.[1] The video clip of the song shows Willow on the set of the music video. 21st Century Girl is an upbeat dance song and was produced by Swedish production team Twin.[2]

Willow debuted the full song on February 28 by performing the song on The Oprah Winfrey Show.[3] It was released on iTunes the following day on, March 1, 2011.

Live performances[edit]

Willow performed the song on The Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as at the 2011 Kids' Choice Awards. Willow performed at the White House Easter Egg Hunt. The song was also performed by Willow as a support act on UK dates of Justin Bieber's My World Tour.

Music video[edit]

The video was released on March 7, 2011, and shows Cicely Tyson playing a nomadic tribal woman pulling Willow from the sand in a desert.[4] Willow and her friends in the video then begin to pull an entire city out of the desert. The video was shot in Los Angeles and was directed by Rich Lee.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
  1. "21st Century Girl" – 3:00


Chart (2011) Peak
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[6] 12
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[7] 14
Ireland (IRMA)[8] 36
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[9] 71
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 91
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 99