A Lie

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"A Lie"
FrenchMontanaLie.jpg
Single by French Montana featuring the Weeknd and Max B
from the album Jungle Rules
ReleasedAugust 15, 2017
Genre
Length3:46
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
French Montana singles chronology
"Unforgettable"
(2017)
"A Lie"
(2017)
"Hurtin' Me"
(2017)
The Weeknd singles chronology
"Rockin'"
(2017)
"A Lie"
(2017)
"Die for You"
(2017)
Max B singles chronology
"Chinx & Max / Paid For"
(2016)
"A Lie"
(2017)
"Breathe"
(2017)
Music video
"A Lie" on YouTube

"A Lie" is a song recorded by Moroccan-American rapper French Montana featuring Canadian singer the Weeknd and American rapper Max B. The song was written by French Montana, the Weeknd, Rory Quigley, Jason Quenneville, Danny Schofield, Charly Wingate, Matt Carillo, Fred Lowinger, Russ Mitkowski and Matthew Quenones, while the production was handled by Harry Fraud, DaHeala, DannyBoyStyles and Masar. The song was serviced to rhythmic radio on August 15, 2017, as the album's third single. The single peaked at number 75 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "A Lie" premiered on July 14, 2017, on French Montana's Vevo account on YouTube.[2] The video was shot in New York City, New York and was directed by French Montana and Spiff TV with cameos done by Belly, A$AP Rocky, Juelz Santana and Nav.[3] The music video has surpassed over 30 million views on YouTube.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[4] 71
Australia Urban (ARIA)[5] 31
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[6] 30
New Zealand Heatseekers (RMNZ)[7] 4
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[8] 80
UK Singles (OCC)[9] 51
UK Hip Hop/R&B (OCC)[10] 12
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 75
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[12] 31
US R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay (Billboard)[13] 50
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[14] 34

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[15] Platinum 80,000double-dagger

double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label(s) Ref.
United States August 15, 2017 Rhythmic contemporary [16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phillips, Yoh. "French Montana 'Jungle Rules' 1 Listen Album Review". DJBooth. Retrieved December 12, 2020.
  2. ^ "French Montana - A Lie ft. The Weeknd, Max B". Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  3. ^ "Watch French Montana's New Video for "A Lie" f/ The Weeknd and Max B". Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  4. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #430". auspOp. July 22, 2017. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  5. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 40 Urban Singles". ARIA Charts. Archived from the original on August 9, 2017. Retrieved September 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "French Montana Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
  7. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. July 24, 2017. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  8. ^ "French Montana feat. The Weeknd & Max B – A Lie". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved June 19, 2017.
  9. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
  10. ^ "Official Hip Hop and R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
  11. ^ "French Montana Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved August 5, 2017.
  12. ^ "French Montana Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 5, 2017.
  13. ^ "French Montana Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved April 8, 2022.
  14. ^ "French Montana Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  15. ^ "Canadian album certifications – French Montana – Jungle Rules". Music Canada.
  16. ^ "Top 40 Rhythmic Future Releases". All Access. All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on August 4, 2017. Retrieved August 4, 2017.