Ball for Me

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"Ball for Me"
Single by Post Malone featuring Nicki Minaj
from the album Beerbongs & Bentleys
ReleasedMay 8, 2018 (2018-05-08)
Format
Length3:27
LabelRepublic
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Louis Bell
Post Malone singles chronology
"Psycho"
(2018)
"Ball for Me"
(2018)
"Jackie Chan"
(2018)
Nicki Minaj singles chronology
"Chun-Li"
(2018)
"Ball for Me"
(2018)
"Big Bank"
(2018)

"Ball for Me" is a song by American rapper Post Malone, featuring guest vocals from American rapper Nicki Minaj. It was written by Post, Minaj, and its producer Louis Bell. The song was released through Republic Records on May 8, 2018, as the fourth single from Malone's second studio album, Beerbongs & Bentleys (2018).[1] The song debuted and peaked at number 16 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and reached the top 20 in Australia, Canada, and Slovakia.

Music video[edit]

The official music video for "Ball for Me" was teased by Minaj through various social media platforms on June 27, 2018. Later on Queen Radio, Minaj confirmed that the music video wouldn’t be released due the fact that Malone didn’t like his visuals.[2]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Post Malone's official website.[3]

  • Post Malone – vocals, composition
  • Nicki Minaj – vocals, composition
  • Louis Bell – composition, production, programming, recording, vocal production
  • Mike Bozzi – mastering
  • Scott Desmarais – mixing assistance
  • Robin Florent – mixing assistance
  • Chris Galland – mixing assistance
  • Manny Marroquin – mixing

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[23] Platinum 70,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[24] 3× Platinum 240,000double-dagger
United Kingdom (BPI)[25] Silver 200,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[26] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various April 27, 2018 Republic [27]
United States May 8, 2018 Rhythmic contemporary radio [28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Post Malone and Nicki Minaj Team Up for New Song "Ball for Me"". XXL. April 30, 2018. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
  2. ^ Thompson, Rita (June 28, 2018). "Nicki Minaj Pops Her Booty in Steamy 'Ball For Me' Video Teaser: Watch". Billboard. Retrieved August 12, 2018.
  3. ^ "Post Malone | Home". PostMalone.com. Archived from the original on April 27, 2018. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  4. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Post Malone feat. Nicki Minaj – Ball for Me". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Post Malone feat. Nicki Minaj – Ball for Me" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  6. ^ "Post Malone Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  7. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – SINGLES DIGITAL – TOP 100 and insert 201818 into search. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  8. ^ "Lescharts.com – Post Malone feat. Nicki Minaj – Ball for Me" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  9. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Post Malone feat. Nicki Minaj – Ball for Me". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  10. ^ "Irish-charts.com – Discography Post Malone". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  11. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Post Malone feat. Nicki Minaj – Ball for Me". Top Digital Download. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  12. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Post Malone feat. Nicki Minaj – Ball for Me" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  13. ^ "VG-lista – Topp 20 Single uke 18, 2018". VG-lista. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  14. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Post Malone feat. Nicki Minaj – Ball For Me". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  15. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Select SINGLES DIGITAL - TOP 100 and insert 201818 into search. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  16. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Post Malone feat. Nicki Minaj – Ball for Me". Singles Top 100. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  17. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  18. ^ "Post Malone Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  19. ^ "Post Malone Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  20. ^ "Post Malone Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
  21. ^ "Canadian Hot 100 – Year-End 2018". Billboard. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  22. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 2018". Billboard. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  23. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2019 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  24. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Post Malone – Ball for Me". Music Canada. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
  25. ^ "British single certifications – Ball for Me – Post Malone". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved February 19, 2019. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Post Malone in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  26. ^ "American single certifications – Ball for Me – Post Malone". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 21, 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  27. ^ "beerbongs & bentleys / Post Malone". Tidal. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  28. ^ "Top 40/R Future Releases". All Access. Archived from the original on May 4, 2018. Retrieved May 4, 2018.