Beat It (Sean Kingston song)

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"Beat It"
Sean Kingston - Beat It cover.jpg
Single by Sean Kingston featuring Chris Brown and Wiz Khalifa
from the album Back 2 Life
ReleasedApril 15, 2013
GenreR&B, hip hop, dirty rap
Songwriter(s)Kisean Anderson, Cameron Thomaz, Omari Akinlolu, Nicholas Balding, Josh Thomas, Mark Kragen
Producer(s)Nic Nac
Sean Kingston singles chronology
"Rum and Raybans"
"Beat It"
"Wait Up"
Chris Brown singles chronology
"For the Road"
"Beat It"
"It Won't Stop"
Wiz Khalifa singles chronology
"Beat It"
"We Own It (Fast & Furious)"
Music video
"Beat It" on YouTube

"Beat It" is a hip hop/R&B song by American recording artist Sean Kingston, featuring vocals from American singer Chris Brown and rapper Wiz Khalifa. The song is the second single from Kingston's third studio album, Back 2 Life. It was released on April 15, 2013 as a digital download.[1] The song was written by Kisean Anderson, Cameron Thomaz, Omari Akinlolu and Nicholas Balding.

Music video[edit]

A music video to accompany the release of "Beat It" was first released onto YouTube on April 29, 2013 at a total length of four minutes and sixteen seconds. The video features Kingston, Brown, and Khalifa partying poolside at an estate, and features a guest appearance by NicNac, the producer.[2]

Main Credits

  • Directors/Producers - Colin Tilley, Luga Podesta, Josh Thomas, Jamar Hawkins and Brandon Bonfiglio
  • Director of Photography - Rob Witt
  • Editor - Vinnie Hobbs


  • Production Company - London Alley Entertainment
  • Production Manager - Jenn Mickleson
  • Production Coordinator - Dan Browne


  • Colorist - Marshall Plante
  • Digital Imaging Technician (DIT) - Earl Fulcher

Costume and Wardrobe

  • Stylist - Gianni Arteaga


Track listing[edit]

1."Beat It" (featuring Chris Brown and Wiz Khalifa)4:14
2."Beat It" (Clean Version) (featuring Chris Brown and Wiz Khalifa)4:14

Credits and personnel[edit]




Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[16] Gold 35,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

Release history[edit]

Country Release date Format Label
United States April 15, 2013 Digital download Epic Records


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  2. ^ Sean Kingston - Beat It ft. Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa on YouTube
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  8. ^ "Sean Kingston feat. Chris Brown & Wiz Khalifa – Beat It" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved June 29, 2013.
  9. ^ "Sean Kingston feat. Chris Brown & Wiz Khalifa – Beat It". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved June 29, 2013.
  10. ^ "Sean Kingston Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
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  12. ^ "Sean Kingston Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  13. ^ "Sean Kingston Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard.
  14. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 2013". Billboard. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  15. ^ "Rhythmic Songs – Year-End 2013". Billboard. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  16. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2013 Singles" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association.