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
Released April 15, 2013
Recorded 2012
Genre R&B, hip hop, Reggae fusion
Length 4:14
Label Epic
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"
"Rum and Raybans"
"Beat It"
"Wait Up"
Chris Brown singles chronology
"For the Road"
(2013) For the Road2013
"Beat It"
(2013) Beat It2013
"It Won't Stop"
(2013) It Won't Stop2013
Wiz Khalifa singles chronology
(2013) NBA2013
"Beat It"
(2013) Beat It2013
"We Own It (Fast & Furious)"
(2013) We Own It (Fast & Furious)2013
Music video
"Beat It" on YouTube

"Beat It" is a 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 Wiz 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]

No. Title Length
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]



Chart (2013) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[6] 40
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[7] 9
France (SNEP)[8] 116
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[9] 15
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 52
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[11] 33
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[12] 17
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[13] 8


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[14] Gold 35,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

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