Better (Khalid song)

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"Better"
Better Khalid Single Cover.png
Single by Khalid
from the EP Suncity
ReleasedSeptember 14, 2018 (2018-09-14)
Format
Length3:49
LabelRCA
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Denis Kosiak
  • StarGate
  • Digi
  • Charlie Handsome
Khalid singles chronology
"Eastside"
(2018)
"Better"
(2018)
"Saturday Nights"
(2019)

"Better" is a song by American singer Khalid. It was first released as the lead single from Khalid's debut EP, Suncity, on September 14, 2018.[1][2] It peaked at number 18 in the US and 14 in Canada. Internationally, the song peaked at number four in Malaysia and New Zealand, six in Australia, and various spots in the top 10 and top 40.

"Better" marked Khalid's second number one on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart, following the 11-week run of "Young Dumb & Broke".[3] It also became his first number-one on Billboard's Rhythmic chart in its February 16, 2019 issue.[4][5]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2018–19) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[6] 6
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[7] 36
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[8] 3
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[9] 26
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[10] 14
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[11] 21
Denmark (Tracklisten)[12] 10
Germany (Official German Charts)[13] 49
Hungary (Stream Top 40)[14] 24
Ireland (IRMA)[15] 8
Latvia (Latvijas Top 40)[16] 22
Malaysia (RIM)[17] 4
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[18] 30
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[19] 4
Norway (VG-lista)[20] 9
Portugal (AFP)[21] 6
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[22] 57
Singapore (RIAS)[23] 4
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[24] 65
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[25] 28
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[26] 13
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[27] 26
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[28] 15
US Billboard Hot 100[29] 18
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[30] 10
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[31] 11
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[32] 1
US Dance/Mix Show Airplay (Billboard)[33] 30

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Position
Australia (ARIA)[34] 77
Denmark (Tracklisten)[35] 95

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[36] 2× Platinum 140,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[37] Platinum 30,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[38] Silver 200,000^

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

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
United States October 9, 2018 Contemporary hit radio RCA [39]
Rhythmic contemporary radio [40]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Colburn, Randall (September 14, 2018). "Khalid shares sexy new jam "Better": Stream". Consequence of Sound. Consequence Holdings, LLC. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  2. ^ Ch, Devin (September 13, 2018). "Khalid Drops "Better" In Anticipation Of His 2nd LP". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  3. ^ "Khalid's 'Better' Hits No. 1 on Hot R&B Songs Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-01-17.
  4. ^ "Rhythmic Songs, February 16, 2019". Billboard. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  5. ^ "Khalid's 'Better' Hits No. 1 On Rhythmic Songs, Top 10 On Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs" from Billboard (February 13, 2019)
  6. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Khalid – Better". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Khalid – Better" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Khalid – Better" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Khalid – Better" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  10. ^ "Khalid Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  11. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ - SINGLES DIGITAL - TOP 100 and insert 201839 into search. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
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  13. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Khalid – Better". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved October 26, 2018.
  14. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Stream Top 40 slágerlista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  15. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  16. ^ "Latvijas Top 40". Latvijas Radio. October 22, 2018. Archived from the original on 2017-03-09. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  17. ^ "Top 20 Most Streamed International & Domestic Singles in Malaysia" (PDF). Recording Industry Association of Malaysia. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  18. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Khalid – Better" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  19. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. October 29, 2018. Retrieved October 26, 2018.
  20. ^ "VG-lista – Topp 20 Single uke 39, 2018". VG-lista. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  21. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Khalid – Better". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved November 4, 2018.
  22. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  23. ^ "Singapore Top 30 Digital Streaming Chart – Week 43" (PDF). Recording Industry Association (Singapore). Archived from the original (PDF) on November 5, 2018.
  24. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201907 into search. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  25. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Select SINGLES DIGITAL - TOP 100 and insert 201838 into search. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  26. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved September 23, 2018.
  27. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Khalid – Better". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved October 29, 2018.
  28. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 1, 2018.
  29. ^ "Khalid Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  30. ^ "Khalid Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  31. ^ "Khalid Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  32. ^ "Khalid Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  33. ^ "Khalid Chart History (Dance Mix/Show Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  34. ^ "ARIA End of Year Singles 2018". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  35. ^ "Track Top-100 2018" (in Danish). Hitlisten. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  36. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. January 14, 2019. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  37. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Khalid – Better". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  38. ^ "British single certifications – Khalid – Better". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved December 17, 2018. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Better in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  39. ^ "Top 40/M Future Releases". All Access Media Group. Archived from the original on October 4, 2018. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  40. ^ "Top 40/R Future Releases". All Access Media Group. Archived from the original on October 4, 2018. Retrieved September 27, 2018.