Birthday Song (2 Chainz song)

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"Birthday Song"
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Single by 2 Chainz featuring Kanye West
from the album Based on a T.R.U. Story
Released August 24, 2012
Format Digital download
Recorded January 27, 2012
Genre Hip hop, southern hip hop, Trap
Length 5:06
Label Def Jam
Songwriter(s) Tauheed Epps, Kanye West, Mike Dean, Sonny Uwaezuoke
Producer(s) Sonny Digital, Kanye West (co.), BWheezy (co.), Anthony Kilhoffer (add.), Lifted (add.), Mike Dean (add.)
2 Chainz singles chronology
"My Moment"
(2012)
"Birthday Song"
(2012)
"Do My Dance"
(2012)
"My Moment"
(2012)
"Birthday Song"
(2012)
"Do My Dance"
(2012)
Kanye West singles chronology
Clique2012
"New God Flow"
(2012) New God Flow2012
"Birthday Song"
(2012) Birthday Song2012
"Clique"
(2012)
Music video
"Birthday Song" on YouTube

"Birthday Song" is a song by American hip hop recording artist 2 Chainz, released August 24, 2012 as the second single from his debut studio album Based on a T.R.U. Story (2012). The song, which features fellow American rapper Kanye West, was produced by Sonny Digital, West, BWheezy, Anthony Kilhoffer, Lifted and Mike Dean.

Music video[edit]

The music video, released on August 30, 2012, was directed by Andreas Nilsson.[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[2]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

The song debuted at number 91 on The Billboard Hot 100.

Chart (2012) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 47
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[4] 10
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[5] 7
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[6] 19

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[7] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[8] 58
US Rap Songs (Billboard)[9] 41
Chart (2013) Position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[10] 87

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States July 24, 2012[11] Digital download Def Jam
August 7, 2012 Urban radio
September 25, 2012[12] Rhythmic radio

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alexis, Nadeska (August 15, 2012). "2 Chainz Snatches Kanye Director For 'Birthday Song' Video". MTV Music. MTV Networks. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  2. ^ "2 Chainz feat. Kanye West - Birthday Song". 
  3. ^ "2 Chainz – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for 2 Chainz. Retrieved October 17, 2012.
  4. ^ "2 Chainz – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for 2 Chainz. Retrieved October 17, 2012.
  5. ^ "2 Chainz – Chart history" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for 2 Chainz. Retrieved October 17, 2012.
  6. ^ "2 Chainz – Chart history" Billboard Rhythmic Songs for 2 Chainz. Retrieved October 17, 2012.
  7. ^ "American single certifications – 2 Chainz – Birthday Song". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  8. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Songs - 2012 Year End Charts". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-12-17. 
  9. ^ "Rap Songs - 2012 Year End Charts". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-12-17. 
  10. ^ "2013 Year End Charts — R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  11. ^ iTunes - Music - Birthday Song - Single by 2 Chainz[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ http://www.fmqb.com/Article.asp?id=74389

External links[edit]