Blueberry Faygo

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"Blueberry Faygo"
Lil Mosey - Blueberry Faygo.png
Single by Lil Mosey
from the album Certified Hitmaker (reissue)
ReleasedFebruary 7, 2020 (2020-02-07)
Format
Genre
Length2:43
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Callan
Lil Mosey singles chronology
"Live This Wild"
(2019)
"Blueberry Faygo"
(2020)
"Only the Team"
(2020)
Music video
"Blueberry Faygo" on YouTube

"Blueberry Faygo" is a single by American rapper Lil Mosey. The song initially leaked in June 2019, when multiple imposters uploaded bootleg versions of the song on Spotify, racking up millions of streams, before being removed. The song's release was delayed due to a sample clearance agreement, and was eventually released on February 7, 2020, by Mogul Vision Music and Interscope Records. It was released concurrently with the reissue of Lil Mosey's second studio album Certified Hitmaker (2019), which the single appears on.[1] The song has become Lil Mosey's most successful song yet.

Background[edit]

In June 2019, a leaked version of the song surfaced online. Soon after that, the lyrics were transcribed onto Genius. The page attracted a small but consistent amount of attention over the next few months, and fans asked Lil Mosey to release the song on social media.[2] In late 2019, a leaked upload of the track on Spotify reached 22 million streams before it was taken down.[3] It was followed by numerous others, uploaded with fake titles and artist credits[4] by fans and hackers aiming to capitalize on its streaming potential, using names like "Blueberry Fuego," "Blueberry Fayego," and other similar titles, which also led to them charting on the New Zealand Singles Chart.[5] At the same time, the song went viral, before it was officially released on February 7, 2020.[6] It was released concurrently with the reissue of Lil Mosey's second album Certified Hitmaker, with Mosey's management explaining that fans had begged for the song to be released (on the reissue).[3] It became Lil Mosey's most successful single to date after being picked up by TikTok users for dance challenges.[7]

Composition[edit]

"Blueberry Faygo" was produced by Callan; the basis is composed by a sped-up sample of "My, My, My", a 1990 song by American singer-songwriter Johnny Gill.[6] The track has been noted for its appeal to the TikTok demographic. Alex Zidel of HotNewHipHop labelled "Blueberry Faygo" a "bouncy summer joint", and further complimented Lil Mosey's "clever" rhyme scheme in the hook, with the rapper "counting up and using nursery rhyme tactics to ensure a hit on his part". [5] Jessica McKinney of Complex had a similar notion, also calling it "bouncy", with a "catchy hook", and stated the track has "'summer vibes' written all over it".[4]

Music video[edit]

The song's official music video was released on March 26, 2020.[8] It was released through music video director Cole Bennett's YouTube channel. The video features appearances from Australian rapper The Kid Laroi and TikTok stars Addison Rae and Lil Huddy.[9] It was filmed at The Hype House, a TikTok mansion in Los Angeles.[10]

Chart performance[edit]

"Blueberry Faygo" debuted at number 62 on the Billboard Hot 100, tying with Lil Mosey's single "Stuck in a Dream", his highest-charting song before.[11] It later surpassed "Stuck in a Dream", peaking at number nine, becoming Mosey's first top 20 and top 10 entry.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2020) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[12] 16
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[13] 29
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[14] 1
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[15] 5
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[16] 8
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[17] 16
Denmark (Tracklisten)[18] 13
Estonia (Eesti Tipp-40)[19] 6
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[20] 10
France (SNEP)[21] 109
Germany (Official German Charts)[22] 37
Hungary (Stream Top 40)[23] 7
Ireland (IRMA)[24] 4
Italy (FIMI)[25] 77
Lithuania (AGATA)[26] 12
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[27] 34
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[28] 10
Norway (VG-lista)[29] 15
Portugal (AFP)[30] 9
Romania (Airplay 100)[31] 70
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[32] 72
Singapore (RIAS)[33] 11
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[34] 14
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[35] 20
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[36] 28
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[37] 9
US Billboard Hot 100[38] 9
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[39] 7
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[40] 19
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[41] 1
US Rolling Stone Top 100[42] 6

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[43] Platinum 70,000double-dagger
Canada (Music Canada)[44] 2× Platinum 160,000double-dagger
New Zealand (RMNZ)[45] Gold 15,000*
Portugal (AFP)[46] Gold 10,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[47] Gold 400,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[48] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

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

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label Ref.
Various February 7, 2020 Interscope [6]
United States March 10, 2020 Rhythmic contemporary radio [49]
May 19, 2020 Contemporary hit radio [50]

References[edit]

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