Boys & Girls (will.i.am song)

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"Boys & Girls"
Boys & Girls will.i.am.jpg
Single by will.i.am featuring Pia Mia
ReleasedApril 8, 2016
FormatDigital download
GenreTrap pop
Length4:01
LabelInterscope
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • will.i.am
  • Lazy J
  • Dustin Highbridge
  • Wojtek Stypko
will.i.am singles chronology
"I'm So Excited"
(2014)
"Boys & Girls"
(2016)
"FIYAH"
(2017)
Pia Mia singles chronology
"Touch"
(2015)
"Boys & Girls"
(2016)
"I'm a Fan"
(2017)

"Boys & Girls" is a song by American rapper will.i.am featuring American singer Pia Mia. It was released on April 8, 2016, by Interscope Records as the lead single from his upcoming fifth studio album Songs About Partying. The song samples "Break This Heartbreak" by Kylie Minogue and Fernando Garibay.

Music video[edit]

On April 7, 2016, will.i.am uploaded the music video for "Boys & Girls" on his YouTube and Vevo account.[1] The video was directed by Spencer Creigh.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[3]
  1. "Boys & Girls" (featuring Pia Mia) — 4:01

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[4] 53
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[5] 49
Belgium Urban (Ultratop Flanders)[6] 11
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[7] 17
Europe (Euro Digital Songs)[8] 20
France (SNEP)[9] 46
Germany (Official German Charts)[10] 39
Ireland (IRMA)[11] 42
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[12] 14
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[13] 78
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[14] 21
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[15] 6

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[16] Silver 200,000double-dagger

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

Live performances[edit]

Will.i.am performed the song on The Voice UK final on 9 Apr 2016.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "will.i.am - Boys & Girls ft. Pia Mia". YouTube. April 7, 2016. Retrieved April 17, 2016.
  2. ^ "will.i.am - Boys & Girls ft. Pia Mia". Vevo. April 7, 2016. Retrieved April 17, 2016.
  3. ^ "iTunes - Music - Boys & Girls (feat. Pia Mia) - Single by will.i.am". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved April 17, 2016.
  4. ^ Ryan, Gavin (April 16, 2016). "ARIA Singles: Gnash 'I Hate U, I Love U' Is No 1". Noise11. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – will.i.am Feat. Pia Mia – Boys & Girls" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved April 29, 2016.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – will.i.am Feat. Pia Mia – Boys & Girls" (in Dutch). Ultratop Urban. Retrieved April 29, 2016.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – will.i.am Feat. Pia Mia – Boys & Girls" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  8. ^ "will.i.am – Chart Search" Billboard Euro Digital Songs for will.i.am. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  9. ^ "Lescharts.com – will.i.am Feat. Pia Mia – Boys & Girls" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved April 17, 2016.
  10. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – will.i.am Feat. Pia Mia – Boys & Girls". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved May 20, 2016.
  11. ^ "Chart Track: Week 22, 2016". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  12. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 20, 2016.
  13. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201628 into search. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  14. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 20, 2016.
  15. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 20, 2016.
  16. ^ "British single certifications – will.i.am feat. Pia Mia – It's My Birthday". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved August 26, 2016. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type It's My Birthday in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.