Call Out My Name

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"Call Out My Name"
Single by The Weeknd
from the album My Dear Melancholy
ReleasedApril 10, 2018 (2018-04-10)
FormatDigital download
Length3:48
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Frank Dukes
The Weeknd singles chronology
"Pray for Me"
(2018)
"Call Out My Name"
(2018)
"What You Want"
(2018)
Music video
"Call Out My Name" on YouTube

"Call Out My Name" is a song recorded by Canadian singer and songwriter The Weeknd, taken from his first EP, My Dear Melancholy, released on March 30, 2018. The Weeknd co-wrote the song with its producer Frank Dukes, with Nicolas Jaar receiving writing credits for the sampling of his 2016 song "Killing Time".

The song was sent to rhythmic contemporary radio on April 10, 2018 as the extended play's first single in the United States.

Composition[edit]

The song is performed in the key of D minor with a tempo of 45 beats per minute[1] in compound duple (6
8
) time
. The chords alternate between Gm and Dm. Tesfaye's vocals span two octaves, from D3 to D5.[2]

Commercial performance[edit]

Tesfaye earned the largest first-day Spotify stream count of any song released in 2018 with "Call Out My Name".[3] The song was also streamed 6 million times on its first day on Apple Music.[4] The song debuted at number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 on the issue dated April 7, 2018, becoming his eighth top ten entry.[5]

Music videos[edit]

A lyric video was released on April 2, 2018, depicting Tesfaye on various television screens.[6] On March 30, 2018, The Weeknd uploaded a vertical video to Spotify.[7][8] The official music video for "Call Out My Name" was released on April 12, 2018 and directed by Grant Singer.[9]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[54] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[55] Platinum 40,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[56] Platinum 80,000*
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[57] Gold 45,000^
France (SNEP)[58] Gold 100,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[59] Gold 15,000*
Sweden (GLF)[60] Gold 4,000,000double-dagger
United Kingdom (BPI)[61] Gold 400,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[62] 2× Platinum 2,000,000double-dagger

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

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label(s) Ref.
United States April 10, 2018 Rhythmic contemporary radio [63]
Italy April 20, 2018 Contemporary hit radio Universal [64]
United Kingdom Urban contemporary
  • XO
  • Republic
[65]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  60. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat" (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Retrieved February 20, 2019. Type Weeknd in the top right search bar. Click on "Sok" and select "Visa" under Call Out My Name to see certification.
  61. ^ "British single certifications – The Weeknd – Call Out My Name". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved May 17, 2019. Select singles in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Call Out My Name in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
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