Caroline (Aminé song)

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"Caroline"
Caroline - Aminé.jpg
Single by Aminé
from the album Good for You
Released March 9, 2016
Format Digital download
Genre
Length 3:29
Label Republic
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Aminé singles chronology
"Caroline"
(2016)
"Baba"
(2016)

"Caroline"
(2016)
"Baba"
(2016)
Music video
"Caroline" on YouTube

"Caroline" is the debut single by American hip hop rapper Aminé. It was released on March 9, 2016 and was produced by Aminé himself and Pasqué.[1] It serves as the lead single from his debut studio album Good for You.[2]

Background[edit]

In an interview with Genius, Aminé said that:

The first time I heard the name "Caroline" was in OutKast's "Roses", so that was definitely an influence on me in general. But I wrote this song with the intentions of hopefully making a modern day "Billie Jean". Caroline represents the handful of women I’ve met in my life that I would put genuine effort in.[3]

Music video[edit]

The song's accompanying music video premiered on June 1, 2016 on Aminé's Vevo channel on YouTube. The video features Aminé and two friends riding in the back seat of a car, on a couch, and sitting in the parking lot of Mike's Drive-In, a burger restaurant in Oregon City, Oregon.[4] Since the music video's release it has amassed over 210 million views.[1]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2016–17) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 33
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[6] 16
Philippines (Philippine Hot 100)[7] 45
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 11
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[9] 5
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[10] 30

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 60
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[12] 37
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[13] 28
US Streaming Songs (Billboard)[14] 39

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
New Zealand (RMNZ)[15] Gold 15,000*
United States (RIAA)[16] 4× Platinum 4,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Aminé - Caroline". YouTube. Retrieved June 27, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Aminé Announces Debut Album 'Good for You'". Rap-Up. Retrieved June 26, 2017. 
  3. ^ ""Caroline" Official Lyrics & Meaning". Genius. YouTube. October 20, 2016. Retrieved June 27, 2017. 
  4. ^ Moore, Jenni (September 21, 2016). "Sneaker Wave". The Portland Mercury. Retrieved May 30, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Aminé Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved November 29, 2016.
  6. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. December 5, 2016. Retrieved December 2, 2016. 
  7. ^ "BillboardPH Hot 100". Billboard Philippines. June 19, 2017. Retrieved June 19, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Aminé Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved December 28, 2016.
  9. ^ "Aminé Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  10. ^ "Aminé Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved January 4, 2017.
  11. ^ "Hot 100 Songs – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 12, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs - Year-End 2017". Billboardaccessdate=January 21, 2018. 
  13. ^ "Rhythmic Songs – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved January 21, 2018. 
  14. ^ "Adult Pop Songs : Year End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved January 21, 2018. 
  15. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Aminé – Caroline". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved December 16, 2016. 
  16. ^ "American single certifications – Aminé – Caroline". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved April 6, 2017.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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