Changes (XXXTentacion song)

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"Changes"
Single by XXXTentacion
from the album ?
ReleasedMarch 2, 2018
Length2:02
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Cunningham
XXXTentacion singles chronology
"Sad!"
(2018)
"Changes"
(2018)
"Ghostbusters"
(2018)

"Changes" is a song written and performed by American rapper XXXTentacion from his second studio album ?. The song features uncredited vocals from American rapper PnB Rock. It was released as the second single from the album on March 2, 2018. It is XXXTentacion's last single to be released during his lifetime.

Release and reception[edit]

On March 1, 2018, X announced he was releasing two songs from his then-upcoming album ?, saying on Instagram "Dropping two songs from my album tonight at 12:00 am est, play them more times than you can count."[1] "Changes" was released on March 2, 2018 on Spotify, Deezer, iTunes/Apple Music and Tidal alongside "Sad!".[2][3]

HotNewHipHop called it a "slow jam" and noted that X is "channeling his emotion to go for more of a singing vibe."[4] Billboard called it a "heart-on-sleeve track" with revealing lyrics.[5] XXL called the song a "piano-driven ballad" that takes a different tone than X's Sad!".[6]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[7]

  • Jahseh Onfroy – songwriting, composition
  • John Cunningham – songwriting, composition, production, mixing
  • Rakim Allen – songwriting, composition
  • Robert Soukiasyan – mixing
  • Kevin Peterson – mastering
  • Dave Kutch – mastering

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[35] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[36] Platinum 80,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[37] Gold 45,000^
France (SNEP)[38] Gold 100,000*
Italy (FIMI)[39] Gold 25,000double-dagger
New Zealand (RMNZ)[40] Gold 15,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[41] Silver 200,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[42] 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "XXXTentacion Dropping Two Songs Tonight From Album – Urban Islandz". Urban Islandz. March 2, 2018. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  2. ^ "XXXTENTACION – SAD!". Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  3. ^ "Listen XXXTentacion Two New Songs "SAD!" & "Changes" - Urban Islandz". Urban Islandz. March 2, 2018. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  4. ^ "XXXTentacion Channels His Emotions On "Changes"". HotNewHipHop. March 2, 2018. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  5. ^ "Here Are the Lyrics to XXXTentacion's 'Changes'". Billboard. April 30, 2018. Retrieved May 24, 2018.
  6. ^ "XXXTentacion Shares Two New Songs Sad! and Changes - XXL". XXL Mag. March 2, 2018. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  7. ^ "Changes / XXXTENTACION". listen.tidal.com. Retrieved May 24, 2018.
  8. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. July 2, 2018. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
  9. ^ "Austriancharts.at – XXXTentacion – Changes" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  10. ^ "XXXTentacion Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved June 26, 2018.
  11. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201825 into search. Retrieved June 25, 2018.
  12. ^ "Track Top-40 Uge 26, 2018" (in Danish). Hitlisten. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  13. ^ "Lescharts.com – XXXTentacion – Changes" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  14. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – XXXTentacion – Changes". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  15. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved July 15, 2018.
  16. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Stream Top 40 slágerlista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  17. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
  18. ^ "Top Singoli – Classifica settimanale WK 26" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
  19. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – XXXTentacion – Changes" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  20. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. July 2, 2018. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  21. ^ "VG-lista – Topp 20 Single uke 26, 2018". VG-lista. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
  22. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – XXXTentacion – Changes". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  23. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  24. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201812 into search. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  25. ^ "Top 100 Canciones – Semana 26: del 22.06.2018 al 28.06.2018" (PDF) (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  26. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  27. ^ "Swisscharts.com – XXXTentacion – Changes". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  28. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
  29. ^ "Official Independent Singles Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  30. ^ "XXXTentacion Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved June 26, 2018.
  31. ^ "XXXTentacion Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  32. ^ "Canadian Hot 100 – Year-End 2018". Billboard. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  33. ^ "Hot 100 Songs – Year-End 2018". Billboard. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  34. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 2018". Billboard. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  35. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #487". auspOp. August 25, 2018. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  36. ^ "Canadian single certifications – XXXTentacion – Changes". Music Canada. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  37. ^ "Danish single certifications – XXXTentacion – Changes". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
  38. ^ "French single certifications – XXXTentacion – Changes" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  39. ^ "Italian single certifications – XXXTentacion – Changes" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  40. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – XXXTentacion – Changes". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  41. ^ "British single certifications – XXXTentacion – Changes". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved August 31, 2018. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Changes in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  42. ^ "American single certifications – XXXTentacion – Changes". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 15, 2018. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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