Controlla

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"Controlla"
Drake-Controlla-2016.jpg
Single by Drake
from the album Views
ReleasedJune 7, 2016
FormatDigital download
Recorded2015
GenreDancehall[1][2]
Length4:05
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Drake singles chronology
"Back on Road"
(2016)
"Controlla"
(2016)
"No Shopping"
(2016)

"Controlla" is a song by Canadian rapper Drake, recorded for his studio album Views. The song was released as the fourth single from the album in the US on June 7, 2016.[3] The dancehall song[1] was written by Drake, Matthew Samuels, Dwayne Chin-Quee, Stephen McGregor, Moses Davis, Donald Dennis, Gary Jackson, Patrick Roberts, Andrew Thomas, and produced by Boi-1da, Supa Dups, Di Genius, TheFinal1 and Allen Ritter.

It reached number 27 in Canada, number 18 in the UK, and number 16 on the US Billboard Hot 100. "Controlla" was the second dancehall single to be released from Views, along with "One Dance" and "Too Good".

Pitchfork listed "Controlla" on their ranking of the 100 best songs of 2016 at number 62.[4]

Background[edit]

Prior to the album's release, "Controlla" was one of two tracks from Views leaked online; The leaked version featured dancehall artist Popcaan.[5] The song was still included on the album without Popcaan's contributions and an additional Drake verse plus a Beenie Man sample.

Production and composition[edit]

"Controlla" was written by Drake, Matthew Samuels, Allen Ritter, Dwayne Chin-Quee, Stephen McGregor, Moses Davis, Donald Dennis, Gary Jackson, Patrick Roberts, Andrew Thomas, and produced by Boi-1da, Supa Dups, and Charles "Jamandass da Terminator" Omondi. In addition to Drake's lead vocals, the track contains samples of "Tear Off Mi Garment" performed by Beenie Man, though sources compared the song to Rihanna's "Work", the same track Drake was featured on.[6]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No.TitleLength
1."Controlla"4:05

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[33] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[34] 2× Platinum 160,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[35] Gold 30,000^
France (SNEP)[36] Gold 66,666*
Italy (FIMI)[37] Gold 25,000double-dagger
New Zealand (RMNZ)[38] Gold 15,000*
Sweden (GLF)[39] Platinum 40,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[40] Platinum 600,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[41] 3× Platinum 3,000,000double-dagger

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

References[edit]

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  4. ^ "The 100 Best Songs of 2016". Pitchfork Media. December 12, 2016. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  5. ^ Low, Carver (March 29, 2016). "Drake - Controlla Feat. Popcaan [New Song]". HotNewHipHop.
  6. ^ Views (PDF digital booklet). Drake. Young Money Entertainment. 2016.
  7. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Drake – Controlla". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved October 15, 2016.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Drake – Controlla" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved December 10, 2016.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Drake – Controlla" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved August 6, 2016.
  10. ^ "Drake Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved June 3, 2016.
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  13. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Drake – Controlla". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved July 8, 2016.
  14. ^ "Chart Track: Week 26, 2016". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
  15. ^ "Top Digital – Classifica settimanale WK 28 (dal 2016-07-08 al 2016-06-14)" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved July 15, 2016.
  16. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Drake – Controlla" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
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  18. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Drake – Controlla". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
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  20. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Drake – Controlla". Singles Top 100. Retrieved June 3, 2016.
  21. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Drake – Controlla". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved June 13, 2016.
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  29. ^ "Jaaroverzichten - Single 2016". Hung Medien. Retrieved December 25, 2016.
  30. ^ "Schweizer Jahreshitparade 2016 – hitparade.ch". Hung Medien. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
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  32. ^ "Hot 100 Songs - Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  33. ^ "CHART WATCH #381". auspOp. August 13, 2016. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  34. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Drake – Controlla". Music Canada. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  35. ^ "Danish single certifications – Drake – Controlla" (in Danish). IFPI Denmark. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  36. ^ "French single certifications – Drake – Controlla" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
  37. ^ "Italian single certifications – Drake – Controlla" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved October 14, 2017. Select "2016" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Controlla" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli online" under "Sezione".
  38. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Drake – Controlla". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  39. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat" (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Retrieved October 14, 2017. Type Drake in the top right search bar. Click on "Sok" and select "Visa" under Controlla to see certification.
  40. ^ "British single certifications – Drake – Controlla". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved October 14, 2017. Select singles in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Controlla in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  41. ^ "American single certifications – Drake – Controlla". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved October 11, 2016. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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