Dominic Fike

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Dominic Fike
Also known asDom
Born (1995-12-30) December 30, 1995 (age 23)
OriginNaples, Florida
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • rapper
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, programming
Years active2017–present
LabelsColumbia Records
Associated actsKevin Abstract

Dominic Fike is an American singer and rapper from Naples, Florida who signed to Columbia Records in 2018.[1] Fike came to attention of record labels after releasing his debut EP Don't Forget About Me, Demos at age 21 in December 2017, which was recorded while he was on house arrest for battery of a police officer.[2] The EP sparked a bidding war, and he signed with Columbia for a reported $4 million.[1] He later went to jail for violating that house arrest, and came to wider attention in 2018 for the song "3 Nights", which was put on rotation on BBC Radio 1 and reached the top five in Australia, Ireland and the United Kingdom.[1]

Career[edit]

2017–present: Don't Forget About Me, Demos and upcoming debut album[edit]

His song "3 Nights" from his 2017 EP Don't Forget About Me, Demos was released as a single in 2018, and had its acoustic guitar sound compared to the music of Jack Johnson.[1][3] The EP has 6 songs in total, the titles being "3 Nights," "She Wants My Money," "Babydoll," "Westcoast Collective," "Socks," and "King of Everything." "3 Nights" was placed on rotation on several radio stations and Spotify playlists, with Rolling Stone saying it "has what it takes to soundtrack phone commercials, with a clap-happy beat and an alliterative, run-on hook".[4] Pitchfork said that, on the track, Fike "sings a bit more about staying out late, seizing the moment, and catching some feelings, eventually half-rapping about receiving some nudes. It's mildly endearing but utterly forgettable."[3] Billboard described Fike as a "genre-meshing" artist in reference to the EP,[5] and later named him a breakout act to watch, calling "3 Nights" "Motown-tinged" as well as "trend-proof and irresistible".[6]

In January 2019, Fike revealed he was working on an album.[7] On April 4, 2019, Brockhampton uploaded a video to their YouTube channel called "This is Dominic Fike", including him and his song, "3 Nights". As of April 2019, multiple collaborations with Brockhampton's Kevin Abstract have been posted, reaching over 1 million views.

On June 7, 2019, he released two singles: "Açaí Bowl" and "Rollerblades", which could be part of Fike's debut album. He followed these with another single, "Phone Numbers", produced by Kenny Beats, on July 4, 2019.

Fike announced on July 9, 2019, that he would be going on a world tour titled Rain or Shine later in the year.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
Alt.

[8]
AUS
[9]
BEL
(FL)
Tip

[10]
CAN
Rock

[11]
IRE
[12]
NZ
[13]
UK
[14]
"3 Nights" 2018 2 3 4 10 2 6 3 Don't Forget About Me, Demos
"Açaí Bowl" 2019 [A] TBA
"Rollerblades"
"Phone Numbers" 47 [B]

Notes

  1. ^ "Açaí Bowl" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 29 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[18]
  2. ^ "Phone Numbers" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 15 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Herwees, Tasbeeh (January 17, 2019). "Now or Never: The Chaotic Rise of Dominic Fike". Complex. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
  2. ^ "Now or Never: The Chaotic Rise of Dominic Fike". Complex. Retrieved 2019-04-04.
  3. ^ a b Strauss, Matthew (October 23, 2018). "'3 Nights' by Dominic Fike Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
  4. ^ Leight, Elias (October 22, 2018). "Review: Dominic Fike's Intriguing Major-Label Debut, 'Don't Forget About Me'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
  5. ^ Lynch, Joe (October 19, 2018). "Post Malone & Swae Lee, Dominic Fike, Zayn & More: Must-Hear Music Podcast". Billboard. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
  6. ^ Payne, Chris (January 11, 2019). "Artists to Watch: 17 Alternative & Indie Breakouts For 2019". Billboard. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
  7. ^ "Dominic Fike on his discovery and coming to Australia". Triple J. January 30, 2019. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
  8. ^ "Chart Search: Dominic Fike – 3 Nights". Billboard. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  9. ^ a b "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. June 10, 2019. Retrieved June 8, 2019.
  10. ^ "Discografie Dominic Fike". Ultratop. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
  11. ^ "Canada Rock Chart, Week of August 31, 2019". Billboard. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  12. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts: Week 24 2019 (Week Ending 14 June 2019)". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
  13. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. May 13, 2019. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  14. ^ "Dominic Fike | full Official Chart history". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  15. ^ "BRIT Certified - bpi" (To access, enter the search parameter "Dominic Fike" and select "Search by Keyword"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved July 13, 2019.
  16. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Dominic Fike – 3 Nights". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  17. ^ "Gold & Platinum - RIAA". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  18. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. June 17, 2019. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
  19. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. July 15, 2019. Retrieved July 12, 2019.