Don't Cry (Lil Wayne song)

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"Don't Cry"
Song by Lil Wayne featuring XXXTentacion
from the album Tha Carter V
ReleasedSeptember 28, 2018
Recorded2017–2018
Genre
Length4:09
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Ben Billions
  • Z3N

"Don't Cry is a song by American rapper Lil Wayne featuring fellow American rapper XXXTentacion. "Don't Cry" was released as the second track on Lil Wayne's twelfth album Tha Carter V.[1] The song uses vocals recorded by XXXTentacion prior to his death on June 18, 2018.[2] It peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it became the second-highest charting song from the album and in XXXTentacion's discography.[3][4]

Background and release[edit]

The vocals used in "Don't Cry" by XXXTentacion were recorded prior to his death on June 18, 2018. Before the collaboration, Wayne did not know who XXXTentacion was, the collaboration between the two artists happened as a result of Young Money Entertainment's president Mack Maine acquiring the rights to use the verse while sequencing and putting together the track list of the album.[5]

The song was released on September 28, 2018 alongside the rest of the of Tha Carter V, as the album's second track.[6]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[7] 50
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[8] 19
Ireland (IRMA)[9] 29
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[10] 78
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 64
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[12] 28
US Billboard Hot 100[13] 5
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[14] 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Watch XXXTentacion Calmly Collect His Thoughts in 'Moonlight' Video". Billboard. October 1, 2018. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  2. ^ "Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter V' is finally out: Here's what you need to know". 2018-10-12.
  3. ^ "Lil Wayne Charts 22 Songs from 'Tha Carter V' on Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. October 8, 2018. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  4. ^ "Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter V' is finally out: Here's what you need to know". NewsOK. October 12, 2018. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  5. ^ "Lil Wayne says he "didn't know who XXXTentacion was" before late rapper's Carter V feature". The Fader. October 4, 2018. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  6. ^ "Here Are the Lyrics to Lil Wayne's 'Don't Cry' Feat. XXXTentacion". Billboard. October 9, 2018. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  7. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Lil Wayne feat. XXXTentacion – Don't Cry". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  8. ^ "Lil Wayne Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  9. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts (Week 40 2018) (Week Ending October 5 2018)". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  10. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista (Vecka 40, 5 oktober 2018)". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  11. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Lil Wayne feat. XXXTentacion – Don't Cry". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  12. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  13. ^ "Lil Wayne Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  14. ^ "Lil Wayne Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 2, 2018.