Earth (Lil Dicky song)

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"Earth"
Lil Dicky - Earth.png
Single by Lil Dicky
ReleasedApril 19, 2019 (2019-04-19)
Format
Recorded2019
Length4:41
Label
  • Dirty Burd
  • Commission
  • BMG
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Lil Dicky singles chronology
"Freaky Friday"
(2018)
"Earth"
(2019)
Music video
"Earth" on YouTube

"Earth" is a song by American rapper Lil Dicky.[1] It was released on April 19, 2019, three days prior to Earth Day.[2] All proceeds from the song will be donated to different enviromental charities after collaboration with the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.[3]

Background[edit]

On April 19, 2019, Dicky took to Twitter to announce the release of a new song the following week.[4] It was also reported that Justin Bieber would return to music as a guest feature on a new Lil Dicky song.[5] Bieber confirmed the collaboration on Twitter a few days later.[6]

Music video[edit]

On April 17, Dicky released a preview of the video that was released the following day. Co-directed by Nigel Tierney of Emmy-winning studio RYOT (Behind the Fence VR), Federico Heller of 3Dar (Uncanny Valley) and Iconic Engine,[7][8] the music video features the voices of 30 celebrities and singer-songwriters, including Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Halsey, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brendon Urie, Charlie Puth, Snoop Dogg, Miley Cyrus, among others.[2][9] Most celebrities represent a different type of animal or plant.[10][3] Meghan Trainor, Joel Embiid, Tory Lanez, John Legend, Psy, Bad Bunny, Kris Wu and Backstreet Boys are not seen in the video. Kevin Hart is a substitute for Kanye West, and Leonardo DiCaprio's character re-enacts a scene from the 1997 film Titanic. The video concludes with Dicky proclaiming that DiCaprio knows more about the Earth and "how we're fucking it up" than anybody, and with DiCaprio saying that the track might be his "favorite song ever". The video begins in a polluted city where a young boy is being bullied by a group of older boys and shoved into a trash can. Lil Dicky appears and reprimands the bullies as they run away, and the young boy then finds a book and opens it revealing an animated jungle with a cartoon version of Dicky weaaring a Tarzan style outfit as the celebrity guests sing their verses portrayed as their characters.

Guest vocalists[edit]

List of guest vocalists with a role they play in the music video:[11]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[12] 17
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[13] 27
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[14] 2
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[15] 3
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[16] 18
Denmark (Tracklisten)[17] 12
Germany (Official German Charts)[18] 77
Hungary (Stream Top 40)[19] 38
Ireland (IRMA)[20] 18
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[21] 81
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[22] 36
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[23] 20
Norway (VG-lista)[24] 11
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[25] 26
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[26] 29
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[27] 35
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[28] 42
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[29] 21
US Billboard Hot 100[30] 17

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lil Dicky Confirms Collaboration With Justin Bieber". Billboard. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Earth. 4/18 9 PM pst. Pre-save link in bio. #WeLoveTheEarth". Retrieved April 17, 2019 – via Instagram.
  3. ^ a b Kaufman, Gil (April 18, 2019). "Lil Dicky Previews Star-Studded Animated 'Earth' Video On 'Ellen': Watch". Billboard. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  4. ^ "New song and video next week". Retrieved April 17, 2019 – via Twitter.
  5. ^ Berry, Peter A. (April 10, 2019). "Report: Lil Dicky Is Dropping a New Song With Justin Bieber". XXLMag. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  6. ^ "Friday. Let's save the world @lildickytweets". Retrieved April 17, 2019 – via Twitter.
  7. ^ "Lil Dicky "Earth" Music Video by 3dar and Ryot". 20 April 2019. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  8. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (18 April 2019). "Lil Dicky's Animated "Earth": Interview with Co-Director Nigel Tierney". Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  9. ^ Navjosh (April 17, 2019). "Lil Dicky Teases Star Studded 'Earth' Release Ft. Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande & More". hiphop-n-more.com. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  10. ^ "This video is going to be huge. Don't miss my teaser clip tomorrow. #WeLoveTheEarth @lildickytweets". Retrieved April 18, 2019 – via Twitter.
  11. ^ "Watch Lil Dicky's New 'Earth' Music Video | Music News". Consequence of Sound.
  12. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. May 6, 2019. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  13. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Lil Dicky – Earth" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  14. ^ "Ultratop.be – Lil Dicky – Earth" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved May 17, 2019.
  15. ^ "Lil Dicky Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  16. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – SINGLES DIGITAL – TOP 100 and insert 201918 into search. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  17. ^ "Track Top-40 Uge 18, 2019". Hitlisten. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
  18. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Lil Dicky – Earth". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  19. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Stream Top 40 slágerlista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  20. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  21. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100 2019/5/6". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved May 1, 2019.
  22. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Lil Dicky – Earth" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  23. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. May 13, 2019. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  24. ^ "VG-lista – Topp 20 Single uke 19, 2019". VG-lista. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  25. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  26. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Select SINGLES DIGITAL - TOP 100 and insert 201918 into search. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  27. ^ "Veckolista Singlar, vecka 20". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved May 17, 2019.
  28. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Lil Dicky – Earth". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved May 1, 2019.
  29. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  30. ^ "Lil Dicky Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 30, 2019.