Exchange (song)

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"Exchange"
Single by Bryson Tiller
from the album Trapsoul
ReleasedMarch 8, 2016 (2016-03-08)
Format
Genre
Length3:14
LabelRCA
Songwriter(s)
  • Bryson Tiller
  • Javalyn Hall-Johnson
  • Michael Hernandez
  • Michael Johnson
Producer(s)The Mekanics
Bryson Tiller singles chronology
"Don't"
(2015)
"Exchange"
(2016)
"Sorry Not Sorry"
(2016)

"Exchange" is a song by American singer Bryson Tiller. It was released on March 8, 2016, as the second single from his debut studio album Trapsoul (2015).[1] The song contains a sample of K.P. & Envyi's 1998 song "Swing My Way".[2]

Music video[edit]

On January 13, 2016, it was rumored that actor Michael B. Jordan would be the director of the music video for "Exchange", but later Jordan denied the rumor.[3] The video premiered on Pitchfork magazine's website on June 1, 2016,[4] and was later uploaded to Tiller's Vevo channel.[5] It was directed by Rohan Blair-Mangat.[5] YouTube personality Symphani Soto plays Tiller's love interest in the video.[6]

Live performances[edit]

Tiller appeared on the Late Night with Seth Meyers on May 23, 2016, performing "Exchange".[7] On June 26, 2016, he performed the song at the BET Awards.[8] The song was also part of Tiller's Trapsoul Tour (2016).[9]

Remixes[edit]

In March 2016, rapper Ace Hood released his remix of the song titled "X-Change".[10]

Controversy[edit]

Upon the release of J. Cole's album 4 Your Eyez Only, producers Vinylz and Boi-1da accused producer Foreign Teck (of The Mekanics) of stealing the beat, to Cole's track "Deja Vu" and giving it to Bryson Tiller, explaining why the tracks share similarities. Vinylz said Cole's track was recorded before Tiller's, and that he sent Foreign Teck a video of him making the beat to "Deja Vu", and a week later Teck posted a beat on Instagram with the same drums. Vinylz also alleged that Foreign Teck offered him publishing, a tacit admission that he had reverse engineered the beat.[11] Another producer by the name of GMoney also made claims that he made the beat back in 2013.[12]

Commercial performance[edit]

"Exchange" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 98 for the chart dated November 14, 2015, and has since peaked at number 26, becoming Tiller's second top 40 hit.

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[20] Platinum 70,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[21] Platinum 80,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[22] Gold 400,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[23] 4× Platinum 4,000,000double-dagger

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FMQB: Radio Industry News, Music Industry Updates, Nielsen Ratings, Music News and more!". Archived from the original on March 11, 2016. Retrieved September 7, 2016.
  2. ^ "Bryson Tiller - Exchange (Prod. By The MeKanics) [New Song]". HotNewHipHop. September 21, 2015. Retrieved December 25, 2015.
  3. ^ "That Was Fast: Michael B. Jordan Says He Won't Be Directing Bryson Tiller's 'Exchange' Video". Bossip. January 24, 2016. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  4. ^ "Video: Bryson Tiller – 'Exchange'". Rap-Up. June 2, 2016. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Bryson Tiller Drops "Exchange" Video". The Fader. June 1, 2016. Retrieved June 1, 2016.
  6. ^ "Bryson Tiller - "Exchange"". BestFan Blog. June 1, 2016. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  7. ^ "Bryson Tiller Makes His Live TV Debut with 'Exchange' on 'Seth Meyers': Watch". Fuse. May 24, 2016. Retrieved May 27, 2016.
  8. ^ "Bryson Tiller Performs at BET Awards". Rap-Up. June 27, 2016. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  9. ^ "Bryson Tiller Shines Bright on Trapsoul Tour in New York". Billboard. February 24, 2016. Retrieved May 27, 2016.
  10. ^ "New Music: Ace Hood – 'X-Change (Bryson Tiller Remix)'". Rap-Up. March 3, 2016. Retrieved April 5, 2016.
  11. ^ Schwartz, Danny (December 9, 2016). "Boi-1da & Vinylz Explain Why J. Cole's "Deja Vu" & Bryson Tiller's "Exchange" Use The Same Beat". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  12. ^ "Exchange by (Bryson Tiller) The beat was stolen from producer G Money in 2013". YouTube. December 9, 2016. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  13. ^ "Bryson Tiller Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved January 26, 2016.
  14. ^ "CHART: CLUK Update 9.01.2016 (wk1)". zobbel.de. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  15. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 22, 2016.
  16. ^ "Bryson Tiller Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
  17. ^ "Bryson Tiller Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 26, 2015.
  18. ^ "Bryson Tiller Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved May 27, 2016.
  19. ^ "Hot 100 Songs - Year-End 2016". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  20. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2017 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  21. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Bryson Tiller – Exchange". Music Canada.
  22. ^ "British single certifications – Bryson Tiller – Exchange". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved July 30, 2018. Select singles in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Exchange in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  23. ^ "American single certifications – Bryson Tiller – Exchange". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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