Give It 2 U
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|"Give It 2 U"|
|Single by Robin Thicke featuring 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar|
|from the album Blurred Lines|
|Released||August 27, 2013|
|Robin Thicke singles chronology|
|Kendrick Lamar singles chronology|
"Give It 2 U" is a song by American recording artist Robin Thicke, featuring a guest appearance from American rapper Kendrick Lamar. The song was serviced to mainstream radio on August 27, 2013 as the third single from Thicke's sixth studio album Blurred Lines (2013). The song was written by Thicke and Lamar alongside will.i.am, and produced by Dr. Luke and Cirkut. It peaked at number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 and 41 on the ARIA chart in Australia.
The song originally leaked online featuring a verse from American rapper 2 Chainz, after Thicke gave the green light to premiere the song on Shade 45's radio show Sway In The Morning. The song was later dubbed as the remix and is included on the deluxe edition as a bonus track. The Diane Martel-directed music video also includes 2 Chainz's verse. Thicke, Lamar and 2 Chainz all performed the song at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.
The video, directed by Diane Martel, premiered on August 23, 2013 on MTV, and was uploaded a day later to Thicke's official VEVO account on YouTube. The video is set on a football field and features a cameo by Thicke's son, Julian Fuego, as well as college dance teams from Albany State University and Alabama State University. Several dancers called "Luxury Girls" are shown dressed up like bottles of champagne, rolls of $100 bills and tins of caviar with others holding up Paper Mache models of lobsters, sushi and other luxurious foods. 2 Chainz enters the field leading a parade float labelled the "Ass Float" while Kendrick enters on a miniature car. The video ends with every girl dancing to the song with Robin Thicke.
In popular culture
- The song appears during the party scene in the third episode of season one ("Girl, Interrupted") of The CW television series The Tomorrow People".
- The song was also featured in the 2015 comedy film Ted 2.
|2 Track CD Single|
|1.||"Give It 2 U" (featuring Kendrick Lamar)||3:50|
|2.||"Give It 2 U" (Edited / No Rap)||2:56|
|Digital download — U.S. mix|
|1.||"Give It 2 U" (U.S. mix) (featuring Kendrick Lamar)||3:49|
|Digital download — remix|
|1.||"Give It 2 U" (remix) (featuring Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz)||4:17|
Credits and personnel
- Lead vocals – Robin Thicke, Kendrick Lamar, Tauheed "2 Chainz" Epps. Special guest performance - Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw
- Lyrics – will.i.am, Robin Thicke, Lukasz Gottwald, Henry Walter, Kendrick Lamar Duckworth
- Producers – Dr. Luke, Cirkut
- Label – Star Trak Entertainment, Interscope Records
|Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)||62|
|Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)||10|
|Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)||2|
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||27|
|Germany (Official German Charts)||36|
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)||29|
|Scotland (Official Charts Company)||16|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||15|
|US Billboard Hot 100||25|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||7|
|US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)||21|
|US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)||13|
|US Rhythmic (Billboard)||6|
|United States||August 27, 2013||Mainstream radio||
|Italy||November 8, 2013||Mainstream radio||Universal|
- Robin Thicke Throws Sexiest Half-Time Show Ever In 'Give It 2 U' Video | MTV Video Music Awards
- iTunes - Music - Give It 2 U (feat. Kendrick Lamar) [U.S. Mix] - Single by Robin Thicke
- iTunes - Music - Remix (Remix) [feat. Kendrick Lamar & 2 Chainz] - Single by Robin Thicke
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- "Chart Track: Week 39, 2013". Irish Singles Chart.
- "Charts.org.nz – Robin Thicke feat. Kendrick Lamar – Give It 2 U". Top 40 Singles.
- "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
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- "Robin Thicke – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Robin Thicke.
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- "Robin Thicke – Chart history" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Robin Thicke.
- "Robin Thicke – Chart history" Billboard Pop Songs for Robin Thicke.
- "Robin Thicke – Chart history" Billboard Rhythmic Songs for Robin Thicke.
- ROBIN THICKE - Give it 2 U (feat. Kendrick Lamar) (Universal) | Radio Date 08/11/2013