Gyalchester

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"Gyalchester"
Song by Drake
from the album More Life
Recorded2017
StudioSOTA Studios, Studio 306 and Four Seasons, Toronto[1]
Genre
Length3:09
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)iBeatz
Music video
Gyalchester on YouTube

"Gyalchester" is a song by Canadian rapper Drake from his album, More Life (2017).[2] The ninth track on the playlist, the song was written by Aubrey Graham, István Megyimorecz, Rico Brooks, and produced by iBeatz. The song features additional background vocals by Baka Not Nice,[3] who is one of two credited musicians on More Life. The term is a portmanteau of the patois-spoken word for girl or "gyal", merged the British city Manchester, perhaps indicating that beautiful women originate from that area.It has been frequently noted that Drake has been fond of British urban culture.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

The song peaked at number 29 on the US Billboard Hot 100 as a new entry on the April 8, 2017 issue.

Music video[edit]

"Drake Shares "Gyalchester" Promo Clip in Anticipation of New OVO Store Opening" was released on August 2, 2017.[5]

Live performances[edit]

On May 21, 2017, Drake performed "Gyalchester" at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[6] 13
France (SNEP)[7] 143
Ireland (IRMA)[8] 44
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[9] 83
Portugal (AFP)[10] 68
Sweden Heatseeker (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[12] 32
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[13] 7
US Billboard Hot 100[14] 29
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[15] 15

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[16] 83

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[17] Silver 200,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[18] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Here Are the Credits for Drake's 'More Life'". XXL. Retrieved October 25, 2017.
  2. ^ "More Life by Drake". Apple Music. March 18, 2017. Retrieved March 20, 2017.
  3. ^ "Drake Signs Baka to OVO Sound". Rap-Up. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  4. ^ Bradley, Nina. "What Is A "Gyalchester"? Drake's 'More Life' Playlist Includes Some Intriguing Titles". Bustle. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
  5. ^ "Drake Shares "Gyalchester" Promo Clip in Anticipation of New OVO Store Opening". Complex. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
  6. ^ "Drake Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – Drake – Gyalchester" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  8. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  9. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Drake – Gyalchester" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  10. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Drake – Gyalchester". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  11. ^ "Swedish Heatseekers Chart - 17 March 2017". Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  12. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  13. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  14. ^ "Drake Breaks Hot 100 Records: Most Hits Among Solo Artists & Most Simultaneously Charted Songs".
  15. ^ "Drake Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
  16. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
  17. ^ "British single certifications – Drake – Gyalchester". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved October 27, 2017. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Gyalchester in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  18. ^ "American single certifications – Drake – Gyalchester". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 16, 2017. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.