Hold You Down (DJ Khaled song)

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"Hold You Down"
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Single by DJ Khaled featuring Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future and Jeremih
from the album I Changed a Lot
ReleasedAugust 3, 2014 (2014-08-03)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2014
GenreContemporary R&B
Length4:53
Label Cash Money
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
DJ Khaled singles chronology
"They Don't Love You No More"
(2014)
"Hold You Down"
(2014)
"Don't Shoot"
(2014)
Chris Brown singles chronology
"New Flame"
(2014)
"Hold You Down"
(2014)
"Only"
(2014)
August Alsina singles chronology
"No Love"
(2014)
"Hold You Down"
(2014)
"Hip-Hop"
(2015)
Future singles chronology
"I Won"
(2014)
"Hold You Down"
(2014)
"Let Me Know"
(2014)
Jeremih singles chronology
"Don't Tell 'Em"
(2014)
"Hold You Down"
(2014)
"The Body"
(2014)

"Hold You Down" is the second single by DJ Khaled, featuring Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future and Jeremih from Khaled's eighth studio album I Changed a Lot. It was released on August 11, 2014 and was certified Gold by RIAA on June 4, 2015. The track topped the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart[2] and is August Alsina's first top 40 entry as well as DJ Khaled's seventh.

Music video[edit]

The music video released coinciding with the single on August 11 via WorldStarHipHop and made its national television debut on the popular program 106 & Park on BET as well as MTV Jams. The music video was directed by Gil Green and features Khaled's newly endorsed Bang & Olufsen headphones.[3] In the video, all artists of the song are seen in a mansion performing the song.[4]

Remix[edit]

On November 3, 2014, DJ Khaled released the remix for "Hold You Down". On the remix, Usher sings the hook from the original song, and Rick Ross, Fabolous and Ace Hood each rap a verse. In the background of the remix, a skit from the music video of the original song can be heard.[5]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 39
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[7] 10
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[8] 10

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[9] Gold 500,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United States September 9, 2014 Rhythmic contemporary radio[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Liner notes
  2. ^ "DJ Khaled - Chart history - Billboard". www.billboard.com.
  3. ^ Greenburg, Zack O'Malley. "DJ Khaled Teams With Bang & Olufsen On Headphone Line". forbes.com.
  4. ^ "Dj Khaled Feat. Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future & Jeremih - Hold You Down". worldstarhiphop.com.
  5. ^ "New Music: DJ Khaled f/ Usher, Rick Ross, Fabolous, & Ace Hood - 'Hold You Down (Remix)' - Rap-Up - Rap-Up". www.rap-up.com.
  6. ^ "DJ Khaled Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved January 24, 2015.
  7. ^ "DJ Khaled Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved January 24, 2015.
  8. ^ "DJ Khaled Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved January 24, 2015.
  9. ^ "American single certifications – DJ Khaled – Hold You Down". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  10. ^ "Top 40 Rhythmic Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on August 23, 2014. Retrieved August 23, 2014.