Lemon (N.E.R.D and Rihanna song)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
"Lemon"
NERD and Rihanna - Lemon.png
Single by N.E.R.D and Rihanna
from the album No One Ever Really Dies
Released November 1, 2017 (2017-11-01)
Format
Recorded 2017
Genre Hyphy[1]
Length 3:39 (single version)
3:07 (radio edit)[2]
3:46 (Drake Remix)
2:27 (w/out first verse)[3]
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Pharrell Williams
Producer(s)
N.E.R.D singles chronology
"Hypnotize U"
(2010)
"Lemon"
(2017)
"1000"
(2017)

"Hypnotize U"
(2010)
"Lemon"
(2017)
"1000"
(2017)
Rihanna singles chronology
"Loyalty"
(2017) Loyalty2017
"Lemon"
(2017) Lemon2017
Drake singles chronology
"Look Alive"
(2018) Look Alive2018
"Lemon (Remix)"
(2018) Lemon (Remix)2018
"Walk It Talk It"
(2018) Walk It Talk It2018
Music video
"Lemon" on YouTube

"Lemon" is a song by American band N.E.R.D from their fifth studio album, No One Ever Really Dies (2017).[4] The song features vocals from Barbadian singer Rihanna, and was released as the album's lead single on November 1, 2017.[5]

Several alternate versions of the songs were produced, including a version without the Rihanna feature (which sees Pharrell rapping a similar verse), a radio edit, and an edited version submitted to streaming services that omits Pharrell's first verse. The remix featuring Drake was released on March 17, 2018.[6]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Lemon" was uploaded to N.E.R.D's Vevo page on YouTube on November 1, 2017. The video was directed by Todd Tourso and Scott Cudmore, and produced by Stacey Thiel and stars dancer Mette Towley. The video nominated Best Collaboration and Best Editing at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. winning the latter one and award received editor Taylor Ward

Remix[edit]

The official remix, titled the "Drake Remix", featuring Drake was premiered on Episode 58 of OVO Sound Radio and made available for purchase on March 17, 2018.[7][8]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[5]
No.TitleLength
1."Lemon"3:39
Digital download[9]
No.TitleLength
1."Lemon" (edit)2:26
Digital download – Drake remix[8]
No.TitleLength
1."Lemon" (Drake remix) (featuring Drake)3:46

Charts[edit]

Original version

Chart (2017–18) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[10] 44
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[11] 7
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[12] 33
France (SNEP)[13] 47
Ireland (IRMA)[14] 51
Israel (Media Forest TV Airplay)[15] 7
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[16] 99
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[17] 87
Portugal (AFP)[18] 78
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[19] 30
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[20] 94
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[21] 59
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[22] 31
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[23] 14
US Billboard Hot 100[24] 36
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[25] 23
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[26] 16
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[27] 22
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[28] 1

Drake remix

Chart (2018) Peak
position
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[29] 37

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[30] Platinum 70,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[31] Gold 15,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[32] Silver 200,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[33] 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. ^ "Singles Club: N.E.R.D and Rihanna bring plenty of zest to 'Lemon'". Fact. November 7, 2017. Retrieved November 15, 2017.
  2. ^ "N.E.R.D Ft. Rihanna – Lemon (Clean)". BeatSnoop. Retrieved November 15, 2017.
  3. ^ https://open.spotify.com/track/2LKlHBPHxLG5ArAXfF148n?context=spotify%3Auser%3Aspotify%3Aplaylist%3A37i9dQZF1E36hSq082SJW5&si=uQB5_ggiRTCH7pwlqmelqw
  4. ^ Ortiz, Edwin (November 5, 2017). "N*E*R*D Debut New Album at ComplexCon With Electrifying Show". Complex. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Lemon – Single by N.E.R.D". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved November 15, 2017.
  6. ^ Morgan Britton, Luke (March 18, 2018). "Drake remixes N.E.R.D and Rihanna's 'Lemon'". NME. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  7. ^ "Drake Joins N.E.R.D. & Rihanna on New 'Lemon' Remix". Billboard. March 17, 2018. Retrieved March 18, 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Lemon (feat. Drake) [Drake Remix] – Single by N.E.R.D & Rihanna on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved March 18, 2018.
  9. ^ "iTunes – Music – Lemon (Edit) – Single by N.E.R.D & Rihanna". iTunes Store.
  10. ^ "Australian-charts.com – N.E.R.D. & Rihanna – Lemon". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved March 31, 2018.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – N.E.R.D. & Rihanna – Lemon" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  12. ^ "NERD Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  13. ^ "Lescharts.com – N.E.R.D. & Rihanna – Lemon" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  14. ^ "Irish-charts.com – Discography N.E.R.D.". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  15. ^ "N.E.R.D feat. Rihanna - Lemon Media Forest". Mediaforest.biz. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
  16. ^ "NERD Chart History (Japan Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
  17. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – N.E.R.D. & Rihanna – Lemon" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  18. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – N.E.R.D. & Rihanna – Lemon". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  19. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  20. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201815 into search. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  21. ^ "Swisscharts.com – N.E.R.D. & Rihanna – Lemon". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  22. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  23. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  24. ^ "NERD Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  25. ^ "NERD Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  26. ^ "NERD Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  27. ^ "NERD Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  28. ^ "NERD Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  29. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. April 2, 2018. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  30. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #468". auspOp. April 14, 2018. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  31. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – N.E.R.D and Rihanna – Lemon (Drake Remix)". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  32. ^ "British single certifications – Nerd & Rihanna – Lemon". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved May 19, 2018. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Lemon in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  33. ^ "American single certifications – N.E.R.D – Lemon". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 7, 2018. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.