Love Galore

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"Love Galore"
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Single by SZA featuring Travis Scott
from the album Ctrl
Released April 28, 2017 (2017-04-28)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2016
Genre Alternative R&B
Length 4:35
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • ThankGod4Cody
  • Carter Lang
SZA singles chronology
"Drew Barrymore"
(2017)
"Love Galore"
(2017)
"What Lovers Do"
(2017)

"Drew Barrymore"
(2017)
"Love Galore"
(2017)
"What Lovers Do"
(2017)
Travis Scott singles chronology
"Goosebumps"
(2016) Goosebumps2016
"Love Galore"
(2017) Love Galore2017
"Butterfly Effect"
(2017) Butterfly Effect2017
Music video
"Love Galore" on YouTube

"Love Galore" is a song by American singer SZA featuring American rapper Travis Scott. It was released on April 28, 2017, as the second single (first radio single) from SZA's debut studio album, Ctrl (2017). The song was written by SZA and Travis Scott, alongside producers ThankGod4Cody and Carter Lang, and Top Dawg president Terrence "Punch" Henderson.

"Love Galore" received widespread acclaim from music critics and a Grammy nomination at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.

Background and release[edit]

SZA premiered "Love Galore" during a performance on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! in January 2017.[1] The studio version of the song premiered via SZA's SoundCloud account on April 27, 2017,[2] and the next day it was released for digital download on iTunes as a single.[3] It is the second single from the album Ctrl, which was released on June 9, 2017.[4] While talking about Travis Scott in an interview with Genius, SZA said;

"I’m definitely a huge fan of Travis. I think he merges that super-fine line between melody and syncopation and pocket. And I love his pockets, and I love his note choice. He’s just gnarly. He’s perfect."[5]

Live performances[edit]

To further promote the single following increased airplay on rhythmic and urban radio, SZA performed the song at The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on July 20, 2017.[6] She also performed the song at the 2017 BET Awards and on Saturday Night Live.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song, directed by Nabil, premiered on April 27, 2017.[7] It was uploaded to SZA's Vevo channel on April 28, 2017.[7]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[8] 84
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 32
US Adult R&B Songs (Billboard)[10] 1
US Radio Songs (Billboard)[11] 34
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[12] 12
US R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay (Billboard)[13] 5
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[14] 3

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[15] 80

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[16] Platinum 80,000^
United States (RIAA)[17] 2× Platinum 2,000,000double-dagger

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

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States April 28, 2017 Digital download
August 1, 2017 Urban contemporary radio[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Watch SZA Perform Her New Travis Scott Collaboration "Love Galore"". The Fader. January 11, 2017. Retrieved June 20, 2017. 
  2. ^ "SZA - Love Galore Feat. Travis Scott". HotNewHipHop. April 27, 2017. Retrieved June 20, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Love Galore (feat. Travis Scott) - Single by SZA". iTunes. Retrieved June 20, 2017. 
  4. ^ "SZA Finally Releases "CTRL" Album". HipHopDX. June 5, 2017. Retrieved June 20, 2017. 
  5. ^ "SZA "Love Galore" Official Lyrics & Meaning - Verified". June 15, 2017. Retrieved June 20, 2017. 
  6. ^ "YouTube". www.youtube.com. 
  7. ^ a b "SZA Shares A New Video For "Love Galore," Featuring Travis Scott". The Fader. April 27, 2017. Retrieved June 20, 2017. 
  8. ^ "SZA Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  9. ^ "SZA Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
  10. ^ "SZA Chart History (Adult R&B Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  11. ^ "SZA Chart History (Radio Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved October 4, 2017.
  12. ^ "SZA Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
  13. ^ "SZA Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved October 4, 2017.
  14. ^ "SZA Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
  15. ^ "Hot 100 Songs – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 12, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Canadian single certifications – SZA – Love Galore". Music Canada. Retrieved February 10, 2018. 
  17. ^ "American single certifications – SZA – Love Galore". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 1, 2018.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  18. ^ "Urban/UAC Future Releases". Archived from the original on July 31, 2017. Retrieved July 31, 2017. 

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