Low Life (Future song)

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"Low Life"
Future ft. The Weeknd - Low Life.png
Single by Future featuring The Weeknd
from the album Evol
Released March 1, 2016
Recorded 2015
Genre
Length 5:13
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Future singles chronology
"Stick Talk"
(2016)
"Low Life"
(2016)
"Wicked"
(2016)

"Stick Talk"
(2016)
"Low Life"
(2016)
"Wicked"
(2016)
The Weeknd singles chronology
"Nocturnal"
(2016) Nocturnal2016
"Low Life"
(2016) Low Life2016
"Wild Love"
(2016) Wild Love2016

"Low Life" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Future, featuring Canadian singer The Weeknd. It was released on March 1, 2016, as the lead single from Future's fourth studio album, Evol (2016).[2] The song was written by Future, Metro Boomin, The Weeknd and DaHeala. The song was produced by Metro Boomin, DaHeala and Ben Billions with co-production by The Weeknd.

Release[edit]

On December 24, 2015, Future and The Weeknd tweeted that they would release a new song.[3] On the same day, Future posted a short snippet of the song on his Instagram.[4] On December 25, "Low Life" was uploaded on The Weeknd's SoundCloud account.[3] On February 4, 2016, Future announced that would soon release his fourth studio album, EVOL.[5] He published the album's 11-song track list, which included "Low Life".[5] Future released EVOL on February 6.[6]

Commercial performance[edit]

"Low Life" debuted at number 52 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of February 27, 2016. Its chart debut was supported by first-week sales of 60,588 copies.[7] As of April 23, 2016, the single has sold 247,300 copies in the US.[8] The single was certified Triple Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[citation needed]

Music video[edit]

The song's accompanying music video premiered on March 25, 2016 on Future's Vevo account on YouTube.[9] French Montana and Belly make cameo appearances in the video. As of September 2018, it has over 460 million views.[citation needed]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[24] Platinum 70,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[25] 2× Platinum 160,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[26] Gold 45,000^
France (SNEP)[27] Gold 75,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[28] Gold 15,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[29] Silver 200,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[30] 4× Platinum 4,000,000double-dagger

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carpenter, Cassie (2016-03-06). "The Weeknd performs on SNL with Future after Jonah Hill's sketches fall flat". Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-09-30. [unreliable source?]
  2. ^ "FMQB: Radio Industry News, Music Industry Updates, Nielsen Ratings, Music News and more!". Archived from the original on 10 March 2016. Retrieved 27 March 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "The Weeknd Releases New Track 'Low Life' with Future [LISTEN]". Music Times. December 25, 2015. Retrieved March 4, 2016. 
  4. ^ "The Weeknd and Future Team Up On "Low Life"". Complex. December 25, 2015. Retrieved March 4, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Future Unveils 'EVOL' Album Title, Track List". Rolling Stone. February 4, 2016. Retrieved March 4, 2016. 
  6. ^ "EVOL by Future". iTunes. Retrieved March 4, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Hip Hop Single Sales: Rihanna, G-Eazy & Future". HipHopDX. February 20, 2016. Retrieved February 21, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Hip Hop Single Sales: Drake, Desiigner & Rihanna". HipHopDX. April 23, 2016. Retrieved July 7, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Future - Low Life ft. The Weeknd". YouTube. 2016-03-25. Retrieved 2016-09-30. 
  10. ^ Ryan, Gavin (May 7, 2016). "ARIA Singles: Drake 'One Dance' Is the No 1 Song". Noise11. Retrieved May 7, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Future Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  12. ^ "Lescharts.com – Future feat. The Weeknd – Low Life" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved February 20, 2016.
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Future feat. The Weeknd – Low Life" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved April 20, 2016.
  14. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Future feat. The Weeknd – Low Life". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved April 25, 2016.
  15. ^ "Future Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  16. ^ "Future Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  17. ^ "Future Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  18. ^ "Future Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  19. ^ "ARIA Top 50 Urban Singles 2016". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved January 6, 2017. 
  20. ^ "Canadian Hot 100 Year End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2016. 
  21. ^ "Hot 100 Songs - Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  22. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved January 6, 2018. 
  23. ^ "Hot Rap Songs – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved January 6, 2018. 
  24. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2017 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved December 4, 2017. 
  25. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Future – Low Life". Music Canada. 
  26. ^ "Future feat. The Weeknd "Low Life"". IFPI Denmark. October 24, 2017. Retrieved October 31, 2017. 
  27. ^ "French single certifications – Future – Low Life" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved February 22, 2018. 
  28. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Future – Low Life". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved August 1, 2017. 
  29. ^ "British single certifications – Future – Low Life". British Phonographic Industry.  Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Enter Low Life in the search field and then press Enter.
  30. ^ "American single certifications – Future – Low Life". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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