Loyal (Chris Brown song)

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"Loyal"
Cover artwork for the album version.
Single by Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and French Montana, Too Short, or Tyga
from the album X
Released
  • December 19, 2013 (2013-12-19) (East and West Coast versions)
  • March 24, 2014 (2014-03-24) (album version)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2013
Genre R&B
Length 4:24
Label RCA
Writer(s)
Producer(s)

Nic Nac

Chris Brown singles chronology
"Show Me"
(2013)
"Loyal"
(2013)
"Main Chick"
(2014)
Lil Wayne singles chronology
"Thank You"
(2013)
"Loyal"
(2013)
"We Alright"
(2014)
Too Short singles chronology
"Girls"
(2013)
"Loyal"
(2013)
"Or Nah"
(2014)
French Montana singles chronology
"Feelin' Myself"
(2013)
"Loyal"
(2013)
"I Luh Ya Papi"
(2014)
Tyga singles chronology
"Iz U Down"
(2013)
"Loyal"
(2013)
"Hookah"
(2014)
X track listing

"Loyal" is a song by American singer Chris Brown, released as the fourth single from his sixth studio album X (2014). The song was produced by Nic Nac and features a guest appearance from fellow rapper Lil Wayne and another rapper depending on the version. French Montana and Too Short feature on the East and West Coast version while Tyga features on the video and album version. "Loyal" has since peaked at number nine on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song was promoted with performances by Brown and Lil Wayne at the BET Awards 2014, Summer Jam, 2014 Soul Train Music Awards, and the The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. This also marks the fifth Chris Brown and Lil Wayne collaboration and the second Chris Brown and Tyga collaboration.

Background[edit]

On December 16, 2013, the audio to the song was premiered online.[1] The song was originally released in two versions, an East Coast version and a West Coast version. Both versions feature Chris Brown and Lil Wayne, while the East Coast version features French Montana and the West Coast version features Too Short.[2][3][4] Then on December 19, both versions of the song were released as digital downloads.[5][6] It would be the fourth single released from his sixth studio album X.[7]

The overall theme of the song is about unfaithful women.[8] It was reported that Brown makes references at ex-girlfriend Rihanna, whom he dated, in the song, as he sings about a girl not being loyal in a relationship, a theme that he also rapped about on DJ Khaled's "I'm Still", which was also thought to be aimed at Rihanna.[9]

Commercial performance[edit]

As of December 2014, the song has sold 1.2 million copies in the United States.[10]

Music video[edit]

In February 2014, the music video for "Loyal" was shot at Universal City Walk with Lil Wayne and Tyga.[11] On March 21, 2014, Brown announced that the music video would be released on March 24, 2014.[12] Then as planned, it was released that day with a verse from rapper Tyga replacing French Montana or Too Short on the song. Singers Usher, Trey Songz and Ty Dolla Sign make cameo appearances in the video.[13][14]

Live performances[edit]

Lil Wayne sang the song with Drake at Summer Jam 2014.[15] Brown performed it live at the BET Awards 2014.[16]

Remixes[edit]

On January 8, 2014, Keyshia Cole released a remix of the song also featuring Sean Kingston, leaving Lil Wayne's original vocals on the song.[17] Also on January 8, Tyga previewed his verse that he recorded for the official remix of the song.[18] Then on March 24, 2014, the remix featuring Tyga and Lil Wayne was released to mainstream urban radio in the United States.[19] A release for digital download followed two days later.[20]

Track listing[edit]

Digital single

  1. "Loyal" (East Coast Version) (featuring Lil Wayne and French Montana) – 4:24
  2. "Loyal" (West Coast Version) (featuring Lil Wayne and Too Short) – 4:24
  3. "Loyal" (Album Version) (featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga) – 4:24

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[41] Gold 35,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[42] Platinum 600,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[43] Platinum 1,200,000[44]

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

Radio and release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States December 19, 2013[6] Digital download for East and West Coast version RCA
January 15, 2014[45] Mainstream urban radio
March 26, 2014[20] Digital download for album version
United Kingdom April 3, 2014[46] Urban contemporary radio

References[edit]

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