No New Friends (DJ Khaled song)

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"No New Friends"
No New Friends.jpg
Single by DJ Khaled featuring Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne
from the album Suffering from Success
ReleasedApril 19, 2013 (2013-04-19)
DJ Khaled singles chronology
"I Wish You Would"
"No New Friends"
"I Wanna Be with You"
Drake singles chronology
"Started from the Bottom"
"No New Friends"
"No Guns Allowed"
Rick Ross singles chronology
"Pour It Up (Remix)"
"No New Friends"
"Poor Decisions"
Lil Wayne singles chronology
"High School"
"No New Friends"
"Wit' Me"
Music video
"No New Friends" on YouTube

"No New Friends" is a song by American musician DJ Khaled, released as the lead single from his seventh studio album, Suffering from Success. The song features rappers Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne, and features production from Robert Bullock, Boi-1da, Vinylz, and Noah "40" Shebib. The song was released for digital download in the United States on April 19, 2013. The song has peaked at number 37 on the US Billboard Hot 100, making it his sixth top 40 single on that chart.


The song was first announced by Drake on April 12, 2013, during an interview with Elliott Wilson on his EVR radio show.[2] On April 14, 2013, DJ Khaled released a promotional video titled "No New Friends" The Movie.[3] The song was premiered by Funkmaster Flex on April 15, 2013.[4] The song, produced by Robert Bullock, Boi-1da, Noah "40" Shebib and Vinylz, features Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne, the same rappers from Khaled's most successful hit "I'm on One".[1][5] The lineup was originally the official remix to Drake's single "Started from the Bottom", but Drake decided to give the song to Khaled.[6] The song had an earlier version that featured an outro by Atlanta rapper Future, but his vocals were taken out for unknown reasons.[7]

Music video[edit]

The song's music video was shot on May 15 and 16, 2013 in Miami, Florida. The video features cameos by Ace Hood and Birdman among others.[8][9] The music video was co-directed by Colin Tilley and Drake. It premiered on MTV Jams on June 9, 2013.[10][11]


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[12] 37
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[13] 9

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[14] 35
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[15] 29


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[16] Gold 500,000double-dagger

double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Radio and release history[edit]

List of release dates, record label and format details
Country Date Format Label
United States April 19, 2013[17] Digital download
May 21, 2013[18] Rhythmic contemporary radio


  1. ^ a b "Boi-1da Talks Drake's New Album, Scoring Films, and PARTYNEXTDOOR". Vibe. 2013-04-30. Retrieved 2013-06-09.
  2. ^ "Drake Visits YN On EVR". Rap Radar. 2013-04-12. Retrieved 2013-05-03.
  3. ^ "DJ Khaled "No New Friends" The Movie". Rap Radar. 2013-04-14. Retrieved 2013-05-03.
  4. ^ "New Music: DJ Khaled Ft. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne "No New Friends"". Rap Radar. 2013-04-15. Retrieved 2013-05-03.
  5. ^ "DJ Khaled f. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne - No New Friends [Prod. Boi-1da & 40". HipHop DX. 2013-04-15. Retrieved 2013-05-03.
  6. ^ "DJ Khaled – "No New Friends" Ft. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne". TheSource. 2013-04-15. Retrieved 2013-05-03.
  7. ^ "New Music: DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, & Future – 'No New Friends (SFTB Remix)'". 2013-04-15. Retrieved 2013-05-03.
  8. ^ "Drake's 'No New Friends' Video Shoot Heats Up". Vibe. 2013-05-15. Retrieved 2013-06-09.
  9. ^ "Photo: Birdman, Lil Wayne And Drake Pose As The New Big Tymers - XXL". 2013-05-17. Retrieved 2013-06-09.
  10. ^ "New Video: DJ Khaled Ft. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne "No New Friends"". Rap Radar. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2013-06-09.
  11. ^ "Drake, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne and DJ Khaled release visuals to their hit 'No New Friends' (video)". 10 June 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  12. ^ "DJ Khaled Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  13. ^ "DJ Khaled Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  14. ^ "2013 Year End Charts — R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 13, 2013.
  15. ^ "2013 Year End Charts — Rap Songs". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 13, 2013.
  16. ^ "American single certifications – DJ Khaled – No New Friends". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  17. ^ "iTunes - Music - No New Friends (SFTB Remix) [feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne] - Single by DJ Khaled". 2013-04-19. Retrieved 2013-05-03.
  18. ^ "Top 40 Rhythmic Future Releases | R&B Song and Hip-Hop Music Release Dates |". Archived from the original on May 2, 2016. Retrieved 2013-05-03.