Nowadays

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"Nowadays"
Single by Lil Skies featuring Landon Cube
from the album Life of a Dark Rose
ReleasedDecember 17, 2017
Recorded2017
Genre
Length3:24
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)CashMoneyAP
Lil Skies singles chronology
"Lonely"
(2017)
"Nowadays"
(2017)
"Now"
(2018)
Music video
"Nowadays" on YouTube

"Nowadays" is a single by American rapper Lil Skies featuring American singer Landon Cube. It was released for digital download on December 17, 2017, as the second single from Skies' mixtape Life of a Dark Rose.[1] The song is one of the two first Lil Skies songs to reach the US Billboard Hot 100, debuting at number 85,[2] and peaked at number 55.

The sequel to the track, "Nowadays, Pt. 2" featuring Landon Cube was featured on Skies' sophomore studio album Shelby released on March 1, 2019.

Background[edit]

The song is about echoing the distaste for a relationship as well as "fake friends" from his previous hit "Red Roses", Lil Skies and previous collaborator Landon Cube harmonize about their fast-paced living and achievements, presumably after their newfound fame, on an up-tempo CashMoneyAP production.[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video was shot at Plano High School (Illinois).[4][5] On December 17, 2017, Cole Bennett uploaded the music video for "Nowadays" on his YouTube account, Lyrical Lemonade. The music video has amassed over 309 million views, as of June, 2021.[6]

The music video for the song, set in a high school and depicting Skies as a senior jock, is directed by Cole Bennett.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Nowadays"Lil Skies, Landon Cube, Fame-Is
  • CashMoneyAP, Mono Beats
3:24

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[12] Platinum 80,000double-dagger
United Kingdom (BPI)[13] Silver 200,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[14] 2× Platinum 2,000,000double-dagger

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Life of a Dark Rose by Lil Skies". AppleMusic. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
  2. ^ "Lil Skies Makes Billboard Hot 100 Debut With 'Nowadays' & 'Red Roses'". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-01-27.
  3. ^ "Lil Skies - Nowadays Lyrics". Genius. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
  4. ^ "Lil Skies Feat. Landon Cube: Nowadays". IMDb. 17 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Cole Bennett Shares Story About Fighting to Release Lil Skies' "Nowadays" Video".
  6. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlFmfxACvig
  7. ^ "Lil Skies Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
  8. ^ "Lil Skies feat. Landon Cube – Nowadays". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  9. ^ "Lil Skies Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
  10. ^ "Lil Skies Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
  11. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 2018". Billboard. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
  12. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Lil Skies – Nowadays". Music Canada. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
  13. ^ "British single certifications – Lil Skies – Nowadays". British Phonographic Industry.Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Nowadays in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  14. ^ "American single certifications – Lil Skies – Nowadays". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved May 10, 2018.