Nowadays

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"Nowadays"
Single by Lil Skies featuring Landon Cube
from the album Life of a Dark Rose
ReleasedDecember 17, 2017
FormatDigital download
Recorded2017
Genre
Length3:24
Label
  • All We Got
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • CashMoneyAP
Lil Skies singles chronology
"Red Roses"
(2017)
"Nowadays"
(2017)
"Lust"
(2018)
Music video
"Nowadays" on YouTube

"Nowadays" is a single by American rapper Lil Skies featuring American recording artist Landon Cube. It was released for digital download on December 17, 2017 as the second single from his debut studio album 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 music video was shot at Plano High School (Illinois).[3][4] "Nowadays, Pt. 2" featuring Landon Cube was featured in Lil Skies 2nd studio album Shelby.

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 and Mono Beats production.[5]

Music video[edit]

On December 17, 2017, Cole Bennett uploaded the music video for "Nowadays" on his YouTube account. The music video has over 200 million views.[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)[13] Platinum 80,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[14] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7765472/
  4. ^ https://www.complex.com/pigeons-and-planes/2018/03/cole-bennett-fought-schoolboard-paid-out-of-pocket-lil-skies-nowadays-video
  5. ^ "Lil Skies - Nowadays Lyrics". Genius. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
  6. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlFmfxACvig
  7. ^ "Lil Skies Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
  8. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – 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. ^ "Lil Skies Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
  12. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 2018". Billboard. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
  13. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Lil Skies – Nowadays". Music Canada. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
  14. ^ "American single certifications – Lil Skies – Nowadays". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved May 10, 2018. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.