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Single by Lil Skies featuring Landon Cube
from the album Life of a Dark Rose
ReleasedDecember 17, 2017
Lil Skies singles chronology
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.


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]

1."Nowadays"Lil Skies, Landon Cube, Fame-Is
  • CashMoneyAP, Mono Beats



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.


  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".
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  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.