Play No Games (Big Sean song)

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"Play No Games"
Single by Big Sean featuring Chris Brown and Ty Dolla Sign
from the album Dark Sky Paradise
ReleasedSeptember 22, 2015
FormatDigital download
Recorded2014
Genre
Length3:37
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Big Sean singles chronology
"Back Up"
(2015)
"Play No Games"
(2015)
"Champions"
(2016)
Chris Brown singles chronology
"Zero"
(2015)
"Play No Games"
(2015)
"Player"
(2015)
Ty Dolla Sign singles chronology
"Fakin'"
(2015)
"Play No Games'"
(2015)
"Saved"
(2015)

"Play No Games" is a song by American rapper Big Sean from his third studio album Dark Sky Paradise (2015). It features American singers Chris Brown and Ty Dolla Sign with production handled by Key Wane and Jay John Henry. "Play No Games" also samples Guy's 1988 hit single "Piece of My Love." "Play No Games" was sent to US urban contemporary radio on September 22, 2015, as the album's fifth official single.[1] The song peaked at number eight on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart while peaking at number 84 and number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts, respectively.[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Play No Games", directed by Mike Carson, premiered at the BET Awards on June 28, 2015. It was inspired by the popular sitcom Martin. The video features French Montana, Sevyn Streeter, Reginald Ballard (in character as Bruh Man) singing Ty Dolla Sign's vocals, along with an appearance by the sitcom's title character, Martin Lawrence.[3]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015–16) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 84
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[5] 28
US R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay (Billboard)[6] 8

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[7] 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. ^ "Urban/UAC Future Releases".
  2. ^ https://www.billboard.com/music/big-sean/chart-history/hot-r-and-b-hip-hop-airplay/song/879210
  3. ^ http://www.fuse.tv/videos/2015/06/big-sean-play-no-games-video-martin-lawrence
  4. ^ "Big Sean Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Big Sean Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Big Sean Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "American single certifications – Big Sean – Play No Games". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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