Pop Style

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"Pop Style"
Drake - Pop Style.svg
Single by Drake featuring The Throne[a]
from the album Views
ReleasedApril 5, 2016 (2016-04-05)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2016
Genre
Length3:29
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Drake singles chronology
"One Dance"
(2016)
"Pop Style"
(2016)
"Why You Always Hatin?"
(2016)
Jay-Z singles chronology
"Seen It All"
(2014)
"Pop Style"
(2016)
"All the Way Up (Remix)"
(2016)
Kanye West singles chronology
"Famous"
(2016)
"Pop Style"
(2016)
"Figure It Out"
(2016)

"Pop Style" is a song by Canadian recording artist Drake, featuring American rappers Kanye West and Jay-Z (who are jointly billed as The Throne, alluding to their 2011 collaborative album Watch the Throne).[2][unreliable source?] The song was released alongside "One Dance", as singles promoting Drake's fourth studio album Views, initially for exclusive digital download on iTunes on April 5, 2016.[3][4] The album version features only Drake with a new verse. The single version was nominated for Best Rap Performance at the 59th Grammy Awards.

Background[edit]

The song is a collaboration between Drake and Kanye West and Jay-Z (collectively known as The Throne), the first time the three have appeared on the same track.[5] However, the contribution from Jay-Z is limited in the song, with only two lines from Jay-Z making the cut ("They still out to get me, they don't get it/ I can not be gotten, that's a given").[6][7] In an extended version of the song the lines by Jay-Z were used as the start of a new verse.[8] Also appearing in the song is Kanye saying "Imma let you finish", referencing his controversial statement[9][10][11] during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, and the "Perfect" sample (Street Fighter II) used in his seventh studio album, The Life of Pablo.[5] Kanye West has also performed the song live.[12][13] In the lyrics, Drake mentions Channing Tatum, Justin Timberlake and his song "Rock Your Body".[14]

Chart performance[edit]

In the United States, "Pop Style" debuted and peaked at No. 16 on the US Billboard Hot 100 on April 12, 2016; it sold 128,000 copies on two days of sales, also debuting atop the US Digital Songs chart.[15][16] It also debuted at No. 4 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and No. 1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs charts.[17] As of October 2016, it has sold 539,000 copies in the United States.[18]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[19] 44
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[20] 19
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[21] 90
France (SNEP)[22] 29
Ireland (IRMA)[23] 58
Italy (FIMI)[24] 93
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[25] 73
New Zealand Heatseekers (Recorded Music NZ)[26] 5
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[27] 31
Sweden Heatseeker (Sverigetopplistan)[28] 2
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[29] 33
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[30] 6
US Billboard Hot 100[31] 16
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[32] 4

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[33] 76
US Billboard Hot 100[34] 82

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[35] Silver 200,000^
United States (RIAA)[36] 2× Platinum 2,000,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jay-Z and Kanye West are jointly credited as "The Throne". They are featured on the single version only.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Drake Debuts Two New Songs Featuring Kanye West, Jay Z". April 5, 2016.
  2. ^ "Drake – Pop Style Lyrics – Genius Lyrics". Genius.
  3. ^ "Pop Style (feat. The Throne) – Single: Drake". iTunes.
  4. ^ Jack Shepherd (April 5, 2016). "Drake: New tracks 'Pop Style' and 'One Dance' from 'Views from the Six' officially released". The Independent.
  5. ^ a b Matt Miller (April 5, 2016). "Drake Just Dropped His First-Ever Song With Jay Z and Kanye West". Esquire.
  6. ^ Luke Morgan Britton (April 5, 2016). "Drake's New Tracks Show The Rapper Staking His Claim To Kanye And Jay Z's Hip-Hop Throne". NME.
  7. ^ "15 of the Most Hilariously Cruel Responses to Jay Z's "Verse". Pigeon and Planes.
  8. ^ Angus Walker (April 9, 2016). "Drake – Pop Style (New Verse) [New Song]". Hot New Hip Hop.
  9. ^ "Anger over West's disruption at MTV awards – CNN.com". www.cnn.com. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  10. ^ Respers, Lisa (September 14, 2009). ""Anger over West's disruption at MTV awards"". CNN. CNN. Archived from the original on September 26, 2009. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  11. ^ ""Kanye West Storms the VMAs Stage During Taylor Swift's Speech"". Rolling Stone. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  12. ^ Jazz Monroe (April 11, 2016). "Watch Kanye West Debut New Song, Perform "Pop Style" for the First Time". Pitchfork.
  13. ^ Adelle Platon (April 11, 2016). "Kanye West Performs 'Pop Style' Live, Freestyles in Manila". Billboard.
  14. ^ "Pop Style [Explicit] - Drake". Universal Music.
  15. ^ "Rihanna Tops Hot 100, Ties the Beatles for Second-Most Total Weeks at No. 1 – Billboard". Billboard.
  16. ^ Mansell, Henry (April 16, 2016). "Hip Hop Single Sales: Drake, Desiigner & Rihanna". HipHopDX. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  17. ^ Amaya Mendizabal (April 13, 2016). "Drake's 'Pop Style' & 'One Dance' Debut in Top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart". Billboard.
  18. ^ "Marketshare at the Three-Quarter Pole: Top 25 Albums and Singles". Hits Daily Double. October 11, 2016. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
  19. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Drake feat. The Throne – Pop Style". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
  20. ^ "Drake Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
  21. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – SINGLES DIGITAL – TOP 100 and insert 201618 into search. Retrieved July 13, 2016.
  22. ^ "Lescharts.com – Drake feat. The Throne – Pop Style" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
  23. ^ "Chart Track: Week 20, 2016". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  24. ^ "Top Digital - Classifica settimanale WK 20 (dal 2016-05-13 al 2016-05-19)" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  25. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Drake feat. The Throne – Pop Style" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved April 22, 2016.
  26. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved May 27, 2016.
  27. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 8, 2016.
  28. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker – Vecka 16, 22 april 2016" (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  29. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 15, 2016.
  30. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 8, 2016.
  31. ^ "Drake Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 12, 2016.
  32. ^ "Drake Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 12, 2016.
  33. ^ "Canadian Hot 100 Year End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  34. ^ "Hot 100 Songs - Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  35. ^ "British single certifications – Drake feat. The Throne – Pop Style". British Phonographic Industry. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Pop Style in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  36. ^ "American single certifications – Drake – Pop Style". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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