Powerglide (song)

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"Powerglide"
PowerglideSremm.jpg
Single by Rae Sremmurd featuring Juicy J
from the album SR3MM
ReleasedFebruary 16, 2018 (solo version)
March 1, 2018
FormatDigital download
Genre
Length5:35
3:34 (solo version)
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Rae Sremmurd singles chronology
"T'd Up"
(2018)
"Powerglide"
(2018)
"Chanel"
(2018)
Juicy J singles chronology
"Kama Sutra"
(2017)
"Powerglide"
(2018)
"You Can Cry"
(2018)
Music video
"Powerglide" on YouTube

"Powerglide" is a single by American hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd. It was released on March 1, 2018 by EarDrummers and Interscope Records as the third single from their third studio album SR3MM (2018).[1][2] The song is written by Aaquil Brown, Khalif Brown, Jordan Houston, Jamal Rashid, Jean-Marie Horvat and Michael Williams and is produced by the latter three.[3] The song features guest vocals from American rapper Juicy J (although he is notably cut from the radio edit).

Background[edit]

The song was released alongside two other singles from SR3MM, Swae Lee's "Hurt to Look" and Slim Jxmmi's "Brxnks Truck", on March 1, 2018.[4][5] The album is a triple-disc album featuring SR3MM and solo albums from Rae Sremmurd members Swae Lee, titled Swaecation, and Slim Jxmmi, titled Jxmtro.[6] The song samples Three 6 Mafia's "Side 2 Side", featuring Mafia member Juicy J.[7] They were able to get Juicy J involved after a run-in at a party. Juicy expressed an interest in collaboration and went to the studio. He sent his part back, and as Swae says, "wrecked it."[8]

Music video[edit]

A music video for "Powerglide" was released on March 12, 2018.[9] In the visual, the rappers perform the track up on a parking structure rooftop as cars burn rubber, do donuts and get "lit up" by overhead helicopters. Producer Mike Will Made It makes a cameo appearance in the video.[10]

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[3]

  • Khalif Brown – composition
  • Aaquil Brown – composition
  • Jordan Houston – composition
  • Jamal Rashid – composition, production
  • Jean-Marie Horvat – composition, production
  • Michael Williams – composition, production, mixing
  • Jaycen Joshua – mixing

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[19] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[20] Platinum 80,000^
United States (RIAA)[21] 2× Platinum 2,000,000double-dagger

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Powerglide (feat. Juicy J) – Single". iTunes. March 1, 2018. Retrieved May 6, 2018.
  2. ^ "SR3MM". iTunes. May 4, 2018. Retrieved May 6, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Powerglide / Rae Sremmurd". Tidal. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  4. ^ "Rae Sremmurd Drops 3 New Singles". Rap-Up. February 28, 2018. Retrieved May 6, 2018.
  5. ^ "Rae Sremmurd, Swae Lee, Slim Jxmmi – Powerglide (Audio) ft. Juicy J". February 28, 2018. Retrieved May 6, 2018.
  6. ^ "Rae Sremmurd's New Album Will Be a Triple Album, Says Mike WiLL Made-It". Pitchfork. January 29, 2018. Retrieved May 6, 2018.
  7. ^ "Rae Sremmurd Sample A Classic Three 6 Mafia Song For "Powerglide"". February 28, 2018. Retrieved May 6, 2018.
  8. ^ "Rae Sremmurd Reveal How They Wrote 'Powerglide': Watch". Billboard. March 24, 2018. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  9. ^ "Rae Sremmurd, Swae Lee, Slim Jxmmi - Powerglide ft. Juicy J". Retrieved May 7, 2018 – via YouTube.
  10. ^ "Rae Sremmurd Release 'Powerglide' Video". Retrieved May 7, 2018 – via YouTube.
  11. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #466". auspOp. March 31, 2018. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  12. ^ "Rae Sremmurd Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  13. ^ "NZ Heatseeker Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. March 12, 2018. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  14. ^ "Rae Sremmurd Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  15. ^ "Rae Sremmurd Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  16. ^ "Rae Sremmurd Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  17. ^ "Canadian Hot 100 – Year-End 2018". Billboard. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  18. ^ "Hot 100 Songs – Year-End 2018". Billboard. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  19. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2019 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  20. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Rae Sremmurd – Powerglide". Music Canada. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  21. ^ "American single certifications – Rae Sremmurd – Powerglide". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 14, 2018. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.