Rivals (song)

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"Rivals"
UsherRivals.jpg
Single by Usher featuring Future
from the album Hard II Love
ReleasedAugust 30, 2016 (2016-08-30)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2016
GenreAlternative R&B
Length3:49
LabelRCA
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • K-Major
  • Murphy Kid
Usher singles chronology
"Missin U"
(2016)
"Rivals"
(2016)
"Party"
(2016)
Future singles chronology
"Too Much Sauce"
(2016)
"Rivals"
(2016)
"Used to This"
(2016)
Music video
"Rivals" on YouTube

"Rivals" is a song by American singer Usher, released as the fourth single for his eighth studio album, Hard II Love. The song features the vocal collaboration of American rapper Future. Usher co-wrote the song with Future, Kendricke Brown, Cameron Murphy, Paris Jones, and Carlos St. John, while K-Major and Murphy Kid handled the song's production.[1] It was released by RCA on August 30, 2016 for online streaming through the streaming service Tidal.[2] It impacted US urban contemporary radio on September 13, 2016.[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Rivals" was filmed in Atlanta, Georgia.[4][5] It was premiered on August 30, 2016 through the streaming service Tidal.[2] The video featured cameo appearances from Keri Hilson, DJ Drama, Lil Uzi Vert and Swae Lee from Rae Sremmurd.[citation needed]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
New Zealand Heatseekers (Recorded Music NZ)[6] 8
US Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles (Billboard)[7] 8
US Hot R&B Songs (Billboard)[8] 19
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[9] 37

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
United States 13 September 2016 Urban contemporary radio RCA Records [3]
4 October 2016 Rhythmic contemporary radio [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Usher Featuring Future (4) - Rivals". Discogs.
  2. ^ a b Platon, Adelle (August 30, 2016). "Usher & Future Dedicate 'Rivals' to the Ride-or-Dies in New Video". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Urban/UAC Future Releases". All Access. All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on September 9, 2016. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  4. ^ Roth, Madeline (August 30, 2016). "Usher And Future Make Atlanta Their Playground In New 'Rivals' Video". MTV News. MTV. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  5. ^ Sonis, Rachel (August 30, 2016). "Usher And Future Party It Up In Atlanta In "Rivals" Video". Idolator (website). SpinMedia. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  6. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. September 12, 2016. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  7. ^ "Usher – Chart History: Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  8. ^ http://www.billboard.com/biz/search/charts?page=1&f[0]=ts_chart_artistname%3Ausher&f[1]=ss_bb_type%3Achart_item&type=2&artist=usher
  9. ^ "Usher Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved November 05, 2016.
  10. ^ http://www.allaccess.com/top40-rhythmic/future-releases