Round of Applause

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This article is about the Waka Flocka Flame single. For the Lecrae single, see Round of Applause (Lecrae song).
"Round of Applause"
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Single by Waka Flocka Flame featuring Drake
from the album Triple F Life: Fans, Friends & Family
Released October 14, 2011 (2011-10-14)
Format CD single, Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:26
Label 1017 Brick Squad, Warner Bros., Asylum
Writer(s) Juaquin Malphurs, Aubrey Graham, Lexus Lewis
Producer(s) Lex Luger
Waka Flocka Flame singles chronology
"Wild Boy"
(2011)
"Round of Applause"
(2011)
"I Don't Really Care"
(2012)
Drake singles chronology
"Still Got It"
(2011)
"Round of Applause"
(2011)
"Tony Montana"
(2011)
Music video
"Round of Applause" on YouTube

"Round of Applause" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Waka Flocka Flame. The song, released October 14, 2011, serves as the lead single from his second studio album Triple F Life: Fans, Friends & Family. The track features Canadian rapper Drake and was produced by frequent collaborator Lex Luger.

Background[edit]

The song leaked, without Drake, in early August 2011.[1] Drake remixed the song, and released it through his official blog October's Very Own, on September 11, 2011, stating: "First Lex Luger beat I ever got to rap on...feel like I got seat B60 on Southwest...everybody has gone in before me...but we made it happen!".[2] On October 13, 2011, it was announced Waka Flocka Flame chose to master the remix and release it as the official single.

Music video[edit]

On January 20, 2012, Janice Llamoca, cheerleader of the LA Lakers released some footage of the making-of the music video, recorded with her iPhone.[3] On January 30, official behind-the-scenes footage was released.[4] On February 25, 2012 the official music video, directed by Mr. Boomtown was released. Young Money rapper Lil Chuckee and Draya from Basketball Wives make cameo appearances.[5]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011-12) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 86
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[7] 15
US Rap Songs (Billboard)[8] 16

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States[9] October 14, 2011 Digital download Warner Bros. Records

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