Round of Applause (Waka Flocka Flame song)

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"Round of Applause"
Single by Waka Flocka Flame featuring Drake
from the album Triple F Life: Fans, Friends & Family
ReleasedOctober 14, 2011 (2011-10-14)
GenreSouthern hip hop
Label1017 Brick Squad, Warner Bros., Asylum
  • Juaquin Malphurs
  • Aubrey Graham
  • Lexus Lewis
Producer(s)Lex Luger
Waka Flocka Flame singles chronology
"Wild Boy"
"Round of Applause"
"I Don't Really Care"
Drake singles chronology
"Still Got It"
"Round of Applause"
"Tony Montana"
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.


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]

Chart performance[edit]

"Round of Applause" debuted at number 97 on the Billboard Hot 100 the week of December 24, 2011 and peaked at number 86 the week of December 31 before leaving the chart at the beginning of 2012.[6][7] It reappeared on the week of January 21, 2012 at number 97 and reached number 89 for two non-consecutive weeks, remaining on the chart for eight weeks.[8][9]

Chart (2011–12) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 86
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[11] 15
US Rap Songs (Billboard)[12] 16

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States[13] October 14, 2011 Digital download Warner Bros. Records


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  2. ^ "Round Of Applause". Drake - October's Very Own. 2011-09-11. Retrieved 2011-10-28.
  3. ^ "Video: Waka Flocka ft. Drake – Round Of Applause (BTS)". Los Angeles Leakers. 2012-01-20. Retrieved 2012-01-31.
  4. ^ "Fozzie Bear – Round Of Applause f. Drake (BTS Video)". 2DopeBoyz. 2012-01-30. Retrieved 2012-01-31.
  5. ^ "Fozzie Bear – Round Of Applause f. Drake (Video)". 2DopeBoyz. 2012-02-26. Retrieved 2012-02-26.
  6. ^ "The Hot 100". Billboard. December 24, 2011. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  7. ^ "The Hot 100". Billboard. December 31, 2011. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  8. ^ "The Hot 100". Billboard. January 21, 2012. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  9. ^ "Round Of Applause by Waka Flocka Flame and Drake". Retrieved April 24, 2019.
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  13. ^ "iTunes - Music - Round of Applause (feat. Drake) - Single by Waka Flocka Flame". iTunes Store (US). Apple. 2011-10-14. Retrieved 2013-10-19.