She Will

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"She Will"
She Will.jpg
Single by Lil Wayne featuring Drake
from the album Tha Carter IV
Released August 16, 2011 (2011-08-16)
Format CD Single, Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre Hip hop, R&B
Length 5:07
Label Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Republic
Writer(s) Dwayne Carter, Aubrey Graham, Tyler Williams
Producer(s) T-Minus
Lil Wayne singles chronology
"How to Love"
(2011)
"She Will"
(2011)
"It's Good"
(2011)
Drake singles chronology
"Headlines"
(2011)
"She Will"
(2011)
"It's Good"
(2011)

"She Will" is a song by American rapper Lil Wayne, released as the fourth single from his ninth studio album, Tha Carter IV. The song features Canadian rapper Drake. It was released as a digital download and has been added to rhythmic radio stations on August 16, 2011 in the U.S.[1][2] It was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales exceeding 3,000,000 copies on October 28, 2011.[3]

Background[edit]

On August 7, 2011, a video of a recording session of the song was released with Lil Wayne previewing his verse to Drake on Skype. It was directed by DJ Scoob Doo, and was showcased on MTV News.[4] The song was to be titled "Maybe She Will",[5] to be recorded by Drake and to feature a verse from Rick Ross, but after hearing the song, Drake asked Lil Wayne to have it.[6]

Critical reception[edit]

"She Will" receive mostly positive reviews and was described as a highlight from Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter IV." Lil Wayne's lyrical performance was complimented, but many critics praised Drake's chorus on the song.[citation needed]

Chart performance[edit]

On August 18, 2011, it debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at #48 and eventually ascended to #1.[7] In its first week, it sold 255,000 digital copies, debuting at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. This made it the highest charting single from the album thus far, as well as Wayne's second highest charting song as a lead artist, behind "Lollipop" The song also topped the Digital songs chart on the week of September 3 selling 255,000 digital sales. It was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of 3,450,000 meaning selling over 3 million copies on October 28, 2011.[8][9]

Track listing[edit]

Digital single[1]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "She Will" (featuring Drake) Dwayne Carter, Aubrey Graham, Tyler Williams T-Minus 5:07

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format
United States
August 16, 2011 Digital download[1]
Rhythmic contemporary airplay[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "She Will (feat. Drake) – Single – United States". iTunes. Apple, Inc. Retrieved August 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "CHR archive 8/16 Rhythm Crossover". FMQB. Retrieved August 16, 2011. 
  3. ^ "RIAA - Recording Industry Association of America". Recording Industry Association of America. 
  4. ^ "Lil Wayne To Drop 'She Will,' Drake Looks On". MTV News. August 8, 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
  5. ^ "T-Minus Talks Nicki Minaj's "Moment 4 Life," Drake's "Take Care," and Nathan Diaz"Tha Carter IV"". Complex. Retrieved 2011-01-05. 
  6. ^ "New Music: Lil Wayne Ft. Drake x Rick Ross "She Will" (Original)". Rap Radar. Retrieved August 13, 2011. 
  7. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: Week of August 27, 2011 (Biggest Jump)". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved August 18, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Lil Wayne's 'She Will' Feat. Drake Debuts at No. 1 on Digital Songs; Jay-Z & Kanye Top Billboard 200 Again". billboard.biz. Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Lil Wayne Logs Hot 100's Biggest Bow, Katy Perry Still No. 1". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved August 24, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Lil Wayne – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Lil Wayne. Retrieved April 10, 2012.
  11. ^ "Lescharts.com – Lil Wayne feat. Drake – She Will" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved April 10, 2012.
  12. ^ "Archive Chart: 2011-09-03" UK R&B Chart. Retrieved April 10, 2012.
  13. ^ "OFFICIAL UK SINGLES TOP 100". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 3, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Lil Wayne – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Lil Wayne. Retrieved April 10, 2012.
  15. ^ "Lil Wayne – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Lil Wayne. Retrieved April 10, 2012.
  16. ^ "Lil Wayne – Chart history" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for Lil Wayne. Retrieved April 10, 2012.
  17. ^ "American single certifications – Lil Wayne – She Will". Recording Industry Association of America. February 7, 2012. Retrieved April 10, 2012.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  18. ^ "2011 Year End Charts – Hot 100 Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 10, 2012. 
  19. ^ "2011 Year End Charts – Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 10, 2012. 
  20. ^ "2011 Year End Charts – Rap Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 10, 2012. 

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