Shine (Wale album)

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Shine
WaleShinealbum.jpg
Studio album by Wale
Released April 28, 2017
Recorded 2015–17
Genre
Length
  • 55:20
Label
Producer
Wale chronology
The Album About Nothing
(2015)The Album About Nothing2015
Shine
(2017)
Singles from Shine
  1. "My PYT"
    Released: May 20, 2016
  2. "Running Back"
    Released: January 20, 2017
  3. "Fashion Week"
    Released: February 24, 2017
  4. "Fish N Grits"
    Released: April 6, 2017
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Pitchfork6/10[1]
HotNewHipHop65%[2]

Shine (an abbreviation of Still Here Ignoring Negative Energy) is the fifth studio album by American rapper Wale. It was released on April 28, 2017, by his label, Every Blue Moon, distributed by Maybach Music Group and Atlantic Records.[3] It was supported by four singles: "My PYT", "Running Back", "Fashion Week" and "Fish N Grits".[4]

Singles[edit]

The first single from the album, "My PYT", was released on May 20, 2016.[5] The music video for the track premiered on July 25, 2016.[6] The song has peaked at number 54 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.[7]

"One Reason (Flex)" featuring American singer Eric Bellinger, was released as a promotional single on September 9, 2016.[8]

"Groundhog Day" was released as the second promotional single on December 13, 2016.[9] The music video for the song premiered on February 2, 2017.[10]

"Running Back" featuring American rapper Lil Wayne, was released as the second single on January 20, 2017.[11] The song's music video premiered on February 6, 2017.[12] It has peaked at number 100 on the Billboard Hot 100.[7]

The third single from the album, "Fashion Week" featuring American rapper G-Eazy, was released on February 24, 2017.[13] The music video for the track premiered on April 10, 2017.[14]

The album's fourth single, "Fish N Grits", was released on April 6, 2017 and features American rapper Travis Scott.[15]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number 16 on the US Billboard 200, selling 28,000 album equivalent units in its first week.[16]

Track listing[edit]

Shine[3]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Thank God"
3:10
2."Running Back" (featuring Lil Wayne)
Spinz Beats, Inc.3:35
3."Scarface Rozay Gotti"
  • Akintimehin
  • Kevin Price
  • Jan Branicki
  • Go Grizzly
  • Dreamlife
5:02
4."My Love" (featuring Major Lazer, Wizkid and Dua Lipa)
3:48
5."Fashion Week" (featuring G-Eazy)Christian Rich3:57
6."Colombia Heights (Te Llamo)" (featuring J Balvin)Don Cannon3:47
7."CC White"
  • Akintimehin
  • Cedric Brown
  • Big Ghost Ltd.
  • Gerald David
  • Menard Maxwell
  • Hod David
  • CED
  • Big Ghost Ltd.[a]
  • DJ Money[b]
4:14
8."Mathematics"4:02
9."Fish N Grits" (featuring Travis Scott)Nez & Rio2:57
10."Fine Girl" (featuring Davido and Olamide)
Marcè Reazon4:35
11."Heaven on Earth" (featuring Chris Brown)
Super Miles3:47
12."My PYT"
The Dope Boyz3:56
13."DNA"
3:44
14."Smile" (featuring Phil Adé and Zyla Moon)
Pro Reese4:46
Total length:58:58

Notes

  • ^[a] signifies a co-producer
  • ^[b] signifies an additional producer
  • "Thank God" features additional vocals from singer Rotimi
  • "Scarface Rozay Gotti" features background vocals from August Grant, and additional vocals from K-Doe Sleeze
  • "My Love" features background vocals from Eric Bellinger
  • "Fashion Week" features background vocals from August Grant, DJ Money, Edgar Machuca, Michika Skyy and Phil Adé
  • "Colombia Heights (Te Llamo)" features additional vocals from Edgar Machuca
  • "CC White" and "Heaven on Earth" features background vocals from Phil Adé
  • "Fine Girl" features additional vocals from DJ Money
  • "My PYT" features vocals from Sam Sneak

Sample credits

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[17] 74
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[18] 9
US Billboard 200[19] 16
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[20] 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wale:Shine Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved May 24, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Wale's "SHiNE" (Review)". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved May 13, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "SHINE by Wale". Apple Music. Retrieved October 25, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Wale Reveals 'Shine' Album Cover, Tracklist and Release Date - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved April 8, 2017. 
  5. ^ "My PYT - Single by Wale". iTunes. Retrieved May 9, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Video: Wale – 'My PYT'". Rap-Up. July 25, 2016. Retrieved May 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ a b "Wale - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved May 9, 2017. 
  8. ^ "One Reason (Flex) [feat. Eric Bellinger] - Single by Wale". iTunes. Retrieved June 10, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Groundhog Day - Single by Wale". iTunes. Retrieved June 10, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Wale drops video for J. Cole diss track Groundhog Day". Entertainment Weekly. February 2, 2017. Retrieved June 10, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Wale's 'Running Back' Feat. Lil Wayne: Listen - Billboard". Billboard. January 20, 2017. Retrieved May 9, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Wale and Lil Wayne Keep It 'Running Back' in New Video - XXL". XXL. February 6, 2017. Retrieved February 22, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Fashion Week (feat. G-Eazy) - Single by Wale". iTunes. Retrieved May 9, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Video: Wale feat. G-Eazy – 'Fashion Week'". Rap-Up. April 10, 2017. Retrieved May 9, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Wale and Travis Scott Rap About an Epic Night on New Song "Fish n Grits"". XXL. April 6, 2017. Retrieved May 9, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Wale Addresses 'Shine' First-Week Sales, J. Cole Track on Complex's 'Everyday Struggle'". Billboard. May 8, 2017. Retrieved May 9, 2017. 
  17. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Wale – Shine" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved May 5, 2017.
  18. ^ "VG-lista – Topp 40 Album uke 19, 2017". VG-lista. Retrieved May 14, 2017. 
  19. ^ "Wale Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
  20. ^ "Wale Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 9, 2017.