Shut It Down (song)

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"Shut It Down"
Pitbull - Shut It Down (Official Single Cover).jpg
Single by Pitbull featuring Akon
from the album Rebelution
ReleasedNovember 2, 2009
Format
Recorded2009
GenreHip house[1]
Length3:46
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Pitbull singles chronology
"Outta Control"
(2009)
"Shut It Down"
(2009)
"Future Love"
(2009)
"Outta Control"
(2009)
"Shut It Down"
(2009)
"Future Love"
(2009)
Akon singles chronology
"On Top"
(2009)
"Shut It Down"
(2009)
"Oh Africa"
(2010)
Music video
"Shut It Down" on YouTube

"Shut It Down" is a song by hip-hop artist/rapper Pitbull featuring Senegalese American R&B and hip hop recording artist and vocalist Akon. It was released as the fourth single from Pitbull's album, Rebelution. A remix of the song features vocals by Clinton Sparks.

Music video[edit]

The music video was first released onto Pitbull's official Vevo channel on November 24, 2009 and was directed by David Rosseau. It has received over 35 million views.[2] The video is about secrecy, intelligence agents and criminal activities, in which there was signed an agreement between the two groups and they agree to keep it a secret but this data is taken by agents of Pitbull in the end. Akon on the tip of information follows them but fails to capture them. The video ends with Pitbull and another woman in the plane and Akon looking at them from the ground.

Chart performance[edit]

On the chart dated December 19, 2009, "Shut It Down" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 85.[3] It moved up in its second week to number 83 and peaked at number 42.[3][4]

On the chart dated February 6, 2010, "Shut It Down" peaked on the UK Singles Chart at number 33.[5] The week before, it had reached its peak of 13 on the UK R&B Chart.[6]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2009-10) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[7] 18
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[8] 35
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[9] 19
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[10] 23
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[11] 23
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[12] 10
France (SNEP) Download Chart[13] 50
Germany (Official German Charts)[14] 30
Ireland (IRMA)[15] 30
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[16] 25
Poland (Dance Top 50)[17] 25
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[18] 33
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[19] 34
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[20] 41
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[21] 33
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[22] 13
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 42
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[23] 29
US Digital Songs (Billboard)[24] 49
US Hot Latin Songs (Billboard)[25] 44
US Latin Pop Songs (Billboard)[26] 23
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[27] 17
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[28] 18

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Position
Australian Singles Chart[29] 99

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[30] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[31] Platinum 80,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shut it down DVD". TBO Hip Hop. Archived from the original on 2010-01-23.
  2. ^ "Pitbull - Shut It Down ft. Akon". YouTube.
  3. ^ a b "Pitbull and Akon - Shut It Down - Music Charts". αCharts.us. Retrieved 2010-10-16.
  4. ^ a b "Pitbull Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-10-16.
  5. ^ Cite error: The named reference sc_UK_Pitbull_ft_Akon was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  6. ^ Cite error: The named reference sc_UKrandb_Pitbull_ft_Akon was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  7. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Pitbull feat. Akon – Shut It Down". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 2010-10-16.
  8. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Pitbull feat. Akon – Shut It Down" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 2010-10-16.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Pitbull feat. Akon – Shut It Down" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 2010-10-16.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Pitbull feat. Akon – Shut It Down" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 2010-10-16.
  11. ^ "Pitbull Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-10-16.
  12. ^ "Pitbull feat. Akon: Shut It Down" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 2010-10-16.
  13. ^ "lescharts.com – Français" (in French). Les classement de telechargement single. Retrieved 2010-10-16.
  14. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Pitbull feat. Akon – Shut It Down". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  15. ^ "Chart Track: Week 05, 2010". Irish Singles Chart.
  16. ^ "Charts.nz – Pitbull feat. Akon – Shut It Down". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 2010-10-16.
  17. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Dance Top 50. Retrieved 2011-12-21.
  18. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2015-08-16.
  19. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Pitbull feat. Akon – Shut It Down". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 2010-10-16.
  20. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Pitbull feat. Akon – Shut It Down". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 2010-10-16.
  21. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  22. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  23. ^ "Pitbull Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-10-16.
  24. ^ "Pitbull Chart History (Digital Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-10-16.
  25. ^ "Pitbull Chart History (Hot Latin Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-10-16.
  26. ^ "Pitbull Chart History (Latin Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-10-16.
  27. ^ "Pitbull Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-10-16.
  28. ^ "Pitbull Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-06-30.
  29. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 100 Singles 2010". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2011-01-08.
  30. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2010 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  31. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Pitbull – Shut It Down". Music Canada.