Sleep Without You

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"Sleep Without You"
Single by Brett Young
from the album Brett Young
ReleasedApril 11, 2016 (2016-04-11)[1]
FormatDigital download
LabelRepublic Nashville
  • Brett Young
  • Justin Ebach
  • Kelly Archer
Producer(s)Dann Huff
Brett Young singles chronology
"Sleep Without You"
"In Case You Didn't Know"

"Sleep Without You" is a song recorded by American country pop singer Brett Young and co-written by Young, Justin Ebach, and Kelly Archer. Its official release to radio was on April 11, 2016, as the lead single from his debut self-titled EP which had been released on February 12, 2016. It has sold 377,000 copies in the United States as of January 2017.

Critical reception[edit]

Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song a favorable review, writing that "Young’s R&B influences come out in the sincerity and warmth of his delivery, not the sonic nature of this mostly acoustic jam."[2]

Commercial performance[edit]

The song first entered the Country Airplay chart at number 58 for the week of March 5, 2016,[3] and debuted on the Hot Country Songs chart two months later at number 45 on May 14, 2016.[4] It peaked at number three on the chart for the week of December 3, 2016.[5] It also peaked at number two on Billboard's Country Airplay chart the following week.[6] It reached number one on the Mediabase Country chart.[7] It has sold 377,000 copies in the United States as of January 2017.[8]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Shane Drake and appeared on CMT, GAC, and Vevo. The music video was filmed in Malibu, California,[9] and co-stars Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan.[10]


Chart (2016) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[11] 93
Canada Country (Billboard)[12] 7
US Billboard Hot 100[13] 47
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[14] 2
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[15] 3

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[16] 30
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[17] 34


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[18] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ "Add Dates" (PDF). Country Aircheck (492): Chart page 4. March 28, 2016.
  2. ^ Dukes, Billy (March 15, 2016). "ToC Critic's Pick: Brett Young, 'Sleep Without You' [Listen]". Taste of Country. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
  3. ^ "Hot Country Songs". Billboard. March 5, 2016.
  4. ^ "Hot Country Songs". Billboard. May 14, 2016.
  5. ^ "Hot Country Songs". Billboard. December 3, 2016.
  6. ^ Cantor, Brian (November 28, 2016). "Florida Georgia Line & Tim McGraw's "May We All" claims #1 on this week's Billboard Country Airplay chart". Headline Planet.
  7. ^ Simanek, Jason (January 25, 2017). "Brett Young Talks About Debut Single Going No. 1, New Album on Feb. 10 & the Talent-Rich State of California". Nash Country Daily.
  8. ^ Bjorke, Matt (January 23, 2017). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles Chart: January 23, 2017". Roughstock.
  9. ^ Laffer, Lauren (March 9, 2016). "Brett Young Fights Insomnia in 'Sleep Without You' Music Video". Sounds Like Nashville. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
  10. ^ Dukes, Billy (March 21, 2016). "Brett Young Kisses on Miss USA in 'Sleep Without You' Video". Taste of Country. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
  11. ^ "Brett Young Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  12. ^ "Brett Young Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard. Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  13. ^ "Brett Young Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved November 29, 2016.
  14. ^ "Brett Young Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved November 29, 2016.
  15. ^ "Brett Young Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  16. ^ "Country Airplay: Year End 2016". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 5, 2017.
  17. ^ "Hot Country Songs: Year End 2016". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 5, 2017.
  18. ^ "American single certifications – Brett Young – Sleep Without You". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved September 16, 2017. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.