Something New (Zendaya song)

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"Something New"
Something New.jpg
Single by Zendaya featuring Chris Brown
ReleasedFebruary 3, 2016
FormatDigital download
Recorded2015
GenreR&B[1][2]
Length3:32
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Zendaya singles chronology
"Replay"
(2013)
"Something New"
(2016)
"Rewrite the Stars"
(2018)
Chris Brown singles chronology
"Fine by Me"
(2015)
"Something New"
(2016)
"Paradise"
(2016)

"Something New" is a song by American singer Zendaya featuring American singer Chris Brown. It was released as a single on February 3, 2016, by Hollywood Records and Republic Records.[3] The song samples TLC's "Creep".

Background[edit]

The song samples the 1994 TLC song "Creep", which Zendaya has noted as one of the things that attracted to her initially to the song.[4] She first recorded the song as a duet with musician Babyface although, his verse was later swapped out with one by Brown. After hearing Brown's verse, Zendaya rerecorded her verses, telling iHeartRadio that she didn't want to be shown up by him.[4]

Music video[edit]

On February 3, 2016, Zendaya uploaded the audio for "Something New" on her YouTube account.[5] Three weeks later, on February 23, 2016, Zendaya uploaded the official lyric video of "Something New" on her Vevo channel.[6]

However, its official music video remains unreleased with the exception of a 25-second clip shown on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.[7] T-Boz also confirmed she shot a cameo in the video and pictures of her cameo are released by TLC fan page Cyber TLC World.[8]

Zendaya decided to not have the music video premiered due to not wanting to associate with Chris Brown after he made light of singer Kehlani's statements on contemplating on suicide.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 93
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[10] 27
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[11] 28
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[12] 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hear Zendaya's Sizzling 'Something New' With Chris Brown". Rolling Stone.
  2. ^ "New Music: Zendaya Feat. Chris Brown – Something New". Thisisrnb.
  3. ^ "Zendaya calls on Chris Brown for her catchy new single "Something New."". hotnewhiphop.com.
  4. ^ a b Mastrogiannis, Nicole. "INTERVIEW: Zendaya On 'Something New' & Her 2016 Album". Iheartradio. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  5. ^ Zendaya Something New ft Chris Brown (Official Audio). YouTube. February 3, 2016. Retrieved February 26, 2016.
  6. ^ Zendaya - Something New (Official Lyric Video) ft. Chris Brown. YouTube. February 23, 2016.
  7. ^ Zendaya - Something New ft. Chris Brown Music Video. YouTube. May 21, 2016.
  8. ^ "2016 Zendaya "Something New" Video Shoot". Facebook. May 21, 2016.
  9. ^ "Zendaya Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  10. ^ "Zendaya Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  11. ^ "Zendaya Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 26, 2016.
  12. ^ "Zendaya Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved March 22, 2016.