South of the Border (Ed Sheeran song)

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"South of the Border"
Ed Sheeran featuring Camila Cabello and Cardi B – South of the Border.png
Single by Ed Sheeran featuring Camila Cabello and Cardi B
from the album No.6 Collaborations Project
Language
  • English
  • Spanish
Released12 July 2019
Format
GenreLatin pop[1]
Length3:24
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Fred Gibson
  • Steve Mac
Ed Sheeran singles chronology
"Best Part of Me"
(2019)
"South of the Border"
(2019)
"Antisocial"
(2019)
Camila Cabello singles chronology
"Señorita"
(2019)
"South of the Border"
(2019)
"Liar"
(2019)
Cardi B singles chronology
"Press"
(2019)
"South of the Border"
(2019)
"Yes"
(2019)
Music video
"South of the Border" on YouTube

"South of the Border" is a song by English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran featuring Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello and American rapper Cardi B. It was released as the sixth single from Sheeran's fourth studio album, No.6 Collaborations Project (2019).[2] The song was written by Sheeran, Cabello, Cardi B, Steve Mac, Fred Gibson and Jordan Thorpe, and produced by Sheeran, Steve Mac and Fred.[3] It impacted mainstream radio in Australia on 12 July 2019 and hit the top five in the United Kingdom on 25 October 2019.[4]

Background[edit]

Sheeran's manager replied to fan's tweet that it would be his next single.[5] A few days later Sheeran posted a picture of his manager replied on Instagram story.[6] On 28 September they posted a poster for the music video.[7]

Music video[edit]

On July 12, the lyric video for "South of the Border" was released on Sheeran's YouTube channel, while a music video for the song was released on October 4, also on Sheeran's YouTube channel. In the video, Sheeran plays Teddy Fingers, Cabello plays Mariposa, and Cardi B appears as herself alongside actress Alexis Ren as Scarlet Jones and actor Paul Karmiryan as Agent X.[8] As of November 2019, it has received over 30 million views, 969 thousand likes and 21 thousand dislikes on YouTube.[citation needed]

Commercial performance[edit]

The song debuted at No. 53 on Billboard Hot 100 and No. 7 on Rolling Stone Top 100 when it became available for download and stream on the release of the album in the United States.[9] It received 10.2 million streams in the first week according to Rolling Stone,[10] and it also reached No. 16 on Billboard Digital Song Sales chart.[11] The song debuted in the top 15 on official charts of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, Slovakia and Sweden.

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of No.6 Collaborations Project.[12]

Publishing

Recording

Personnel

  • Ed Sheeran – vocals, songwriter, producer, guitar
  • Camila Cabello – featured vocals, songwriter
  • Cardi B – featured vocals, songwriter
  • Fred Gibson – songwriter, producer, bass, drums, keyboards
  • Steve Mac – songwriter, producer, keyboards, synthesizer
  • Pardison Fontaine – songwriter
  • Evan LaRay – engineer
  • John Hanes – engineer
  • Simone Torres – engineer
  • Stuart Hawkes – mastering
  • Serban Ghenea – mixing
  • Chris Laws – programming

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No.TitleLength
1."South of the Border" (featuring Camila Cabello and Cardi B)3:24
Digital download – Cheat Codes remix[13]
No.TitleLength
1."South of the Border" (featuring Camila Cabello and Cardi B) (Cheat Codes remix)3:15
Digital download – Sam Feldt remix[14]
No.TitleLength
1."South of the Border" (featuring Camila Cabello and Cardi B) (Sam Feldt remix)2:53

Charts[edit]

Original version[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[15] 12
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[16] 44
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[17] 1
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[18] 50
Brazil (Top 100 Brasil)[19] 98
Brazil (Top 10 Pop Internacional)[20] 9
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[21] 14
Croatia (HRT)[22] 6
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[23] 10
Denmark (Tracklisten)[24] 18
Estonia (Eesti Ekspress)[25] 13
Euro Digital Songs (Billboard)[26] 12
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[27] 7
France (SNEP)[28] 80
Germany (Official German Charts)[29] 33
Greece (IFPI Greece)[30] 30
Hungary (Single Top 40)[31] 21
Hungary (Stream Top 40)[32] 11
Iceland (Tonlist)[33] 36
Ireland (IRMA)[34] 6
Israel (Media Forest)[35] 4
Italy (FIMI)[36] 69
Mexico Ingles Airplay (Billboard)[37] 11
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[38] 15
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[39] 28
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[40] 14
Norway (VG-lista)[41] 13
Portugal (AFP)[42] 33
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[43] 11
Singapore (RIAS)[44] 9
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[45] 8
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[46] 61
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[47] 14
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[48] 19
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[49] 4
US Billboard Hot 100[50] 53
US Rolling Stone Top 100[51] 6

Cheat Codes remix[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ)[52] 20

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[53] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[54] Platinum 80,000double-dagger
New Zealand (RMNZ)[55] Gold 15,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[56] Silver 200,000double-dagger

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

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Version Label Ref.
Various 12 July 2019 Original
Australia Contemporary hit radio [4]
Various 27 September 2019
  • Digital download
  • streaming
Cheat Codes remix [13]
United Kingdom 4 October 2019 Contemporary hit radio Original [57]
Various 11 October 2019
  • Digital download
  • streaming
Sam Feldt remix [14]
Italy 18 October 2019 Contemporary hit radio Original Warner [58]

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