Suge (song)

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"Suge"
Single by DaBaby
from the album Baby on Baby
ReleasedMarch 1, 2019 (2019-03-01)
Format
GenreHip hop
Length2:43
LabelInterscope
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • JetsonMade
  • Pooh Beatz

"Suge" (also known as "Suge (Yea Yea)"[1]) is a song by American rapper DaBaby, released as the lead single from his debut album Baby on Baby on April 23, 2019.[2] It reached number seven on the US Billboard Hot 100.[3] The song's title is a reference to music executive Suge Knight.[4] It was produced by JetsonMade[5] and Pooh Beatz.

Critical reception[edit]

The Washington Post said the song "showcases DaBaby's versatility" in sounding "suave" and then being able to "flip the switch".[4] Noisey called the track "one of the album's best singles and a restless mess of lines", adding that DaBaby "free associates in a way that feels like Young Thug".[6]

Commercial performance[edit]

"Suge" debuted on the US Billboard Hot 100 at number 87 during the week of April 13th, 2019, becoming DaBaby's first Hot 100 entry.[7] Suge continued to climb the Hot 100 over the next several weeks, and has since peaked at number seven on the chart and at number three on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.[3] On June 23rd, 2019, the single was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of over a million digital copies in the United States.[8]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Suge" was released on March 4th, 2019. It features DaBaby in a variety of roles, including a mailman, Suge Knight, and dancing in an office.[1]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[9] 58
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[10] 36
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[11] 32
Ireland (IRMA)[12] 65
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ)[13] 17
Sweden Heatseeker (Sverigetopplistan)[14] 19
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 7
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[15] 3
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[16] 3
US Rolling Stone 100[17] 10

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[18] 2× Platinum 2,000,000double-dagger

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Zidel, Alex (March 4, 2019). "DaBaby Releases Hilarious New Video For 'Suge (Yea Yea)'". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  2. ^ "Top 40 Rhythmic Future Releases". AllAccess. Archived from the original on April 21, 2019. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "DaBaby Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Kimble, Julian (April 7, 2019). "DaBaby proves he's one of hip-hop's most intriguing figures at sold-out concert". The Washington Post. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  5. ^ https://genius.com/artists/Jetsonmade
  6. ^ Schube, Will (April 10, 2019). "DaBaby Makes the Funniest Videos in Rap". Noisey. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  7. ^ "Top 100 Songs | Billboard Hot 100 Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-04-09.
  8. ^ "Gold & Platinum". RIAA. Retrieved May 20, 2019.
  9. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #526". auspOp. June 1, 2019. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – DaBaby – Suge" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  11. ^ "DaBaby Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved June 11, 2019.
  12. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  13. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. June 3, 2019. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  14. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker, vecka 22". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  15. ^ "DaBaby Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
  16. ^ "DaBaby Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  17. ^ "Top 100 Songs". Rolling Stone. July 2, 2019. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
  18. ^ "American single certifications – DaBaby – Suge". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.