The Bigger Artist

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The Bigger Artist
TheBiggerArtist.jpg
Studio album by A Boogie wit da Hoodie
Released September 29, 2017 (2017-09-29)
Genre Hip hop
Length 51:35
Label
Producer
Singles from The Bigger Artist
  1. "Drowning"
    Released: March 10, 2017
  2. "Say A'"
    Released: September 22, 2017
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
HipHopDX3.3/5[1]
Pitchfork7/10[2]

The Bigger Artist is the debut studio album by American rapper A Boogie wit da Hoodie. It was released on September 29, 2017, by Highbridge and Atlantic Records, serving as the second commercial release with Atlantic.[3] The album features guest appearances from Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Kodak Black, 21 Savage, PnB Rock, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Robin Thicke and Don Q.[4] Meanwhile, production comes from Metro Boomin, DJ Mustard, Murda Beatz, and Cardo, among others.[5]

Background[edit]

The album was announced on July 17, 2017.[6] The album's cover art was revealed on September 3, 2017.[7] The tracklist and pre-order was released on September 8, 2017.[3]

Singles[edit]

The lead single, "Drowning" featuring Kodak Black, was released on March 10, 2017.[8] "Beast Mode" featuring PnB Rock and YoungBoy Never Broke Again, was released as a pre-order single on September 8, 2017.[9] The second and final single, "Say A'", was released on September 22, 2017.[10]

Commercial performance[edit]

The Bigger Artist debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 with 67,000 album-equivalent units,[11] of which 10,000 were in pure album sales in its first week of release.[11] It is A Boogie wit da Hoodie's third work to appear on the chart, and his highest-peaking.[11] On March 5, 2018, the album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for combined sales and album-equivalent units of over 500,000 units in the United States.

Track listing[edit]

The Bigger Artist[3]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."No Promises"Cardo3:17
2."Undefeated" (featuring 21 Savage)2:54
3."Drowning" (featuring Kodak Black)
  • Sweet
  • Quasi
3:29
4."Say A'"
  • Dubose
  • Courtney Clayburn
  • Nick Seeley
  • Ness
  • Seeley
3:34
5."No Comparison"Metro Boomin4:04
6."Unhappy"
2:59
7."Let's Start Over"
  • Dubose
  • Darling Hernandez[12]
Jamz3:37
8."Get to You"
3:26
9."Somebody" (featuring Don Q)DJ Mustard2:58
10."Money Sprung" (featuring Don Q)
  • Dubose
  • Anderson
  • Hernandez[13]
Jamz3:15
11."If I Gotta Go"
Jamz3:23
12."Fucking & Kissing" (featuring Chris Brown)
Young Troy2:51
13."Bad Girl" (featuring Trey Songz and Robin Thicke)
  • Myster Whyte
  • Traksterz
3:49
14."Stalking You"
  • Dubose
  • Jackson
  • Traksterz
  • Dudley Exantus
3:41
15."Beast Mode" (featuring PnB Rock and YoungBoy Never Broke Again)Young Troy4:18
Total length:51:35

Notes

Sample credits

  • "Bad Girl" contains an interpolation from "Teach U a Lesson", performed by Robin Thicke.
  • "Get to You" contains an interpolation from "Ex-Factor", performed by Lauryn Hill.

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[20] Gold 500,000double-dagger

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glaysher, Scott (October 10, 2017). "Review: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Succeeds When Playing To His Strengths On "The Bigger Artist"". HipHopDX. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  2. ^ Corry, Kristin (October 5, 2017). "A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie: The Bigger Artist". Pitchfork. Condé Nast. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "The Bigger Artist by A Boogie wit da Hoodie". Apple Music. Retrieved September 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ Berry, Peter A. (September 6, 2017). "A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Shares Guest Features on Debut Album 'The Bigger Artist'". XXL. Retrieved September 9, 2017. 
  5. ^ Kristin Corry (September 29, 2017). "Stream A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie's Debut 'The Bigger Artist'". Rap-Up. Retrieved October 1, 2017. 
  6. ^ F, Matt (July 17, 2017). "A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Says New Album Is On The Way". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved September 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ Ivey, Justin (September 3, 2017). "A Boogie With Da Hoodie Reveals Cover Art & Release Date For "The Bigger Artist"". HipHopDX. Retrieved September 9, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Drowning (feat. Kodak Black) - Single by A Boogie wit da Hoodie". Apple Music. Retrieved September 9, 2017. 
  9. ^ "New Music: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie feat. PnB Rock & YoungBoy NBA – 'Beast Mode'". Rap-Up. September 8, 2017. Retrieved September 8, 2017. 
  10. ^ Orcutt, KC (September 22, 2017). "Hear A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie's New Song "Say A'"". XXL. Retrieved September 22, 2017. 
  11. ^ a b c d Caulfield, Keith (October 8, 2017). "Shania Twain's 'Now' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart". Billboard. Retrieved October 9, 2017. 
  12. ^ "ACE Repertory". ASCAP. Retrieved November 5, 2017. 
  13. ^ "ACE Repertory". ASCAP. Retrieved November 5, 2017. 
  14. ^ "ACE Repertory". ASCAP. Retrieved November 5, 2017. 
  15. ^ "ACE Repertory". ASCAP. Retrieved November 5, 2017. 
  16. ^ "A Boogie wit da Hoodie Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  17. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. October 16, 2017. Retrieved October 13, 2017. 
  18. ^ "A Boogie wit da Hoodie Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  19. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 12, 2017. 
  20. ^ "American album certifications – A Boogie Wit da Hoodie – The Bigger Artist". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.