Thru Your Phone

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"Thru Your Phone"
Song by Cardi B
from the album Invasion of Privacy
FormatDigital download
GenreR&B
Length3:08
LabelAtlantic
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)

"Thru Your Phone" is a song recorded by American rapper Cardi B for her debut studio album Invasion of Privacy (2018). It was written by Cardi B, Jordan Thorpe, Justin Tranter, Alexandra Tamposi, and its producers Benny Blanco and Andrew Wotman, with additional production from Louis Bell. "Thru Your Phone" entered at number 50 on the US Billboard Hot 100 the week following the album's release.[1]

Composition[edit]

Lyrically, "Thru your Phone" discusses cellular infidelity and retaliation, as the protagonist finds explicit conversations on her partner's mobile phone and contemplates revenge on him.[2] A Billboard article deemed the song "the rap equivalent of Jazmine Sullivan's "Bust Your Windows,"[3] while a Rolling Stone article noted it as one of the two "most emotionally hardcore" songs in the parent album—the other being "I Do"—that builds on the rage of "Be Careful," and compared it to a doo-wop ballad.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Neil Z. Yeung of AllMusic deemed the track "unflinching and relatable," and considered the vengeance lines where the narrator poisons her cheating man with bleach in his cereal and "a good old-fashioned" stabbing, "cartoonish but real, a confession of thoughts that are all too familiar to the scorned."[4] In NME, Nick Levine stated, "the way she flips from righteous fury to plaintive desperation on "Thru Your Phone", a track about her partner's infidelity, is thrilling and palpably emotional."[5]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[6] 80
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 50
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[8] 29

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[9] 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Trust, Gary (March 16, 2018). "Cardi B Bests Beyonce for the Most Simultaneous Hot 100 Hits Among Women". Billboard. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Sheffield, Rob (April 6, 2018). "Review: Cardi B's Debut, 'Invasion of Privacy,' Is Personal and Undeniable". Rolling Stone. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  3. ^ Hale, Andreas (April 6, 2018). "5 Things We Discovered From Cardi B's 'Invasion of Privacy'". Billboard. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  4. ^ Yeung, Neil Z. "Invasion of Privacy AllMusic Review". AllMusic. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
  5. ^ Levine, Nick. "Cardi B – 'Invasion of Privacy' Review". NME. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  6. ^ "Cardi B Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  7. ^ "Cardi B Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  8. ^ "Cardi B Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  9. ^ "American single certifications – Cardi B – Bickenhead". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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