Welcome to the World (song)

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For the 1987 Noiseworks song of the same name, see "Welcome to the World (Noiseworks song)".

"Welcome to the World"
Welcome to the World ft Kid Cudi - Kevin Rudolf.jpg
Single by Kevin Rudolf featuring Kid Cudi
from the album In the City
Released January 10, 2009
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded 2008
Genre Pop rock, hip hop, rap rock
Length 3:05 (Album Version)
3:03 (No Rap/Radio Edit)
Label Cash Money, Universal Republic
Writer(s) Kevin Rudolf, Jacob Kasher Hindlin, William Roberts, Ivan Corraliza
Producer(s) Kevin Rudolf
Kevin Rudolf singles chronology
"Let It Rock"
(2008)
"Welcome to the World"
(2009)
"Shooting Star"
(2009)
Kid Cudi singles chronology
"Day 'n' Nite"
(2008)
"Welcome to the World"
(2009)
"Make Her Say"
(2009)
Music video
"Welcome to the World" on YouTube

"Welcome to the World" is a song by American recording artist Kevin Rudolf, released as the second single from his debut album In the City. The single version features vocals from American rapper Kid Cudi, whereas the album version features a verse from rapper Rick Ross.[1][2] The chorus takes the melody from the 1994 Oasis single Supersonic.

The song was featured in advertisements for WrestleMania XXVI.

Extended version[edit]

There is an extended version of the song that features verses from both Kid Cudi and Rick Ross.

Chart performance[edit]

The single peaked at #34 on the Pop 100 and #58 on the Billboard Hot 100. In Canada it reached #56 on the Canadian Hot 100. It debuted on Ryan Seacrest's Weekly Top 40 at #40.

Music video[edit]

The music video was released to MTV on May 1, 2009. It uses the no rap edit version of the song. The video shows Rudolf singing in the streets with his band. Lil Wayne and Birdman make a brief appearance in the video.[3]

Track listing[edit]

CD Single

  1. "Welcome to the World" (Clean) (featuring Kid Cudi) — 3:03
  2. "Welcome to the World" (Dirty) (featuring Kid Cudi) — 3:03
  3. "Welcome to the World" (Single Version) — 2:38
  4. "Welcome to the World" (featuring Rick Ross) — 3:03

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart 42[4]
Canadian Hot 100 56[5]
Irish Singles Chart 34[6]
UK Singles Chart 77[7]
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 58[1]
U.S. Billboard Pop Songs 26[8]

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