Who Do You Love? (YG song)

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"Who Do You Love?"
Yg-drake-who-do-you-love.jpg
Single by YG featuring Drake
from the album My Krazy Life
ReleasedFebruary 20, 2014 (2014-02-20)
Recorded2013
GenreHip hop
Length3:54
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)DJ Mustard
YG singles chronology
"Left, Right"
(2013)
"Who Do You Love?"
(2014)
"nEXt"
(2014)
Drake singles chronology
"Odio"
(2014)
"Who Do You Love?"
(2014)
"Trophies"
(2014)
Music video
"Who Do You Love?" on YouTube

"Who Do You Love?" is a song by American hip hop recording artist YG from his debut studio album My Krazy Life (2014). It was released on February 20, 2014, as the third single from the album. The song, produced by frequent collaborator DJ Mustard, features a guest appearance from Canadian rapper Drake. The song has since peaked at number 54 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Background[edit]

YG has stated that the inspiration of the song came from a Lil Boosie song of the same name.[1] The song was originally intended as the first single off of "My Krazy Life" but YG chose to go against the label due to him preferring to not rely on Drake for success. The song initially leaked New Year's Eve 2013 after a fan impersonating a DJ tricked YG into emailing him the song.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Who Do You Love? debuted at number 78 on the US Billboard Hot 100, on the chart dated March 29, 2014.[3] The following week on the chart, the song reached its peak position at 54 on the chart.[4] On May 31, 2018, the single was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for combined sales and streaming data units of over two million units in the United States.[5]

Controversy[edit]

On December 30, 2013, San Francisco rapper Rappin' 4-Tay wrote a tweet saying that Drake's verse on the song copied his verse from his 1994 single "Playaz Club".[6]

Music video[edit]

A music video for "Who Do You Love?" was released via YG's VEVO channel on March 7, 2014. It was directed by Benny Boom.[7]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[16] 2× Platinum 2,000,000double-dagger

double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://genius.com/2963590
  2. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/the-juice/6414059/juice-podcast-yg-talks-grammy-snub-who-do-you-love-leak-blame
  3. ^ "Hot 100 - 2014-03-29". Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  4. ^ "Hot 100 - 2014-04-05". Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  5. ^ "RIAA Certifications - YG". Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  6. ^ Baker, Soren (January 2, 2014). "Rappin' 4-Tay Blasts Drake Over Verse On YG's "Who Do You Love"". HipHopDX. Cheri Media Group. Retrieved June 28, 2015.
  7. ^ "Watch YG's New Music Video for "Who Do You Love?" with Drake". Complex. March 7, 2014. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – YG feat. Drake – Who Do You Love?" (in Dutch). Ultratop Urban. Retrieved May 2, 2014.
  9. ^ "Lescharts.com – YG FEAT. DRAKE – Who Do You Love?" (in French). Les classement single.
  10. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  11. ^ "YG Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  12. ^ "YG Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  13. ^ "YG Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
  14. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 2014". Billboard. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
  15. ^ "Rhythmic Songs – Year-End 2014". Billboard. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
  16. ^ "American single certifications – YG – Who Do You Love?". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.