Believe Me (Lil Wayne song)
|Single by Lil Wayne featuring Drake|
|Released||May 6, 2014|
|Lil Wayne singles chronology|
|Drake singles chronology|
"Believe Me" is a song by American rapper Lil Wayne. It was serviced to urban contemporary radio stations on May 6, 2014, in the United States and was released as a digital download on May 28, 2014. The song features a guest appearance by Canadian rapper Drake. It was released as the intended lead single from Wayne's twelfth studio album, Tha Carter V, however the song was omitted from the tracklist upon the album's delayed release in September 2018.
Background[edit | edit source]
Commercial performance[edit | edit source]
Critical reception[edit | edit source]
"Believe Me" received critical acclaim, with Lil Wayne and Drake's lyrical performances receiving high praise. Many critics hailed the song as Lil Wayne's best release in years. "Believe Me" was featured on XXL's 25 Best Songs of 2014 (So Far). XXL commented on the song: "Carter Season was officially underway when Weezy dropped this gem on us late on a Friday night, and it was worth every second of the wait".
Chart performance[edit | edit source]
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||97|
|Belgium Urban (Ultratop Flanders)||36|
|Germany (Deutsche Black Charts)||13|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||36|
|US Billboard Hot 100||26|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||7|
|US Rhythmic (Billboard)||4|
Year-end charts[edit | edit source]
|US Billboard Hot 100||89|
Certifications[edit | edit source]
|United States (RIAA)||Platinum||1,000,000^|
^shipments figures based on certification alone
References[edit | edit source]
- "Believe Me (feat. Drake) – Single – United States". iTunes. Apple, Inc. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
- "Lil Wayne and Drake Hit the Studio for 'Tha Carter V'". Rap-Up. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
- "The 25 Best Songs Of 2014 (So Far)". XXL. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
- "Lil Wayne Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
- "Ultratop.be – Lil Wayne feat. Drake – Believe Me" (in Dutch). Ultratop Urban. Retrieved June 20, 2014.
- "Deutsche Black Charts". Trendcharts. Media Control. Archived from the original on June 11, 2014. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
- "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
- "Lil Wayne Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
- "Lil Wayne Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 29, 2014.
- "Lil Wayne Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved May 29, 2014.
- "American single certifications – Lil Wayne – Believe Me". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.
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