Champions (GOOD Music song)

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Not to be confused with "Champion", another Kanye West song from the album Graduation, or "Champions" a song by West featured on the Paid in Full soundtrack
"Champions"
Kanye West - Champions Cover.jpg
Single by Kanye West, Gucci Mane, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Travis Scott, Yo Gotti, Quavo and Desiigner
from the album Cruel Winter
Released June 7, 2016
Format Digital download
Recorded 2016
Genre
Length 5:34
Label
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
Kanye West singles chronology
"Father Stretch My Hands"
(2016)
"Champions"
(2016)
"Fade"
(2016)
Gucci Mane singles chronology
"Back on Road"
(2016)
"Champions"
(2016)
"All My Children"
(2016)
Big Sean singles chronology
"Play No Games"
(2015)
"Champions"
(2016)
"Holy Key"
(2016)
2 Chainz singles chronology
"No Problem"
(2016)
"Champions"
(2016)
"Big Amount"
(2016)
Travis Scott singles chronology
"Pick Up the Phone"
(2016)
"Champions"
(2016)
"Goosebumps"
(2016)
Yo Gotti singles chronology
"Order More"
(2016)
"Champions"
(2016)
"Better"
(2016)
Quavo singles chronology
"Pick Up the Phone"
(2016)
"Champions"
(2016)
"Good Drank"
(2017)
Desiigner singles chronology
"Panda"
(2015)
"Champions"
(2016)
"Tiimmy Turner"
(2016)
GOOD Music singles chronology
"Clique"
(2012)
"Champions"
(2016)

"Champions" is a collaborative song by American rappers Kanye West, Gucci Mane, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Travis Scott, Yo Gotti, Quavo and Desiigner,[1] released as the lead single from the upcoming GOOD Music compilation album, Cruel Winter. The artists co-wrote the song with its co-producers A-Trak, Lex Luger, Fonzworth Bentley, Noah Goldstein, and Mike Dean, with additional production by West himself and Charlie Heat.[2][3]

Release[edit]

"Champions" was first aired on Big Boy's 92.3.[4] Kanye West later released the song as the first single from Cruel Winter. The single was untitled at the time, with "Round and Round" and "Champions" being used as working titles.[5][6] It was officially released via digital distribution on June 12, 2016.[7]

Commercial performance[edit]

On the chart dated July 2, 2016, "Champions" entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number 71, powered by first-week digital download sales of 31,000 copies.[8]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[9] 73
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[10] 24
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 128
US Billboard Hot 100[12] 71
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[13] 22

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[14] 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. ^ "Kanye West releases new single, Round and Round". DIY Mag. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ "LUFF¥TMOG on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  3. ^ "Champions". YouTube. Retrieved 2016-06-12. 
  4. ^ "KANYE WEST - Twitter". @kanyewest on Twitter. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Kanye West premieres new single with Gucci Mane, Travis Scott and more off Cruel Winter". XXL. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Kanye West's Champions (Round and Round) feat. Desiigner, Travis Scott, Big Sean, Gucci Mane, Yo Gotti, 2 Chainz [New Song]". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Kanye West, Gucci Mane, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Travis Scott, Yo Gotti, Quavo & Desiigner - Champions". iTunes. Retrieved June 12, 2016. 
  8. ^ Mansell, Henry (June 25, 2016). "Hip Hop Single Sales: Drake, Desiigner & Beyoncé". HipHopDX. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Kanye West – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Kanye West. Retrieved June 21, 2016.
  10. ^ "23, 2016/ Archive Chart: June 23, 2016" UK R&B Chart. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  11. ^ Chart Log UK: "CLUK Update 18.06.2016 (wk24)". UK Singles Chart. Zobbel.de. Retrieved June 24, 2016.
  12. ^ "Kanye West – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Kanye West. Retrieved June 21, 2016.
  13. ^ "Kanye West – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Kanye West. Retrieved June 21, 2016.
  14. ^ "American single certifications – Kanye West – Champions". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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