Charged Up

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"Charged Up"
DrakeChargedUpCover.jpg
Single by Drake
Released July 31, 2015 (2015-07-31)
Format Digital download
Genre
Length 3:10
Label Cash Money
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Drake singles chronology
"Back to Back"
(2015)
"Charged Up"
(2015)
"Hotline Bling"
(2015)

"Back to Back"
(2015)
"Charged Up"
(2015)
"Hotline Bling"
(2015)

"Charged Up" is a song by Canadian rapper Drake. It is the first diss track aimed at American rapper Meek Mill.[1] At OVO Fest 2015, Drake performed this song and "Back to Back" live.[2][3]

Controversy[edit]

On July 22, 2015, Meek Mill publicly criticized Drake on Twitter after being upset with Drake's non-involvement with the promotion of his album Dreams Worth More Than Money, claiming that he used ghostwriters to write his verse on "R.I.C.O."[4][unreliable source?] Following this, Drake released two diss songs within a week, "Charged Up" and "Back to Back", both aimed at Meek Mill.[5][6] Meek Mill later responded with another diss song about Drake, titled "Wanna Know".[7] Meek Mill later removed his diss to Drake on SoundCloud.[8]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[9]
  1. "Charged Up" – 3:10

Charts[edit]

Commercial performance[edit]

"Charged Up" debuted and peaked at number 75 on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100.[10] The song also debuted and peaked at number 78 on the Billboard Hot 100.[11]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[12] 75
US Billboard Hot 100[13] 78
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[14] 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Drake - Charged Up [New Song]". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved July 25, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Drake Performs Back to Back During OVO Fest". Bossip. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Drake Performs "Back To Back" At OVO Fest 2015". YouTube. Retrieved August 16, 2015. 
  4. ^ Angela Stephanou (July 22, 2015). "Meek Mill Says Drake Doesn't Write His Own Raps In Twitter Rant". Retrieved July 22, 2015. Stop comparing drake to me too.... He don't write his own raps! That's why he ain't tweet my album because we found out! 
  5. ^ "Drake Fires Back at Meek Mill on ‘Charged Up’ | Rap-Up". rap-up.com. Retrieved July 30, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Drake Disses Meek Mill Again on ‘Back to Back’ Freestyle | Rap-Up". rap-up.com. Retrieved July 30, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Meek Mill hits back at Drake with diss track 'Wanna Know'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  8. ^ Owoseje, Toyin (13 August 2015). "Meek Mill ends Drake beef with open letter before removing his Wanna Know diss song from Soundcloud". Ibtimes.co.uk. Retrieved 27 May 2018. 
  9. ^ "iTunes - Music - Charged Up - Single by Drake". iTunes. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "Drake - Chart History - Canada Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  11. ^ Mendizabal, Amaya (August 12, 2015). "Drake Takes Over Charts in Wake of Meek Mill Feud". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 23, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Drake Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
  13. ^ "Drake Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved May 9, 2016.
  14. ^ "Drake Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 12, 2016.

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