Crew Love

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"Crew Love"
Crew Love Drake.png
Single by Drake featuring The Weeknd
from the album Take Care
Released July 30, 2012 (2012-07-30)
Genre PBR&B
Length 3:29
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Drake singles chronology
"Amen"
(2012)
"Crew Love"
(2012)
"Enough Said"
(2012)
"Amen"
(2012)
"Crew Love"
(2012)
"Enough Said"
(2012)
The Weeknd singles chronology
"Crew Love"
(2012) Crew Love2012
"Remember You"
(2012) Remember You2012

"Crew Love" is a song by Canadian rapper Drake from his second studio album Take Care. The song features guest vocals from fellow Canadian singer The Weeknd. Production was provided by The Weeknd, Noah "40" Shebib and Illangelo. "Crew Love" was released as the album's seventh single in the United Kingdom on July 30, 2012.

Critical reception[edit]

Jon Dolan of Rolling Stone described the track as "avant-R&B lushness" and "a tender ode to metaphorical family in the face of a world where everybody wants a little Drake."[1]

Chart performance[edit]

"Crew Love" debuted at number 200 on the UK Singles Chart for the chart week of July 14, 2012.[2] It entered the top 100 of the chart two weeks later at number 64, later peaking at number 37,[3] the track also became a top ten hit on the UK R&B Chart, where it peaked at number seven.[4]

Despite the absence of a proper single release in the United States, "Crew Love" managed to chart on several Billboard singles charts owing to strong rhythmic and urban contemporary radio airplay.[5] It peaked at number nine on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in June 2012, becoming Drake's twenty-fourth top ten single on the chart.[6] The song also peaked at number 14 on the Hot Rap Songs chart and at number 80 on both the main Hot 100 singles chart (which was his lowest peak as a lead artist) and the Canadian Hot 100.[6][7][8]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[7] 80
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 37
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[4] 7
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 80
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[6] 9
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[9] 14

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United Kingdom July 30, 2012[10] Contemporary hit radio Universal

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dolan, Jon (November 7, 2011). "Drake's 'Take Care': A Track-By-Track Breakdown". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart Log UK: New Entries Update – 14.07.2012 (Week 27)". zobbel.de. Tobias Zywietz. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
  5. ^ Santiago, Karinah (June 8, 2012). "Chart Juice: Travis Porter, Rebecca Ferguson Enter R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c "Drake Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)" Billboard. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
  7. ^ a b "Drake Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)" Billboard. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
  8. ^ a b "Drake Chart History (Hot 100)" Billboard. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
  9. ^ "Drake Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)" Billboard. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
  10. ^ Lane, Dan (July 30, 2012). "This week's new releases 30-07-2012". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 

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