One Man Can Change the World

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"One Man Can Change the World"
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Single by Big Sean featuring Kanye West and John Legend
from the album Dark Sky Paradise
Released June 19, 2015
Recorded 2014
Genre
Length 4:15
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Amaire Johnson
Big Sean singles chronology
"How Many Times"
(2015)
"One Man Can Change the World"
(2015)
"Back Up"
(2015)
"How Many Times"
(2015)
"'One Man Can Change the World"
(2015)
"Back Up"
(2015)
Kanye West singles chronology
"All Day"
(2015) All Day2015
"One Man Can Change the World"
(2015) One Man Can Change the World2015
"Famous"
(2016) Famous2016
John Legend singles chronology
"Lay Me Down"
(2015) Lay Me Down2015
"'One Man Can Change the World"
(2015) 'One Man Can Change the World2015
"Like I'm Gonna Lose You"
(2015) Like I'm Gonna Lose You2015
Music video
"One Man Can Change the World" on YouTube

"One Man Can Change the World" is a song by American rapper Big Sean from his third studio album Dark Sky Paradise (2015). The song features fellow GOOD Music artists Kanye West and John Legend with production handled by Amaire Johnson. The song features uncredited background vocals from British singer Natasha Bedingfield,[1] it was sent to United States rhythmic contemporary radio on June 19, 2015 as the album's fourth single.[2] It was nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 58th Grammy Awards.

Music video[edit]

A music video written and directed by Andrew Hines was released for the song on June 19, 2015. West and Legend do not appear in the video, the video was shot entirely in monochrome and was filmed in Detroit in honor of Sean's late grandmother, Mildred V. Leonard, who was one of the first black female captains of the U.S. Army. The video was shot in one day, using a modified monochrome RED Dragon camera, the video won MTV Video Music Award for Best Video with a Message at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. Various publications picked up the story about Hines not being invited officially by MTV due to their policy of supplying only the Best Director category with tickets.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 82
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[4] 27
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[5] 11

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[6] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

External links[edit]

"One Man Can Change the World" on YouTube