On Chill

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"On Chill"
Wale - On Chill.png
Single by Wale featuring Jeremih
from the album Wow... That's Crazy
ReleasedJuly 12, 2019 (2019-07-12)
Length3:34
LabelWarner
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Todd Moore
  • Norva "VA" Denton
Wale singles chronology
"Gemini (2 Sides)"
(2019)
"On Chill"
(2019)
"BGM"
(2019)
Jeremih singles chronology
"You Stay"
(2019)
"On Chill"
(2019)
"Chase the Summer"
(2019)
Music video
"On Chill" on YouTube

"On Chill" is a song by American rapper Wale featuring Jeremih, released through Warner Records as the lead single from Wale's sixth studio album Wow... That's Crazy on July 12, 2019. It reached number 22 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Background[edit]

The song samples the keyboards from Raphael Saadiq's 1995 song "Ask of You", which was said to give it an "old-school R&B feel".[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Writing for Billboard, Heran Mamo called the track "a stalled apology and a plea to simmer things down verbally while heating things up physically".[1] Emily Zemler of Rolling Stone described the song as "slick" and "sultry".[2] Alexis Reese of Vibe wrote that "Jeremih takes over the chorus and bridge, melodically singing sweet nothings about tragedy, reconciling and being 'on chill'" and felt that "Wale successfully amplifies his established R&B-rap vibes".[3]

Commercial performance[edit]

On Chill peaked at number 22 on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming his highest charting single since "Bad" in 2013 and second highest of his career.[4] On September 22, 2020, the single was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for combined sales and streaming equivalent units of over two million units in the United States.[5]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[5] 2× Platinum 2,000,000double-dagger

double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mamo, Heran (September 10, 2019). "Here Are the Lyrics to Wale's 'On Chill,' Feat. Jeremih". Billboard. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  2. ^ Zemler, Emily (July 12, 2019). "Hear Wale's Sultry New Single 'On Chill'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  3. ^ Reese, Alexis (July 12, 2019). "Wale Drops New Single "On Chill" With Jeremih". Vibe. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  4. ^ "Why Wale Doesn't Want His Songs to Go Viral Immediately in Today's Streaming Era". Billboard. Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  5. ^ a b "American single certifications – Wale – On Chill". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  6. ^ "Wale Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  7. ^ "Wale Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  8. ^ "Wale Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved November 5, 2019.
  9. ^ "Top 100 Songs". Rolling Stone. October 11, 2019. Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  10. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 2019". Billboard. Retrieved December 6, 2019.
  11. ^ "Rhythmic Songs – Year-End 2019". Billboard. Retrieved December 6, 2019.
  12. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 2020". Billboard. Retrieved December 4, 2020.
  13. ^ "Rhythmic Songs – Year-End 2020". Billboard. Retrieved December 4, 2020.