Blessings (Big Sean song)

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"Blessings"
BigSeanBlessings.jpg
Single by Big Sean featuring Drake and Kanye West
from the album Dark Sky Paradise
ReleasedJanuary 31, 2015[1]
FormatDigital download
Recorded2014
GenreHip hop, trap
Length
  • 4:12 (album version)
  • 5:01 (extended version)
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Big Sean singles chronology
"Open Wide"
(2015)
"Blessings"
(2015)
"B Boy"
(2015)
Drake singles chronology
"Truffle Butter"
(2015)
"Blessings"
(2015)
"Preach"
(2015)
Kanye West singles chronology
"FourFiveSeconds"
(2015)
"Blessings"
(2015)
"All Day"
(2015)
Music video
"Blessings" on YouTube

"Blessings" is a song by American rapper Big Sean from his third studio album Dark Sky Paradise (2015). The song was serviced to urban contemporary radio on January 31, 2015, as the album's third official single. It features fellow rappers Drake and Kanye West on the extended version, with production from Vinylz and Allen Ritter. The music video for the song was released on YouTube on March 3, 2015. The video features rappers Drake and Kanye West for the extended version of the song which was not included on Dark Sky Paradise. The song received two nominations at the 2015 Soul Train Music Awards for Best Collaboration and Hip-Hop Song of the Year [2]

Background[edit]

The video of the song was released in greyscale. The original release only contained a feature from Drake, this being the version which appears on Dark Sky Paradise. An extended version featuring an additional verse from Kanye West was released as a single on February 3, 2015.[3]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015–16) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[4] 96
Belgium Urban (Ultratop Flanders)[5] 33
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[6] 59
France (SNEP)[7] 184
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 139
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[9] 26
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 28
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[11] 9
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[12] 11

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[13] 88
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[14] 24

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[15] 3× Platinum 3,000,000double-dagger

double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dark Sky Paradise (Deluxe) by Big Sean on iTunes". Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  2. ^ Trent Fitzgerald (16 October 2015). "2015 Soul Train Awards Nominees". The Boom Box. Archived from the original on 8 September 2017. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Blessings (Extended Version) [feat. Drake & Kanye West] - Single by Big Sean on iTunes". Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Big Sean feat. Drake – Blessings" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved March 14, 2015.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Big Sean feat. Drake – Blessings" (in Dutch). Ultratop Urban. Retrieved March 14, 2015.
  6. ^ "Big Sean Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – Big Sean feat. Drake – Blessings" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  8. ^ Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart: CLUK Update 14.02.2015 (wk6)". Zobbel.de. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
  9. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 14, 2015.
  10. ^ "Big Sean Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
  11. ^ "Big Sean Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
  12. ^ "Big Sean Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
  13. ^ "Hot 100: Year End 2015". Billboard. billboard.com. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  14. ^ "Year-end - US Hot R&B/Hop-hop Songs". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2015-12-09.
  15. ^ "American single certifications – Big Sean – Blessings". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 25, 2018. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.