At My Best

"At My Best" is a song by American rapper Machine Gun Kelly, featuring American singer Hailee Steinfeld. It was released on March 17, 2017 via Bad Boy and Interscope. It is Machine Gun Kelly's second single to enter Billboard Hot 100 after his 2016 collaboration with Camila Cabello, "Bad Things".

"At My Best"
MGK At My Best.jpg
Single by Machine Gun Kelly featuring Hailee Steinfeld
from the album Bloom
ReleasedMarch 17, 2017 (2017-03-17)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2017
Genre
Length3:20
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Happy Perez
Machine Gun Kelly singles chronology
"No More Sad Songs"
(2017)
"At My Best"
(2017)
"Trap Paris"
(2017)
Hailee Steinfeld singles chronology
"Show You Love"
(2017)
"At My Best"
(2017)
"Most Girls"
(2017)
Music video
"At My Best" on YouTube

BackgroundEdit

"This song's for anybody that feels like I did, never the cool kid," MGK said. "This song's for anybody who fought their way through, always remained true. This song's for anybody, the ones that's trying to get it the ones that dream it and live it."[2]

Music videoEdit

The music video for the song was released on April 21, 2017, and features MGK and Hailee Steinfeld. The video shows them "struggling to find their place in the world, trying to feel comfortable with who they are".[3]

Critical receptionEdit

Lauren Tom of Billboard magazine said that the song has a "strong string of vocals, plenty of guitar riffs and an exciting electric sound MGK has used in the past with his other songs", "sends a powerful message through its lyrics, telling listeners to 'keep going' and to fight for your dream, always staying true to yourself."[4]

In another article, she said that the music video "bridges together the track's compelling and evocative lyrics that push you to believe in yourself. The emotional ending focuses on the internal struggles we have with ourselves."[3]

Track listingEdit

Digital download[5]
No.TitleLength
1."At My Best" (featuring Hailee Steinfeld)3:20

ChartsEdit

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[6] 87
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[7] 71
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[8] 18
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[9] 66
CIS (Tophit)[10] 221
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[11] 73
New Zealand Heatseekers (RMNZ)[12] 4
Sweden Heatseeker (Sverigetopplistan)[13] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[14] 60
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[15] 23
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[16] 21

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[17] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label Ref.
United States March 17, 2017 Digital download [5]
March 28, 2017 Mainstream radio [18]
Rhythmic contemporary [19]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Glenn Gamboa (May 10, 2017). "'Bloom' review: Machine Gun Kelly creates own hip-hop sound". Newsday. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  2. ^ Justin Ivey (March 21, 2017). "Machine Gun Kelly Drops "At My Best" With Hailee Steinfeld". XXL. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Lauren Tom (April 21, 2017). "Machine Gun Kelly & Hailee Steinfeld Find Each Other in New Video 'At My Best': Watch". Billboard. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  4. ^ Lauren Tom (March 17, 2017). "Machine Gun Kelly & Hailee Steinfeld Release New Collab 'At My Best': Listen". Billboard. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "At My Best (feat. Hailee Steinfeld) - Single by Machine Gun Kelly on Apple Music". iTunes Store (US). Archived from the original on May 10, 2017. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  6. ^ "ARIA CHART WATCH #413". auspOp. March 25, 2017. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Machine Gun Kelly feat. Hailee Steinfeld – At My Best" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Machine Gun Kelly feat. Hailee Steinfeld – At My Best" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  9. ^ "Machine Gun Kelly Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  10. ^ Machine Gun Kelly — At My Best (feat. Hailee Steinfeld). Tophit. Retrieved 2018-11-21.
  11. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – RADIO – TOP 100 and insert 201725 into search. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  12. ^ "NZ Heatseeker Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. March 27, 2017. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  13. ^ "Swedish Heatseekers Chart - 7 April 2017". Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  14. ^ "Machine Gun Kelly Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  15. ^ "Machine Gun Kelly Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  16. ^ "Machine Gun Kelly Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  17. ^ "American album certifications – Machine Gun Kelly – At My Best". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  18. ^ "FMQB: Radio Industry News, Music Industry Updates, Nielsen Ratings, Music News and more!". FMQB. 28 March 2017. Archived from the original on 14 March 2017. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  19. ^ "Rhythmic/Urban Radio Update (March 28, 2017) – Fashionably-Early". Fashionably-early.com. 28 March 2017. Retrieved 8 October 2017.

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