Bank Account (song)

"Bank Account" is a song by Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage. It was serviced to rhythmic and urban radio on August 8, 2017, as the lead single from his debut studio album Issa Album.[1][2] 21 Savage wrote and co-produced the song along with Metro Boomin.[3] A music video was released on November 10, 2017. 21 referred to the song as the de facto single of Issa Album. The song contains a sample from the soundtrack album of The Education of Sonny Carson.

"Bank Account"
Single by 21 Savage
from the album Issa Album
ReleasedAugust 8, 2017
Recorded2017
Genre
Length3:40
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • 21 Savage
  • Metro Boomin (co.)
21 Savage singles chronology
"Gucci On My"
(2017)
"Bank Account"
(2017)
"Rockstar"
(2017)
Music video
"Bank Account" on YouTube

ProductionEdit

On the July 20, 2017 edition of Everyday Struggle, 21 Savage appeared as a guest. When asked about his production on the track, 21 stated, "'Bank Account' was just straight me. Metro just dragged it out to make it long enough for me to rap on and added the little pauses in the beat and bringing the beat back. But the melody, the bass, the sample, the hi-hat; I did all that shit."[4][5] The song samples the ninth track of The Education of Sonny Carson OST soundtrack, titled "Flashbulbs".[6]

Critical receptionEdit

Jon Caramanica of The New York Times opined that the song is among 21 Savage's "best and most fully realized songs to date."[7] Reviewing the album, Sheldon Pearce of Pitchfork expressed that the song's production's "clean minimalism is one of the surprises", while lyrically its makes "the same banal comment about an increased cash flow," along with the tracks "Dead People" and "Money Convo".

RemixEdit

American rapper Joyner Lucas released a remix of the song onto SoundCloud and YouTube on December 18, 2017.[8]

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[37] Platinum 70,000 
France (SNEP)[38] Gold 75,000 
Italy (FIMI)[39] Gold 25,000 
Portugal (AFP)[40] Gold 5,000 
Sweden (GLF)[41] Gold 20,000 
United Kingdom (BPI)[42] Silver 200,000 
United States (RIAA)[43] 6× Platinum 6,000,000 

  Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Urban/UAC Future Releases". Access Music Group. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "Listen to Bank Account by 21 Savage on TIDAL". Tidal. Retrieved October 4, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ 21 Savage – Bank Account, retrieved 2018-12-09
  5. ^ Ortiz, Edwin (Jul 20, 2017). "21 Savage Talks 'Issa,' Drake, and State of Trap Music | Everyday Struggle". Complex.
  6. ^ Pearce, Sheldon (July 12, 2017). "21 Savage - Issa Album". Pitchfork. Retrieved July 13, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Caramica, Jon (July 19, 2017). "In New Albums, 21 Savage and Playboi Carti Go Against the Flow". The New York Times. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  8. ^ Joyner Lucas – Bank Account (Remix), retrieved 2019-11-17
  9. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #448". auspOp. November 25, 2017. Retrieved November 25, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – 21 Savage – Bank Account" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
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  14. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved October 21, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Dutch Single Tip – 28/10/2017" (in Dutch). MegaCharts. Retrieved October 28, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. September 11, 2017. Retrieved September 8, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ "BillboardPH Hot 100". Billboard Philippines. Retrieved December 4, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – 21 Savage – Bank Account". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved October 6, 2017.
  19. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Select SINGLES DIGITAL - TOP 100 and insert 201738 into search. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  20. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved October 21, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  28. ^ "Canadian Hot 100 – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 17, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  32. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved January 1, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  33. ^ "Top AFP - Audiogest - Top 200 Singles 2018" (in Portuguese). Associação Fonográfica Portuguesa. Retrieved August 11, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  37. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #452". auspOp. December 23, 2017. Retrieved December 23, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  38. ^ "French single certifications – 21 Savage – Bank Account" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved February 22, 2018.
  39. ^ "Italian single certifications – 21 Savage – Bank Account" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved December 27, 2017. Select "2017" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Bank Account" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli online" under "Sezione".
  40. ^ "Portuguese single certifications – 21 Savage – Bank Accoun" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Associação Fonográfica Portuguesa. Retrieved August 11, 2020.
  41. ^ "Veckolista Singlar, vecka 46, 2017 | Sverigetopplistan" (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Retrieved December 1, 2017. Scroll to position 78 to view certification.
  42. ^ "British single certifications – 21 Savage – Bank Account". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved December 15, 2017.Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Bank Account in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  43. ^ "American single certifications – 21 Savage – Bank Account". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved April 1, 2021. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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