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"Diplomatic Immunity" is a song by Canadian musician Drake. It was released on January 19, 2018, as a single from his second EP, Scary Hours (2018).[1] The song alongside "God's Plan", debuted in the top ten on the US Billboard Hot 100, where they became Drake's 21st and 22nd top ten entries on the chart, making him the only artist in Billboard history at the time to debut two songs in the top ten at once twice, with "Diplomatic Immunity" debuting at number seven and "God's Plan" at number one.[2] It also debuted at number six in Canada,[3] and at number 21 on the UK Singles Chart on January 26, 2018.[4]

"Diplomatic Immunity"
Single by Drake
from the EP Scary Hours
ReleasedJanuary 19, 2018
Recorded2017 in Toronto, Canada
GenreTrap
Length4:16
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Boi-1da
  • Brongers
Drake singles chronology
"God's Plan"
(2018)
"Diplomatic Immunity"
(2018)
"Look Alive"
(2018)

Contents

CompositionEdit

The song is written in the key of D or A minor.[citation needed]

Release and receptionEdit

"Diplomatic Immunity" was released alongside "God's Plan" as a part of the Scary Hours EP and made available for digital download and streaming on January 19, 2018, by Young Money Entertainment and Cash Money Records.[5] While "God's Plan" was included on Drake's following album Scorpion, "Diplomatic Immunity" was not.[6]

The song has received mixed reviews.[7] Sheldon Pearce of Pitchfork described the song as having "some of the best rapping" of Drake's, but thought that "his verses are still littered with awkward wordplay and corny concepts", and that the "silly griping" in the song is "melodramatic and self-owning, the result of a sore winner being a sourpuss".[8]

Commercial performanceEdit

In the United States, "Diplomatic Immunity" debuted at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 on the chart dated February 3, 2018, where it became Drake's 22nd top ten on the chart.[9] The song then remained on the chart for three weeks before falling off on the chart dated February 24, 2018. [10]

Internationally, the song has peaked in the top ten in Canada, the top 40 in the United Kingdom and has charted on the charts of Australia, Austria, France, Greece, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden and Switzerland .[11]

ChartsEdit

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[12] 54
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[13] 64
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[3] 6
France (SNEP)[14] 169
Greece (IFPI)[15] 26
Ireland (IRMA)[16] 38
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[17] 61
New Zealand Heatseekers (RMNZ)[18] 3
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[19] 84
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[20] 42
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 21
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[21] 8
US Billboard Hot 100[22] 7
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[23] 4

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various January 19, 2018 Digital download [5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ McIntyre, Hugh (June 7, 2018). "Drake Has The Power To Make His New Album The Biggest Release Of 2018 Before It Even Drops". Forbes. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  2. ^ Trust, Gary (January 29, 2018). "Drake's 'God's Plan' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Drake Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  5. ^ a b ""Diplomatic Immunity" from Scary Hours – Single by Drake on iTunes". Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  6. ^ "Drake Uses Women's Work On Scorpion Instead Of Giving Them Their Own Voice". Refinery 29. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  7. ^ "So Are These New Drake Songs Any Good?". Noisey. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
  8. ^ Pearce, Sheldon (January 22, 2018). "Drake: "Diplomatic Immunity"". Pitchfork. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
  9. ^ "The Hot 100 (February 3, 2018)". Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  10. ^ "The Hot 100 (February 24, 2018)". Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  11. ^ "Diplomatic Immunity Chart History". Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  12. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #457". auspOp. January 27, 2018. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  13. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Drake – Diplomatic Immunity" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  14. ^ "Lescharts.com – Drake – Diplomatic Immunity" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
  15. ^ "IFPI – Greek Charts". IFPI. Retrieved February 5, 2018.
  16. ^ "Irish-charts.com – Discography Drake". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  17. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Drake – Diplomatic Immunity" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  18. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. January 29, 2018. Retrieved January 26, 2017.
  19. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Drake – Diplomatic Immunity". Singles Top 100. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  20. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Drake – Diplomatic Immunity". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved January 31, 2018.
  21. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  22. ^ "Drake Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  23. ^ "Drake Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved January 30, 2018.