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Invincible (Machine Gun Kelly song)

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"Invincible" is a song by American hip hop recording artist MGK. The song, released on April 24, 2012, serves as the second single from his debut studio album Lace Up. The single features vocals from American singer and songwriter, Ester Dean and was produced by Alex da Kid.[1] The song was also featured as a background song in the popular video game Watch Dogs by Ubisoft in 2014 which later led to the song being increasingly popular.

Single by MGK featuring Ester Dean
from the album Lace Up
ReleasedApril 24, 2012 (2012-04-24)
FormatDigital download
GenreHip hop, conscious hip hop, R&B
Songwriter(s)Colson Baker, Ester Dean
Producer(s)Alex da Kid
MGK singles chronology
"Wild Boy"
"Hold On (Shut Up)"
Ester Dean singles chronology
"Love Suicide"
"I Can't Make You Love Me"
Music video
"Invincible" on YouTube

Usage in mediaEdit

Invincible was one of the official theme songs for WWE’s WrestleMania XXVIII and has been licensed for 2012 NFL Thursday Night Football. The Cleveland Cavaliers have used the song in their introduction to home games.[2] The song is played over a music video introducing their players featuring MGK in a Cavs jersey with "XX" on it (A part of one of MGK's tattoos) instead of numbers. The song also featured in the HTC Rezound commercial.[3] It was released on December 17, 2011, but only became available to purchase on April 24, 2012 on iTunes. The lyric video was premiered also on December 17, on his Vevo account.[4] MGK performed the song with Skylar Grey (standing in for Ester Dean) and his hype man Slim Gudz at Wrestlemania 28 as part of John Cena's entrance on April 1, 2012.[5] MGK performed the song with Ester Dean and his hype man Slim Gudz on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, on July 18, 2012.[6]

Part 2 versionEdit

Ester Dean posted a Part 2 version of the song in August 2012 onto her Soundcloud page. The Part 2 version features the raps made by MGK removed and replaced with Dean's vocals. Unlike the original song, the Part 2 version has 3 verses.[7]

Music videoEdit

MGK shot a video for the single, which featured a cameo appearance from the singer Ester Dean. The video was uploaded on YouTube under his Vevo account, on June 3, 2012. The video, directed by Isaac Rentz portrays the struggle and triumph of everyday people in the clip, which depicts an unexpected pregnancy and neighborhood brawl. In his scenes, MGK rushes to a hospital to check on his daughter, who happens to reunite him with his ex-girlfriend. Singer-songwriter Ester Dean roams the hospital hallways, singing the chorus.[8]

Credits and personnelEdit

Track listingEdit

Digital Single
1."Invincible" (featuring Ester Dean)Richard Colson Baker, Ester DeanAlex da Kid3:07



Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[11] Gold 500,000*

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

Release historyEdit

Country Date Format Label
Canada April 24, 2012[1][12] Digital download Bad Boy, Interscope
United States


  1. ^ a b "iTunes - Music - Invincible (feat. Ester Dean) - Single by MGK".
  2. ^ Video on YouTube
  3. ^ Video on YouTube
  4. ^ "New Music: Machine Gun Kelly f/ Ester Dean – 'Invincible'".
  5. ^ Grouchy Greg Watkins (April 1, 2012). "Rappers Flo Rida, MGK Rep Wrestlemania 28". AllHipHop. Retrieved March 16, 2013.
  6. ^ "Machine Gun Kelly & Ester Dean Perform "Invincible" On "Leno" (VIDEO)". 19 July 2012.
  7. ^ [1][dead link]
  8. ^ "Video: MGK f/ Ester Dean – 'Invincible'".
  9. ^ a b "Chart Search – MGK "Invincible". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. November 10, 2012. Retrieved May 13, 2016.
  10. ^ "MGK Album & Song Chart History: Heatseekers Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 22, 2012.
  11. ^ "American single certifications – Machine Gun Kelly – Invincible". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  12. ^ "iTunes - Music - Invincible (feat. Ester Dean) - Single by MGK".

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