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"LSD" (stylized "L$D"; abbreviation for Love, Sex, Dreams) is a song by ASAP Rocky, an American hip hop recording artist. It was released on May 21, 2015, as the third single from his second studio album, At. Long. Last. ASAP (2015).[1] The song contains a sample from "Ode to Billie Joe" by Lou Donaldson for the song's drums.

"LSD"
AsapRockyLSD.jpg
Single by A$AP Rocky
from the album At.Long.Last.ASAP
ReleasedMay 21, 2015
FormatDigital download
Recorded2014
Genre
Length3:58
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
ASAP Rocky singles chronology
"Everyday"
(2015)
"LSD"
(2015)
"Good for You"
(2015)
Music video
"LSD" on YouTube

Music videoEdit

A music video for the song, directed by Dexter Navy[2], was released on May 19, 2015. The second half of the music video contains a snippet of "Excuse Me" which also appears on the album. The video for "LSD" was nominated for Best Music Video at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. The video directly borrows imagery and was heavily influenced[3] by French director Gaspar Noe's 2009 psychedelic art film Enter the Void The song came in at number 64 on the Triple J Hottest 100 for 2015.

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Ceremony Award Result
2015 MTV Video Music Awards[4] Best Editing Nominated
2016 Grammy Awards[5] Best Music Video Nominated

ChartsEdit

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[6] 83
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[7] 79
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 62
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[9] 20

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[10] Platinum 70,000^
United States (RIAA)[11] Platinum 1,000,000*

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/l$d-single/id997607906
  2. ^ A$AP Rocky: LSD (Video 2015), retrieved 2019-01-18
  3. ^ "A$AP Rocky Talks Seeing Colors, Not Doing Molly, & the Color of the Dress". Noisey Youtube.
  4. ^ Stutz, Colin (July 21, 2015). "2015 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees Revealed: Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran & More". Billboard. Retrieved July 21, 2015.
  5. ^ "See the Full List of 2016 Grammy Nominations". Billboard. Retrieved September 30, 2016.
  6. ^ Ryan, Gavin (June 6, 2015). "ARIA Singles: Taylor Swift Bad Blood Spends Second Week At No 1". Noise11. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
  7. ^ "A$AP Rocky Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  8. ^ "A$AP Rocky Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  9. ^ "A$AP Rocky Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  10. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2018 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  11. ^ "American single certifications – A$AP Rocky – L$D". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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