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"Location" is the debut single by American singer Khalid. It was released on August 26, 2016, by Right Hand Music Group and RCA Records as the lead single from his debut studio album American Teen.[1] The track was produced by Syk Sense, Tunji Ige, and Chris McClenney, with additional production from Smash David, Alfredo Gonzalez, and Taz Taylor.[2][3][4] The song was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and was recorded at Beacon Hill Recording Studios.[5] The official remix featuring Lil Wayne and Kehlani was released on March 17, 2017, another remix featuring Little Simz was released on January 26, 2017, and a third official remix featuring Jorja Smith and Wretch 32 was released on February 9, 2018.

"Location"
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Single by Khalid
from the album American Teen
ReleasedAugust 26, 2016
FormatDigital download
Recorded2016; Beacon Hill Recording Studios (El Paso, Texas)
Genre
Length3:37
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Syk Sense
  • Tunji Ige
  • Chris McClenney
  • Smash David
  • Alfredo Gonzalez
  • Taz Taylor
Khalid singles chronology
"Location"
(2016)
"Electric"
(2017)

Contents

BackgroundEdit

While talking about the song in an interview with Pigeons & Planes, Khalid expressed his passion of the song's beat:

"Location" is a song that came to me out of nowhere. From the first time I heard the beat play, the words flew out. Hearing the chords instantly took me the first stage of a relationship. Young love, man. It’s a crazy thing. I first started making music in the winter of 2015 so this is one of my most developed songs so far."[6]

Music videoEdit

The song's accompanying music video premiered on September 26, 2016, on Khalid's Vevo account on YouTube and was directed by Alex Di Marco. As of February 16th, 2018, the music video has over 235 million views.[7]

Track listingEdit

  • Digital download
  1. ”Location” (Remix) (featuring Lil Wayne and Kehlani) – 4:38
  • Digital download
  1. ”Location” (London Remix) (featuring Little Simz) – 4:05
  • Digital download
  1. ”Location” (Remix) (featuring Jorja Smith and Wretch 32) – 3:29

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2017–18) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[8] 39
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[9] 16
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[10] 34
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[11] 48
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[12] 52
Ireland (IRMA)[13] 77
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[14] 78
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[15] 11
Philippines (Philippine Hot 100)[16] 12
Portugal (AFP)[17] 41
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[18] 47
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[19] 76
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[20] 67
US Billboard Hot 100[21] 16
US Adult R&B Songs (Billboard)[22] 1
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[23] 8
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[24] 24
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[25] 4

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2017) Position
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[26] 10
US Billboard Hot 100[27] 21

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[28] 3× Platinum 210,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[29] 4× Platinum 320,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[30] Platinum 90,000^
Italy (FIMI)[31] Gold 25,000 
Netherlands (NVPI)[32] Platinum 40,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[33] 2× Platinum 60,000*
Norway (IFPI Norway)[34] Gold 3,000,000 
Poland (ZPAV)[35] Gold 10,000*
Sweden (GLF)[36] Gold 20,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[37] Silver 200,000 
United States (RIAA)[38] 5× Platinum 5,000,000 

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Location - Single By Khalid". iTunes. Retrieved January 12, 2017.
  2. ^ "Khalid's "Location" Is A Tale Of Love Beyond Its Years". RWDMag. Retrieved January 12, 2017.
  3. ^ https://soundcloud.com/thegreatkhalid/location-prod-by-syk-sense-tunji-ige-smash-david
  4. ^ https://www.instagram.com/p/BRMD650DMCc/
  5. ^ http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/khalids-location-goes-platinum-news.32719.html
  6. ^ "The New Wave: Khalid - "Location"". Pigeons & Planes. May 10, 2016. Retrieved January 12, 2017.
  7. ^ KhalidVEVO (21 August 2017). "Khalid - Location" – via YouTube.
  8. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. August 14, 2017. Retrieved August 12, 2017.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Khalid – Location" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Khalid – Location" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  11. ^ "Khalid Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 18, 2017.
  12. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – SINGLES DIGITAL – TOP 100 and insert 201714 into search. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  13. ^ "IRMA - Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  14. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Khalid – Location" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  15. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. July 3, 2017. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
  16. ^ "BillboardPH Hot 100". Billboard Philippines. November 6, 2017. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  17. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Khalid – Location". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  18. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Select SINGLES DIGITAL - TOP 100 and insert 201714 into search. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  19. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Khalid – Location". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
  20. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  21. ^ "Khalid Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  22. ^ "Khalid Chart History (Adult R&B Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  23. ^ "Khalid Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  24. ^ "Khalid Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  25. ^ "Khalid Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  26. ^ "Top Selling Singles of 2017". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved December 22, 2017.
  27. ^ "Hot 100 Songs – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
  28. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #463". auspOp. March 10, 2018. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  29. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Khalid – Location". Music Canada. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  30. ^ "Danish single certifications – Khalid – Location". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved April 26, 2019. Scroll through the page-list below until year 2019 to obtain certification.
  31. ^ "Italian single certifications – Khalid – Location" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved April 23, 2018. Select "2018" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Location" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli online" under "Sezione".
  32. ^ "Dutch single certifications – Khalid – Location" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Retrieved 17 November 2018. Enter Location in the "Artiest of titel" box.
  33. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Khalid – Location". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  34. ^ "Norwegian single certifications – Khalid – Location" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  35. ^ "Polish single certifications – Khalid – Location" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  36. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat" (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Retrieved November 17, 2017. Type Khalid in the top right search bar. Click on "Sok" and select "Visa" under Location to see certification.
  37. ^ "British single certifications – Khalid – Location". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved October 6, 2017. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Location in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  38. ^ "American single certifications – Khalid – Location". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 18, 2017. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.