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"Nonstop" is a song by Canadian musician Drake from his album Scorpion. It was released as the sixth single from the album on July 31, 2018. The song was produced by Tay Keith, with co-production handled by No I.D. and additional production by Noel Cadastre.[2] Commercially, it has reached number one in Canada as well as the top ten in Australia, Greece, Ireland, New Zealand, Portugal, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States, prior to being released as a single.[3] Additionally, "Nonstop" was the most streamed song in the US during the first week of Scorpion's release.[4]

"Nonstop"
Single by Drake
from the album Scorpion
ReleasedJuly 31, 2018[1]
StudioRitz Carlton, Toronto, ON
Genre
Length3:59
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Drake singles chronology
"In My Feelings"
(2018)
"Nonstop"
(2018)
"No Stylist"
(2018)
Music video
"Nonstop" on YouTube

Contents

Music videoEdit

The music video for "Nonstop" was released on July 27, 2018 exclusively on Apple Music. The video was directed by Theo Skudra and filmed in London. It includes footage from Drake's performance at the 2018 Wireless Festival, as well as cameo appearances from Giggs, French Montana, Quavo, Noah "40" Shebib and Michael Dapaah.[5] It later was uploaded to Drake's YouTube channel on August 3, 2018.

CompositionEdit

"Nonstop" is a trap rap song that contains samples from DJ Squeeky and Mack Daddy Ju's song "My Head Is Spinning" (1995).[6][7][8]

Commercial performanceEdit

"Nonstop" entered the US Billboard Hot 100 chart dated July 14, 2018 at number 2,[9] tying as Drake's third number two-charting single as a lead act with "Best I Ever Had" and "Hotline Bling" which reached number two in 2009 and 2015, respectively. The song debuted and peaked at number two for one week, behind Drake's own single "Nice for What". "Nonstop" remained in the top ten of this chart for one week before dropping out on July 21, 2018.

In Drake's native Canada, "Nonstop" debuted at number 1 on the Canadian Hot 100, becoming Drake's fifth number-one single on the chart and tying as his third number one single from his Scorpion album, along with "God's Plan" and "Nice for What". It was later unseated from the top spot on the issue dated July 21, 2018 by Drake's follow-up single "In My Feelings".

In the United Kingdom, "Nonstop" peaked at number 4 on the UK Singles Chart. On September 14, 2018, "Nonstop" received a silver certification by the British Phonographic Industry.

PersonnelEdit

Credits adapted from the album's liner notes and Tidal.[10][11]

  • Noah Shebib – recording
  • Noel "Gadget" Campbell – mixing
  • Greg Moffet – mixing assistance
  • Ronald Moonoo – mixing assistance
  • Harley Arsenault – mixing assistance
  • Noel Cadastre – production, recording
  • No I.D. – production
  • Tay Keith – production

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[41] Platinum 80,000*
Italy (FIMI)[42] Gold 25,000 
United Kingdom (BPI)[43] Gold 400,000 

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

Release historyEdit

Country Date Format Label(s) Ref.
United States July 31, 2018 Rhythmic contemporary
[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  42. ^ "Italian single certifications – Drake – Nonstop" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved July 15, 2019. Select "2019" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Nonstop" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli online" under "Sezione".
  43. ^ "British single certifications – Drake – Nonstop". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved February 8, 2019. Select singles in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Nonstop in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.