Now and Later (song)

"Now and Later" is a song by American rapper Sage the Gemini from his mixtape Morse Code. The song was released on October 14, 2016, as the lead single from his debut mixtape, Morse Code (2017).[1] The song was used in a popular Snapchat filter.

"Now and Later"
SagetheGeminiNowandLater.jpg
Single by Sage the Gemini
from the album Morse Code
ReleasedOctober 14, 2016 (2016-10-14)
Recorded2016
Genre
Length3:13
Label
Songwriter(s)Dominic Wynn Woods
Producer(s)
Sage the Gemini singles chronology
"Good Thing"
(2015)
"Now and Later"
(2016)
"Pilot"
(2017)

BackgroundEdit

In an interview with Genius, Sage the Gemini spoke on the creation process behind the song:

I was working with APG (Artist Publishing Group) for a very long time and I remember when I was like 19, we tried to come up with a candy song but we just could not do it. Obviously it was very hard since it took me almost like five years to get it nailed. I don’t follow blueprints or whatever. So it just came to me. I wasn’t like “Ooh, I’m going to do this kind of song.” I heard it and as soon as they played it for me I was like “This is a hit.” I went down there, told him to cut my microphone on, and I just started flowing out of my mind.[2][3]

Music videoEdit

The song's accompanying music video premiered on December 3, 2016 on Sage's YouTube account.[4]

Commercial performanceEdit

"Now and Later" debuted on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart after it was featured in promotion as a Snapchat filter in late November 2016.[5] It later peaked at number 93 on US Billboard Hot 100 for the week of February 25, 2017.[6]

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[38] Platinum 70,000 
Canada (Music Canada)[39] Platinum 80,000 
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[40] Gold 45,000 
Germany (BVMI)[41] Gold 200,000 
Italy (FIMI)[42] Gold 25,000 
New Zealand (RMNZ)[43] Gold 15,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[44] Silver 200,000 
United States (RIAA)[45] Gold 500,000 

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Now and Later - Single by Sage the Gemini on Apple Music".
  2. ^ "Sage the Gemini – Now and Later Lyrics - Genius Lyrics". Retrieved February 17, 2017.
  3. ^ "Sage The Gemini "Now and Later" Official Lyrics & Meaning - Verified". Retrieved February 17, 2017.
  4. ^ Sage the Gemini (13 December 2016). "Sage the Gemini - Now & Later [Official Music Video]" – via YouTube.
  5. ^ "Sage the Gemini – Chart History: Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 5, 2017.
  6. ^ "Billboard Hot 100 (February 25, 2017)". Retrieved February 17, 2017.
  7. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. February 6, 2017. Retrieved February 4, 2017.
  8. ^ "ARIA Australia Top 40 Urban Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. February 19, 2017. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
  9. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Sage the Gemini – Now & Later" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Sage the Gemini – Now & Later" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved January 28, 2017.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Sage the Gemini – Now & Later" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  12. ^ "Sage the Gemini Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  13. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – SINGLES DIGITAL – TOP 100 and insert 201650 into search. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  14. ^ "Track Top-40 Uge 1, 2017". Hitlisten.NU. Retrieved January 11, 2017.
  15. ^ "Sage the Gemini: Now and Later" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  16. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés – SNEP (Week 10, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Archived from the original on 2017-04-09. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  17. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Sage the Gemini – Now and Later". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  18. ^ "Chart Track: Week 4, 2017". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved January 28, 2017.
  19. ^ "IRMA - Irish Charts".
  20. ^ "Classifica settimanale WK 3" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  21. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 6, 2017" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved February 10, 2017.
  22. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Sage the Gemini – Now and Later" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved January 14, 2017.
  23. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. February 20, 2017. Retrieved February 17, 2017.
  24. ^ "VG-lista – Sage the Gemini". VG-lista. Archived from the original on February 18, 2017. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
  25. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Sage the Gemini – Now & Later". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  26. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 11, 2017.
  27. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Select SINGLES DIGITAL - TOP 100 and insert 201703 into search. Retrieved January 31, 2017.
  28. ^ "Sverigetopplistan - Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  29. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Sage the Gemini – Now & Later". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved January 23, 2017.
  30. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 11, 2017.
  31. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 2, 2017.
  32. ^ "NRJ Ukraine Top 40". NRJ Ukraine. February 11, 2017. Archived from the original on February 14, 2017. Retrieved February 11, 2017.
  33. ^ "Sage the Gemini Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  34. ^ "Sage the Gemini Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  35. ^ "Sage the Gemini Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
  36. ^ "Top 100 Single-Jahrescharts". GfK Entertainment (in German). offiziellecharts.de. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
  37. ^ "Stream Top 100 - 2017". Mahasz. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  38. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2017 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  39. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Sage the Gemini – Now and Later". Music Canada. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  40. ^ "Danish single certifications – Sage The Gemini – Now and Later". IFPI Denmark. Scroll through the page-list below until year 2017 to obtain certification.
  41. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Sage the Gemini; 'Now and Later')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  42. ^ "Italian single certifications" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved April 26, 2017. Select "2017" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Singoli online" under "Sezione".
  43. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Sage the Gemini – Now and Later". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
  44. ^ "British single certifications". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved April 26, 2017. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. 
  45. ^ "American single certifications – Sage the Gemini – Now and Later". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 6, 2017. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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