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Purple Lamborghini

"Purple Lamborghini" is a song by American DJ Skrillex and American rapper Rick Ross. It was released as a single for the motion picture soundtrack for the 2016 DC Comics film Suicide Squad on July 22, 2016 by Atlantic Records and OWSLA.[1] In the music video, Jared Leto reprises his role as The Joker from the movie. On 6 December 2016, "Purple Lamborghini" received one Grammy Award nomination: Best Song Written for Visual Media.[2] The song was remixed by producer Kayzo.[3]

"Purple Lamborghini"
Purple Lamborghini.jpg
Single by Skrillex and Rick Ross
from the album Suicide Squad: The Album
ReleasedJuly 22, 2016 (2016-07-22)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2016
Genre
Length3:35
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Skrillex
  • Beat Billionaire
Skrillex singles chronology
"Killa"
(2016)
"Purple Lamborghini"
(2016)
"Would You Ever"
(2017)
Rick Ross singles chronology
"Make It Work"
(2016)
"Purple Lamborghini"
(2016)
"Do You Mind"
(2016)

BackgroundEdit

The artists co-wrote the song with Beat Billionaire, who co-produced it with Skrillex.[4] The song contains multiple references to characters and motifs in the movie, including references to Killer Croc, Deadshot and Gotham City. It is possibly written from the perspective of the Joker, featured in both the film and music video, who is known for his affinity for purple; he wears a purple crocodile-leather trench coat, utilises purple colored weapons, and drives a purple Infiniti G35 with a Vaydor body kit.

Music videoEdit

On August 5, 2016, Skrillex uploaded the music video onto his YouTube account which features himself, Rick Ross and Jared Leto as The Joker.[5]

Track listingEdit

Digital download[4][6]
No.TitleLength
1."Purple Lamborghini"3:35

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[28] Gold 40,000 
Italy (FIMI)[29] Gold 25,000*
United States (RIAA)[30] Platinum 1,000,000*

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

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Worldwide July 22, 2016 [4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Here's Rick Ross & Skrillex's contribution to the "Suicide Squad" soundtrack". hotnewhiphop. July 21, 2016. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  2. ^ "59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS NOMINEES". The Recording Academy. Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  3. ^ Whitener, Mason (2016-08-24). "KAYZO Burns The Republik To The Ground". EDM Identity. Retrieved 2017-05-31.
  4. ^ a b c "Skrillex & Rick Ross – Purple Lamborghini". Discogs. July 22, 2016. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  5. ^ "Skrillex & Rick Ross - Purple Lamborghini [Official Video]". YouTube. August 5, 2016.
  6. ^ "Purple Lamborghini by Skrillex and Rick Ross — Single". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  7. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Skrillex & Rick Ross – Purple Lamborghini". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  8. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Skrillex & Rick Ross – Purple Lamborghini" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Skrillex & Rick Ross – Purple Lamborghini" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Skrillex & Rick Ross – Purple Lamborghini" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  11. ^ "Skrillex Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved August 16, 2016.
  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 201634 into search. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  13. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés - SNEP (Week 32, 2016)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  14. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Skrillex & Rick Ross – Purple Lamborghini". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved August 27, 2016.
  15. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
  16. ^ "Chart Track: Week 33, 2016". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  17. ^ "Classifica settimanale WK 34" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved August 27, 2016.
  18. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. August 22, 2016. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  19. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Skrillex & Rick Ross – Purple Lamborghini". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved August 25, 2016.
  20. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  21. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Select SINGLES DIGITAL - TOP 100 and insert 201632 into search. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  22. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  23. ^ "Skrillex Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved August 16, 2016.
  24. ^ "Skrillex Chart History (Hot Dance/Electronic Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  25. ^ "Skrillex Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 16, 2016.
  26. ^ "Hot Dance/Electronic Songs – Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  27. ^ "Hot Dance/Electronic Songs – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  28. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Skrillex & Rick Ross – Purple Lamborghini". Music Canada.
  29. ^ "Italian single certifications – Skrillex & Rick Ross – Purple Lamborghini" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Select "2017" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Purple Lamborghini" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli online" under "Sezione".
  30. ^ "American single certifications – Skrillex & Rick Ross – Purple Lamborghini". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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