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"Reminder" is a song recorded by Canadian singer The Weeknd from his third studio album, Starboy (2016). It was written by him with Dylan Wiggns, Jason Quenneville and its producers Doc McKinney, Mano and Cirkut. The song was released to rhythmic contemporary radio on May 9, 2017, as the album's fourth single in the United States.

"Reminder"
The Weeknd - Reminder (Remix).png
Cover art for the official remix
Single by The Weeknd
from the album Starboy
ReleasedMay 9, 2017 (2017-05-09)
FormatDigital download[1]
Recorded2016
GenreR&B[2]
Length3:39
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
The Weeknd singles chronology
"Lust for Life"
(2017)
"Reminder"
(2017)
"Rockin'"
(2017)
Music video
"Reminder" on YouTube

The official remix was released on August 1, 2017 and features new verses from American rappers ASAP Rocky and Young Thug.[3]

Contents

Commercial performanceEdit

"Reminder'" peaked at number 31 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It reached the top ten on both the R&B Songs chart and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The song also charted and peaked at number 16 on the Canadian Hot 100, reaching the top 20. The single was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for combined sales and streaming equivalent units of over a million units in the United States.

Music videoEdit

The music video for "Reminder", directed by Kid Studio, premiered via the Weeknd's Vevo channel on February 16, 2017.[4] It features cameo appearances from Drake, ASAP Rocky, Travis Scott, Bryson Tiller, YG, French Montana, Metro Boomin, Belly, Nav, Derek Wise, and The Weeknd's co-manager Amir “Cash” Esmailian.[4] As of March 2019, the video has surpassed over 210 million views.[5] The video has received four nominations at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards; Video of the Year, Best Direction, Best Art Direction and Best Editing.[6]

Track listingEdit

Digital download [1]
No.TitleLength
1."Reminder" (album version)3:51
Digital download – Remix[7]
No.TitleLength
1."Reminder" (Remix) (featuring A$AP Rocky and Young Thug)3:41

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[28] 2× Platinum 160,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[29] Gold 45,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[30] Silver 200,000 
United States (RIAA)[31] 2× Platinum 2,000,000 

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

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Version Label Ref.
United States May 9, 2017 Rhythmic contemporary Original [32]
August 1, 2017 Digital download Remix [33][7]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Kalia, Ammar (December 5, 2016). "The Weeknd - Starboy". Clash. Retrieved May 11, 2017.
  3. ^ "The Weeknd drops "Reminder" remix featuring ASAP Rocky and Young Thug: Stream". Consequence of Sound. 2017-08-02. Retrieved 2018-06-09.
  4. ^ a b Eli Schwadron (February 16, 2017). "Drake, A$AP Rocky and More Show Up in The Weeknd's New "Reminder" Video". XXL. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  5. ^ TheWeekndVEVO (2017-02-16), The Weeknd - Reminder, retrieved 2019-03-24
  6. ^ "VMAs: Kendrick Lamar Tops Nominations as MTV Continues to Eliminate Gendered Categories". The Hollywood Reporter. July 25, 2017. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Reminder (Remix) [feat. A$AP Rocky & Young Thug] - Single by The Weeknd on Apple Music". iTunes Store (GB). Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  8. ^ "The Weeknd Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved February 28, 2017.
  9. ^ "The Weeknd Chart History (Canada CHR/Top 40)". Billboard. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  10. ^ "The Weeknd Chart History (Canada Hot AC)". Billboard. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  11. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – SINGLES DIGITAL – TOP 100 and insert 201648 into search. Retrieved February 17, 2017.
  12. ^ "Lescharts.com – The Weeknd – Reminder" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  13. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – The Weeknd – Reminder". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved February 17, 2017.
  14. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Weeknd – Reminder" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  15. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. August 14, 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017.
  16. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – The Weeknd – Reminder". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved February 17, 2017.
  17. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Select SINGLES DIGITAL - TOP 100 and insert 201648 into search. Retrieved February 17, 2017.
  18. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – The Weeknd – Reminder". Singles Top 100. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  19. ^ "Swisscharts.com – The Weeknd – Reminder". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  20. ^ "The Weeknd: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  21. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  22. ^ "The Weeknd Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  23. ^ "The Weeknd Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  24. ^ "The Weeknd Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  25. ^ "Top 20 Anglo USA" (in Spanish). Monitor Latino. 24 July 2017. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  26. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 11, 2017.
  27. ^ "Rhythmic Songs: Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  28. ^ "Canadian single certifications – The Weeknd – Reminder". Music Canada. Retrieved September 15, 2017.
  29. ^ "Danish single certifications – The Weeknd – Reminder". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved January 15, 2019. Scroll through the page-list below until year 2019 to obtain certification.
  30. ^ "British single certifications – The Weeknd – Reminder". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved November 24, 2017. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Reminder in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  31. ^ "American single certifications – The Weeknd – Reminder". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  32. ^ "FMQB: Available for Airplay". FMQB. Archived from the original on May 1, 2017. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
  33. ^ A. Berry, Peter (July 28, 2017). "The Weeknd Teases Snippets of "Reminder (Remix)" With Young Thug and ASAP Rocky". XXL. Retrieved July 31, 2017.

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