Stranger Things (Joyner Lucas and Chris Brown song)

"Stranger Things" is a song by American rapper Joyner Lucas and American singer Chris Brown, released on February 25, 2018.

"Stranger Things"
Single by Joyner Lucas and Chris Brown
ReleasedFebruary 25, 2018
Recorded2018
GenreHip hop
Length3:40
LabelAtlantic, Dead Silence
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Jordon Manswell, Ye Ali
Joyner Lucas and Chris Brown singles chronology
"Stranger Things"
(2018)
"I Don't Die"
(2018)
Music video
"Stranger Things" on YouTube

The song was supposed to be the lead single of their upcoming collaborative mixtape Angels and Demons, but after releasing another single called "I Don't Die" and a promotional single called "Just Let Go", the project was never released.

BackgroundEdit

On January 2, 2018, Brown posted a snippet of the song, saying that it was gonna feature Lucas and Ski Mask the Slump God.[1] Later on that month Joyner Lucas revealed that he was recording music with Chris Brown on Twitter, then releasing the song in February.[2] The song is named after the TV series Stranger Things,[3] and heavily samples his theme.

Music videoEdit

The music video was released on January 26, 2018. In it, Lucas and Brown work as pest control employees and also go to a nightclub and rap there.[4]

ChartsEdit

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[5] 100
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[6] 75
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 91
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[8] 46

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[9] Gold 500,000 

  Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqpjwvZ6wI4
  2. ^ Barner, Katherine (February 25, 2018). "Joyner Lucas and Chris Brown Announce Joint Project, Release "Stranger Things"". Complex. Retrieved 2020-07-24.
  3. ^ "Chris Brown & Joyner Lucas Drop Off The First Song Off Joint Project "Stranger Things"". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2020-07-24.
  4. ^ "Joyner Lucas and Chris Brown cause havoc in 'Stranger Things' video". Rolling Out. 2018-02-26. Retrieved 2020-07-24.
  5. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Joyner Lucas and Chris Brown – {{{song}}}". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  6. ^ "Joyner Lucas and Chris Brown Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 17, 2018.
  7. ^ "Joyner Lucas and Chris Brown Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 17, 2018.
  8. ^ "Joyner Lucas and Chris Brown Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 17, 2018.
  9. ^ "American single certifications – Joyner Lucas – Stranger Things". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved February 14, 2020. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.