Summer Walker

Summer Marjani Walker (born April 11, 1996)[2] is an American singer and songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. She is signed to LoveRenaissance and Interscope Records. Her commercial mixtape Last Day of Summer was released on October 19, 2018.[3] Her debut studio album, Over It was released on October 4, 2019 and received universal acclaim from critics.[4] The album sold over 130 000 copies in its first full tracking week debuting at number two on the Billboard 200 chart. Summer Walker made history when her debut album earned the biggest streaming debut ever for a female R&B artist.[5] Walker also was the recipient for 'Best New Artist' at the 2019 Soul Train Music Awards.

Summer Walker
Birth nameSummer Marjani Walker[1][better source needed]
Born (1996-04-11) April 11, 1996 (age 23)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • piano
  • guitar
Years active2018–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitesummerwalkermusic.com

Early lifeEdit

Walker was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to a British father and an American mother, who eventually divorced.[6] From 2016 to 2018, Walker had a cleaning business, while stripping in Atlanta. She taught herself how to play the guitar by watching tutorials on YouTube.[7]

Musical careerEdit

Walker was discovered by a woman who has the same name as her and works as the studio manager of an Atlanta-based label LoveRenaissance.[7] On October 19, 2018, Summer Walker released her debut commercial mixtape Last Day of Summer, supported by her lead single "Girls Need Love".[8] Her album contained her thoughts on love, doubt, and womanhood.[9] In late 2018, she went on tour with 6LACK on the From East Atlanta With Love Tour.[10] Following the success of her album, Apple Music named Summer Walker as its newest Up Next artist in 2019, and became the #8 R&B artist worldwide across Apple Music.[11] On January 25, 2019, she released her first EP titled CLEAR, consisting of four tracks of acoustic recordings.[12] On February 27, 2019 she released the remix to her song "Girls Need Love" with Drake.[13]

On August 23, 2019, Summer Walker released "Playing Games" as the first single for her debut studio album, Over It.[14] The song, which contains an interpolation of Destiny's Child's number-one hit "Say My Name" was produced by London on da Track. On September 12, 2019, Walker revealed that Over It would release on October 4 via LVRN/Interscope Records.[15] Along with her album announcement, she shared the official artwork. She will support Over It with her accompanying The First and Last Tour, which kicks off on October 20.[16] Due to her social anxiety, Walker canceled the remaining 20 out of 29 dates on the tour committing to 9 of them.[17] On November 17, 2019 Summer Walker won her first BET Soul Train Music Award for Best New Artist, she later received backlash from fans for her short speech and was accused of faking her social anxiety.[18]

ArtistryEdit

Walker has said that she draws inspiration from Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix, and Erykah Badu.[19]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Details Peak chart position Sales Certifications
US
[20]
US
R&B
/HH

[21]
US
R&B

[22]
AUS
[23]
CAN
[24]
IRE
[25]
NL
[26]
NZ
[27]
UK
[28]
UK
R&B

[29]
Over It 2 1 1 17 4 32 14 16 7 7

MixtapesEdit

List of mixtapes, with selected chart positions
Title Details Peak chart position
US
[20]
US
R&B
/HH

[21]
US
R&B

[22]
CAN
[24]
Last Day of Summer
  • Released: October 19, 2018[33]
  • Labels: LoveRenaissance, Interscope
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
44 25 6 72

Extended playsEdit

Title Details Peak chart position
US
R&B

[22]
Clear
  • Released: January 25, 2019[34]
  • Label: LoveRenaissance, Interscope
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
23

SinglesEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[35]
US
R&B
/HH

[36]
US
R&B

[37]
AUS
[23]
CAN
[38]
IRE
[25]
NZ Hot
[39]
POR
[40]
UK
[28]
UK
R&B

[41]
"Session 32"[42] 2018 Non-album single
"CPR" Last Day of Summer
"Girls Need Love"[43] [A] [B] 8 25
"Girls Need Love (Remix)"
(with Drake)
2019 37 16 2 78 45 70 8 99 41 18 Last Day of Summer & Over It
"Playing Games"[48]
(solo or featuring Bryson Tiller)
16 9 2 83 43 76 15 24 16 Over It
"Stretch You Out"
(featuring A Boogie wit da Hoodie)[50]
68 33 8 70
"Come Thru"
(with Usher)[51]
42 23 5 65 12 42 28
"Something Real"
(with Chris Brown and London on da Track)
[C] [D] 19 17 99 TBA
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other charted songsEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[35]
US
R&B
/HH

[36]
US
R&B

[37]
NZ
Hot

[39]
"Riot" 2019 23 Clear
"Summer Reign"
(Rick Ross featuring Summer Walker)
[E] Port of Miami 2
"Over It" 90 40 11 Over It
"Body" 73 36 9 35
"Drunk Dialing...LODT" 79 39 10
"Potential" 92 46 13
"Fun Girl" [F] [G] 18
"Tonight" [H] [I] 17
"Me" [J] [K] 23
"Like It"
(with 6lack)
[L] [M] 19
"Just Might"
(featuring PartyNextDoor)
[N] [O] 16
"Off of You" [P] [Q]
"Anna Mae" [R] [S]
"I'll Kill You"
(featuring Jhené Aiko)
61 29 7 27
"Nobody Else" [T] [U] 22
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart

Guest appearancesEdit

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Summer Reign" 2019 Rick Ross Port of Miami 2
"No Lames" Kash Doll Stacked
"Superstar" Jacquees King of R&B
"D&G" Davido A Good Time
"Triggered" (remix) Jhené Aiko, 21 Savage non-album single
"Real Luv" 2020 Moneybagg Yo Time Served
"I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby" None Birds of Prey: The Album
"Calm Down (Bittersweet)" A Boogie wit da Hoodie Artist 2.0
"Falling" (remix) Trevor Daniel non-album single
"Yummy" (remix) Justin Bieber Changes

ToursEdit

HeadliningEdit

  • The First and Last Tour (2019)[53]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Girls Need Love" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart, but peaked at number six on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[44]
  2. ^ "Girls Need Love" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number one on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.[45]
  3. ^ "Something Real" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart, but peaked at number 20 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[44]
  4. ^ "Something Real" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number 23 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales chart.[52]
  5. ^ "Summer Reign" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number six on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[44]
  6. ^ "Fun Girl" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number three on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[44]
  7. ^ "Fun Girl" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number three on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.[45]
  8. ^ "Tonight" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number two on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[44]
  9. ^ "Tonight" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number two on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.[45]
  10. ^ "Me" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 11 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[44]
  11. ^ "Me" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number seven on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.[45]
  12. ^ "Like It" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number four on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[44]
  13. ^ "Like It" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number four on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.[45]
  14. ^ "Just Might" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number one on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[44]
  15. ^ "Just Might" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number one on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.[45]
  16. ^ "Off of You" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number six on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[44]
  17. ^ "Off of You" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number eight on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.[45]
  18. ^ "Anna Mae" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 18 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[44]
  19. ^ "Anna Mae" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number ten on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.[45]
  20. ^ "Nobody Else" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 10 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[44]
  21. ^ "Nobody Else" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number six on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.[45]

ReferencesEdit

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  11. ^ "Summer Walker Named the First Apple Music Up Next Artist of 2019". Broadway World. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
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  41. ^ Peak chart positions for singles in UK R&B singles chart:
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