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"Till I'm Gone" is a song by British rapper Tinie Tempah, featuring vocals from American rapper Wiz Khalifa. The song was produced by Norwegian production team Stargate. The single became the seventh overall single from Tempah's debut album Disc-Overy, becoming the second single in the United States following Written in the Stars, and the first single from the deluxe edition of the album in the United Kingdom. The single was released in the United States on 17 May 2011,[1] before being released in the United Kingdom on 7 August 2011.[2] The song was later used as the theme for two episodes of AMC's Breaking Bad.

"Till I'm Gone"
TillI'mGone.jpg
Single by Tinie Tempah featuring Wiz Khalifa
from the album Disc-Overy
Released17 May 2011 (17 May 2011)
Format
Recorded2011
GenreHip hop
Length3:30 (album version)
3:45 (radio edit)
LabelParlophone
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Stargate
Tinie Tempah singles chronology
"Hitz"
(2011)
"Till I'm Gone"
(2011)
"Love Suicide"
(2011)
Wiz Khalifa singles chronology
"Bright Lights Bigger City"
(2011)
"Till I'm Gone"
(2011)
"Oh My"
(2011)

Contents

BackgroundEdit

In an interview with American magazine Rolling Stone, Tempah talked about Wiz Khalifa's contribution to the song: "I feel like we're in the same kind of situation, but in reverse. He's really huge out here now and I have a lot of presence in the Europe and U.K., and vice versa, so if there was ever a time to collaborate, now would be the time."[3] Tempah performed the song live at The Box in New York City, United States on 23 May 2011. He also performed the song on the Late Show with David Letterman in the same week.[4] The video for the song was released on YouTube on 30 June 2011 and serves both the British and American markets.[5]

Music videoEdit

A teaser of the music video was released to Tinie Tempah's VEVO Channel on 24 June 2011. The official music video was released on the same channel shortly afterwards on 28 June 2011. Both Tempah and Khalifa appeared in the video, which features the pair in various locations across the globe including New York City, Amsterdam, Sydney, Tokyo and Singapore and dimensions of Los Angeles. The video was filmed in the Hollywood Hills Area and Downtown Los Angeles.

RemixesEdit

Dutch record producer Don Diablo released an official remix of the song in the United States, and later for free download worldwide. An official remix of the song, which was produced by Drumma Boy, was released on 29 August 2011 and it features Wiz Khalifa, Pusha T and Jim Jones. The remix was part of Tempah's Happy Birthday mixtape.[6]

Track listingEdit

Digital download[7]
No.TitleLength
1."Till I'm Gone"3:30
CD single
No.TitleLength
1."Till I'm Gone" (radio edit)3:45
2."Till I'm Gone"3:30
3."Till I'm Gone" (instrumental edit)3:30

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Ireland (IRMA)[8] 32
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[9] 29
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[10] 69
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[11] 6
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[12] 24
US Billboard Hot 100 90
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[13] 49
US Pop Songs (Billboard)[14] 37
US Rap Songs (Billboard) 22

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label
United States 17 May 2011[15] Digital download Capitol Records
United Kingdom 7 August 2011 Parlophone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-27. Retrieved 2011-07-07.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/sitecomponent/a28814/singles-release-diary.html
  3. ^ Video: Tinie Tempah is Optimistic About Breaking Through in the U.S. www.rollingstone.com/
  4. ^ Tinie Tempah - Till I'm Gone (Live on Letterman) YouTube
  5. ^ Tinie Tempah - Tinie Tempah - Till I'm Gone ft. Wiz Khalifa YouTube.
  6. ^ http://www.complex.com/music/2011/08/listen-tinie-tempah-f-pusha-t-jim-jones-wiz-khalifa-till-im-gone-remix
  7. ^ https://www.amazon.com/Till-Gone-Feat-Khalifa-Explicit/dp/B004ZEWSH0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1336802533&sr=8-1
  8. ^ "Chart Track: Week 27, 2011". Irish Singles Chart.
  9. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  10. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Tinie Tempah feat. Wiz Khalifa – Till I'm Gone". Swiss Singles Chart.
  11. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  12. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  13. ^ https://www.billboard.com/music/tinie-tempah/chart-history/
  14. ^ "Chart Highlights: Pop, Dance Club Songs and More". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011-08-09. Retrieved August 9, 2011.
  15. ^ Till I'm Gone (Feat. Wiz Khalifa) - Tinie Tempah www.amazon.com/

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