Welcome to the Party (Diplo, French Montana and Lil Pump song)

"Welcome to the Party" is a song by American music producer Diplo, Moroccan-American rapper French Montana and Colombian-American rapper Lil Pump, featuring guest vocals from American singer Zhavia Ward. Written by Montana, Pump, Jocelyn Donald and its producers Diplo and Valentino Khan, it was released by Columbia Records on May 15, 2018, as the second single from the soundtrack to the film Deadpool 2 (2018).

"Welcome to the Party"
Diplo Welcome to the Party Remix Cover.png
Remix cover art
Single by Diplo, French Montana and Lil Pump featuring Zhavia Ward
from the album Deadpool 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
ReleasedMay 15, 2018 (2018-05-15)
Genre
Length3:01
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Diplo singles chronology
"Stay Open"
(2018)
"Welcome to the Party"
(2018)
"Sun in Our Eyes"
(2018)
French Montana singles chronology
"Olha a Explosão (Remix)"
(2018)
"Welcome to the Party"
(2018)
"First Time"
(2018)
Lil Pump singles chronology
"Esskeetit"
(2018)
"Welcome to the Party"
(2018)
"Drug Addicts"
(2018)
Zhavia Ward singles chronology
"Welcome to the Party"
(2018)
"Candlelight"
(2018)
Music video
"Welcome to the Party" on YouTube

BackgroundEdit

Montana spoke of the collaboration during an interview on Beats 1: "You know Diplo, he's one of the best at what he do, and it just so happened that he had this beat that he was working on. And me and Lil Pump had us doing the 'Gucci Gang' remix and he played it for me and the way everything came together it was just magic."[1][2]

CompositionEdit

"Welcome to the Party" is an uptempo dubstep and trap song,[3][4] which sees Diplo returning to the pre-dubstep era of EDM for the production.[5][6] It bears a resemblance to TNGHT's song "R U Ready", which was sampled by Kanye West on his 2013 song "Blood on the Leaves".[7] Lyrically, Montana compares the size of his cash flow to human behemoth and NBA player Shaquille O'Neal in the opening verse. Pump raps about his newfound luxurious lifestyle and money spending habits.[8]

Music videoEdit

An animated video released on the same day as the song shows an animated version of Deadpool performing popular dance crazes including twerking, BlocBoy JB's "shoot" dance and flossing in front of a blue-gray backdrop.[9][3] The animation was also included in a Snapchat lens which can be activated by selecting Deadpool's logo.[10][11]

The official music video, directed by Jason Koenig, was released on May 21, 2018, and features the four artists partying and taking part in havoc and destruction interspersed with clips from the movie.[12]

RemixesEdit

A remix by American DJ Valentino Khan was released on July 4, 2018.[13] A second remix featuring American rappers Juicy J and Famous Dex was released on July 27, 2018.[14]

PersonnelEdit

Credits adapted from Tidal.[15]

  • Diplo – production, drums
  • Valentino Khan – production, mix engineering, master engineering, drums, horn
  • Maximillian Jaeger – drums, horn, record engineering
  • Sebastian "Diablo" Deleon – record engineering
  • Baruch "Mixx" Nembhard – record engineering

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[16] 87
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[17] 55
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[18] 36
France (SNEP)[19] 146
Hungary (Single Top 40)[20] 31
Hungary (Stream Top 40)[21] 17
New Zealand Heatseekers (RMNZ)[22] 8
Portugal (AFP)[23] 60
Scotland (OCC)[24] 93
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[25] 37
US Billboard Hot 100[26] 78
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[27] 37
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[28] 23

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2019) Position
Portugal (AFP)[29] 2578

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Poland (ZPAV)[30] Platinum 20,000 
United States (RIAA)[31] Platinum 1,000,000 

  Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various May 15, 2018 Columbia [15]
United States May 22, 2018 Contemporary hit radio [32]
Rhythmic contemporary radio [33]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New Music: Diplo, French Montana, & Lil Pump feat. Zhavia – 'Welcome to the Party'". Rap-Up. May 15, 2018. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
  2. ^ Mahadevan, Tara (May 16, 2018). "Diplo, French Montana, and Lil Pump Team Up for "Welcome to the Party" f/ Zhavia Ward". Complex. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Hosken, Patrick (May 15, 2018). "Diplo, French Montana, And Lil Pump Team Up For Some Deadpool 2 Dubstep". MTV News. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
  4. ^ Powell, Karlie (May 15, 2018). "Diplo, French Montana & Lil Pump Unleash New Song For 'Deadpool 2'". Your EDM. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
  5. ^ Parizot, Matthew (May 15, 2018). "French Montana, Lil Pump, & Diplo Turn Up With "Welcome To The Party"". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
  6. ^ Exclaim! Staff (May 15, 2018). "Hear Diplo, French Montana & Lil Pump Team Up for 'Deadpool 2'". Exclaim!. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
  7. ^ Bein, Kat (May 15, 2018). "Diplo, French Montana, Lil Pump & Zhavia Team Up For Deadpool 2 Track: Listen". Billboard. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
  8. ^ Saponara, Michael (May 15, 2018). "French Montana, Lil Pump and Diplo Drop "Welcome to the Party"". XXL. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
  9. ^ "Diplo - "Welcome to the Party" f. Lil Pump, French Montana & Zhavia Ward". HipHopDX. May 17, 2018. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
  10. ^ Harp, Justin (May 17, 2018). "Deadpool 2 debuts new music video twerking on Snapchat for Diplo's 'Welcome To The Party'". Digital Spy. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
  11. ^ Sawyer, Jonathan (May 15, 2018). "Deadpool Twerks to Diplo for New Snapchat Lens". Highsnobiety. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
  12. ^ Berry, Peter A. (May 21, 2018). "French Montana, Lil Pump and Diplo Cause Mayhem in 'Welcome to the Party' Video". XXL. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  13. ^ Meadow, Matthew (July 4, 2018). "Diplo Grabs Valentino Khan To Remix His Deadpool 2 Theme 'Welcome To The Party'". YourEDM. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  14. ^ Cowen, Trace William (July 27, 2018). "Juicy J and Famous Dex Hop on Diplo's 'Welcome to the Party' Remix". Complex. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  15. ^ a b "Welcome to the Party (with French Montana & Lil Pump, feat. Zhavia Ward) (from Deadpool 2) / Diplo TIDAL". Tidal. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
  16. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #475". auspOp. June 2, 2018. Retrieved June 2, 2018.
  17. ^ "Diplo Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved June 12, 2018.
  18. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – SINGLES DIGITAL – TOP 100 and insert 201822 into search. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  19. ^ "Lescharts.com – Diplo, French Montana & Lil Pump Feat. Zhavia Ward – Welcome To The Party" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved May 28, 2018.
  20. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved June 9, 2018.
  21. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Stream Top 40 slágerlista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved June 9, 2018.
  22. ^ "NZ Heatseeker Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. May 28, 2018. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  23. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Diplo, French Montana & Lil Pump Feat. Zhavia Ward – Welcome To The Party". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved June 6, 2018.
  24. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  25. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Select SINGLES DIGITAL - TOP 100 and insert 201822 into search. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  26. ^ "Diplo Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved June 12, 2018.
  27. ^ "Diplo Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 12, 2018.
  28. ^ "Diplo Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  29. ^ "Top AFP - Audiogest - Top 3000 Singles + EPs Digitais" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Associação Fonográfica Portuguesa. Retrieved September 21, 2020.
  30. ^ "Wyróżnienia - Platynowe płyty CD - Archiwum - Przyznane w 2020 roku" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved April 8, 2020.
  31. ^ "American single certifications – Diplo, French Montana & Lil Pump – Welcome to the Party (Feat. Zhavia Ward)". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  32. ^ "Top 40/M Future Releases". All Access Media Group. Archived from the original on May 19, 2018. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
  33. ^ "Top 40/R Future Releases". All Access Media Group. Archived from the original on May 19, 2018. Retrieved May 19, 2018.

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