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Check out Jermaine Cole perform his hit "Work out" which is officially certified gold!

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"Work Out"
Single by J. Cole
from the album Cole World: The Sideline Story
ReleasedJune 15, 2011 (2011-06-15)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2011
GenreHip hop
Length3:54
LabelRoc Nation, Columbia
Writer(s)Bosco Kante, Elliot Wolff, Jermaine Cole, John Stephens, Kanye West, Miri Ben-Ari, Sukmeke Rainey
Producer(s)J. Cole
Certification2x Platinum
J. Cole singles chronology

"Work Out" is a song by American hip hop recording artist and record producer J. Cole, and released as the lead single from his debut studio album Cole World: The Sideline Story (2011).The song was officially released on June 27, 2011 through Roc Nation and Columbia. Nas voiced his displeasure with the song and inspired Cole to create the song "Let Nas Down" on his Born Sinner . It mildly samples the chorus from "Straight Up" by Paula Abdul, Abdul would later sample "Work Out" for her song "Dream Medley."

Contents

  • 1 Background
  • 2 Music video
  • 3 Chart performance
  • 4 Charts and certifications
    • 4.1 Weekly charts
    • 4.2 Certifications
    • 4.3 Year-end charts
  • 5 Release Information
    • 5.1 Purchaseable release
    • 5.2 Official remix release
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Background

J. Cole released "Work Out" on June 15, 2011, in honor of the second anniversary of his highly acclaimed mixtape The Warm Up.[1] The song, produced by Cole himself, samples "The New Workout Plan" by Kanye West and interpolates "Straight Up" by Paula Abdul.[2][3] The song is featured as a bonus track on Cole World: The Sideline Story.[4]

Music video

The music video, shot in Brooklyn, New York, was directed by Clifton Bell. The video depicts J. Cole playing basketball, when a girl catches his eye and he begins to try to win her over. At the end, it went reversed.

Chart performance

"Work Out" charted on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on the week of July 23, 2011 at number eighty-five.[5] "Work Out" re-entered the Billboard Hot 100 on week of September 24, 2011 at number ninety-eight.[6][not in citation given] The song has since peaked at number thirteen. As of September 2013, the song has sold 1,853,000 downloads in the United States.[7]

References

  1. ^ J. Cole Debuts His First Single “Work Out”, Off His Upcoming Debut Album MissInfo.tv
  2. ^ J. Cole's Work Out sample of Kanye West's The New Workout Plan WhoSampled
  3. ^ J. Cole's Work Out sample of Paula Abdul's Straight Up WhoSampled
  4. ^ Cole World: The Sideline Story
  5. ^ J. Cole - Work Out Music Charts αCharts.us
  6. ^ Top 100 Songs Billboard.com
  7. ^ a b Grein, Paul (September 11, 2013). "Week Ending Sept. 8, 2013. Songs: Race & The R&B Chart". Chart Watch. Yahoo. Retrieved September 11, 2013. 
  8. ^ "J. Cole Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for J. Cole.
  9. ^ "J. Cole Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for J. Cole.
  10. ^ "J. Cole Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for J. Cole.
  11. ^ "J. Cole Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for J. Cole.
  12. ^ "J. Cole Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for J. Cole.
  13. ^ "J. Cole Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Rhythmic Songs for J. Cole.
  14. ^ "Canadian single certifications – J. Cole – Work Out". Music Canada. 
  15. ^ "American single certifications – J. Cole – Work Out". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  16. ^ "Best of 2012 - Hot 100 Songs". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-12-14. 
  17. ^ [1]. iTunes.com. Retrieved September 4, 2011.

External links

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