Boss Fifth Harmony
Song Title: Boss
Artist: Fifth Harmony
Date of release: 7th of July 2014
Description: ” Boss ” (stylized ” BO$$ “) is by Fifth Harmony, the American girl pop and R&B group. Fifth Harmony, based in Miami, is made up of Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui. Camila Cabello left on the 18th of December 2016.
After finishing third in the second season of the American version of singing competition The X Factor in 2012, they signed jointly with record labels Syco and Epic. As of 2017, they have released three studio Albums, six extended plays, ten singles and thirteen music videos.
Their debut Album, Reflection, released on the 30th of January 2015, peaked at number five on the Billboard 200 Chart in the United States. In the United Kingdom, Reflection reached a peak of number eighteen on the UK Albums Chart. In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America ( RIAA ) certified the Album Gold with sales of half a million copies.
Fifth Harmony’s debut single, ” Miss Movin’ On “, released on the 16th of July 2013, reached number seventy-six on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was met with positive reviews from critics.
As of December 2016, in the United States, the group have notched up sales of 456,000 Albums and seven million digital songs. According to Nielsen Soundscan, they have registered 1.6 billion on-demand streams.
” Boss ” was written by Eric Frederic, Joe Spargur, Daniel Kyriakides, Gamal Lewis, Jacob Kasher and Taylor Parks. Production for the single was by Eric Frederic, Joe Spargur and Daniel Kyriakides.
The song was released on the 7th of July 2014 by record labels Epic ( Sony Music Entertainment ) and Syco ( Simon Cowell’s record label ). It was taken as the first and lead single from Fifth Harmony’s 2015 debut studio Album, Reflection.
The Album had three singles released, ” Boss “, ” Sledgehammer ” and the third and final single, ” Worth It “, which featured Kid Ink, the American rapper and record producer. All three singles reached the top fifty of the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. The track, ” Worth It “, was the most successful of the three in the United Kingdom, peaking at number three on the UK Singles Chart.
The song is about girls feeling confident and empowered. The group explained about the song in an interview ” the whole point of this song is for girls who are our age to turn it on and feel confident and empowered because at this age being insecure is such a common occurrence. So we think when you turn that song on, you feel sexy and feel good about yourself. ”
The accompanying music video was directed by Fatima Robinson, the American music video director and choreographer. Fatima has worked as the choreographer for shows like the Voice, Dancing With the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance and American Idol.
A respected and renowned choreographer, she is known in the industry for the ability to fuse classic dance-styles with a definite hip-hop feel. Fatima has worked with many artists including Britney Spears, Meghan Trainor, Pharrell Williams, Black Eyed Peas, Fergie, Gwen Stefani, Lana Del Rey, Usher, Prince and Rihanna.
The video was released to the group’s official Vevo channel on the 8th of July 2014, with a behind the scenes version released three days later.
” Boss ” was a commercial success for Fifth Harmony. In the United States, it reached number forty-three on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, spending fifteen weeks on the chart there. It also reached number thirty-seven on the Mainstream Top 40 Chart.
In the United Kingdom, the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 20th of December 2014 and reached a peak of number twenty-one. It spent three weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 43
UK Highest Chart Position: 21
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 75, Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100) 39, Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100) 40, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 37, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 12
Official Website: Fifthharmonyofficial.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/fifthharmony
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/FifthHarmony