” Woman Like Me ” is by Little Mix, the British girl group. The song was released on the 12th of October under the Syco Music record label. It Features Nicki Minaj, the American rapper.
The track was written by Jess Glynne, Nicki Minaj ( credited to her real name Onika Maraj ), Ed Sheeran and Steve Mac, who also produced the track. The song, a mix of pop and reggae, was first intended to be included on Jess Glynne’s second album, Always In Between. However, it didn’t seem to fit the feel of the album and so was offered to Little Mix for recording.
The song had been offered to both Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, the American rapper. The latter turned down the offer to collaborate due to other recording commitments, Little Mix claimed later that although both Nicki Minaj and Cardi B had been sent the song by the record label, they had always wanted to work with Nicki Minaj.
” Woman Like Me ” is taken from their album, LM5. The album, being released on the 16th of November, is the fifth by the group. Their previous four albums, DNA ( 2012 ), Salute ( 2013 ), Get Weird ( 2015 ) and Glory Days ( 2016 ), all peaked inside the Top Five in the United Kingdom. Glory Days topped the UK Albums Chart for five weeks.
The accompanying music video was directed by Marc Klasfeld, the American music video, commercials and feature film director. He has worked on over two hundred music videos for a diverse range of recording artists like Katy Perry, Jay-Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Britney Spears, Kid Rock, Michael Bublé. He has also worked with the Foo Fighters, Kelly Clarkson, Charli XCX, Nick Jonas, Shakira, Avril Lavigne and Aerosmith.
Marc directed the video for ” See You Again ” by Wiz Khalifa and featuring Charlie Puth. The video became the first Hip Hop video in YouTube’s history to reach two Billion views. The video is at present the second most viewed video behind ” Gangnam Style ” by Psy.
Little Mix filmed the music video at the end of September. It finds the girls attending a ( and some would say out of date ) finishing school. The training Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards receive reinforces a stereotype of how women should conduct themselves. Group member, Leigh-Anne Pinnock commented on the video saying ” it’s personally one of my favourite videos that we’ve shot. The thing I love about it is that most of the video is us all as a group. We’ve hardly got any solos. We’ve never done that before. ”
” Woman Like Me ” has become another successful release for Little Mix. In the United States, at the time of writing, it has reached number four on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles.
In the United Kingdom, the single entered the UK Singles Chart on the 25th of October 2018 and to date peaked at number two, held off the top spot by Lady Gaga and Bradley Coopper with their single ” Shallow”. It has spent three weeks in the Top Ten, and as of November, the 4th remained in the Top 100 for three weeks. The single has also peaked in Ireland and Scotland.
Elsewhere, ” Woman Like Me ” has reached the Top Forty in Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Belgium ( Wallonia ), Greece, Hungary, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Switzerland and Japan ( Hot Overseas Chart ).
( Chart positions are approx, the song may move up or down on the chart )
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 2
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