Rivals (song)

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Single by Usher featuring Future
from the album Hard II Love
Released August 30, 2016 (2016-08-30)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2016
Genre Alternative R&B
Length 3:49
Label RCA
  • K-Major
  • Murphy Kid
Usher singles chronology
"Missin U"
Future singles chronology
"Too Much Sauce"
"Used to This"
Music video
"Rivals" on YouTube

"Rivals" is a song by American singer Usher, released as the fourth single for his eighth studio album, Hard II Love. The song features the vocal collaboration of American rapper Future. Usher co-wrote the song with Future, Kendricke Brown, Cameron Murphy, Paris Jones, and Carlos St. John, while K-Major and Murphy Kid handled the song's production.[1] It was released by RCA on August 30, 2016 for online streaming through the streaming service Tidal.[2] It impacted US urban contemporary radio on September 13, 2016.[3]

Music video

The music video for "Rivals" was filmed in Atlanta, Georgia.[4][5] It was premiered on August 30, 2016 through the streaming service Tidal.[2] The video featured cameo appearances from Keri Hilson, DJ Drama, Lil Uzi Vert and Swae Lee from Rae Sremmurd.[citation needed]


Weekly charts

Chart (2016) Peak
New Zealand Heatseekers (Recorded Music NZ)[6] 8
US Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles (Billboard)[7] 8
US Hot R&B Songs (Billboard)[8] 19
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[9] 37

Release history

Region Date Format Label Ref.
United States 13 September 2016 Urban contemporary radio RCA Records [3]
4 October 2016 Rhythmic contemporary radio [10]


  1. ^ "Usher Featuring Future (4) - Rivals". Discogs.
  2. ^ a b Platon, Adelle (August 30, 2016). "Usher & Future Dedicate 'Rivals' to the Ride-or-Dies in New Video". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Urban/UAC Future Releases". All Access. All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on September 9, 2016. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  4. ^ Roth, Madeline (August 30, 2016). "Usher And Future Make Atlanta Their Playground In New 'Rivals' Video". MTV News. MTV. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  5. ^ Sonis, Rachel (August 30, 2016). "Usher And Future Party It Up In Atlanta In "Rivals" Video". Idolator (website). SpinMedia. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  6. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. September 12, 2016. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  7. ^ "Usher – Chart History: Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  8. ^ http://www.billboard.com/biz/search/charts?page=1&f[0]=ts_chart_artistname%3Ausher&f[1]=ss_bb_type%3Achart_item&type=2&artist=usher
  9. ^ "Usher Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved November 05, 2016.
  10. ^ http://www.allaccess.com/top40-rhythmic/future-releases
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