Lil Freak

2010 single by Usher and Nicki Minaj

"Lil Freak" is a song by American singer Usher. It was released as the second single from his album Raymond v. Raymond (2010). The song features Trinidadian rapper Nicki Minaj. It was written by Minaj, Usher, Ester Dean, Blac Elvis and Polow da Don. It samples American soul singer Stevie Wonder's 1973 hit, "Living for the City". "Lil Freak" was released on March 2, 2010.

"Lil Freak"
Song by Usher featuring Nicki Minaj
from the album Raymond v. Raymond
ReleasedMarch 2, 2010
StudioNo Excuses
(Santa Monica, California)
GenreR&B, hip hop
Songwriter(s)Usher Raymond, Onika Maraj, Jamal Jones, Ester Dean, Elvis Williams, Stevie Wonder,
Producer(s)Blac Elvis, Polow da Don
Usher singles chronology
"Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home)"
"Lil Freak"
Nicki Minaj singles chronology
"My Chick Bad"
"Lil' Freak"
"Get It All"

Charts change

Chart (2010) Peak
UK Singles Chart[1] 109
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 40
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[2] 8

Release history change

Country Date Format
Canada[3] March 2, 2010 Digital download
United States[4]

References change

  1. "Chart Log UK: New Entries Update". The Official Charts Company. Zobbel. Retrieved 2010-06-19.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Usher Album & Song Chart History". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
  3. "Lil Freak (feat. Nicki Minaj) - Single by Usher". iTunes Canada. Apple Inc. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
  4. "Lil Freak (feat. Nicki Minaj) - Single by Usher". iTunes US. Apple Inc. Retrieved 2010-07-21.