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"Anywhere" is a song by British singer Rita Ora from her fourth album Poison (2018). It was released as the lead single from the album on August 31, 2018. It was written by Rita Ora, Digital Farm Animals, Brian Lee and Alesso. The track is produced by Alesso and Max Martin.

Background and release[]

After releasing Girls (2018), the lead single for Poison came fast. Anywhere is the lead single from the album and was released on August 31, 2018, four weeks later than Girls, the buzz single of the album.

Anywhere was one of the first songs to be written for the album. After the positive reviews on Girls, Rita Ora decided to let the world know she's back and released the lead single four weeks after the buzz single release.

Music video[]

The official music video for Anywhere was released after a worldwide premiere on MTV. The video was directed by Hannah Lux Davis.

As of April 2019, the video has garnered 500M+ views on VEVO (Audio & Music Video together).

Promotion and sales[]

Promotion for the song started in the same week as release, the song reached a peak of seven on the Billboard Hot 100 and has sold 5,600,000+ copies in the United States earning a RIAA 5x PLATINUM certification in the country for selling over 5,000,000+ copies. The song sold a total of 8,800,000+ copies around the world.

Credits and personnel[]

Recording

  • Recorded at UMG Studios, Los Angeles, California
  • Mastered at UMG Studios, Los Angeles, California

Personnel

  • Rita Ora - lyrics, vocals
  • Digital Farm Animals - lyrics
  • Alesso - lyrics, producer
  • Brian Lee - lyrics
  • Max Martin - producer, mixing

Charts[]

Charts (2018) Peak position
Australia (ARIA) 7
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 8
Europe (European Top 100 Singles) 6
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 8
US Billboard Hot 100 7

Certifications[]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA) - 450,000+
Canada (Music Canada) - 280,000+
United Kingdom (BPI) - 1,600,000+
United States (RIAA) 6x Platinum 6,000,000+

Award nominations and wins[]

TBA

Release history[]

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide August 31, 2019 Digital download Shadow Records
United States
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