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Selfish is a song by British singer Rita Ora, released as the second single for her upcoming fifth studio album through Shadow Records on July 3, 2020. It was written by Rita Ora and Madison Beer. The track is produced by Mitch McCarthy, Big Taste and Max Martin.

Background and release[]

After releasing the lead single How To Be Lonely with a succesful run, as the single went on to spend third weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and went on to become a global hit single, Rita took some time off to focus on herself and her family & friends.

She wrote the song with Madison Beer, Rita told she is a huge fan of Beer and loved working with her on Z100 New York. "She has a pure heart of gold and she is so genuine and loves the work she does".

The hype for the song began on June 29 when she began to tease a snippet of the song and she tweeted out some lyrics, she did that again on June 30 (different snippet/different lyrics) and did it too on July 2 with a different snippet and different lyrics. On July 2, she also released the single cover for the single.

Music video[]

The official music video for Selfish is set to be released on July 10, 2020 via VEVO.

Promotion and sales[]

Selfish was heavily promoted in the United States. The song skyrocketed to the No. 1 spot on various iTunes Charts around the world including the United States minutes after it got released.

Credits and personnel[]

Recording

  • Recorded at Jungle City Studios (New York City, New York)
  • Mixed at MixStar Studios (Virginia Beach, California)
  • Mastered at Sterling Sound (New York City, New York)

Personnel

  • Rita Ora - vocals, songwriting
  • Madison Beer - background vocals, songwriting
  • Mitch McCarthy - producer, mixing
  • Big Taste - producer, recording engineer
  • Max Martin - producer
  • Chris Gehringer - mastering

Charts[]

Charts (2020) Debut Peak position
Australia (ARIA) 1 1 (x3)
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 1 1 (x3)
Europe (European Top 100) 1 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 2 1 (x2)
US Billboard Hot 100 1 1 (x3)

iTunes Chart Run (Part I)[]

Charts (2020) Chart update number + chart position
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Australia 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 3 3 3 1 2 5
Canada 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 2 3 3 1 2 5
Europe 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 2 3 3 1 2 5
United Kingdom 2 2 2 2 2 1 3 2 3 3 1 2 5
United States 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 2 2 2 5

iTunes Chart Run (Part II)[]

Charts (2020) Chart update number + chart position
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Australia 2 2 2
Canada 2 2 2
Europe 2 2 2
United Kingdom 2 2 2
United States 1 1 2

Chart Run[]

Charts (2020) Chart week numbers + chart position
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Australia (ARIA) 1 1 1 4 3 2
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 1 1 1 3 3 2
Europe (European Top 100) 1 2 2 3 3 2
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 2 1 1 3 3 2
US Billboard Hot 100 1 1 1 3 3 2

Certifications[]

TBA

Awards and nominations[]

TBA

Release history[]

Region Date Format(s) Label
Worldwide July 3, 2020 Digital download • streaming Shadow Records
United States
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