Lil Dicky’s newly released a track and video titled “Freaky Friday,” featuring GRAMMY-winning, multi-platinum selling entertainer Chris Brown, has emerged on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart at #8, mere weeks after release. This song marks the first release from the entertainer in three years, and his fans were thrilled, helping the track hit #1 on iTunes overall songs chart and #1 on Apple Music Top Songs chart, while the video surpassed 10M+ views in less than 24 hours, and 86M to date, making this his most viewed. Additionally, the song is catching fire at radio, being #1 most added at both the Urban and Rhythmic formats.
The innovative video parodies the originally-titled film and depicts Dicky and Brown switching bodies, and their subsequent hilarious interactions parallel to the original trading places plot. Dicky, once again, enlisted some high-profile friends to make guest appearances, making for one surprise ending.
Lil Dicky erupted literally overnight when his debut video garnered a million views in just 24 hours. Since then, the prolific entertainer has racked up hundreds of millions of views, a #1 album, and an overwhelming fan base. That fanbase expands to his peers, including Snoop Dogg, Fetty Wap, and Rich Homie Quan, all of whom appeared on his acclaimed debut album, Professional Rapper.
Professional Rapper debuted as the #1 Rap Album, #1 Comedy Album, #1 Independent Album, and #1 Digital Album on the Billboard charts, and #1 overall on iTunes. The first single, “$ave Dat Money,” skyrocketed to RIAA Platinum-certified status and was named “the song of our generation” by BuzzFeed, while the video has since surpassed 86M views. The following single, the title track featuring Snoop Dogg, also garnered millions of views (85M) and continued to solidify Lil Dicky as a musical force to be reckoned with.
He has since gone on to win the People’s Choice Webby Award for Best Online Film and Video: Music Video, and was chosen as one of XXL’s Freshman Class 2016, following in the footsteps of prior “class members” such as Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Wiz Khalifa, and many others.