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"Build a Bitch"
Bella Poarch - Build a Bitch.png
Single by Bella Poarch
ReleasedMay 14, 2021 (2021-05-14)
Recorded2021
Genre
Length2:02
LabelWarner
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Elie Rizk
  • Sub Urban
Music video
"Build a Bitch" on YouTube

"Build a Bitch" (clean version: "Build a Babe")[2] is the debut single by Filipino-American social media personality Bella Poarch, released through Warner Records on May 14, 2021.[3] An accompanying music video was released alongside the single.

Background and composition

Following her success on social media, Poarch signed a record label deal with Warner Records. "I feel like I found my family and part of that family is the label," Poarch says of signing to Warner in a statement to Billboard. "When I looked up some of the artists that meant the most to me musically like Prince, Dua Lipa, and Madonna, I realized Warner has helped all of those people along the way too. So I'm very honored to have a family that gave me a chance and believes in me."[4] Poarch adds, "I've been singing and writing songs my whole life but to put together something special in this way and to have this opportunity... it's something I'll forever be grateful for. This is just the beginning."[4] She is said to deliver "her own dynamic and diverse brand of dark pop".[5]

Production

Made in collaboration with producer-songwriter Sub Urban, Poarch shares that the track was inspired by the direct scrutiny she received online. "Build a Bitch" is about accepting yourself for who you are instead of listening to other people's ideas of what you should do or how you should look. "I hope it helps people to feel more confident and good about themselves, and also reminds them not to judge anyone else," she says via a press statement.[5] The song's cover art was made by popular artist 'YaLocalOffgod.'

Reception

Hattie Collins of Vogue said that the song "demonstrates both her innate musical talent and ambitions as an artist. Deftly dismantling the impossible standards of beauty that we are put under." Collins also noted that the song is "incredibly" catchy and, "unsurprisingly", a hit on TikTok.[6] The New York Times said of the video, "... Poarch is coming into her own music [and] 'Build a Bitch' comes across cute and furious."[7]

Music video

A music video visually directed by Andrew Donoho and creatively directed by Sub Urban premiered alongside the single. In the video, Poarch's character leads a revolution against a store where men could literally pick and choose features to create their ideal girls, similar to a Build-A-Bear Workshop, and ends up burning the store down. The music video included cameos from Valkyrae, Mia Khalifa, Bretman Rock, Larray, ZHC, Dina, Rakhim, as well as Sub Urban. As of July 1, 2021, it has 208 million views and 8.7 million likes. With having garnered 15.5 million views within the first day of release, it was the most viewed music video by Warner Music, and the most viewed debut music video in YouTube history.[8]

Charts

Chart performance for "Build a Bitch"
Chart (2021) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[9] 28
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[10] 60
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[11] 36
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[12] 28
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[13] 29
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[14] 19
France (SNEP)[15] 179
Germany (Official German Charts)[16] 86
Global 200 (Billboard)[17] 20
Hungary (Single Top 40)[18] 16
Hungary (Stream Top 40)[19] 26
India (IMI)[20] 10
Ireland (IRMA)[21] 23
Lithuania (AGATA)[22] 31
Malaysia (RIM)[23] 5
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[24] 78
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[25] 24
Norway (VG-lista)[26] 25
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100)[27] 88
Portugal (AFP)[28] 60
Singapore (RIAS)[29] 6
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[30] 24
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[31] 65
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[32] 74
UK Singles (OCC)[33] 30
US Billboard Hot 100[34] 56
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[35] 27

Release history

Release history for "Build a Bitch"
Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various May 14, 2021 Warner [36]
United States June 1, 2021 Contemporary hit radio [37]

References

  1. ^ "Bella Poarch's 'Build A Bitch' Is A Phenomenon". The Clash. May 15, 2021. Retrieved May 15, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Build a Bitch (Radio Edit)". Genius Lyrics. May 14, 2021. Retrieved June 26, 2021.
  3. ^ Haylock, Zoe (May 14, 2021). "And Now, TikTok Star Bella Poarch Steps Into the Pop-Girl Ring". Vulture. Retrieved May 15, 2021.
  4. ^ a b "TikTok Star Bella Poarch Signs With Warner Records, Shares Debut Single". www.billboard.com. May 14, 2021. Retrieved May 18, 2021.
  5. ^ a b "TikTok star Bella Poarch signs to Warner Music, unveils music video for debut single – watch". TikTok star Bella Poarch signs to Warner Music, unveils music video for debut single – watch | Bandwagon | Music media championing and spotlighting music in Asia. May 14, 2021. Retrieved May 14, 2021.
  6. ^ Collins, Hattie. "TikTok Star-Turned-Musician Bella Poarch on the Impossibility of Beauty Standards and the Value of Therapy". Vogue. Retrieved May 16, 2021.
  7. ^ Pareles, Jon; Russonello, Giovanni; Zoladz, Lindsay (May 23, 2021). "Nicki Minaj Reunites With Lil Wayne and Drake, and 13 More New Songs". New York Times. p. D4. Retrieved May 31, 2021.
  8. ^ "Bella Poarch - Build a B*tch (Official Music Video)". YouTube. Retrieved June 1, 2021.
  9. ^ "Bella Poarch – Build a Bitch". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved June 4, 2021.
  10. ^ "Bella Poarch – Build a Bitch" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved June 13, 2021.
  11. ^ "Bella Poarch – Build a Bitch" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved May 31, 2021.
  12. ^ "Canadian Hot 100 Chart: May 29, 2021". Billboard. Retrieved May 25, 2021.
  13. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – SINGLES DIGITAL – TOP 100 and insert 202122 into search. Retrieved June 7, 2021.
  14. ^ "Bella Poarch: Build a Bitch" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat. Retrieved June 13, 2021.
  15. ^ "Bella Poarch – Build a Bitch" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved June 26, 2021.
  16. ^ "Bella Poarch – Build a Bitch" (in German). GfK Entertainment charts. Retrieved June 11, 2021.
  17. ^ "Billboard Global 200 Chart". Billboard. Retrieved June 9, 2021.
  18. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved May 27, 2021.
  19. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Stream Top 40 slágerlista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved June 4, 2021.
  20. ^ "Top 20 Charts". Indian Music Industry. International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. June 21, 2021. Archived from the original on June 21, 2021. Retrieved June 21, 2021.
  21. ^ "Official Irish Singles Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 28, 2021.
  22. ^ "2021 20-os SAVAITĖS (gegužės 14-20 d.) SINGLŲ TOP100" (in Lithuanian). AGATA. May 21, 2021. Archived from the original on May 21, 2021. Retrieved June 18, 2021.
  23. ^ "Top 20 Most Streamed International +Domestic Songs Week 20 ( 14/05/2021-20/05/2021)". Recording Industry Association of Malaysia. Retrieved May 31, 2021.
  24. ^ "Bella Poarch – Build a Bitch" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved June 26, 2021.
  25. ^ "Bella Poarch – Build a Bitch". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved June 5, 2021.
  26. ^ "Bella Poarch – Build a Bitch". VG-lista. Retrieved June 4, 2021.
  27. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 100. Retrieved June 28, 2021.
  28. ^ "Bella Poarch – Build a Bitch". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved June 14, 2021.
  29. ^ "RIAS Top Charts". Recording Industry Association Singapore. Archived from the original on June 1, 2021. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  30. ^ "ČNS IFPI". IFPI ČR. Note: Select SK SINGLES DIGITAL TOP 100 and insert 202123 into search. Retrieved June 14, 2021.
  31. ^ "Bella Poarch – Build a Bitch". Singles Top 100. Retrieved June 4, 2021.
  32. ^ "Bella Poarch – Build a Bitch". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved June 13, 2021.
  33. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 4, 2021.
  34. ^ "Hot 100 Chart: June 12, 2021". Billboard. Retrieved June 8, 2021.
  35. ^ "Pop Airplay Chart: Week of July 3, 2021". Billboard. Retrieved June 29, 2021.
  36. ^ "Build a Bitch - Single by Bella Poarch on Apple Music". Retrieved May 31, 2021 – via Apple Music.
  37. ^ "Top 40/M Future Releases". AllAccess. Archived from the original on May 31, 2021. Retrieved May 31, 2021.