21st Century Girl (Willow Song)
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21st Century Girl Willow Song
"21st Century Girl"
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Single by Willow Smith
ReleasedMarch 1, 2011 (2011-03-01)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2010
GenreElectropop
Length3:00
LabelRoc Nation
Drew Ryan Scott, Clyde McKnight, Johan Alkenäs, Niclas Molinder and Omarr Rambert
Alke, Twin & Tim Carter
Willow Smith singles chronology
"Whip My Hair"
(2010)
"21st Century Girl"
(2011)
"Fireball"
(2011)

"21st Century Girl" is the second single by American recording artist Willow Smith.

Background

On January 22, 2011, Willow released a 16-second preview of the song on her Facebook page.[1] The video clip of the song shows Willow on the set of the music video. 21st Century Girl is an upbeat dance song and was produced by Swedish production team Twin.[2]

Willow debuted the full song on February 28 by performing the song on The Oprah Winfrey Show.[3] It was released on iTunes the following day on, March 1, 2011.

Live performances

Willow performed the song on The Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as at the 2011 Kids' Choice Awards. Willow performed at the White House Easter Egg Hunt. The song was also performed by Willow as a support act on UK dates of Justin Bieber's My World Tour.

Music video

The video was released on March 7, 2011, and shows Cicely Tyson playing a nomadic tribal woman pulling Willow from the sand in a desert.[4] Willow and her friends in the video then begin to pull an entire city out of the desert. The video was shot in Los Angeles and was directed by Rich Lee.[5]

Track listing

Digital download

  1. "21st Century Girl" - 3:00
  2. "21st Century Girl" (Jump Smokers Remix) - 3:29

Charts

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[6] 12
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[7] 14
Ireland (IRMA)[8] 36
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[9] 71
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 91
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 99

References

  1. ^ "Willow Smith Previews New '21st Century Girl' Song". Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ "21st Century Girl by Willow Smith". Retrieved 2011.
  3. ^ "Willow Smith To Premiere '21st Century Girl'". Retrieved 2011.
  4. ^ "Yes, that's Cicely Tyson in Willow Smith's '21st Century Girl' video". Archived from the original on 11 April 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  5. ^ "WILLOW SMITH RELEASES '21ST CENTURY GIRL' MUSIC VIDEO". Archived from the original on 3 August 2012. Retrieved 2011.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be - Willow - 21st Century Girl" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 2011-11-04.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be - Willow - 21st Century Girl" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved 2011-11-04.
  8. ^ "Chart Track: Week 11, 2011". Irish Singles Chart.
  9. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-11-04.
  10. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-11-04.
  11. ^ "Willow Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 2011-11-04.

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